Photo: Tulus Simatupang/Nature Conservancy
In this photo captured by Tulus Simatupang, a blue heron and a red-winged black bird swoop over Burnaby Lake in British Columbia, Canada. It's not hard to see why online voters and a panel of judges named this shot the winner of the Nature Conservancy's 8th annual photo contest.
As part of the grand prize, Simatupang will have his photo featured on the cover of the organization's 2015 calendar. The top five finalist photos, which will also be included in the calendar, can be viewed below.
Photo: Ray Lee/Nature Conservancy
Fox Cubs, Augusta, Mont.
Photo: Joe Austin/Nature Conservancy
Lilac-breasted roller, Samburu, Kenya
Photo: Leslie Scopes Anderson/Nature Conservancy
The San Rafael Swell, Buckhorn Draw Road, near Castle Dale, Utah
Photo: Dottie Dowling/Nature Conservancy
Piping plover babies, Cape May, N.J.
Photo: Sophia Floyd/Nature Conservancy
Piney Lake, Colo.
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