Earlier this month the winners of the Bird for a Million birdlife photography awards, held by the Brimnes hotels and cottages in Ólafsfjördur, were announced. The first prize went to Einar Gudmann from Akureyri who photographed guillemots on Grímsey island.
Gudmann, who won the competition (center), with Sigurdur Aegison, who placed third (left), and Gyda Henningsdóttir, who placed second.
The jury, comprised of Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson, Hrafn Svavarsson and Thórhallur Jónsson, decided to present five photographers with awards.
They each get a prize: ISK 1 million (USD 9,000, EUR 6,400) went to the winner; the runner-ups were given trophies and gift certificates.
Gyda Henningsdóttir from Akureyri placed second with her photograph of a kittiwake in Grímsey, and Sigurdur Aegison from Siglufjördur placed third with his photo of a puffin looking out of its burrow, also in Grímsey.
Sigurdur Stefnisson from Kópavogur placed fourth with a photo of fulmars in Siglufjördur and Giorgio Giampieri from Italy placed fifth with a picture of a golden plover chick taking its first steps.
Their pictures are below in the right order: