Busy Butterfly BioBlitz winners

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

During the month of June 2018, the Bhutan Biodiversity Portal teamed up with WWF Bhutan to run the Busy Butterfly BioBlitz. The results were spectacular:

  • 1130 observations (compared with 401 during the same period last year).
  • 476 butterfly observations submitted.

The judges delighted in reviewing all your beautiful butterfly photographs.

A special congratulations to Mr. Kado Rinchen of Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research who took out first prize in both categories.

Champion Observers – Most number of observations submitted during BioBlitz

Place Name Number of observations (all) Number of observations (arthropods) Prize
First Mr. Kado Rinchen 299 144 Kaadoo: Explore Bhutan Wilderness, WWF cap
Second Mr. Seangyeal Chhopheal 148 118 Set of five fabulous Bhutan field guides, WWF cap
Third Mr. Karma Wangdi 101 98 Kaadoo: Explore Bhutan Wilderness, WWF cap

Best Photograph
First – Mr. Kado Rinchen (Prize: Set of five fabulous Bhutan field guides, WWF cap)

 Lime butterfly      Photo credit: Mr. Kado Rinche

Mr. Kado Rinchen submitted six photographs which made our shortlist, but this exquisite photograph was our favourite. One of our judges reflected that she chose this winning photograph “… keeping in mind the timing to get that unique position, the clarity of the picture including the antennae and the legs, the story it conveys, and the overall focus”.

 

Second – Mr. Tshulthrim Drukpa Wangyel (Prize: Kaadoo: Explore Bhutan Wilderness, WWF cap)

Long-banded Silverline    Photo credit: Mr. Tshulthrim Drukpa Wangyel

 

Third – Mr. Rinzin Wangchuk (Prize: Set of five fabulous Bhutan field guides, WWF cap)

Krishna Peacock    Photo credit: Mr. Rinzin Wangchuk