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|
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)