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Welcome to the 2023 International Macaronesia Seabirds Photo Contest!

Applications open from July 3 to October 31, 2023.

Participation is free and open to the general public.




  1. Promote the observation and appreciation of Seabirds in the vast area of Macaronesia, including the Azores, Canary Islands, Madeira, Cape Verde and surrounding oceans;

  2. Act as a challenge to the public to learn more about the biodiversity and natural history of Macaronesian Seabirds, their habitats and the threats they face;

  3. Promote photography as a means of expression.


Kirstin Jones

Naturalist, photographer and sailor with almost 30 years of experience observing seabirds worldwide. He has specialized knowledge in identifying and photographing pelagic species in the sea. Passionate about the marine environment and its protection.

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