2020 Photo Contest, Nature, 2nd Prize

Roadrunner Approaching the Border Wall


Alejandro Prieto

28 April, 2019

A greater roadrunner approaches the border wall at Naco, Arizona, USA, on 28 April.


The wall along the US border with Mexico, championed by US president Donald Trump, will run through one of the most biologically rich and diverse regions of North America, disrupting animal corridors, their habitats and access to water and food. More than 1,000 km of the 3,100 km-long  border is closed by such barricades, with the president proposing a further 800 km by early 2021. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has warned that the impermeable barrier, associated human activity, and all-night bright lights could negatively impact 23 endangered and at-risk species.

About the photographer

Alejandro Prieto

Alejandro Prieto is a professional wildlife and underwater photographer from Guadalajara, Mexico.  Prieto mainly focuses on conservation photography, including working to...

Technical information

Shutter Speed

This image is collected in