I like this contest. I'm the judge, jury, and the only one eligible to enter. The grand prize is a long weekend in Keokuk, Iowa Jan. 13-18, which I have duly awarded to myself. I gave consideration to some of my griz shots from BC, the New Mexico harrier, and recent Galapagos images, but my favorite photo of the year was taken in August in the Gulf of Maine. It is of two puffins on Machias Seal Island, which is part of either New Brunswick or Maine depending on whom you ask.
Although I'm happy to have my new 8-megapixel Canon 1D Mark II, this selected photo is one of the last taken with my 4-megapixel 1D.