Bird Photographer of the Year 2018 - BPOTY

 

Bird Photographer of the Year – BPOTY

Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY

Opening: August 17, 2018
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Conditions: up to 8 images in each of the 7 categories
Entry fee:
from £6 to £68
Prizes: £50, £2,000, £5,000, valuable prizes

Bird Photographer of the Year is a competition that celebrates the artistry of bird photography and promotes conservation by contributing directly to the British Trust for Ornithology to support their conservation research.

Categories:

  • Best Portrait
  • Birds in the Environment
  • Attention to Detail
  • Bird Behaviour
  • Birds in Flight
  • Garden and Urban Birds
  • Creative Imagery

Special Awards:

  • Best Portfolio
  • The Nature Photographers Ltd Crowd Choice Award

Website of Photo Contest: photocrowd.com/photo-competitions/photography-awards/bpoty-2019

Bird Photographer of the Year 2017 Winners

Bird Photographer of the Year 2017 –
Alejandro Prieto Rojas

Feeding Flamingos, © Alejandro Prieto Rojas, Bird Photographer of the Year 2017, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Feeding Flamingos
© Alejandro Prieto Rojas

Best Portfolio 2017 – Markus Varesvuo

Snowy Owl, © Markus Varesvuo, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Snowy Owl
© Markus Varesvuo

 

Blue Tit on berries, © Markus Varesvuo, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Blue Tit on berries
© Markus Varesvuo

 

Great Grey Owl, © Markus Varesvuo, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Great Grey Owl
© Markus Varesvuo

 

Willow Grouse, © Markus Varesvuo, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Willow Grouse
© Markus Varesvuo

 

Willow Grouse in storm, © Markus Varesvuo, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Willow Grouse in storm
© Markus Varesvuo

 

Gannet underwater, © Markus Varesvuo, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Gannet underwater
© Markus Varesvuo

Best Portrait 2017

Feeding Flamingos, © Alejandro Prieto Rojas, Gold, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Feeding Flamingos
© Alejandro Prieto Rojas
Gold

 

Guillemot stretching wing, © Marc Weber, Silver, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Guillemot stretching wing
© Marc Weber
Silver

 

Swimming Eider, © Pål Hermansen, Bronze, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Swimming Eider
© Pål Hermansen
Bronze

Honourable Mention

Male King Eider, © Staffan Widstrand, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Male King Eider
© Staffan Widstrand

 

Bearded Tit, © Markus Varesvuo, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Bearded Tit
© Markus Varesvuo

Birds in the Environment 2017

Condor over mountains, © Ben Hall, Gold, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Condor over mountains
© Ben Hall
Gold

 

Crane flock misty lake, © Piotr Chara, Silver, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Crane flock misty lake
© Piotr Chara
Silver

 

Blurred bird flock, © Marc Weber, Bronze, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Blurred bird flock
© Marc Weber
Bronze

Honourable Mention

Female Mallard, © Daniel Stenberg, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Female Mallard
© Daniel Stenberg

 

Condor light rays, © John Sherman, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Condor light rays
© John Sherman

Attention to Detail 2017

Cormorant wing, © Tom Hines, Gold, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Cormorant wing
© Tom Hines
Gold

 

Grey Heron looking under wing, © Ahmad Alessa, Silver, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Grey Heron looking under wing
© Ahmad Alessa
Silver

 

Albatross eye close-up, © Jessica Winter, Bronze, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Albatross eye close-up
© Jessica Winter
Bronze

Honourable Mention

Stork feet, © Magdaléna Straková, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Stork feet
© Magdaléna Straková

 

Snuggling Cygnet, © Ben Andrew, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Snuggling Cygnet
© Ben Andrew

Bird Behaviour 2017

Fighting Coots, © Andy Parkinson, Gold, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Fighting Coots
© Andy Parkinson
Gold

 

Diving Kingfisher, © Malek Alhazzaa, Silver, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Diving Kingfisher
© Malek Alhazzaa
Silver

 

Swan's head underwater, © Ian Wade, Bronze, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Swan’s head underwater
© Ian Wade
Bronze

Honourable Mention

Little Grebe taking off, © Faisal Alnomas, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Little Grebe taking off
© Faisal Alnomas

 

Great Snipe silhouette, © Torsten Green-Petersen, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Great Snipe silhouette
© Torsten Green-Petersen

Birds in Flight 2017

Australian Pelican landing on water, © Bret Charman, Gold, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Australian Pelican landing on water
© Bret Charman
Gold

 

Red Kite close-up, © Jamie Hall, Silver, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Red Kite close-up
© Jamie Hall
Silver

 

Ptarmigan, © Markus Varesvuo, Bronze, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Ptarmigan
© Markus Varesvuo
Bronze

Honourable Mention

Leaping Heron, © Georgina Steytler, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Leaping Heron
© Georgina Steytler

 

Seagulls and fox, © Gabor Kapus, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Seagulls and fox
© Gabor Kapus

Birds in the Garden 2017

Hovering Barn Owl, © Jamie Hall, Gold, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Hovering Barn Owl
© Jamie Hall
Gold

 

Starling in bird bath underexposed, © Mohammad Murad, Silver, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Starling in bird bath underexposed
© Mohammad Murad
Silver

 

Willow Grouse in the garden, © Markus Varesvuo, Bronze, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Willow Grouse in the garden
© Markus Varesvuo
Bronze

Honourable Mention

Blackbird taking berries, © Roy Rimmer, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Blackbird taking berries
© Roy Rimmer

 

Woodpecker in car mirror, © Kelvin Dao, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Woodpecker in car mirror
© Kelvin Dao

Creative Imagery 2017

Speculum, © Georgina Steytler, Gold, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Speculum
© Georgina Steytler
Gold

 

Male and female Mallard, © Francesco De Giuseppe, Silver, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Male and female Mallard
© Francesco De Giuseppe
Silver

 

Whooper Swans in snow, © Wim van den Heever, Bronze, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Whooper Swans in snow
© Wim van den Heever
Bronze

Honourable Mention

Swallow chicks in nest, © Joseph Anthony, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Swallow chicks in nest
© Joseph Anthony

 

Mallard collage, © Naomi Stolow, Bird Photographer of the Year - BPOTY
Mallard collage
© Naomi Stolow

 

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