Fascinating Bird Photography – Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach

Fascinating Bird Photography - Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach

Opening: May 1, 2019
Deadline: May 31, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Location: Europe
Prizes: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS II USM, Canon EF 24–70mm f/2.8L II USM, Canon EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM, Canon EOS 77D EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM and other valuable prizes

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

We at the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach hope to inspire public interest in birds and raise awareness for their protection. Widespread understanding and appreciation of our native birdlife are key factors to the success of our efforts. The more people care about birds and enjoy watching them, the better our chances of implementing effective conservation measures for threatened species.

Stunning photographs perfectly convey the fascination that birds evoke in us: images that display the striking colours of a bird’s plumage, introduce us to a wide range of behaviours, showcase the many shapes and sizes of birds from the Swan to the tiny Firecrest, and allow us to witness their aerobatic feats.

The Ornithological Institute’s 2019 photo competition is open to European residents.

Entrants can upload a maximum of 10 photos per category.


  • General
    This category is open to bird photos of all kinds
  • Emotion
    Photos that highlight the beauty of birds. Photos that evoke emotions through a focus on mood
  • Action
    Photos that display impressive bird behaviour or that show birds in motion
  • Youth
    Photographers aged 18 or under on 31 May 2019 can choose whether they wish to participate in the category «Youth» or in the three main categories

Images must feature species that occur as wild birds in Switzerland. The list of species at photo.vogelwarte.ch/en/list-of-bird-species/ is final.

Website: https://photo.vogelwarte.ch/en/competition/


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