Beautiful Winning Photos From The Bird Photographer Of The Year 2018

Bird Photographer of the Year 2018: Pedro Jarque Krebs. Black Friday – American Flamingos

Now in its fourth year, Bird Photographer of the Year is a global photographic competition; a celebration of avian beauty and diversity, and a tribute to the flexibility and quality of today’s modern digital imaging systems. Some fantastic prizes are on offer including our top prize of £5,000, plus other prizes of camera equipment from Olympus, binoculars from Swarovski Optik, outdoor clothing from Country Innovation, professional portfolio reviews and advice from Alamy, and a £1,500 travel voucher from Wildlife Worldwide.

Never before has there been a competition of this scale dedicated purely to the growing interest and passion for photographing one of the most interesting and engaging areas of natural history. The advent of digital technology has revolutionised photography in recent years and some fantastic images, of a quality that wouldn’t have been possible in the days of film, now proliferate on the Internet for millions to see.

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Best Portfolio 2018: Petr Bambousek – Czech Republic. Toco Toucans – Toco Toucan

Entwined – Northern Gannet

Spa Time – Giant Cowbird

Common Crane – Common Crane

Gannet flight – Northern Gannet

Anhinga in river – Anhinga

Best Portrait 2018: Winner. Red-necked Phalarope by Saverio Gatto

2nd. Common Snipe by Roelof Molenaar

3rd. Grey Heron by Ivan Sjögren

4th. Grey Plover by Mario Suarez Porras

5th. Blue Tit by Faisal Alnonas

Birds in the Environment 2018: Winner. Common Ostrich by Salvador Colvée

2nd. Ruddy Turnstones by Mario Suárez Porraz

3rd. Hyacinth Macaws by Petr Bambousek

4th. Jabiru by Dorothy Grace

5th. European Shag by Joel Walley

Attention to Detail 2018: Winner. Western Crowned-pigeon by David Easton

2nd. Starling by Alan Price

3rd. Atlantic Puffin by Mario Suarez Porras

4th. Common Pauraque by Jess Findlay

5th. Chilean Flamingo by Bill Coster

Bird Behaviour 2018: Winner. Northern Gannet by Richard Shucksmith

2nd. Cabot’s Tern by Petr Bambousek

3rd. Black Skimmer by Thomas Chadwick

4th. Bittern by Bence Mate

5th. Grey Partridge by Rostislav Ageev

Birds in Flight 2018: Winner. Little Egret by Sienna Anderson

2nd. Northern Fulmar by Marc Weber

3rd. Northern Wren by Roelof Molenaar

4th. Pheasant-tailed Jacana by Hira Punjabi

5th. Blue-tailed Bee-eater by Kallol Mukherjee

Garden and Urban Birds 2018: Winner. European Robin by Nikos Bukas

2nd. Bar-tailed Godwit by Mario Suarez Porras

3rd. Silver Gull by Kevin Sawford

4th. Great Crested Grebes by Daniel Trim

5th. Starlings by Terry Whittaker

Creative Imagery 2018: Winner. American Flamingos by Pedro Jarque Krebs

2nd. Greater Flamingos by Fahad Alenezi

3rd. Adelie Penguins by Martin Grace

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