Bird Photographer of the Year 2019

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1 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019

International Photography Competition

Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) is an international photography competition with a growing reputation. 2019 proved to be the most spectacular year to date, the competition receiving over 13,500 images from photographers based in 63 countries around the world. Over 30 of the winning images are celebrated in the travelling exhibition now on display at Pensthorpe Natural Park until 21st December 2019. To give you a taste of the unbelievable standard of photography on show, here are some of the winning images from the competition. The 2020 competition is open for entries until 30 November 2019 and the team behind BPOTY are anticipating another stellar year if the early entries are anything to go by


Gold Award Winner and Bird Photographer of the Year -‘Dancing on Ice’ 

Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus. Lake Kerkini, Greece.
Caron Steele, United Kingdom. Category: Best Portrait.


Silver Award Winner -‘Blue on blue’ 

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis. Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
Ben Andrew, United Kingdom. Category: Best Portrait. 


Bronze Award Winner -‘Colourful Chaos’ 

Cobalt-winged Parakeet Brotogeris cyanoptera. Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.
Liron Gertsman, Canada. Category: Birds in Flight.