Winning Bird Photographer Of The Year 2018 Photos

Now in its fourth year, Bird Photographer of the Year is a global photography competition that celebrates avian beauty and diversity.

With thousands of images entered for competition from more than 60 countries, the Bird Photographer Of The Year is the first of its kind dedicated exclusively to birds and the growing interest and passion for photographing them.

Cecilia Rodriguez

Cecilia RodriguezSenior Contributor to Forbes presents this beautiful presentation:


A robin snatches a worm: Winner in the Garden and Urban Birds Category   Photo: Nikos Bukas, GreeceBIRD PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018


Black Friday – American Flamingos Bird Photographer of the Year 2018  Winner and Creative Imagery category winner Photo: Pedro Jarque Krebs, PeruBIRD PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018

Black Skimmer: Bird Behavior category, Bronze Award  Photo: Thomas Chadwick, USABIRD PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Red-necked Phalarope: Best Portrait category winner  Photo: Saverio Gatto, ItalyBIRD PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Gannet flight – Northern Gannet: Best Portfolio category winner   Photo: Petr Bambousek-Czech RepublicBPOTY

“Whether you are a hardened pro, a keen amateur with the latest kit, or simply a hobbyist with a camera-phone or small compact camera, there is an opportunity for you to have your pictures critiqued by leading experts, win prizes, appear in a stunning coffee table book and perhaps be on display in the travelling BPOTY exhibition,” write the organizers.

The first prize of £5,000 went to Peruvian Pedro Jarque Krebs for his vibrant image of American Flamingos. “Black Friday is an image which is nothing short of explosive; it made an instant and lasting impression on a panel of judges who are determined to push the boundaries of perceived convention,” said competition organizer and judge Rob Read. “This is photographic punk rock.”


Grey Heron: Best Portrait category, Bronze Award winner      Photo: Ivan Sjögren, SwedenBPOTY

Common Snipe: Best Portrait Silver Award winner  Photo: Roelof Molenaar, NetherlandsBPOTY

Common Ostrich: Birds On The Environment category winner  Photo: Salvador Colvée, SpainBPOTY

Ruddy Turnstones: Birds in the Environment Silver Award winner     Photo: Mario Suárez Porraz, SpainBPOTY

Note on the above photo: if you can’t see the birds well, then you will need to click on the photo and enlarge it to see the birds well. It is a great photo.

Other prizes include money, camera equipment and travel vouchers. The competition is open to residents of any territory and to entrants of all ages who can participate in 8 categories and two additional special awards. 

“Year Three of this competition proved to be a real treat for all the judges who struggled to make their way through thousands of fantastic images and whittle them down to the winners,” said Read. “Bird Photographer of the Year 2018 attracted an impressive standard of photography.”

The 2019 competition opened for entries on August 20 and will close on November 30, 2018.


Great Crested Grebe: Young Bird Photographer Of The Year category, Gold Award winner  Photo: Johan Calberg, SwedenBPOTY

Little Egret: Birds in Flight category winner   Photo: Sienna Anderson, U.K.BPOTY

Starling: Attention to Detail category Silver Award winner    Photo: Alan Price, U.K.BPOTY
That is the end of this presentation, and I hope you enjoyed this presentation.  Interesting choices of  photos for this collection.  What did you think of this collection?  If you had over 5000 photos to choose from, would you have chosen these?  I know it is hard to know without seeing the other photos, but, imagine the choices you may have had.  Comments?  This is judged by a judging panel from bird enthusiasts, plus journalists from around the world.  Is this a good representation of the best photos in bird photography?  Feel free to comment below.
That is the end of this presentation, and I hope you enjoyed this presentation.  Interesting choices of  photos for this collection.  What did you think of this collection?  If you had over 5000 photos to choose from, would you have chosen these?  I know it is hard to know without seeing the other photos, but, imagine the choices you may have had.  Comments?  This is judged by a judging panel from bird enthusiasts, plus journalists from around the world.  Is this a good representation of the best photos in bird photography?  Feel free to comment below.

That is the end of this presentation of the best bird photos for 2018. The top 12 photos you see here were chosen from over 5000 photos submitted to a group of selected judges who were, A- bird lovers and B- well known photographers (unknown to the world). What do you think of the winning photos? If you had 5000 photos of birds, would you have chosen these? Are these top winning photos? Your comments below will be appreciated. They may be passed on to the next set of judges.

Thank you.

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