The winners of the latest Bird Photographer of the Year competition have been announced, and let's just say that if you are hoping for some jaw-dropping stunning bird shots, you won't be disappointed.
The picture of a well-deserved winner is (above) a Dalmatian pelican taken on Karkini, a frozen lake in Greece, called & # 39; Dancing on Ice. & # 39; Is the title. It was photographed by UK-based Caron Stills, the top prize of Prize 5,000 and the 'Photographer of the Year Photographer of the Year 2019 & # 39; Wins the title of
"I can't tell you how happy I am to announce you as the winner of this fabulous competition," says Caron. "I just took photography seriously when I got my first DSLR and I've been on a sharp learning curve ever since. I did a Zoological Degree at Oxford University, but then pursued other things. Now I love my camera mara's perspective. Being able to return to nature and see things.
Read the comment on BPOTY Director and Competition Organizer Rob Photo, "& # 39; Dancing on Ice & # 39; is an image that lifted me from my chair to the moment it appeared on my computer screen. See where photographers have fabulous photographic opportunities that they fail to make the most of. One is used the most this virtually unique opportunity. "
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However, Steele's image was not the only shot that impressed the judges. Thomas Hinch of Germany wins the Best Portfolio 2019 Award for his six images (see gallery above), the Olympus OM-D E-M1 MKII and M. The Zuiko receives a 300mm f / 4 ISO Pro lens (with a combined cost of 500 3,500)).
If you are a keen bird photographer who wants to enter next year's competition, entries will open from August 18, 2017 and close on November 30, 2019. With over 20,000 prizes up to 20,000 won, you will have the chance to win with binoculars Swarovski Optic, Olympus' camera maroon system, a Gimbal tripod head from Gitzo and a top prize of 5,000.
"We now have a new website that will become a useful tool for photographers, birds, naturalists and wildlife enthusiasts," said Rob Reed.
"The basic principles of promoting bird photography and helping photographers protect themselves, through money and awareness, are becoming the basis of BPOTY. The new website will help us achieve these objectives, Use the image of the world's best birds to inspire people in the world
This year's contest raises money for hookpods, an innovative solution that has the potential to eliminate unnecessary deaths of albatrosses and other sea birds that result from long-term fishing. The 2020 Competition will establish a BPOTY Conservation Fund, which will assist BPOTY in other conservation projects, such as the Hookpod.
If you would like to see more of the winning images, check out next year's competition or buy a competition book (RRP £ 25), check out the Bird Photographer of the Year website.
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