Now in its third year, the Bird Photographer of the Year is a “celebration of avian beauty and diversity.” Organized by Nature Photographers Ltd and the British Trust for Ornithology, the international competition recently announced its winners across seven categories.
In addition to awards for best portrait and birds in flights, the competition awards prizes to the best overall image and best portfolio. This year, Alejandro Prieto Rojas was named Bird Photographer of the Year for his memorable image of flamingos feeding their offspring in Mexico. Acclaimed bird photographer Markus Varesvuo took home the prize for Best Portfolio on the strength of his avian imagery that displays a wide range of shots, from close-up portraits to artistic snaps of birds in nature.
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