Bird Photographer of the Year 2017

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    Ian McNab

    I just came across the winning photographs in the “Bird Photographer of the Year 2017” competition, run jointly by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and Nature Photographers Ltd.

    Here’s the picture that won the Gold award and the was the winner in the “best portrait” category:


    © Alejandro Prieto Rojas – “Pink flamingo feeding their young”



    And here’s my personal favourite:


    © Ahmad Al-essa – “Grey heron”


    Of course, most (but not all) of these excellent photographs are not the sort you’d routinely see in the nature section of a club competition. But you can enjoy seeing more of them by clicking here.




    Thanks Ian, very inspirational–wish I could get out there. Beautiful and amazing. In a way as well not suited to club  nature—disturbing thought   judges  pontificating  and pouring their derogatary comments on these images. Or even worse , taking all of three seconds to judge in the multi club comps. I would be at a loss to pick one out, but wish I had taken them all. Thanks Ian great find.


    Pete Robinson

    Thanks Ian. There’s some quite artistic and creative bird photographs there. Like Ken says they probably wouldn’t do well our nature competitions as some of them don’t show enough of the bird. I think we miss a lot of good photography because the rules are so restrictive.

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