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Bird Photographer of the Year, “the world’s most prestigious bird photography competition,” has announced a handful of 2021 finalists.
BPOTY 2021 features stunning bird photography from entrants around the world; this year, the contest received 22,000 submissions spanning 73 countries, all competing for a £5,000 grand prize plus category prizes from sponsors such as Swarovski Optik and F-Stop Gear.
While the contest winners won’t be revealed until September 1st, the released images represent some of Bird Photographer of the Year’s best submissions, though not all finalists have been announced. According to BPOTY, these images are simply a “sneak preview of what is still to come.”
The BPOTY Director, Will Nicholls, notes, “The standard of photography was incredibly high, and the diversity in different species was great to see. Now the judges are going to have a tough time deciding the winner of the competition!”
For those interested in entering: While the 2021 contest is closed to submissions, the 2022 competition will open before the year is out.
To learn more about the current and future competition and to view past winners, head over to the Bird Photographer of the Year website.
Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at a collection of stunning BPOTY 2021 finalists. And when you’re done, leave a comment letting us know which image was your favorite!