PICK OF THE PICS
THE winners of this year’s Bird Photographer of the Year competition have been announced, so here’s our selection of highlights from the various categories.
The competition is run by the charity Birds on the Brink, which gives grants to conservation projects that benefit our feathered friends.
All the best images have been collected in a 256-page book, which you can buy for £23.95 from the competition website at www.birdpoty.co.uk.
Pål Hermansen used a drone to capture this picture of a northern hawk owl at the top of a tree in Golsfjell, Norway. It won the silver award in the Birds In The Environment category
Sweden’s Nicolas Reusens won the bronze award in the Bird Behaviour category for this picture from Ecuador of a cheeky sword-billed hummingbird grabbing a rival’s beak
17-year-old Adam Lake from Devon won the 14-17 category with this picture of a mute swan. He didn’t have his camera, but his phone did an amazing job
This white-throated dipper appears to be admiring its reflection in the calm waters. The picture won bronze in the Best Portrait category
Moshe Cohen took this picture near his home in Israel. Can you work out which bit is a tree and which bit is a Eurasian scops owl?
Daniel Stenberg won the silver award in the Black & White category for this beautiful picture of a great grey owl in Sweden