Anyone who has dabbled in photography knows that bird images are among the most difficult to capture. It’s one thing to take a picture; it’s another to take a great picture. The photographers spend countless hours setting up their shots, sneaking and crawling in total secrecy, and waiting patiently for days on end with their costly equipment. As a result, it’s no surprise that those who devote their time to avian photography should be recognized.
One of the most prestigious awards in the field of avian photography is the Bird Photographer Of The Year Award. From over 20,000 submissions, they chose 31 finalists for their competition. These finalists are without a doubt the cream of the crop in terms of bird photography in 2021. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the stunning moments and views they managed to catch.