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Admire the Winners of the 2021 Bird Photographer of the Year Contest

 The long-awaited winners of the 2021 Bird Photographer of the Year Contest (or BPOTY) are finally here! One of our personal favorites, this bird photography contest showcases the magnificence of birdlife while also illuminating the struggles of our avian friends out in the wild. This is the sixth time this contest is being held, and this year, a record-breaking 22,000 images were submitted to the competition from photographers all around the world.
For his meaningful photo of a Greater Roadrunner standing next to the tall border wall between Mexico and the US, the Mexican photographer Alejandro Prieto was given the honorable title of "bird photographer of the year" in 2021. “The border wall crosses deserts, mountains, and even mangroves. It is not just desert, and is in fact very biodiverse with more than 1,500 animal and plants species threatened by the wall. I have watched many different animals reach the wall before turning around and heading back,” said Alejandro Prieto about his winning image. Scroll down to view Prieto's work, as well as 14 other stunning winners of this year's BPOTY contest.

1. “Floral Bathtub” by Mousam Ray, India - Gold Award in Bird Behavior

2021 Bird Photographer of the Year Contest Winners “Floral Bathtub” by Mousam Ray, India
Image Source: BPOTY/ Mousam Ray

2. “Wing Stretch” by Kevin Morgans, United Kingdom - Portfolio Award Winner

2021 Bird Photographer of the Year Contest Winners “Wing Stretch” by Kevin Morgans, United Kingdom
Image Source: BPOTY/ Kevin Morgans

3. “In the Woodland” by Andrés L. Domínguez Blanco, Spain - Gold Award in 9-13 years

4. “Feather Light” by James Rogerson, United Kingdom - Silver Award in Black and White

2021 Bird Photographer of the Year Contest Winners “Feather Light” by James Rogerson, United Kingdom
Image Source: BPOTY/ James Rogerson

5. “Chinstrap Penguin” by Renato Granieri, United Kingdom - Gold Award in Black and White

2021 Bird Photographer of the Year Contest Winners “Chinstrap Penguin” by Renato Granieri

6. “Lost in Thought” by Kevin Morgans, United Kingdom - Portfolio Award Winner

2021 Bird Photographer of the Year Contest Winners “Lost in Thought” by Kevin Morgans, United Kingdom
Image Source: BPOTY/ Kevin Morgans

7. “Lockdown” by William Steel, South Africa - Silver Award in Urban Birds

2021 Bird Photographer of the Year Contest Winners “Lockdown” by William Steel, South Africa
Image Source: BPOTY/ William Steel

8. “Sing Heartily” by Maofeng Shen, China - Silver Award in Best Portrait

2021 Bird Photographer of the Year Contest Winners “Sing Heartily” by Maofeng Shen, China
Image Source: BPOTY/ Maofeng Shen

9. “Funnel” by Kathryn Cooper, United Kingdom - Silver Award in Creative Imagery

2021 Bird Photographer of the Year Contest Winners “Funnel” by Kathryn Cooper

10. “Thirsty” by Tzahi Finkelstein, Israel - Gold Award in Birds in Flight

11. “Disappearing” by Rafael Armada, Spain - Gold Award in Attention to Detail

2021 Bird Photographer of the Year Contest Winners “Disappearing” by Rafael Armada
Image Source: BPOTY/ Rafael Armada

12. “Underwater Portrait” by Felipe Foncueva, Spain - Gold Award in Best Portrait

2021 Bird Photographer of the Year Contest Winners “Underwater Portrait” by Felipe Foncueva

13. “The Art of Motion” by Nicolas Reusens, Spain - Silver Award in Birds in Flight

14. “Morning Lek” by Levi Fitze, Switzerland - Winner and Gold Award in Young Bird Photographer of the Year (14-17 years)

2021 Bird Photographer of the Year Contest Winners “Morning Lek” by Levi Fitze
Image Source: BPOTY/ Levi Fitze

15. “Blocked” by Alejandro Prieto, Mexico - Overall Winner, Gold Award in Birds in the Environment

2021 Bird Photographer of the Year Contest Winners “Blocked” by Alejandro Prieto, Mexico
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