Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Bird Photographer of the Year contest is one of the best photographing contest focus on our feathered friends which aims to foster a “growing interest and passion for photographing one of the most interesting and engaging areas of natural history.”

The contest has 8 categories, including “Best Portrait”, “Birds in the Environment”, “Attention to Details”, “Bird behavior”, “Birds in Flight”, Garden and Urban Birds”, “Creative Imagery” and “Young Bird Photographer of the Year 2018”. Each category has its own focus and and emphasis. Although the final winners of this year’s Bird Photographer of the Year competition won’t be announced until August 20. Each category has already has its own shortlist from which the winners will be selected. Here are some of our favorite ones and you can see the whole list on its official site.

Kingfisher diving (Spain) by Mario Cea Sanchez
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Red-billed oxpecker on an impala (Kruger National Park, South Africa) by Edmund Aylmer
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Alexandrine parakeet standing on swallows nest (Chambal River, India) by Georgina Steytler
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Pygmy Cormorant (Hungary) by Bence Mate
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Sanderling wading birds stop during migration (Asturias, Spain) by Mario Suarez Porras
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Ruddy duck (British Columbia, Canada) by Jess Findlay
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Toco toucan (Poconé, Brazil) by Petr Bambousek
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Northern gannet (Bempton Cliffs, United Kingdom) by Janine Lee
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Water rail (Salamanca, Spain) by Mario Cea
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

The Mirror by Marina Cano
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Grey Heron in faling snow by Ivan Sjögren
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Mother by Kallol Mukherjee
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Barred Owl by Saleh Botaleb
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Australasian Darter by Theresa Pitter
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Booted Racket-tail Hummingbird by Mike Whear
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Jump start by Lakshitha Karunarathna
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Blue Tailed Bee Eater with catch by Kallol Mukherjee
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Taking Off by Bence Mate
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

“Dreamtime” Mute Cygnet by Virginia Grey
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

Still Hunting by Maitham AlMisry
Amazing Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year

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