Latest BPOTY News and Features
Every year BPOTY attracts entries from more countries around the world. 2019 was a stellar year for photographers from India, celebrated here in our latest blog.
Photographers from Sweden had an exceptional year in the competition in 2019 and here we celebrate some of the best.
BPOTY attracts exceptional photography from South Africa’s finest photographers. This selection celebrates some of these fabulous images.
One of the UK’s most respected photographers, David Hosking is joining the Bird Photographer of the Year judging panel for 2020.
New for 2020 is our Conservation Documentary Award sponsored by Gitzo. Paul Sterry gives a guide on the sort of entry this award seeks to attract with this piece on the Cuckoo.
In another of our example Conservation Documentary Award entries, Paul Sterry shares his concerns over the future of the Golden Plover in the UK.
New for 2020 is the Documentary Conservation Award which seeks a series of 3-6 images that together with extended captions depict a bird-related conservation story. Paul Sterry sets out an example of the type of entry this award seeks to attract.
BPOTY director and competition coordinator interviews Caron Steele, the winner of Bird Photographer of the Year 2019.
The BPOTY exhibition is now on display at Norfolk’s Cley Marshes Reserve Centre.
We are delighted to have Gitzo (part of the Vitec Group) sponsoring our new Conservation Award and we are now able to reveal the details of the prize on offer.
One of the highlights of 2019 was the growing strength and quality of the entries from photographers based in Australia, celebrated here in our latest blog.
Autumn is the perfect time of year to experience one wildlife’s most amazing spectacles. The huge flocks of waders that gather on this part of the North Norfolk coast are known as the Snettisham Spectacular and offer some fabulous photographic opportunities.
With the help of everyone who has supported Bird Photographer of the Year during 2019, we have been able to raise money for various conservation projects. Find out more here.
Our 2019 Inspiration Encounters Award winner Martin Grace reads the text that accompanies his image at our exhibition at Rutland Birdfair this year.
Photographer and Bird Photographer of the Year competition entrant and community member Simon Beedie provides us with a very personal perspective on the positive effects bird photography has had on his mental well-being.
The 2019 Bird Photographer of the Year competition turned out to be a terrific competition for our Canadian photographers and here we celebrate some of their fabulous images.
In the second of his series, Paul Sterry introduces Megan McCubbin, a young and passionate photographer, wildlife researcher and presenter, and our new Young Bird Photographer of the Year competition ambassador.
Bird Photographer of the Year is a competition with true global reach. In this blog post we celebrate some of the entries received from the United States in 2019.
In the first of a series of features, Paul Sterry introduces two of BPOTY’s well-respected judges, both established bird photographers in their own right on either side of the Atlantic.
All the news and photographs from the Birdfair weekend and the BPOTY 2019 awards presentation.
After months of waiting we are delighted to announce all the winners for the 2019 Bird Photographer of the Year Competition.
Bird Photographer of the Year judge Victoria Hillman shares her approach to this important aspect of wildlife photography.
With Rutland Birdfair almost upon us (16-18 August 2019) BPOTY director and competition coordinator Rob Read outlines the BPOTY events schedule for the weekend.
Photographer and Bird Photographer of the Year entrant Rosamund Macfarlane explores the myths behind the Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus and shares her own experience of the species in the Drakensburg Mountains of South Africa.
Bird Photographer of the Year Founding Director Paul Sterry remembers photographer Frank Blackburn, a pioneering wildlife photographer of past years whose images are still being published today, decades after they were taken.
BPOTY founding director Paul Sterry explains why he braved the recent searing heat of Spain’s Aragon region in search of sandgrouse.
BPOTY competition entrant Carla Rhodes shares her experience with the endangered Greater Adjutant Stork of Northeast India.
26 years since his last visit, BPOTY founding director Paul Sterry revisits the small west African country of The Gambia,. With fond memories of his last trip, what will The Gambia look like today, and what of the bird life? Paul shares his latest experience of the country and some of the images he took.
Since its inception, BPOTY has been a truly global competition attracting entries from over 60 countries last year. Here we celebrate some of the entries from the United States of America.
With mounting pressures on bird populations across the globe, the story of the mythical Bermuda Petrel, and the conservation project aimed at saving this once thought to be extinct bird, is an example of the type of project where BPOTY aims to make a difference.