Celebrating bird photography from around the world

Promoting bird photography and the photographers behind the images is one of the primary aims of the Bird Photographer of the Year competition.

Here are some images from the “Bird Photographer of the Year 2019 Shortlist”

La Dama Blanca
White Stork – Ciconia ciconia. Stanislao Basileo, Italy.
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Shadows
Common Guillemot – Uria aalge. Audun Lie Dahl, Norway.
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E(ART)H
Rufous Hummingbird – Selasphorus rufus. Shane Kalyn, Canada.
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Staring
Whiskered Treeswift – Hemiprocne comata. Wang Bin, Singapore.
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Catwalk
Common Eider – Somateria mollissima. Thomas Hinsche, Germany.
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Celebrating bird photography from around the world
go to Bird Photographer of the Year website, home to the world-renowned photography competition and a growing community of wildlife photographers and conservationists. Marvel at some of the World’s best bird images, interact with innovative and established wildlife photographers, and help them support conservation.

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Celebrate the beauty of Galapagos

If you have been lucky enough to visit the Enchanted Isles and have managed to capture some of the Archipelago’s stunning natural beauty through the lens, why not enter our competition and see what the judges think?

Sea Lion and Kayaks by Lutz Bunger
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Sunrise at Kicker Rock by Jonathan Giroux
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Achoo! by Joseph Sullivan
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Leon Dormido by Eric Williams
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Passion Flower by Amy Dolman
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Celebrate the beauty of Galapagos
more from the Competition Galleries
at Galapagos Conservation

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Shoot The Impossible : Nikon lance un défi à 8 photographes

Avec l’arrivée des nouveaux appareils photo hybride, Nikon met au défi 8 photographes inspirants pour réaliser la photo impossible selon eux. La mission est simple, ils ont carte blanche pour réaliser un projet artistique qui leur tient à cœur grâce aux capacités du Nikon Z 6.

Gérer la lumière avec Frédéric Monceau
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La création sans contrainte avec Bruno Maltor
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A l’affût des animaux avec les Bestjobers
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En contre jour avec Flora Metayer
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Partez à l’aventure avec Jonathan Bertin
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Shoot The Impossible : Nikon lance un défi à 8 photographes
encore plus sur LeMag

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Bruce the Bald Eagle

Interview: Incredible Split-Second Photo of Bald Eagle with Symmetrical Reflection

Amateur wildlife photographer Steve Biro has been photographing birds for the past 10 years. Intrigued by their behavior and pushed by his love for the outdoors, Biro spends hours each week honing his craft. On a recent trip to the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario, an interaction with a feisty Bald Eagle resulted in a photo that’s been causing a sensation online.

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Bruce the Bald Eagle
Interview: Incredible Split-Second Photo of Bald Eagle with Symmetrical Reflection

more at My Modern Met

The people have spoken

Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People’s Choice Award winner revealed
The Natural History Museum’s annual showcase of the world’s best nature photography and photojournalism has revealed the winner of the people’s choice award. More than 16,000 nature fans voted from a selection of 25 images shortlisted by the London institution, with New Zealand-born London-based photographer David Lloyd’s picture, Bond of Brothers, depicting a unique moment between a pair of male lions, emerging as the favourite.

The two adult males, likely to be brothers, greeted and rubbed faces for around 30 seconds before settling down. It is unusual for lions to nuzzle for so long, and David was honoured to have experienced and captured such a moment.

“I’m so pleased that this image did well because it illustrates the emotion and feeling of animals and emphasises that this is not limited to humans,” David says. “It is something I think more people need to be aware of for the sake of all animals.”
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Fox Meet Fox
by Matthew Maran
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Three Kings
by Wim Van Den Heever
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One Toy, Three Dogs
by Bence Mate
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The 55th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is currently being judged. The winners will be announced in October 2019.
via Australian Geographic

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Discover 20 of Kyoto’s highlights and hidden gems

Timeless, elegant, tranquil: It’s no wonder Kyoto attracts almost four million international tourists a year. Japan’s capital from the eighth to the 19th centuries, the city was spared major damage during World War II and retains its architectural heritage and old-world charm.

In today’s Kyoto, deep-rooted traditions thrive in a 21st-century metropolis. The ancient temples, inspiring nature, bustling markets, contemporary art scene, and culinary culture beckon travelers of all types to explore the city’s hidden treasures.

by Harrison L.
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by M. Hiroki
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by Nguyen Quang Hung
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by Andrew Lewis
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by Marc Stapelberg
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Discover 20 of Kyoto’s highlights and hidden gems
In this historic city, age-old traditions mingle with a modern metropolis.
by Nano Betts

more at National Geographic

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