Bird Photographer of The Year – Shortlist

Bird Photographer of The Year – Shortlist
Bird Photographer of The Year Announces The Magnificent Shortlist Competing Photos of 2020

For the fifth year now, the prestigious Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) announced the shortlist photographs of 2020. 

15,000 images were submitted by photographers from over 60 countries worldwide.

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All of the photographers are competing in five categories- Birds in the Environment, Birds in Flight, Bird Behavior, Best Portrait, and Garden and Urban Birds. The winners will be announced on Saturday August 22nd.

Here are ten of my favourite bird photos from the finalists; there are some magnificent images…

by Alessandro Chiezzi
by Shuvam Nath
by Rian van Schalkwyk
by Richard Packwood
by Matthew Filosa

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by Nicolas Reusens
by Andy Rouse
by Tim Hopwood
by Greg Lecoeur
by Manuel Enrique González

Hope you enjoyed those photos and that they inspired you to keep snapping away!

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Rory Wilson

I am an avid hiker, birdwatcher and camper. I love the outdoors. I initially started Birding Planet to share my bird videos, now I enjoy connecting with birdwatchers around the world. Come join the Birding Planet group at

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