Saturday, June 15

Winners of the Bird Photographer of the Year 2022

Bird Photographer of the Year is an international photography competition taking place every year with the goal of celebrating avian beauty and diversity. After evaluating more than 20,000 entries from around the world, the exhibition team has announced the winners recently.

The most important thing to be highlighted is, that they are awarding photographs under eight main categories and some additional special awards too. On top of them, there is the overall winner, Bird Photographer of the Year and Young Bird Photographer of the Year. Here are the amazing winning photographs of each category.

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Overall Winner – Bird Photographer of the Year

‘Rock Ptarmigan Flight’ by Erlend Haarberg

Young Bird Photographer of the Year

‘Facing the Storm’ by Levi Fitze

Best Portrait

Gold – Strut Performer

Bird Photographer of the Year
Ly Dang, United States

Silver – Puffin Love

Bird Photographer of the Year
Brad James, Canada

BronzeThe Doting Couple

Bird Photographer of the Year
Richard Flack, South Africa

Birds in the Environment

Gold – Rock Ptarmigan Flight

Bird Photographer of the Year
Erlend Haarberg, Norway

Silver – Kaleidoscope

Paul Mckenzie, Ireland

Bronze – Free as a Bird

Bird Photographer of the Year
Mario Suarez Porras, Spain

Attention to Detail

Gold – Sleeping Beauty

Bird Photographer of the Year
Andy Pollard, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Silver – Crazy

Isabella Chowra, Sweden

Bronze – Beads of Diamonds

Bird Photographer of the Year
Sue Dougherty, United States

Bird Behaviour

Gold – Duelling on the Lek

Bird Photographer of the Year
Peter Ismert, United States

Silver – Guillemot Swimmers

Bird Photographer of the Year
Henley Spiers, United Kingdom

Bronze – Waxwing Silhouette

Simon d’Entremont, Canada

Birds in Flight

Gold – Silo Mural

Raoul Slater, Australia

Silver – Starling at Night

Mark Williams, United Kingdom

Bronze – Schalow’s Turaco

Bird Photographer of the Year
Aaron Baggenstos, United States

Black and White

Gold – Between Two Worlds

Bird Photographer of the Year
Henley Spiers, United Kingdom

Silver – The Guardian of Mordor

Paweł Smolik, Poland

Bronze – Winter Swans

Tomasz Sczansny, Poland

Urban Birds

Gold – Over the City

Bird Photographer of the Year
Ammar Alsayed Ahmed, United Arab Emirates

Silver – Gonzo

Bird Photographer of the Year
Laszlo Potozky, Romania

Bronze – The Owlet and the Dump

Kerry Wu, United States

Creative Imagery

Gold – Van Gogh’s Storks

Petro Katerynych, Ukranine

Silver – Fishy Business

Janine Lee, UK

Bronze – Sandhill Crane Flight Air Show

Bird Photographer of the Year
Wei Lian, United States

As mentioned earlier also, celebrating avian beauty and diversity is the ultimate goal of this exhibition. Getting the participation of upcoming generations is vital in spreading awareness of a sensitive and important subject like bio-diversity. That could be the reason why the organizers have included three additional categories for contestants under 17 years old.

14-17 Years

Gold – Facing the Storm

Bird Photographer of the Year
Levi Fitze, Switzerland

Silver – Pied Avocet Chick

Tamás Koncz-Bisztricz, Hungary

Bronze – Sunset

Bird Photographer of the Year
Thamboon Uyyanonvara, Thailand

9-13 Years

Gold – Droplets

Bird Photographer of the Year
Parham Pourahmad, United States

Silver – Shadows

Andrés Luis Domínguez Blanco, Spain

Bronze – Hop, Skip and Jump

Bird Photographer of the Year
Achintya Murthy, India

8 and under

Gold – Hoot Are You?

Arjun Jenigiri, United States

Silver – The Poser

Ameyaa Akhil Vinayak, India

Bronze – Beautiful Tracks

Malia Piecha, Germany

Best Portfolio

Winner – Gal Sherbelis, Israel

Conservation Award

Winner – Ewan Heath – Flynn, UK

‘Tranquillity’
‘Littered’
Bird Photographer of the Year
‘Love and Care’
‘On the Lookout’
Bird Photographer of the Year
‘Release’
Bird Photographer of the Year
‘The Loss of a Lesser Kestrel’

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