by Christopher Jobson
The winners of the 2017 Bird Photographer of the Year were recently announced, a competition that celebrates the best photographs of birds culled from thousands of submissions around the world. Now in its third year, the competition is a joint venture between Nature Photographers Ltd and the British Trust for Ornithology. This year’s winner was Alejandro Prieto Rojas for his photograph of flamingos feeding their offspring while nesting at Río Lagartos in Mexico. You can see a full gallery of winners here.
Birds in the Environment, silver. Crane flock misty lake by Piotr Chara.
Attention to Detail, Silver. Grey Heron looking under wing by Ahmad Alessa.
Bird Behaviour, Silver. Diving Kingfisher by Malek Alhazzaa.
Birds in Flight, Gold. Australian Pelican landing on water by Bret Charman
Birds in Flight, Silver. Red Kite close-up by Jamie Hall.
Birds in Flight, Honorable Mention. Seagulls and fox by Gabor Kapus.
Best Portfolio. Great Grey Owl by Markus Varesvuo.
Central picture: Winner, Bird Photographer of the Year 2017. Feeding Flamingos by Alejandro Prieto Rojas.