Here are the best and winning photos of Bird Photographer Of The Year 2017. There were flood of entries received around the globe for this competition. They have just announced the winning photos and honorable mentions in different categories. A selection of the winning and short-listed entries are also chosen by the BTO to feature in a special large-format photobook.

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#1 The Battle By Jose Garcia, US. Bird Behaviour Category

#1 The Battle By Jose Garcia, US. Bird Behaviour Category

#2 Barn Owl Hovering By Roy Rimmer, UK. Bird Behaviour Category

#2 Barn Owl Hovering By Roy Rimmer, UK. Bird Behaviour Category

#3 Blue Tit On Berries By Markus Varesvuo, Helsinki, Finland. Winner Of Best Portfolio 2017 Category

#3 Blue Tit On Berries By Markus Varesvuo, Helsinki, Finland. Winner Of Best Portfolio 2017 Category

#4 2017 Bird Photographer Of The Year Cover

#4 2017 Bird Photographer Of The Year Cover

#5 Full Speed By Faisal Alnomas, Kuwait. Bird Behaviour Category

#5 Full Speed By Faisal Alnomas, Kuwait. Bird Behaviour Category

#6 Goosander And Brood By Jonathan Gaunt, UK. Bird Behaviour Category

#6 Goosander And Brood By Jonathan Gaunt, UK. Bird Behaviour Category

#7 Catch Of The Day By Vince Burton, UK. Winner Of The Nature Photographers Ltd People’s Choice Award Category

#7 Catch Of The Day By Vince Burton, UK. Winner Of The Nature Photographers Ltd People’s Choice Award Category

#8 Albatross Eye Close-up By Jessica Winter, Bronze In Attention To Detail Category

#8 Albatross Eye Close-up By Jessica Winter, Bronze In Attention To Detail Category

#9 Grey Heron, Ahmad Al-essa, Kuwait. Silver Award Winner In The Attention To Detail Category

#9 Grey Heron, Ahmad Al-essa, Kuwait. Silver Award Winner In The Attention To Detail Category

#10 Bearded Sunset By Markus Varesvuo, Helsinki, Finland. Winner In Best Portfolio Category And Honourable Mention For Best Portrait Category

#10 Bearded Sunset By Markus Varesvuo, Helsinki, Finland. Winner In Best Portfolio Category And Honourable Mention For Best Portrait Category

#11 The Speculum By Georgina Steytler. Australia. Gold Award Winner In The Creative Imagery Category

#11 The Speculum By Georgina Steytler. Australia. Gold Award Winner In The Creative Imagery Category

#12 Twilight By Markus Varesvuo, Kuusamo, Finland. Best Portfolio Winner In The Creative Imagery Category

#12 Twilight By Markus Varesvuo, Kuusamo, Finland. Best Portfolio Winner In The Creative Imagery Category

#13 Daily Basket By Ionel Onofras, Romania. Best Portrait Category

#13 Daily Basket By Ionel Onofras, Romania. Best Portrait Category

#14 I Lost My Mom, Common Kingfisher By Fahad Al-enezi, Spain. Bird Behaviour Category

#14 I Lost My Mom, Common Kingfisher By Fahad Al-enezi, Spain. Bird Behaviour Category

#15 Snuggling Cygnet By Ben Andrew. Honourable Mention In Attention To Detail Category

#15 Snuggling Cygnet By Ben Andrew. Honourable Mention In Attention To Detail Category

#16 Snowy Owl By Markus Varesvuo, Helsinki, Finland. Winner Of Best Portfolio 2017 Category

#16 Snowy Owl By Markus Varesvuo, Helsinki, Finland. Winner Of Best Portfolio 2017 Category

#17 Woodpecker In Car Mirror By Kelvin Dao. Honourable Mention In Birds In The Garden Category

#17 Woodpecker In Car Mirror By Kelvin Dao. Honourable Mention In Birds In The Garden Category

#18 Pink Flamingo Feeding Their Young By Alejandro Prieto Rojas, Mexico. Gold Award And Bird Photographer Of The Year 2017 Winner In The Best Portrait Category

#18 Pink Flamingo Feeding Their Young By Alejandro Prieto Rojas, Mexico. Gold Award And Bird Photographer Of The Year 2017

#19 Great Snipe Silhouette By Torsten Green-Petersen. Honourable Mention In Bird Behaviour Category

#19 Great Snipe Silhouette By Torsten Green-Petersen. Honourable Mention In Bird Behaviour Category

#20 Wide-angle Kite, Red Kite By Jamie Hall, United Kingdom. Birds In Flight Category

#20 Wide-angle Kite, Red Kite By Jamie Hall, United Kingdom. Birds In Flight Category

#21 Blackbird Taking Berries By Roy Rimmer. Honourable Mention In Birds In The Garden Category

#21 Blackbird Taking Berries By Roy Rimmer. Honourable Mention In Birds In The Garden Category

#22 A Perfect Landing, Australian Pelican By Bret Charman, Australia. Gold Award Winner In Birds In Flight Category

#22 A Perfect Landing, Australian Pelican By Bret Charman, Australia. Gold Award Winner In Birds In Flight Category

#23 Breakfast, Great Egret By Cheryl Schneider, Usa. Attention To Detail Category

#23 Breakfast, Great Egret By Cheryl Schneider, Usa. Attention To Detail Category

#24 Seagulls And Fox By Gabor Kapus. Honourable Mention In Birds In Flight Category

#24 Seagulls And Fox By Gabor Kapus. Honourable Mention In Birds In Flight Category

#25 Swimming Eider By Pål Hermansen. Bronze In Best Portrait Category

#25 Swimming Eider By Pål Hermansen. Bronze In Best Portrait Category

#26 Guillemot Stretching Wing By Marc Weber. Silver In Best Portrait Category

#26 Guillemot Stretching Wing By Marc Weber. Silver In Best Portrait Category

#27 All In Yellow, Blue-headed Wagtail By Robert Szafranek, Poland. Birds In The Environment Category

#27 All In Yellow, Blue-headed Wagtail By Robert Szafranek, Poland. Birds In The Environment Category

#28 Camouflage By Daniel Stenberg, Sweden. Honourable Mention In Birds In The Environment Category

#28 Camouflage By Daniel Stenberg, Sweden. Honourable Mention In Birds In The Environment Category

#29 Swallow Chicks In Nest By Joseph Anthony. Honourable Mention In Creative Imagery Category

#29 Swallow Chicks In Nest By Joseph Anthony. Honourable Mention In Creative Imagery Category

#30 Pelican Portrait By Anna-mart Kruger, Namibia. Best Portrait Category

#30 Pelican Portrait By Anna-mart Kruger, Namibia. Best Portrait Category

#31 Bravery, Pied Crow And White-backed Vulture By Bence Máté, Hungary. Bird Behaviour Category

#31 Bravery, Pied Crow And White-backed Vulture By Bence Máté, Hungary. Bird Behaviour Category

#32 Male King Eider By Staffan Widstrand. Honourable Mention In Best Portrait Category

#32 Male King Eider By Staffan Widstrand. Honourable Mention In Best Portrait Category

#33 Crane Flock Misty Lake By Piotr Chara. Silver In Birds In The Environment Category

#33 Crane Flock Misty Lake By Piotr Chara. Silver In Birds In The Environment Category

#34 Starling In Bird Bath Underexposed By Mohammad Murad. Silver In Birds In The Garden Category

#34 Starling In Bird Bath Underexposed By Mohammad Murad. Silver In Birds In The Garden Category

#35 Little Grebe Taking Off By Faisal Alnomas. Honourable Mention In Bird Behaviour Category

#35 Little Grebe Taking Off By Faisal Alnomas. Honourable Mention In Bird Behaviour Category

#36 Andean Condor In Flight Over Mountain Peaks By Ben Hall, Uk. Gold Award Winner In The Birds In The Environment Category

#36 Andean Condor In Flight Over Mountain Peaks By Ben Hall, Uk. Gold Award Winner In The Birds In The Environment Category

#37 Wing Formation By Tom Hines, Uk. Gold Award Winner In The Attention To Detail Category

#37 Wing Formation By Tom Hines, Uk. Gold Award Winner In The Attention To Detail Category

#38 Diving Kingfisher By Malek Alhazzaa. Silver In Bird Behaviour Category

#38 Diving Kingfisher By Malek Alhazzaa. Silver In Bird Behaviour Category

#39 Condor Light Rays By John Sherman. Bhonourable Mention In The Environment Category

#39 Condor Light Rays By John Sherman. Bhonourable Mention In The Environment Category

#40 David Versus Goliath By Bruno De Lorenzo, Hungary. Bird Behaviour Category

#40 David Versus Goliath By Bruno De Lorenzo, Hungary. Bird Behaviour Category

#41 Whooper Swans In Snow By Wim Van Den Heever. Bronze In Creative Imagery Category

#41 Whooper Swans In Snow By Wim Van Den Heever. Bronze In Creative Imagery Category

#42 Stork Feet By Magdaléna Straková. Honourable Mention In Attention To Detail Category

#42 Stork Feet By Magdaléna Straková. Honourable Mention In Attention To Detail Category

#43 Barn Owl Hunting By House By Jamie Hall, Suffolk, England. Gold Award Winner In The Birds In The Garden Category

#43 Barn Owl Hunting By House By Jamie Hall, Suffolk, England. Gold Award Winner In The Birds In The Garden Category

#44 Orhard Nuthatch By Charles Tyler, United Kingdom. Birds In The Garden Category

#44 Orhard Nuthatch By Charles Tyler, United Kingdom. Birds In The Garden Category

#45 Blurred Bird Flock By Marc Weber. Bronze In Birds In The Environment Category

#45 Blurred Bird Flock By Marc Weber. Bronze In Birds In The Environment Category

#46 Swan’s Head Underwater By Ian Wade. Bronze In Bird Behaviour Category

#46 Swan's Head Underwater By Ian Wade. Bronze In Bird Behaviour Category

#47 Ptarmigan By Markus Varesvuo. Bronze In Birds In Flight Category

#47 Ptarmigan By Markus Varesvuo. Bronze In Birds In Flight Category

#48 Coots Fighting By Andrew Parkinson, Derbyshire, Uk. Gold Award Winner In The Bird Behaviour Category

#48 Coots Fighting By Andrew Parkinson, Derbyshire, Uk. Gold Award Winner In The Bird Behaviour Category

#49 Willow Grouse By Markus Varesvuo, Helsinki, Finland. Winner Of Best Portfolio 2017 Category

#49 Willow Grouse By Markus Varesvuo, Helsinki, Finland. Winner Of Best Portfolio 2017 Category

#50 Willow Grouse In The Garden By Markus Varesvuo. Honourable Mention In Birds In The Garden Category

#50 Willow Grouse In The Garden By Markus Varesvuo. Honourable Mention In Birds In The Garden Category

#51 Gannet Underwater By Markus Varesvuo, Helsinki, Finland. Winner Of Best Portfolio 2017 Category

#51 Gannet Underwater By Markus Varesvuo, Helsinki, Finland. Winner Of Best Portfolio 2017 Category

#52 Leaping Heron By Georgina Steytler. Honourable Mention In Birds In Flight Category

#52 Leaping Heron By Georgina Steytler. Honourable Mention In Birds In Flight Category

#53 Calling For The Sun By Ondrej Pelanek, Czech Republic. Gold Award Winner In Young Bird Photographer Of The Year Category

#53 Calling For The Sun By Ondrej Pelanek, Czech Republic. Gold Award Winner In Young Bird Photographer Of The Year Category

#54 Male And Female Mallard By Francesco De Giuseppe. Silver In Creative Imagery Category

#54 Male And Female Mallard By Francesco De Giuseppe. Silver In Creative Imagery Category

#55 Willow Grouse In Storm By Markus Varesvuo, Helsinki, Finland. Winner Of Best Portfolio 2017 Category

#55 Willow Grouse In Storm By Markus Varesvuo, Helsinki, Finland. Winner Of Best Portfolio 2017 Category

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