The world’s most prestigious bird photography competition has today released a selection of finalists in the running to win the 2022 competition.
More than 20,000 images were entered into the Bird Photographer of the Year 2022 competition. Competing for the £5,000 cash prize and prestigious title, photographers submitted images from 115 different countries this year.
This selection is a sneak preview of what is still to come, with the winners being announced on the 8th September 2022.
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#1 Single File By Ben Cranke, South Africa
#2 A Cartoon Bird Raising Its Hands By Weng Keong Liew, Malaysia
“Birds are an incredibly diverse group of animals, and we’ve seen stunning images of everything from mallard ducks to harpy eagles this year,” says Will Nicholls, wildlife cameraman and Director at Bird Photographer of the Year. “We celebrate birds and conservation through images, and it is always a pleasure for everyone on the judging panel to see the work of such talented photographers.”
#3 Manitoba Burrowing Owl Recovery Program By Walter Potrebka, Canada
#4 Wart Head By Leander Khil, Austria
#5 Fight By Erlend Haarberg, Norway
#6 Full Contact By Gabor Baross, Hungary
The winning images will journey around the world in a touring exhibition from September this year until August 2023.
#7 Getoo Dancing At Sunset By Audrey Wooller, United Kingdom
#8 Life Hanging In The Balance By Glenn Nelson, United States of America
#9 Head Over Heels In Love By Marti Phillips, United States of America
#10 Hummingbird Hide Away By Liron Gertsman, Canada
#11 Upland Buzzard Versus Corsac Fox By Baozhu Wang, China