Pedro Jarque Krebs - 2018 Winner


The 2019 winner has been announced

Find out who has been crowned Bird Photographer of the Year 2019


Bird Photographer of the Year is a competition that celebrates the artistry of bird photography, promotes photographers, and supports conservation.

Over £17,000 in Awards & Prizes

In addition to the main prize of £5,000, our Best Portfolio prize this year is a camera and lens combination from Olympus worth over £3,500. Our sponsors Swarovski Optik, Wildlife Worldwide, Alamy and Country Innovation are providing other prizes of equipment, holiday vouchers, professional advice and clothing. Please see our prizes page for more details.

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Great Awards Have Great Judges

Headed by Chris Packham, we have assembled an experienced and diverse panel of judges including: wildlife photographers Rebecca Nason, David Tipling, Victoria Hillman and Brian E. Small; editors Matt Merritt of Bird Watching Magazine and Matt Bennett of Digital Photographer Magazine; Head of Content at Alamy, Alan Capel; and Georgina Pavelin from Olympus. See the Judging Panel page for full details.

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Previous Winners

Congratulations go to our overall Bird Photographer of the Year winner 2018, Pedro Jarque Krebs from Peru for his explosive image of American Flamingos which also won the Creative Imagery category. Pedro follows in the footsteps of previous winners Alejandro Prieto Rojas (2017) and Andy Parkinson (2016).

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Bird Photographer Book published by William Collins

Each year the Bird Photographer of the Year book is released to celebrate the competition. The book has over 250 pages featuring more than 230 images from all around the globe. It is an important element in the BPOTY competition, providing the opportunity for the competition entrants to get their work published and displayed to a world-wide audience.

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