BPOTY (Bird Photographer of the Year) is an annual bird photography competition in which photographers from all around the globe submit their most OK avian photos. The organizers got almost 22,000 entries this year, and the winners were now revealed.
Photographer Alejandro Prieto received the title of Bird Photographer of the Year 2021, as well as the Gold Medal in the Birds in the Environment category, for his shot “Blocked.” The image, which shows a roadrunner standing in front of the border between the United States and Mexico, offers “an essential tale of habitat fragmentation, and how infrastructure like the border wall may hinder species from migrating and relocating into other places,” according to the organizers.
Alejandro Prieto’s ‘Blocked’ Winner of the overall competition and Bird Photographer of the Year in 2021
Levi Fitze’s ‘Morning Lek’ Photographer of the Year for Young Birds in 2021
Rafael Armada’s ‘Disappearing’ Gold, Attention to Detail
Mousam Ray’s ‘Floral Bathtub’ Gold, Bird Behaviour
Felipe Foncueva’s ‘Underwater Portrait’ Gold Award for Best Portrait
Tzahi Finkelstein’s ‘Thirsty’ Gold Birds in Flight
Terry Whittaker’s ‘Dipper on Shopping Trolley’ Gold Urban Birds
Renato Granieri’s ‘Chinstrap Penguin’ Gold, Black, and White
Andrés L. Domnguez Blanco’s ‘In the Woodland’ Gold, 9-13 years
Ruediger Schulz’s ‘Sprats with Bread’ Gold, creative imagery
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