The Winners Of The 2020 Bird Photographer Of The Year

The prestigious Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) competition, now in its fifth year, has released the stunning winning photos for 2020.

End of the Day, Bird Photographer Of The Year winner and Gold Award for Best Portrait category: European Shag Gulosus aristotelis, Vardø, Norway. MAJED ALZA’ABI, KUWAIT

On the Run, Best Portfolio winner: Red-capped Plover Charadrius ruficapillus, Hopetoun, Western Australia. GEORGINA STEYTLER, AUSTRALIA

On the Attack, Best Portfolio Winner: Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus, Perth, Western Australia. GEORGINA STEYTLER, AUSTRALIA

Hoopoe Flight at Low Speed, Gold Award Winner: Birds in Flight Category, Common Hoopoe, Upupa epops, Israel. GADI SHMILA, ISRAEL

Touch and Go, Silver Award Winner, Birds in Flight category: Pallid Swift, Apus pallidus, Athens, Attica, Greece. NIKOS FOKAS, GREECE

Fairy Landing on Earth, Bronze Award Winner, Birds in Flight category: Whooper Swan Cygnus, Sanmenxia, Henan, China. SHU QING, CHINA

Swifts over Iguazú Falls, Gold Award Winner, Birds in the Environment category: Great Dusky Swift Cypseloides senex, Iguazú Falls, Misiones, Argentina. FRANCESCO FILIPPO PELLEGRINI, ITALY

Hawk in a Mountain Forest, Silver Award Winner, Birds in the Environment category: Northern Hawk-owl, Surnia ulula, Golsfjell mountain region, Norway. PÅL HERMANSEN, NORWAY

A New Beginning, Bronze Award winner, Birds in the Environment category: Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis, Kaziranga National Park, India. SWAYAMSIDDHA MOHAPATRA, INDIA

Nutcrackers Fighting in the Snow, Gold Award Winner, Bird Behavior category: Northern Nutcracker, Nucifraga caryocatactes, Sofia, Bulgaria. ROELOF MOLENAAR, NETHERLANDS

Rope Walker, Bronze Award winner, Bird Behaviour category: Sword-billed Hummingbird, Ensifera ensifera, Papallacta, Ecuador. NICOLAS REUSENS, SWEDEN

Single Room Available, Gold Award winner, Black and White category, Common Starling, Sturnus vulgaris, the Netherlands. ROBERT SOMMER, GERMANY

Perfect Camouflage, Gold Award winner, Attention to Detail category: Eurasian Scops-owl, Otus scops, Kibbutz Hatzor, Israel. MOSHE COHEN, ISRAEL

Rainbow of the Forest, Silver Award winner, Attention to Detail category: Ocellated Turkey, Meleagris ocellata, Tikal, El Péten, Guatemala. FRANCIS DE ANDRES, GERMANY

Mandarin Abstract, Gold Award winner, Creative Image category: Mandarin Duck, Aix galericulata. South Yorkshire, United Kingdom. JAMES HUDSON, UNITED KINGDOM

Phalarope Reflections, Silver Award winner, Creative Imagery category: Red-necked Phalarope, Phalaropus lobatus, Utqiagvik, Alaska, United States. TERJE KOLAAS, NORWAY

Make-Up, Bronze Award winner, Creative Imagery category: Little Egret Egretta garzetta. Deqing, Zhejiang, China. CHENGBO SUN/BIRD, CHINA

Photobombing a Game, Gold Award Winner, Garden and Urban Birds category: House Crow, Corvus splendens, Colombo, Sri Lanka. MAGDALENA STRAKOVA, CZECH REPUBLIC

Electric, Bronze Award sinner, Garden and Urban Birds category: White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Seville, Spain. CARLOS CIFUENTES TORRES

Homecoming Award winner, Inspirational Encounters category: Providence Petrel, Pterodroma solandri, Lord Howe Island, Australia. GAIL BISSON, CANADA

Seeing Double, Young Bird Photographer of the Year, 14-17 Years award winner and Overall Young Bird Photographer of the Year winner: Mute Swan Cygnus, Adam Lake, Devon, United Kingdom. ADAM LAKE, AGE 17, UNITED KINGDOM