Collins has a released a book with the winning and shortlisted photos from the Bird Photographer of the Year 2017 competition.

According to the publisher's description, the book is "a celebration of avian beauty and diversity, it is a tribute to both the dedication and passion of the photographers". We cannot deny that these photos are truely beautiful. Here is a selection of some of our favourites from this year, we think you'll be blown away.

A perfect landing by Bret Charman

Category: Birds in Flight (Gold award winner)

Full speed by Faisal Alnomas

Category: Bird behaviour

Grey heron by Ahmad Alessa

Category: Attention to detail (Silver award winner)

Daily basket by Ionel Onofras

Category: Best Portrait

The battle by Jose Garcia,

Category: bird behaviour.

Andean condor in flight over mountain peaks by Ben Hall

Category: Birds in the environment (Gold award winner)

Bearded sunset by Markus Varesvuo

Category: Winner in best portfolio and honourable mention for best portrait

Source: The guardian

Main photo: Pink flamingo feeding their young by Alejandro Prieto

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