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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