Slideshow: 2021 Bird Photographer of the Year finalists

Recently, finalists were announced for the 6th annual Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) competition. Over 22,000 images were submitted from 73 countries. Finalists are competing for a £5,000 cash prize.

‘This year we saw an incredible 22,000 entries into the competition, with images coming in from all over the world,’ said Will Nicholls, wildlife cameraman and Director at Bird Photographer of the Year. ‘The standard of photography was incredibly high, and the diversity in different species was great to see. Now the judges are going to have a tough time deciding the winner of the competition!’

The winner will be announced on September 1st. All finalist images can be viewed on the BPOTY website.