After more than 22,000 images were submitted, the winners of the Bird Photographer of the Year 2021 contest were announced this week. We wrote about the grand-prize winner, a photo of a Greater Roadrunner stopped at the U.S.-Mexico border wall, and the youth winner here.
Below is a slideshow of the gold and silver winning images from the eight primary categories in the contest. Enjoy these incredible photographs!
DIPPER ON SHOPPING TROLLEY
Terry Whittaker, United Kingdom
A pair of White-throated Dippers nest under an old road bridge on the edge of a town centre in Greater Manchester. To get an image that shows the urban environment in which they live, I put a remote camera and wide-angle lens in the river, which I triggered from the bank by radio. There is a shortage of natural perches for these semi-aquatic birds, so they use whatever is available – in this case a shopping trolley someone had thrown in the river.
Nikon Z6 with Nikkor 16–35mm f/4 lens. Focal length 22mm, 1/800 second, f/10, ISO 1,000.