2022 BirdWatching Photography Awards finalists

Earlier this year, we sent out a call for entries to our annual BirdWatching Photography Awards, here on our website. Bird photographers entered more than 330 images of all sorts of birds — cranes, ducks, gulls, flycatchers, and many more. Thanks to everyone who entered the contest!

Today we are happy to present the 11 finalist photos, featured in the following gallery. Continue scrolling to see them all. Each caption tells the story behind the photo, from the photographers themselves. Enjoy!

Update: We announced the winners on September 16 and will feature them in a future issue of BirdWatching. You can see them here: First place // Second place // Third place