A couple days ago, we presented this year’s winners of the Bird Photographer of the Year competition. Now, we’re excited to present the three awards in the Young Bird Photographer of the Year category, for photographers under age 18.
The photos depict an overhead view of Mallards on a lake, a hummingbird with its tongue out, and a Little Owl in sweet light. Please enjoy.
Rufous Hummingbird, Colorado. Photographer: Madeline Nolan, United States of America.
Photographer's Story: “My family and I travelled to Creede, Colorado. My mom had just gotten a new camera and a big lens. Every morning, I would wake up, borrow the equipment and take pictures of the hummingbirds in the national forest. Some days, I would shoot for hours. I was able to capture this adorable female Rufous Hummingbird sticking her tongue out! I had never seen that before. It was not easy to capture and I am thrilled I was able to get such a neat shot.”Canon EOS 7D MkII with Sigma 50-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens. 600mm focal length; 1/320 second; f/7.1; ISO 1,000.