Winners of the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year contest

Garden and Urban Birds

Gold winner: European Robin in a potato field in Ekklisoxori, northwest Greece, by Nikos Bukas, Greece.

Silver winner: Bar-tailed Godwit, Gijón, Spain, by Mario Suarez Porras, Spain.

“This beach in the city of Gijón, in northern Spain, is a good place for the shorebird migration, and the birds always give you good opportunities,” he says. “That evening I was about to go home when I noticed the city street lamps at the back came on. I tried to look for some ‘flares’ to show the bird in an urbanized context.”

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