Bird Photographer of the Year 2021 finalists revealed

From BBC:

The competition, now in its sixth year, provides financial help to grassroots conservation projects through its charity partner Birds on the Brink. “The standard of photography was incredibly high, and the diversity in different species was great to see,” said Will Nicholls, wildlife cameraman and director at BPOTY. “Now the judges are going to have a tough time deciding the winner.” Winners will be announced on 1 September, with the best images to feature in a book published by William Collins. Here is a selection of some of the images from the shortlist, with descriptions by the photographers.

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