Bird Photographer of the Year is growing fast, becoming one of the world’s premier wildlife photography competitions, and we are really excited to be involved with this new, innovative category. Instead of just judging the image itself, the accompanying prose is equally important and will be instrumental in helping to decide a winner.
However, there is more to this category than meets the eye. We are offering a staggering £1,500 voucher as a prize to the category winner and donating the same figure towards the charitable cause at Birdfair 2019. So, not only do we get to give something back directly to the wildlife travel community, we are also able to donate to a fantastic conservation project!
Visit the BPOTG website to enter - the competition deadline is 30 November 2018.
Looking for inspiration for your entry? To help you, Wildlife Worldwide team member and award-winning wildlife photographer Bret Charman shares his very own ‘inspirational encounter’:
“I was 22 when I took an opportunity of a lifetime. I was offered a job running a remote bush camp in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park and it started a journey into the unknown. I still remember the first day I saw a southern carmine bee-eater, surely one of the world's most striking birds. A flash of iridescent, cadmium red streaked across the sky as I sat on the banks of the Luangwa River. I approached the colony and was astounded by the riot of colour that lay before me. It was only now I was a little closer that I could appreciate the bird's finer details. A magical green cap and black eye stripe contrasting against the pinks and reds of a bird's breast and wings, while the rump was a rich sky blue. Before my experiences with the carmines of South Luangwa I had always liked birds, but I never loved them as I do now. Now whenever I travel, it is these finer details that draw me in with my camera and inspire me to work the way I do.”
Image by Bret Charman
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