Bird Photographer 2021 finalists announced
BBC Focus - Science & Technology|May 2021
Now in its sixth year, the Bird Photographer of the Year competition saw more than 22,000 entries from 73 different countries all competing for the £5,000 grand prize.

The winners of the competition will be announced on 1 September 2021. In the meantime, you can see the full lineup of finalists at birdpoty.com/news/bpoty2021-finalists

1. American oystercatchers by James Wilcox This shot, taken at Lido Beach in New York, shows a pair of oystercatchers out for a morning forage. The chick is still heavily reliant on its parents for food as its beak hasn’t developed the strength to open the shells of molluscs and crustaceans.

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