This beautiful book accompanies the photographic competition celebrating some of the best bird photography of the year.
The Bird Photographer of the Year competition celebrates the artistry of bird photography, and this large-format book is lavishly illustrated to reflect this. A celebration of avian beauty and diversity, it is a tribute to both the dedication and passion of the photographers as well as a reflection of the quality of today's modern digital imaging systems.
Bird Photographer of the Year, Collection 3 includes the winning and short-listed images from the competition, now in its third year, showcasing some of the finest bird photography, with a foreword by BTO President and head judge, Chris Packham. A proportion of the profits from the book goes directly to the BTO to support their conservation work.
The advent of digital technology has revolutionised photography in recent years, and Bird Photographer of the Year, Collection 3 brings to life some of the most stunning bird photography currently on offer. It features a vast variety of photographs by hardened pros, keen amateurs and hobbyists alike, reflecting the huge diversity of bird enthusiasts and nature lovers which is so important in ensuring their conservation and survival.
"[...] There is no denying that the ongoing evolution in digital camera technology is enabling more and more birders to go out into the field armed with gear with which great photographs can and are being taken. But the right gear is simply inadequate. You need vision, enthusiasm, commitment, lots of patience and often a massive slice of good fortune. The photographers whose work is showcased all have one or more of these qualities and this book celebrates these people and their work. Both the BTO and Nature Photographers Ltd along with all of their sponsors need congratulating on yet another top publication. Fantastic photographs; beautiful art; support for conservation and contributions to the funding of the BTO Bird Camp programme for young birders…what’s not to like?"
– Andrew Mason, BTO book reviews