With over 2,000 entries, The Society of the International Nature and Wildlife Photographers have recently declared the winners of the SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year 2019 competition. The inaugural competition has been a staggering success and has raised an incredible £2,850.84 in support of The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)!
These vital funds help protect wildlife and the wider countryside that we love through the diverse work that RSPB do. This competition also helps showcase some of the very best wildlife photography from across the world, from fancy flamingos in compromised positions to an eerie heron – and everything in-between!
However, it was Thomas Vijayan from Ontario, Canada with his image titled “My Family” that scooped the top spot of prizes worth over £1,145! Native to Antarctica, this beautiful family portrait was captured on a Nikon D5 and a 70-200mm lens at f/3.2, ISO 100 and 1/3200sec.
Thomas says, “Thank you so much for this wonderful news. It came to me like a surprise, thank you so much!”
2nd place was awarded to Michael John Erwin from Staffordshire, English and 3rd place to Feargal Quinn from County Meath, Ireland, both winning a great range of prizes for their efforts.
On the calibre of entries this year, the judges said, “As might be expected we had a hard time in deciding the winner and deciding the positioning of the top five images. The photographers’ experience and photographic skills are improving year on year so determining the top 20 images was not a difficult task; but deciding the top 10 and then the top five did prove very difficult indeed.
“Having said that a decision had to be made and our congratulations go out to our worthy winners as well as our admiration for all these commended images on display.”
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