Award Winning Bird Photographs of the Year 2019

11Special commendation Ann Aveyard, England

Aside from the theme of birds gobbling food, there was another focus and that was of pelicans. One of the highly commendable shots of pelicans was taken by Wedding photographer Ann Aveyard, from Hampshire, went into the sea to get her highly commended shot of a pair of them clashing bills in Florida. Her photograph was shot on Estero beach on the west coast of Florida.

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Special commendation Ann Aveyard, England

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12Special commendation, Giovanni Frescura

Another remarkable shot of pelicans was taken by Giovanni Frescura who photographed the remarkable birds on Lake Kerkini in Greece. The photograph was created by a boat of fisherman shipping near the birds.  He said ‘Those are Dalmatian pelican and the red colour is so particular only in mating time.’

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Special commendation, Giovanni Frescura

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13Special commendation Tracey Lund

One more entry by Tracey Lund received equal commendation who had taken photograph at the same lake. She said she wanted to capture how pelicans grouped together when they fight over fish. ‘The way they use their enormous beaks is extraordinary. I love these pelicans; each one has their own personality and unique hairstyle.’

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Special commendation Tracey Lund

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14Special commendation, Giovanni Frescura

Giovanni Frescura also entered another spectacular entry of a snowy owl swooping into the landscape.  He revealed it was taken when it was very cold and the owl was flying right in front of him. Thus he felt it would be an interesting shot.

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Special commendation, Giovanni Frescura

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