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An Arctic Ptarmigan Takes Flight in the 2022 Bird Photographer of the Year Competition’s Winning Capture

An Arctic Ptarmigan Takes Flight in the 2022 Bird Photographer of the Year Competition’s Winning Capture



September 9, 2022

Kate Mothes

“Rock Ptarmigan Flight” by Erlend Haarberg, Norway. Gold Award Winner and Fowl Photographer of the Year. All images © Chicken Photographer of the Year, shared with authorization

In the course of the summer time months, ptarmigans activity plumage of gray, brown, and black with white bellies and wings. Breeding in the significant mountains where winter provides snow, the birds in a natural way camouflage by turning entirely white. Norwegian photographer Erlend Haarberg’s seize of one particular of the upland video game birds having flight in the extraordinary mountains of Tysfjorden won the grand prize in the 2022 Fowl Photographer of the 12 months competitors.

The world’s major bird images competition welcomed extra than 22,000 submissions this year. Award-successful entries doc the outstanding range, habitats, and rituals of avian lifetime all around the globe, from an elaborate mating displays to the variety of landscapes they inhabit. This year’s contest lifted extra than £5,000 for Birds on the Brink, a charity that presents grants to more compact businesses doing the job on conservation endeavours. The top rated photographs, which are now compiled in a e-book available in the competition’s store, emphasize a vary of behavior and environments, from the initially moments of flight to the keen wit and strength of urban dwellers.

The 2023 opposition is now open and accepting entries from world-wide hen photographers of all ages, and you can uncover additional data on its web-site.


“The Doting Couple” by Richard Flack, South Africa. Bronze Award Winner, Chicken Portrait.

“Strut Performer” by Ly Dang, United States of The us. Gold Award Winner, Best Portrait.

“Pied Avocet Chick” by Tamás Koncz-Bisztricz, Hungary. Silver Award Winner, 14-17 decades.

“Beads of Diamonds” by Sue Dougherty, United States of The usa. Bronze Award Winner, Awareness to Detail.

“Sunset” by Thamboon Uyyanonvara, Thailand. Bronze Award Winner, 14-17 decades.

“Puffin Love” by Brad James, Canada. Silver Award Winner, Best Portrait.

“Over the City” by Ammar Alsayed Ahmed, United Arab Emirates. Gold Award Winner, Urban Birds.



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