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High flyers: Bird Photographer of the Year announces finalists

The annual celebration of the world’s best bird photos, Bird Photographer of the Year, has announced its 11 finalists for 2022. 

This year, more than 20,000 images were entered into the competition. The comp has a cash prize of £5,000 ($8,700 AUD) for the overall winner.

SINGLE FILE King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus. Gold Harbour, South Georgia, South Georgia. Ben Cranke, South Africa. Category: Best Portrait. On land, King Penguins tend to be creatures of habit, and when moving from the sea to their nests they usually follow a well-trodden path. I took advantage of this behaviour to capture this image, hiding a camera on the edge of one of these paths and camouflaging it with snow. I used a wireless trigger to take this shot of the birds as they paraded past in orderly single file. Nikon D810 with Nikon 18–35mm f/3.5–4.5 lens. Focal length 23mm; 1/500 second; f/11; ISO 200.

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