Bird Photographer of the Year, or BPOTY for short, is an annual bird photography competition where photographers from all over the world submit their best avian images. This year, the organizers received over 22,000 submissions, and have just announced the winning photographs.

This year, the title of Bird Photographer of the Year 2021, as well as the Gold Award in the Birds in the Environment category, went to photographer Alejandro Prieto for his photograph titled “Blocked”. According to the organizers, the photo, showing a roadrunner standing in front of the border separating the U.S. and Mexico, tells “an important story of habitat fragmentation, and how structures such as the border wall can prevent wildlife from migrating and moving into other areas.”

Check out the winning photo as well as the winners of other categories in the gallery below!

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‘Blocked’ by Alejandro Prieto. Overall Winner and Bird Photographer of the Year 2021

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‘Morning Lek’ by Levi Fitze. Young Bird Photographer of the Year 2021

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‘Disappearing’ by Rafael Armada. Attention to Detail, Gold

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‘Floral Bathtub’ by Mousam Ray. Bird Behaviour, Gold

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‘Underwater Portrait’ by Felipe Foncueva. Best Portrait, Gold

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‘Thirsty’ by Tzahi Finkelstein. Birds in Flight, Gold

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‘Dipper on Shopping Trolley’ by Terry Whittaker. Urban Birds, Gold

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‘Chinstrap Penguin’ by Renato Granieri. Black and White, Gold

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‘In the Woodland’ by Andrés L. Domínguez Blanco. 9-13 years, Gold

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‘Sprats and Bread’ by Ruediger Schulz. Creative Imagery, Gold

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