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The shortlisted entries of Bird Photographer of the Year 2018 contest (15 photos)







   





The shortlist for the coveted Bird Photographer of the Year awards has been announced by Nature Photographers and the British Trust for Ornithology. Here are the shortlisted entries of the contest.

Giant cowbird taking ticks from a capybara, Pantanal, Brazil. (Photo by Petr Bambousek/BPOTY/Cover Images/The Guardian)





Water rail, Salamanca, Spain. (Photo by Mario Cea/BPOTY/Cover Images/The Guardian)

Kingfisher diving, Spain. (Photo by Mario Cea Sanchez/BPOTY/Cover Images/The Guardian)





Alexandrine parakeet standing on swallows nest. (Photo by Georgina Steytler/BPOTY/Cover Images/The Guardian)