August 2013 – vol. 106, issue 8 In 1976,Â British BirdsÂ launched theÂ Bird Photograph of the YearÂ competition. It was unique: it focussed then, as it still does now, purely on birds. And if you ask any wildlife photographer, you'll find that it has become one of the most prestigious and coveted wildlife photography prizes in Europe. Since 1976, the aim has been to recognise the best and/or the most scientifically inte... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.