Bird Photograph of the Year 2016

Published on 09 August 2016 in Main articles

The overall winner of the 40th British Birds Bird Photograph of the Year competition was in fact the first choice of all six judges. Anthony Loaring’s shot of a Common Kestrel attempting to snatch a vole from a Barn Owl is an exceptional photograph, packed with action, truly a story within a single image. Anthony’s image is a fitting winner of the 40th BPY award, which is sponsored by Christopher Helm, Collins, The Eric Hosking Charitable Trust and Simon King.

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Bird Photograph of the Year 2016 Barn Owl Tyto alba and Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus, Guernsey, Channel Islands, September 2015. (Canon EOS 7D Mk 2, Canon 500 mm f4 Mk 2; 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 1600.) Anthony Loaring

Bird Photograph of the Year 2016 Barn Owl Tyto alba and Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus, Guernsey, Channel Islands, September 2015. (Canon EOS 7D Mk 2, Canon 500 mm f4 Mk 2; 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 1600.) Anthony Loaring