'Dancing pelican' wins first prize in the 2019 photography contest

The image of a "dancing" pelican in the glacier in Greece by British author Caron Steele won the top prize in the 2019 Bird Photographer contest.

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'Dancing pelican' wins first prize in the 2019 photography contest
"Dancing on Ice" won the 2019 Bird Photography Contest, by Caron Steele, from Worrouershire, England. She said: "When I went to Greece to take photos of pelicans, I discovered that Kerkini Lake, the pelican's favorite place of foraging, frozen for the first time in 16 years. There are some holes on the lake surface and swarms of pelicans gathered around there. I was fortunate enough to capture the beautiful moment when the pelican was dancing on the glacier. "
'Dancing pelican' wins first prize in the 2019 photography contest
The photograph of a European hoopoe bird (belonging to the Head of the Ax family) catching prey is captured by the German photographer, Thomas Hinsche, in the state of Saxony-Anhalt (Germany), who won the gold prize in the Best Investment Category.
'Dancing pelican' wins first prize in the 2019 photography contest
Another work by photographer Thomas Hinsche, he captured the cormorant bird catching dwarf catfish in Hungarian national park. The photo won the bronze prize in the best investment category.
'Dancing pelican' wins first prize in the 2019 photography contest
Thomas Hinsche took this photo on Helgoland Island, Germany. He said: "Normally, you can't approach birds to take good pictures. However, on Helgoland Island, the birds are quite friendly with humans and allow them to get close to them. This photo was taken when the wind blowing through made the seagull's feather bristling that create a special effect. "
'Dancing pelican' wins first prize in the 2019 photography contest
Swedish photographer Ivan Sjogren won the gold award in Bird Behavior. His work captures hummingbirds bathing in the cool water of Costa Rica early in the morning.
'Dancing pelican' wins first prize in the 2019 photography contest
Hungarian photographer Bence Mate has received a silver award in the Behavior of birds category. Mate said that in order to capture this wonderful image of storks in the snow, he had to plan for 10 years.
'Dancing pelican' wins first prize in the 2019 photography contest

'Dancing pelican' wins first prize in the 2019 photography contest
The image above shows the thick-tailed hummingbird in Costa Rica, taken by British photographer Cat Edwardes, who won the Silver Prize for Creative Images. The photo under is of Canadian photographer Chad Larsen, photographing a snowy owl, won gold in the Urban and Garden  Bird category.
'Dancing pelican' wins first prize in the 2019 photography contest
Silver Prize in the Garden and Urban Silver category goes to the work of Canadian photographer Meera Sulaiman. He photographed swans living in Ontario Lake, which is considered to be Canada's most toxic coal mine with a huge amount of industrial waste accumulated in 100 years.
'Dancing pelican' wins first prize in the 2019 photography contest
Indian photographer Yashodhan Bhatia won a bronze prize in the Urban and Garden  Birds category. The image captures the pink starfish group gathering at the Ujni Dam, Maharashtra, India.
'Dancing pelican' wins first prize in the 2019 photography contest
The award for the category Bird in the Environment belongs to the work of photographer Mohammad Khorshed, a Kuwaiti (Middle East). Image simulating a beautiful tidal scene in the coastal area. It is also an ideal habitat for birds like seagulls and egrets.
'Dancing pelican' wins first prize in the 2019 photography contest
The photo, taken in the Brazilian state of Maranhao, brought to Canadian photographer Mark Peck, a silver prize in the Environment category. He said: "Before the storm hit, I went back to my seabird research camp. Here, fishermen often rode along the coast to check the nets and put fish in the carts. I'm lucky captured the stork, waiting patiently for the fisherman to bring the fish back to ask for a piece. "
'Dancing pelican' wins first prize in the 2019 photography contest
British photographer Martin Grace taken the emperor penguin at Antarctica, that brings him the gold award for the Inspirational Meetings category.
'Dancing pelican' wins first prize in the 2019 photography contest
Photographer Tamas Koncz-Bisztricz, from Hungary, took a beautiful picture of a lake in his home town with the birds swimming above and won the Gold Award for Young Photographer of the Year.
'Dancing pelican' wins first prize in the 2019 photography contest
Photographer William Steel takes a shot of a stork feeding near a rhino in Botswana. The work won the bronze category in Portrait. The indifference, inadvertently with the black and white tones of the rhino to the second character in the picture, provides a great visual contrast.

Brief information:

The 4th Bird Photography Awards have been held with 13,500 works from 63 countries. Photographers attending from professional to amateur are encouraged to submit photos in all 8 different categories, as well as 2 additional categories.

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