These are the best bird photos of 2017 ...

WILL NICHOLLS, PETAPIXEL:

The Bird Photographer of the Year 2017 winners were recently announced, and they are a sight for sore eyes.

The competition receives thousands of entries from around the world and celebrates all things feathered. Now in its third year, the competition has become a very prestigious award amongst wildlife photographers and has been steaming ahead in popularity.

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