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  • Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 23526)

    Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo.   Photographer: Keith Lightbody

  • Tawny Grassbird (Image ID 21784)

    Tawny Grassbird.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Southern Boobook (Image ID 25534)

    Southern Boobook.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Victoria's Riflebird (Image ID 31797)

    Victoria's Riflebird.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Whimbrel (Image ID 34630)

    Whimbrel.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

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The next BirdLife Photography Biennial Conference will be held on the Gold Coast, QLD, in the Mantra at Sharks Events Centre and Hotel on 21st & 22nd May  2022.

Visit the dedicated BirdLIfe Photography Conference website for details, and to register.
 The 2022 BirdLife Photography Biennial Conference is generously sponsored by:  Destination Gold Coast logo
BirdLife Australia Photography Awards

 Entries for the BirdLife Australia Photography Awards opened on 28th May

 Entries close at 11:59 PM (AEST) on 2nd August.

This Search facility will search all website content, uploaded documents, and images.  Some content on this site is restricted to BLP members; visitors may not be able to access all the items found.  The search options button on the All Photos page (on the Photo Gallery drop-down menu), and on individual gallery pages, provides more options for searching images only.

Latest Images

Sacred Kingfisher (Image ID 47245)
Sacred Kingfisher
Gary King
Viewed: 12
Jacky Winter (Image ID 47243)
Jacky Winter
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 10
Jacky Winter (Image ID 47242)
Jacky Winter
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 12
Blue-billed Duck (Image ID 47241)
Blue-billed Duck
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 8
Blue-billed Duck (Image ID 47240)
Blue-billed Duck
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 6
Sooty Oystercatcher (Image ID 47239)
Sooty Oystercatcher
Craig Lakey
Viewed: 12
White-winged Fairy-wren (Image ID 47229)
White-winged Fairy-wren
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 18
Little Egret (Image ID 47228)
Little Egret
Jim Schultz
Viewed: 10
Nankeen Night-Heron (Image ID 47227)
Nankeen Night-Heron
Graham Gall
Viewed: 18
Nankeen Night-Heron (Image ID 47226)
Nankeen Night-Heron
Graham Gall
Viewed: 20
Brown Falcon (Image ID 47221)
Brown Falcon
Douglas Wilson
Viewed: 6

The theme for our third competition for 2021 is Birds in their Habitat (excluding waterbirds).  The challenge here is to photograph the bird in its habitat.  The bird needs to be clearly identifiable, as does the habitat in which it lives.  Comments need to address both the bird and the habitat.  For example, what is the habitat, why is it important, and is it a typical or unusual location for the species . No birds on sticks with clear backgrounds required here.  Examples are fruit-doves in rainforest trees, finches feeding on grass seeds, chats in heath, kingfishers by streams, honeyeaters on flowering shrubs or trees, emus in woodland, Glossy Black Cockatoos in casuarina trees, etc.  Waterbirds which are excluded are those listed in the Australian Bird Guide in the categories of Marine and Coastal Birds, and Freshwater Birds.

This competition is open to members for submission of entries until 6pm EST on Monday 9th August 2021.  Images must have been taken during the last three years (that is, on or after 21st June 2018).  Up to four of your best images may be submitted.  Images submitted to previous competitions, or to the New Images gallery, may be submitted to this competition; if you choose to do this, you must resubmit the image to the competition gallery; images cannot be moved from another existing gallery.  See the Photo Gallery - Competitions section for full details and rules of our competitions, and quick access to the current competition galleries.  As usual, there are three competition levels: Entry, Intermediate and Advanced.  Please refer to the  Photo Gallery - Competitions - Competition Levels - Guidelines page for more details.  All three levels will be open to member voting at the close of submissions, and a Mystery Reviewer will judge all levels. 

Recent Picks

Nankeen Night-Heron (Image ID 47226)
Nankeen Night-Heron
Graham Gall
Viewed: 20
Southern Whiteface (Image ID 47151)
Southern Whiteface
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 65
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (Image ID 47072)
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
Chris Young
Viewed: 135
Superb Fairy-wren (Image ID 47058)
Superb Fairy-wren
Graham Gall
Viewed: 55
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Image ID 46833)
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Chris Young
Viewed: 224
Willie Wagtail (Image ID 46774)
Willie Wagtail
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 250
Tawny Frogmouth (Image ID 46725)
Tawny Frogmouth
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 182
Striated Heron (Image ID 46693)
Striated Heron
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 287
Black-necked Stork (Image ID 46683)
Black-necked Stork
Angela Farnsworth
Viewed: 182
White-faced Heron (Image ID 46617)
White-faced Heron
Darren Hibberd
Viewed: 382

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