British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

 

British Wildlife Photography Awards

British Wildlife Photography Awards

Opening: November 11, 2018
Deadline: April 6, 2019
Entry fee: 1 image – £10, up to 5 images – £20, up to 20 images – £30, up to 40 images – £40, young photographer: up to 6 images – free
Prizes: £300, £500, £1,000, £5,000, valuable prizes

The British Wildlife Photography Awards were established in 2009. The key aims of the Awards are to:

  • Recognise the talents of photographers practicing in the UK, while at the same time highlight the great wealth and diversity of Britain’s natural history.
  • Celebrate British wildlife, in all its beauty and diversity, through a collection of inspirational photographs.
  • Showcase the very best of our nature photography to a wide audience and engage all ages with evocative and powerful imagery.
  • Encourage discovery, exploration, conservation and enjoyment of our natural heritage.
  • Raise awareness about British biodiversity, species and habitats.

Winners and commended entrants have their work showcased in a national touring exhibition and in a stunning book.

Categories

  • Animal Portraits
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Botanical Britain
  • British Nature in Black and White
  • Urban Wildlife
  • Habitat
  • Wild Woods
  • Close to Nature
  • Coast and Marine
  • Hidden Britain
  • British Seasons
  • Documentary Series
  • WildPix — Under 12 Years / WildPix
  • WildPix — 12–18 Years / WildPix
  • Wildlife in HD Video

Website: https://www.bwpawards.org/

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 Winners

Winner

Contrails at Dawn, Coate Water Country Park, Swindon, © Paul Colley, Overall Winner, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Contrails at Dawn, Coate Water Country Park, Swindon
© Paul Colley
Overall Winner

Ghostly contrails reveal the flight paths and wing beats of Daubenton’s bats. An infrared camera and lighting system that were 14 months in development overcame the challenge of photographing the high- speed flight of these small mammals in the dark. The in-camera double exposure caught the foreground bat milliseconds before insect intercept. As these bats are a protected species they were photographed in the wild following advice from the Bat Conservation Trust and Natural England.

 

Category Winners

Life and death at the edge of the world. Shetland, Scotland, © Sunil Gopalan, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Life and death at the edge of the world. Shetland, Scotland
© Sunil Gopalan

 

Bean. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, © Tesni Ward, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Bean. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire
© Tesni Ward

 

Kelp Bed at Dawn. Kingsgate Bay, Kent, © Robert Canis, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Kelp Bed at Dawn. Kingsgate Bay, Kent
© Robert Canis

 

Goose barnacles. Sanna Bay, Highland, © David Bennett, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Goose barnacles. Sanna Bay, Highland
© David Bennett

 

Storm Gull. Newhaven, East Sussex, © Craig Denford, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Storm Gull. Newhaven, East Sussex
© Craig Denford

 

Spectacular isolation. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, © Andrew Parkinson, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Spectacular isolation. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland
© Andrew Parkinson

 

Waiting for her prey. Dunchideock, Devon, UK, © Andrew McCarthy, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Waiting for her prey. Dunchideock, Devon, UK
© Andrew McCarthy

 

Magpie in the Snow. Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow, © Christopher Swan, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Magpie in the Snow. Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow
© Christopher Swan

 

Seasonal Overlap. Aviemore, Highland, Scotland, © James Roddie, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Seasonal Overlap. Aviemore, Highland, Scotland
© James Roddie

 

The eye of the spawn. Walmer Castle, Kent, © Ivan Carter, British Wildlife Photography Awards
The eye of the spawn. Walmer Castle, Kent
© Ivan Carter

 

Who says bugs aren't cute? Borrowdale, Cumbria, © Lucy Farrell, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Who says bugs aren’t cute? Borrowdale, Cumbria
© Lucy Farrell

 

British Seasons Winner

Spring Red squirrel on old caledonian pine tree. Rothiemurchus Forest, Cairngorms, Scotland, © Neil McIntyre, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Spring Red squirrel on old caledonian pine tree. Rothiemurchus Forest, Cairngorms, Scotland
© Neil McIntyre

 

Summer red squirrel in purple heather. Rothiemurchus Forest, Cairngorms Nationa Park, © Neil McIntyre, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Summer red squirrel in purple heather. Rothiemurchus Forest, Cairngorms Nationa Park
© Neil McIntyre

 

Autumn Red squirrel silhouette. Kinrara, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, © Neil McIntyre, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Autumn Red squirrel silhouette. Kinrara, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland
© Neil McIntyre

 

Winter Red Squirrel. Rothiemurchus Forest, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, © Neil McIntyre, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Winter Red Squirrel. Rothiemurchus Forest, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland
© Neil McIntyre

 

Documentary Series Winner

A wild grey seal in stormy waters. Cornwall, United Kingdom, © Ben Watkins, British Wildlife Photography Awards
A wild grey seal in stormy waters. Cornwall, United Kingdom
© Ben Watkins

 

Monitoring seal haul-out sites using technology. Cornwall, United Kingdom, © Ben Watkins, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Monitoring seal haul-out sites using technology. Cornwall, United Kingdom
© Ben Watkins

 

Public coastal survey to monitor marine life. St. Ives Bay, Cornwall, United Kingdom, © Ben Watkins, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Public coastal survey to monitor marine life. St. Ives Bay, Cornwall, United Kingdom
© Ben Watkins

 

A rescued grey seal pup being transferred for rehabilitation. Cornwall, United Kingdom, © Ben Watkins, British Wildlife Photography Awards
A rescued grey seal pup being transferred for rehabilitation. Cornwall, United Kingdom
© Ben Watkins

 

Post Mortem Examination. Cornwall, United Kingdom, © Ben Watkins, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Post Mortem Examination. Cornwall, United Kingdom
© Ben Watkins

 

Rehabilitated grey seals being released back into the wild. Cornwall, United Kingdom, © Ben Watkins, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Rehabilitated grey seals being released back into the wild. Cornwall, United Kingdom
© Ben Watkins

 

Selection of Highly-Commended Entries

Golden eagle feeding on roe deer carcass. Isle of Skye, © Mark Hamblin, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Golden eagle feeding on roe deer carcass. Isle of Skye
© Mark Hamblin

 

Gannet with fish. Bempton Cliffs, Northumberland, England, © Andy Rouse, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Gannet with fish. Bempton Cliffs, Northumberland, England
© Andy Rouse

 

On A Mission. Norfolk Coast, © Luke Wilkinson, British Wildlife Photography Awards
On A Mission. Norfolk Coast
© Luke Wilkinson

 

Mountain hare in full sprint. Peak District, UK, © Ben Hall, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Mountain hare in full sprint. Peak District, UK
© Ben Hall

 

A Chocolate Fountain Moment. Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, © Philip Male, British Wildlife Photography Awards
A Chocolate Fountain Moment. Donna Nook, Lincolnshire
© Philip Male

 

Inquisitive Red Squirrel. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, © Neil McIntyre, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Inquisitive Red Squirrel. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland
© Neil McIntyre

 

Shy puffin. Skomer island, Wales, UK, © Csaba Tokolyi, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Shy puffin. Skomer island, Wales, UK
© Csaba Tokolyi

 

Shadow on the Peaks. The Dark Peak, Peak District, Derbyshire, © Nick Hurst, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Shadow on the Peaks. The Dark Peak, Peak District, Derbyshire
© Nick Hurst

 

Eye Contact. Galloway Forest , South Ayrshire , Scotland, © Chas Moonie, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Eye Contact. Galloway Forest , South Ayrshire , Scotland
© Chas Moonie

 

English Chalkstream. Hampshire, © Charlotte Sams, British Wildlife Photography Awards
English Chalkstream. Hampshire
© Charlotte Sams

 

Windblown pine pollen. Kildary, Invergordon, Scotland, © Toby Houlton, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Windblown pine pollen. Kildary, Invergordon, Scotland
© Toby Houlton

 

The Boiler Room. Snowdonia National Park, Wales, © Kevin Morgans, British Wildlife Photography Awards
The Boiler Room. Snowdonia National Park, Wales
© Kevin Morgans

 

Ta da! Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK, © Kirsty Andrews, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Ta da! Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK
© Kirsty Andrews

 

Tompot in the Light. Swanage, Dorset, © Henley Spiers, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Tompot in the Light. Swanage, Dorset
© Henley Spiers

 

Tiny Wonder. Loch Carron, Highlands, Scotland, © Alex Mustard, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Tiny Wonder. Loch Carron, Highlands, Scotland
© Alex Mustard

 

Purple sunstar and kelp. Loch Carron, Wester Ross, Scotland, © Trevor Rees, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Purple sunstar and kelp. Loch Carron, Wester Ross, Scotland
© Trevor Rees

 

Dogfish on a bed of brittle stars. Lochcarron, Scotland, © Robert Bailey, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Dogfish on a bed of brittle stars. Lochcarron, Scotland
© Robert Bailey

 

Four Common wasp drinking. My garden, © Roy Rimmer, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Four Common wasp drinking. My garden
© Roy Rimmer

 

Damselfly Covered in Dew. Timble Ings, Yorkshire, © Oliver Wright, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Damselfly Covered in Dew. Timble Ings, Yorkshire
© Oliver Wright

 

Station Mouse. London Underground Station, © Sam Rowley, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Station Mouse. London Underground Station
© Sam Rowley

 

Kingfisher About Town. Hemel Hemstead, © Daniel Trim, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Kingfisher About Town. Hemel Hemstead
© Daniel Trim

 

Spotlight. Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, © Chris Dale, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Spotlight. Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire
© Chris Dale

 

Beech in Winter. Hackpen Hill, Wiltshire, © Max More, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Beech in Winter. Hackpen Hill, Wiltshire
© Max More

 

On The Water Front. Bristol, © Theo Russell, British Wildlife Photography Awards
On The Water Front. Bristol
© Theo Russell

 

Golden Bokeh. East London, © Gideon Knight, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Golden Bokeh. East London
© Gideon Knight

 

Stopping for a Rest. Buckinghamshire, © Tess Easterbrook, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Stopping for a Rest. Buckinghamshire
© Tess Easterbrook

 

Mayfly resting on grass. Oxfordshire, © Alicia Lakin, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Mayfly resting on grass. Oxfordshire
© Alicia Lakin

 

Young Photographers Special Mention

The long wait. Wilsford, Wiltshire, © Jake Kneale, British Wildlife Photography Awards
The long wait. Wilsford, Wiltshire
© Jake Kneale

 

Mothers Love. River Stour, Dorset, © Josh Clark, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Mothers Love. River Stour, Dorset
© Josh Clark

 

Corkwing Wrasse. Pendennis Point, Falmouth, Cornwall, © Ellie Stones, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Corkwing Wrasse. Pendennis Point, Falmouth, Cornwall
© Ellie Stones

 

Brownsea Red. Brownsea Island, Dorset, © Joel Osborn, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Brownsea Red. Brownsea Island, Dorset
© Joel Osborn

 

Top of the Rock. Shetland, © Casey Hunter Thomason, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Top of the Rock. Shetland
© Casey Hunter Thomason

 

Focused for Flight. Farne Islands, Northumberland, © Sophia Dennett, British Wildlife Photography Awards
Focused for Flight. Farne Islands, Northumberland
© Sophia Dennett

 

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