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.
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.