Dolphin wins the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2013

The winner of the 2013 British Wildlife Photography Awards has been announced. George Karbus from Ireland has won this year’s award with his underwater photo of a Bottlenose Dolphin surfing a wave at Ballintoy, near The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

George, a professional free diver originally from Czech Republic, described the experience of watching a surfing dolphin as “one of the most incredible sights you can see in the ocean” adding “Water visibility is always very limited in Ireland, and I was very lucky to get a shot like this.” George’s winning image is included in a book that accompanies the awards: British Wildlife Photography Awards Collection 4 (AA Publishing £25) and will also be exhibited as part of a free exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London from today, before the exhibition tours the country.

On Wednesday 4th Sept, Chris Packham will present George and the 10 category winners with their individual awards at the annual awards ceremony, including Neil Aldridge who won the Documentary category for his photo story about inoculating Badgers against bTB as an alternative to the cull. Chris Packham who supports the awards has said:

“The British Wildlife Photography Awards are without doubt one of the most important photography awards in the UK. Anything that raises the public’s awareness of the importance to conserve and protect British wildlife is very close to my heart…Britain’s wildlife never looked more beautiful.” Chris Packham Naturalist and TV Presenter

 For more information please visit the awards website or download the press release attached.