Winner of British Wildlife Photography Awards Announced

The British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 3 showcases the very best entries from the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2012. This stunning coffee table book is a celebration of British wildlife as captured on camera by today’s best amateur and professional photographers. With ten separate categories covering everything from marine life and animal behaviour to creepy crawlies and urban wildlife; the book beautifully reveals the unseen splendour and surprising diversity of Britain’s wildlife. There are also two special junior categories to encourage young people to connect to nature through photography. Unlike other wildlife competitions the Awards are uniquely British, with all of the images in the book taken of British animals in their natural habitats.

The Winner is Announced

Gannet Jacuzzi
Dr Matt Doggett – Scotland

The competition’s winning photograph of Atlantic gannets diving for fish was taken by marine biologist Dr Matt Doggett. The incredibly striking image shows almost every stage of the action, with gannets entering the water and eyeing up the fish, capturing and eating them and then leaving. Despite the apparent chaos of the scene, the gannets are all entirely aware of where the other birds are.

Now in their fourth year, the British Wildlife Photography Awards were established by Maggie Gowan to recognise the talents of wildlife photographers working in Britain, while at the same time highlighting the great wealth and diversity of Britain’s natural history. The driving motivation to set up the Awards evolved through the nation’s growing awareness of the environment and the need for its protection. Alongside the book, the winning images will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London from September 17th, before departing on a nationwide tour.