British Wildlife Photography Awards 2012 – Winners

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2012 – Winners [Gallery]

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Overall winner and coast and marine category awards: Gannet Jacuzzi. Photo: Dr Matt Doggett

The British Wildlife Photography Awards were established to recognise the talents of wildlife photographers of all nationalities practising in Britain, whilst 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 local environment and the need for its protection.

Now in its fourth year, this highly acclaimed and unique wildlife photography competition has captivated the nation, with outstanding and beautiful imagery. It is a celebration of British wildlife as well as a showcase for the country’s leading nature photographers both amateur and professional.

With twelve separate categories, the subject matter covers everything from marine life and animal behaviour to creepy crawlies and urban wildlife; the results have beautifully revealed the unseen splendour and surprising diversity of Britain’s wildlife. Unlike other wildlife competitions the Awards are uniquely British.

With a prize fund of up to £20,000 and the overall winner receiving a cash prize of £5,000, the images receiving judges’ commendations will form part of a series of nationwide exhibitions.