The 2014 competition will be opening on the 1st of February, 2014. Watch this website and our Facebook page for more updates.
“These stunning images by so many talented photographers highlight the diversity, breadth and beauty of our precious wildlife and the need to protect their habitats. 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 and these awards afford a spectacular insight into the habitat and behaviour of our British wildlife. From blue tits to badgers, never has Britain's wildlife looked more beautiful." Chris Packham, Naturalist and TV Presenter.
British Wildlife Photographer, overall winner George Karbus, for his image of a dolphin surfing entitled "In the Living Room”.
George Karbus the winner shares his magical moment with a surfing dolphin. “The photograph was taken in the most intimidating and surf-heavy spot on the Coast of Northern Ireland. I encountered this playful dolphin that suddenly started to surf the deep tube inside the waves. Each time the dolphin got into the wave, I dived underneath, held my breath and waited for the moment when he would swish through a silver barrel close enough to my lens. Water visibility is always very limited in Ireland, and I was very lucky to get a shot like this”.
Dr Mark Boyd, Youth Manager at the RSPB said “Children and young people astounded us with the quality and range of their entries. We had everything from approachable garden insects to wary mountain birds; from detailed close-ups to evocative wildlife landscapes; from pictures that made us think to pictures that made us gasp! It's a real delight to be involved in this competition and to see how much pleasure youngsters obviously gain from going outside and getting close to nature".
Kate Foreshew, from WWF UK comments "If joining the judging panel for this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards has taught me one thing, it’s that this country is blessed with amazing photographic talent of all ages, both amateur and professional. And it’s bursting with simply breathtaking wildlife. The entries get better every year and the genuine passion from the younger photographers is tangible. They’re going to great lengths to capture our wildlife in new and surprising ways. I think the BWPA is crucial for conservation as it opens our eyes to the amazing biodiversity that’s right under our noses."
BWPA are delighted to offer an exclusive special 'end of year sale' for a selection of the winning and commended images in 2012. Find out more details and view over 50 fabulous images.
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