Spectacular Winning Photos Of The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2018


Urban wildlife winner: Magpie in the Snow (Magpie), Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow. (Photo by Christopher Swan/British Wildlife Photography Awards)


Animal behaviour winner: Life and Death at the Edge of the World (Great Skua and Puffin), Fair Isle, Shetland. (Photo by Sunil Gopalan/British Wildlife Photography Awards)


Overall winner: Contrails at Dawn (Daubenton’s Bats), Coate Water Country Park, Wiltshire. 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 highspeed 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. (Photo by Paul Colley/British Wildlife Photography Awards)


Animal portraits winner: Bean (Badger), Peak District National Park, Derbyshire. (Photo by Tesni Ward/British Wildlife Photography Awards)


Wild woods winner: Seasonal Overlap (European Beech), Aviemore, Highlands, Scotland. (Photo by James Roddie/British Wildlife Photography Awards)


Winner 12-18 years: Eye of the Spawn (Common Tadpoles), Walmer Castle, Kent. (Photo by Ivan Carter, age 17/British Wildlife Photography Awards)


Habitat winner: Spectacular Isolation (Mountain Hare) Cairngorms national park, Highlands, Scotland. An adult hare sits it out as ferocious gale force winds whip up a swirling spindrift high on an exposed plateau in the Cairngorms mountains. (Photo by Andrew Parkinson/British Wildlife Photography Awards)


Hidden Britain winner: Waiting for her Prey (Nursery Web Spider), Dunchideock, Devon. (Photo by Andrew McCarthy/British Wildlife Photography Awards)


Close to nature winner: Goose Barnacles, Sanna Bay, Highland. (Photo by David Bennett/British Wildlife Photography Awards)


Coast and marine winner: Storm Gull (Lesser black-backed gull), New Haven, East Sussex. (Photo by Craig Denford/British Wildlife Photography Awards)


Botanical Britain winner: Kelp Bed at Dawn (Oarweed), Kingsgate Bay, Kent. (Photo by Robert Canis/British Wildlife Photography Awards)


British seasons winner: Seasonal Scottish Red Squirrels (Red Squirrel), Rothiemurchus Forest, Highland. One of four images. (Photo by Neil Mcintyre/British Wildlife Photography Awards)


British seasons winner: Seasonal Scottish Red Squirrels, image 2. (Photo by Neil Mcintyre/British Wildlife Photography Awards)


British seasons winner: Seasonal Scottish Red Squirrels, image 3. (Photo by Neil Mcintyre/British Wildlife Photography Awards)


British seasons winner: Seasonal Scottish Red Squirrels, image 4. (Photo by Neil Mcintyre/British Wildlife Photography Awards)


Winner under 12 years: Who Says Bugs aren’t Cute (Cockchafer), Borrowdale, Cumbria. (Photo by Lucy Farrell, age 9/British Wildlife Photography Awards)

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