A Celebration Of British Wildlife: Spectacular Winners Of The Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 Contest

To mark its tenth anniversary and help raise awareness about our coast; its incredible biodiversity and the threats it is facing BWPA have expanded the Coast and Marine category to include British and Irish Coastlines within four separate categories; Wales, Scotland, England, and Northern Ireland & the Coast of Ireland.

The British Wildlife Photography Awards proudly announce the winners for 2019. The awards celebrate both the work of amateur and professional photographers and the beauty and diversity of British wildlife. Winning images are chosen from thousands of entries in fifteen separate categories including a category for film and two junior categories to encourage young people to connect with nature through photography.

Overall winner and urban wildlife category winner. Behind Bars (grey heron) by Daniel Trim from Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Grey herons thrive around London’s wilder waterways, but they also do well in more urban settings such as the smaller parks and canals, despite the litter and large numbers of people walking by. This individual was hunting in the cover of a bridge – presumably the fish were taking shelter among the fallen leaves and plastic bottles. The morning light shining through a grill gives the impression that the bird is trapped as it gazes out through the mesh. (Photo by Daniel Trim/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association)

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Coast & marine overall winner. Seal in Seaweed Garden, Isle of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Argyll and Bute by Alex Mustard from Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. (Photo by Alex Mustard/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association)

Animal behaviour category winner. Common Swift Skimming The Water by Robin Chittenden from Norwich, Norfolk. (Photo by Robin Chittenden/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association)

Animal portraits category winner. Peering Through the Darkness (small-spotted catshark) by Mark Kirkland from Thornliebank, Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Kirkland/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association)

Botanical category winner. Amongst Emerald Depths (bluebell; mare’s tail) by Jack Mortimer from Great Milton, Oxford. (Photo by Jack Mortimer/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association)

Black and white category winner. Marbled White In Grass by Nicholas Court from Derby, Derbyshire. (Photo by Nicholas Court/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association)

Coast and marine England category. Stalked Jellyfish and Rissoa Snail, taken in Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset by Paul Pettitt from Royston, Hertfordshire. (Photo by Paul Pettitt/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association)

Coast and marine Northern Ireland and coast of Ireland category. Mauve Stinger in Malin Beg, Donegal, County Donegal, Ireland by Trevor Rees from Worcester, Worcestershire. (Photo by Trevor Rees/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association)

Coast and marine Wales category winner. Plaice Face in Criccieth Beach, Gwynedd, by Mark Thomas from Northwich, Cheshire. (Photo by Mark Thomas/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association)

Habitat category winner. Brighter Skies on the Horizon (rock dove or feral pigeon) by Rich Bunce from Ilkley, West Yorkshire. (Photo by Rich Bunce/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association)

Hidden Britain category winner. Garden Spider by Alan Smith from Reading, Berkshire. (Photo by Alan Smith/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association)

Wild woods category winner. Welcome to Narnia (European larch) by Dave Fieldhouse from Lichfield, Staffordshire. (Photo by Dave Fieldhouse/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association)

12-18 years category winner. Spiny Starfish, Falmouth, Cornwall by Jacob Guy (age 18) from Torquay, Devon. (Photo by Jacob Guy/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association)

British seasons category winner. Seasonal Blue Tit (Blue Tit) series by Paul Sawer from Orford, Suffolk. (Photo by Paul Sawer/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association)

British seasons category winner. Seasonal Blue Tit (Blue Tit) series by Paul Sawer from Orford, Suffolk. (Photo by Paul Sawer/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association)

British seasons category winner. Seasonal Blue Tit (Blue Tit) series by Paul Sawer from Orford, Suffolk. (Photo by Paul Sawer/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association)

British seasons category winner. Seasonal Blue Tit (Blue Tit) series by Paul Sawer from Orford, Suffolk. (Photo by Paul Sawer/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire Press Association)

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