The winner of the UK Wildlife Photography Competition 2010 is Mark Simms, whose glorious shot of 3 fallow deer in Richmond Park just pipped some very strong competition.
Deer are not difficult to photograph so it has to be pretty special to take the overall winner slot. It is. This is a brilliantly conceived photograph, superbly executed. Atmospheric and moody, it is also well exposed in challenging conditions. But the balance of its composition is outstanding. Is it the most challenging British wildlife shot ever taken? No. But that is nothing to do with the photographer; he has found a beautiful situation and turned it into something magical.