|Richard Shucksmith - 'Jellyfish in the Blue Sea of Sula Sgeir' BWPA
Richard Shucksmith's photo of a jellyfish has won this year's British Wildlife Photography Awards. The photo, which was taken at Sula Sgeir - a small uninhabited Scottish island, 41 miles north of Lewis, was described by Greg Armfield, Photography and Film Manager from WWF, as a 'truly beautiful shot'.
The younger photographers were not forgotten about either with Oliver Wilks with a 'fox yawning' and Walter Lovell with the shot 'frog with spawn' walking away with the Young British Wildlife Photographer awards.
The full category winners were:
COAST AND MARINE
Richard Shucksmith - 'Jellyfish in the Blue Sea of Sula Sgeir'
Mark Smith - 'Mystical Mist, Fallow Deer'
Ian Paul Haskell - 'Hare in Morning Light with Hoar Frost'
Andrew Parkinson - 'Grey Heron Walking on Water'
David Biggs - 'Champagne Starling'
WILDLIFE IN MY BACKYARD
Rana Dias - 'Busy Wasp on Blackberries'
Leslie Holburn - 'Scorpion Fly on a Leaf'
Connectivity, Graham Eaton - 'Llyn Idwal – War and Peace'
Ross Hoddinott - 'Summer Insects'
Neil Aldridge - 'Its Only a Game'
WILDLIFE ON VIDEO
Mark Sisson - 'Great Crested Grebe Family'
The winning video can be viewed here: British Wildlife Photography Awards - Wildlife On Video
Competition judge Paul Wilkinson, Head of Living Landscape for The Wildlife Trusts, said "We are delighted to see how many people from around the UK were inspired by the competition to explore nature in their local area. This year’s entries reflected a real passion, and affection, for local wildlife. This competition is a special opportunity to give the natural world that surrounds us the recognition, and reverence, it deserves."
For more information, visit British Wildlife Photography Awards