British Wildlife Photography Awards 2012

Gannet Jacuzzi by Dr Matt Doggett, taken in Scotland (Overall Winner)

From Wildlife Extra:

British Wildlife Photography Awards winners 2012

BWPA 2012 winners

With twelve separate categories covering everything from marine life and animal behaviour to creepy crawlies and urban wildlife; the awards beautifully reveal the unseen splendour and surprising diversity of Britain’s wildlife. There are also two special junior categories to encourage young people to connect with nature through photography.

The winning image was captured on a remote location off the North coast of Scotland. Dr Matt Doggett who took the winning image said “It was an incredible experience being in the water surrounded by these high speed divers”. Judge Greg Armfield from WWF described the photograph “A striking image that manages to capture in parallel the raw power and grace of the diving gannets. A beautiful and evocative shot.”

Maggie Gowan, Competition Director says. “This has been the highest level of entries so far since the competition launched in 2009. Especially satisfying has been the increase in young entries with the partnership between RSPB Wildlife Explorers and BWPA, which bodes well for the future of wildlife conservation and photography”.

Stephen Moss, the chair of the judging panel comments “British wildlife photography is now better than ever, with some fabulous images captured by some of our greatest photographers gracing this award and exhibition”.

The winners are:

British Wildlife Photographer – Dr Matt Doggett, for his image entitled: “Gannet Jacuzzi”.

Young People’s Award WildPix / BWPA

Under 12. William Briggs, for his image of a chaffinch
12-18. Ashley Butterworth, for his image of arctic terns

The Adult Category winners are:

Animal portraits. Neil McIntyre, “red deer stag in pine forest”
Urban wildlife. Phil Jones, “starlings watching starlings”
Habitat. Alexander Mustard, “grey seal in underwater cave”
Hidden Britain. Dale Sutton, “leap for freedom”
Coast and marine. Dr Matt Doggett, “gannet jacuzzi”
Animal behaviour. Amanda Hayes, “herring gull and puffin
Wild woods. Jeremy Walker, “New Forest in autumn”
Living landscapes. Stephen William Powles, “culm divided”
Wildlife in my backyard. David Handley, “wasp house cleaning”
Documentary series portfolio. Mark Hamblin. Feature on Blen Tanar estate.
British seasons portfolio. Jules Cox, “snow hare“.
Wildlife in hd video. Raymond Besant “fulmars“.

The Exhibition: 90 images including winning and commended entries launches at the prestigious Mall Galleries, London, on Monday 17th September and is open until Sat 22nd September. For full details of opening hours visit: A year-long nationwide tour of the exhibition will follow throughout the UK.

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