Photos Of The Year - British Wildlife Photography Awards

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YAWNING FOX
This picture of a yawing fox won a BWPA award | Oliver Wilks

In September the British Wildlife Photography Awards revealed a stunning showcase of winning photographs that capture British wildlife in all its varied glory.

The overall winner wasn’t a photo of a deer or a badger but a single jellyfish, floating peacefully off the coast of Sula Sgier (meaning Gannet Rock), a small uninhabited Scottish island.

The photographer - Richard Shucksmith - picked up £5,000 for his efforts as well as praise from WWF Photography and Film Manager Greg Armfield for producing “a truly beautiful shot of a jellyfish that perfectly captures its iridescent colours and magical qualities, all the more remarkable that it exists in UK waters.”

Elsewhere category winners included a yawning fox snapped by 16-year-old Oliver Wilks and a close up of a content-looking frog taken by 8-year-old Walter Lovell.

See the winning photographs here:

The Wildlife on Video award went to Mark Sisson for his work titled Great Crested Grebe Family, which can be viewed below:

BWPA Wildlife on Video Winner from BWPAwards on Vimeo.