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: