The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 Winners

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The winners of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 have been announced resulting in a stunning collection of pictures which showcase the diversity of life in the United Kingdom.

From a the winning photograph (see above) which depicts a Lions Mane jellyfish to an award-winning series of photographs which documents the life of a family of weasels there were outstanding entries from photographers both professional and amateur.

Check out the full list of winners below:

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British Seasons Winner: Season autumn Common Weasel, North Yorkshire, England, by Robert E Fuller.
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British Seasons Winner: Season winter Common weasel, North Yorkshire, England, by Robert E Fuller.
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'Hitchhikers' - Lion mane jellyfish, St Kilda, off the Island of Hirta, Scotland, by George Stoyle, won Coast and Marine category as well as winning overall.
Rebecca Bunce/BWPA/SWNS.com
Winner of the 12-18 years old category. Kung Fu Puffin, Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Rebecca Bunce. Age 18.
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Wild Woods Winner, Twisted Green, Derbyshire, England, by Steve Palmer.
Nick Upton/BWPA/SWNS.com
Documentary Series Winner Monitoring and tracking Harvest Mice, by Nick Upton. Emily Howard-Williams releasing a Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) in a field enclosure to study dispersal and monitoring techniques, Moulton, Northampton, UK.
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British Nature in Black and White Winner: Free Bird, London, England, by Chaitanya Deshpande.
Jacqueline Spindley/BWPA/SWNS
Animal Behaviour Winner Back Garden Babies, Garden spider, Nottinghamshire, England, by Jacqueline Spindley.
Jeanette Sakel/BWPA/SWNS.com
Close to Nature Winner: Tadpoles, Bristol, England, by Jeanette Sakel.
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Animal Portraits Winner Contemplation, Mountain hare, Tomatin, Inverness, Scotland, by Jamie Mina.
Seren Waite/BWPA/SWNS.com
Winner of the under age 12 category. œCygnet with Swan London, England, Seren Waite (age 10).
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Urban Wildlife Winner, œThe Supermarket Starling, Cornwall, England, by Geoff Trevarthen.
Stephen Darlington/BWPA/SWNS.com
Hidden Britain Winner Emergence, Goring, Oxfordshire, England, by Stephen Darlington.
Robert E Fuller/BWPA/SWNS.com
British Seasons Winner: Season spring Common weasel, North Yorkshire, England, by Robert E Fuller.
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British Seasons Winner: Season spring Common weasel, North Yorkshire, England, by Robert E Fuller.
Charles Everitt/BWPA/SWNS.com
Habitat Winner: Living Space, gannets on Bass Rock, East Lothian, Scotland, by Charles Everitt. The British Wildlife Photography Awards proudly announce the winners for 2016. The awards celebrate both the work of amateur and professional photographers and the beauty and diversity of British Wildlife. Winning images are chosen from thousands of entries in fifteen separate categories. See NATIONAL story NNWILDLIFE.