Gannets soaring above a Shetland cliff, a dew-covered crane fly, and a mite dwarfed next to the eye of a toad are amongst the winners in this stunning selection of images from this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards.

 

 

Barrie Williams / BWPA

Barrie Williams / BWPA

On the Edge – Overall winner and habitat category: Barrie Williams, northern gannets, Shetland Isles, Scotland

 

 

 

Chris Speller / BWPA

Chris Speller / BWPA

Mite Walking in Frog Valley – Close to nature category: Chris Speller, Bristol, England

 

 

 

Terry Whittaker / BWPA

Terry Whittaker / BWPA

Pink-footed Geese in Mist – British nature in black and white category: Terry Whittaker, Black Isle, Highlands, Scotland

 

 

 

William Harvey / BWPA

William Harvey / BWPA

Common Lizard – Animal portraits category: William Harvey, Surrey, England

 

 

 

 Alex Hyde / BWPA

Alex Hyde / BWPA

Dew-covered Crane Fly – Hidden Britain category: Alex Hyde, Peak District national park, Derbyshire, England

 

 

 

Chaitanya Deshpande / BWPA

Chaitanya Deshpande / BWPA

A Flutter in the Woods – Wild woods category: Chaitanya Deshpande, London, England

 

 

 

Tim Hunt / BWPA

Tim Hunt / BWPA

Fairy Moss – Botanical Britain category: Tim Hunt, Penryn, Cornwall, England

 

 

 

Kris Worsley / BWPA

Kris Worsley / BWPA

Pheasant Display – Animal behaviour category: Kris Worsley, Nottinghamshire, England

 

 

 

Tomos Brangwyn / BWPA

Tomos Brangwyn / BWPA

London Starling Gang – Urban wildlife category: Tomos Brangwyn, England

 

 

 

Kevin Sawford / BWPA

Kevin Sawford / BWPA

Roe Deer in Four Seasons – British seasons category: Kevin Sawford. Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) female in a poppyfield, Suffolk, July

 

 

The British Wildlife Photography Awards were established in 2009, aiming to highlight the wealth and diversity of the British Isles’ natural history, and recognise the talents of photographers shooting in the UK.

You can read more about the competition at the British Wildlife Photography Awards site, as well as see more highly-commended images.