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.
On the Edge – Overall winner and habitat category: Barrie Williams, northern gannets, Shetland Isles, Scotland
Mite Walking in Frog Valley – Close to nature category: Chris Speller, Bristol, England
Pink-footed Geese in Mist – British nature in black and white category: Terry Whittaker, Black Isle, Highlands, Scotland
Common Lizard – Animal portraits category: William Harvey, Surrey, England
Dew-covered Crane Fly – Hidden Britain category: Alex Hyde, Peak District national park, Derbyshire, England
A Flutter in the Woods – Wild woods category: Chaitanya Deshpande, London, England
Fairy Moss – Botanical Britain category: Tim Hunt, Penryn, Cornwall, England
Pheasant Display – Animal behaviour category: Kris Worsley, Nottinghamshire, England
London Starling Gang – Urban wildlife category: Tomos Brangwyn, England
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.