BRITAIN reviews this wonderfulbook, which is associated with the prestigious British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011. It celebrates British wildlife as captured on camera.
Fallow stags in Devon rake up crowns of grass with their antlers and parade proudly in Neil Bygrave’s commended photograph, featured in the Animal Behaviour category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011.
Other fascinating pictures in the stunning collection include a ladybird navigating the petals of a blood-red rose, 16-year-old Oliver Wilks’s autumnal image of a red fox waking from his afternoon nap, and the winning photograph from Richard Shucksmith of an iridescent jellyfish off the west coast of Scotland.
Richard Shucksmith, a well-known marine biologist, avid diver and underwater photographer, captured his award-winning image of a mauve stinger jellyfish in the waters off Sula Segar near the Shetland Islands. The inhospitable area is home to exposed islands sustaining an astounding variety of marine life. The remoteness of these islands, as well as the challenge that comes with visiting them, makes the photo all the more special.
The Awards and this associated hardback coffee-table book are a celebration of British wildlife as captured on camera by today’s best amateur and professional photographers. Divided into categories from Urban Wildlife to Hidden Britain, the beautiful book is a must-see for wildlife, nature and photography lovers alike.
The winning images and commended entries form part of a series of nationwide exhibitions. The full schedule can be found at www.bwpawards.org/page/exhibitions.