Winning images are chosen from thousands of entries in fifteen separate categories including a special film category for Wildlife in HD Video and two junior categories to encourage young people to connect with nature through photography.
This year’s overall winner and winner of the coast and marine category is George Stoyle with his image ‘Hitchhikers’ of a Lion’s mane jellyfish, photographed at St Kilda, off the Island of Hirta, Scotland.
Animal portraits winner: Jamie Mina. ‘Contemplation’, Mountain hare, Tomatin, Inverness, Scotland
Animal behaviour winner: Jacqueline Spindley, ‘Back Garden Babies’, Garden spider, Nottinghamshire, England.
Urban wildlife winner: Geoff Trevarthen. ‘The Supermarket Starling’, Cornwall, England.
Hidden Britain winner: Stephen Darlington, ‘Emergence’, Goring, Oxfordshire, England.
Close to nature winner: Jeanette Sakel, ‘Tadpoles’, Bristol, England
British summer season winner: Robert E Fuller, ‘Common weasel’, North Yorkshire, England.
British spring season winner: Robert E Fuller, ‘Common weasel’, North Yorkshire, England.
Documentary series winner ‘Monitoring and tracking harvest mice’, Nick Upton and Emily Howard-Williams, Northampton.
Young people’s award under-12 years: Seren Waite (age 10), ‘Cygnet with Swan’, London, England.
For more information see the awards website.