The winning images for the British Wildlife Photography Awards have been chosen from thousands of entries in 16 separate categories, including a special film category for Wildlife in HD Video and three junior categories.
The British Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 is Barrie Williams, for his overall winning picture of gannets on a cliff, ‘On the Edge’.
The Rising Tide – four horsemen of the Apocalypse appear in the Thames at low tide
There are 16 separate categories including animal behaviour, urban wildlife, habitat, animal portraits, marine life, the hidden secret world that lies in the undergrowth and a special award for wildlife in HD Video.
There are also two junior categories and a school award to encourage young people to connect with Nature through photography.
‘The British Wildlife Photography Awards has become one of the most anticipated events in the wildlife photography calendar. The bar in wildlife photography has already been raised to unimaginably high levels of sophistication, innovation and artistic vision, yet the standard somehow continues to get better and better.
‘This latest collection of images is testament to the sheer level of interest in wildlife in Britain and, above all, the remarkable abilities of our wildlife photographers”.
Mark Carwardine, zoologist, writer, photographer and broadcaster
Overall winner and Habitat winner
On The Edge, Northern Gannets, Noss, Shetland Isles, Scotland, Barrie Williams
Animal Portraits winner
Common Lizard, Surrey, England, William Harvey
Animal Behaviour winner
Pheasant Display, Nottinghamshire, England, Kris Worsley
Botanical Britain winner
Fairy Moss, Enys Gardens, Penryn, Cornwall, England, Tim Hunt