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The British Wildlife Photography Awards celebrate the best of British wildlife as captured on camera by amateur and professional photographers covering everything from animal portraits, animal behaviour to marine life and urban fauna, the awards highlight the great wealth and diversity of British wildlife.

George Stoyle / British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016“Hitchhikers” (Lion’s Mane Jellyfish), St Kilda, off the Island of Hirta, Scotland, by George Stoyle

Willem Kruger / Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016A Southern Yellow Hornbill gobbles down termite snacks, in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. (Willem Kruger//Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016)

Audun Rikardsen / Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016Sharing a buffet. (Audun Rikardsen/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016)

British Seasons Winner: Season spring Common weasel, North Yorkshire, England, by Robert E Fuller. 

Hidden Britain Winner Emergence, Goring, Oxfordshire, England, by Stephen Darlington.

Winner of the under age 12 category. œCygnet with Swan London, England, Seren Waite (age 10).

Urban Wildlife Winner, œThe Supermarket Starling, Cornwall, England, by Geoff Trevarthen.

Animal Portraits Winner Contemplation, Mountain hare, Tomatin, Inverness, Scotland, by Jamie Mina.

“Welcome to the Party” (Grey Seal), Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, by Adam Hanlon

“Eye to Eye” (Emerald Damselfly), Cornwall, England, by Ross Hoddinott

Winner of the 12-18 years old category. Kung Fu Puffin, Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Rebecca Bunce. Age 18.

Habitat Winner: Living Space, gannets on Bass Rock, East Lothian, Scotland, by Charles Everitt.

British Seasons Winner: Season spring Common weasel, North Yorkshire, England, by Robert E Fuller.

Animal Behaviour Winner Back Garden Babies, Garden spider, Nottinghamshire, England, by Jacqueline Spindley.

A mallard duck peers down at a brown trout, in Hampshire, England. (Paul Colley/British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016)

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