Thursday 18 May 2023
British Wildlife Photography - always nice to see
From time to time we post something completely different ...
Like these photographs from the 2023 British Wildlife Photography Awards.
Stag by the Loch Side, photo credit Neil McIntyre
This stunning location, in the western Highlands of Scotland, is one that photographer Neil McIntyre visits frequently with the hope that he might get opportunities just like this. He says, "I moved into position and waited until the stag made his way along the ridge, sure enough, he walked right through the light patch." Wouldn't you agree it's a great photograph.
Helter Skelter, photo credit Matthew Cattell
Photographer Matthew Cattell says that, every night during winter, Brighton, in South England, plays host to a spectacular murmuration of starlings. As they arrived to roost, they swept across the sea, producing graceful, elegant curves across my viewfinder.’ Another great capture.
Sleeping with Dandelions, photo credit Lewis Newman
Lewis commented that 'after spending a lot of time with this particular vixen, she began to learn that he wasn’t a threat. As the dandelions began to open, there were a couple of days when she would wake up covered in them.’
Have you a favourite photograph?
Founded in 2009 by Maggie Gowan, who at that time was the manager and adviser of photography at Highgrove Garden, the home of HRH Prince Charles (now King Charles), the annual British Wildlife Photography Awards are aimed at highlighting the great wealth and diversity of Britain’s natural history. As of 2022, the competition has been directed by photographer Will Nicholls. For 2023 more than 13,000 images were submitted for this year’s competition, a small selection of the winners are above with lots more to see here.
All the best Jan