Not so long ago we shared the amazing finalists for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 and now we're sharing the British Wildlife Photography Awards, a competition that attracts entries equally as diverse and amazing from photographers here in the U.K.
The overall winner of the competition is George Stoyle for his shot titled Hitchhikers which was taken during a project to assess the current biological status of sea caves surrounding some of the UK's remotest islands. The photo features a large alien-like jellyfish that Stoyle stumbled across by chance whilst returning from one of his dives.
The competition also had winners in fourteen other categories, most of which you can see below however you can see more winners as well as the runners up over on BWPA's website.
1. Overall Winner: Hitchhikers by George Stoyle, St Kilda, off the Island of Hirta, Scotland
2. Winner, Animal Portraits: Mountain Hare by Jamie Mina, Tomatin, Inverness, Scotland
3. Winner, Animal Behaviour: Back Garden Babies by Jacqueline Spindley, Nottinghamshire, England
4. Winner, Botanical Britain: Bird Seed by David Maitland, Norfolk, England
5. Winner, British Nature in Black and White: Free Bird by Chaitanya Deshpande, London, England
6. Winner, British Seasons: Common Weasel by Robert E Fuller, North Yorkshire, England
7. Winner, British Seasons: Common Weasel by Robert E Fuller, North Yorkshire, England
8. Winner, British Seasons: Common Weasel by Robert E Fuller, North Yorkshire, England
9. Winner, British Seasons: Common Weasel by Robert E Fuller, North Yorkshire, England
10. Winner, Close to Nature: Tadpoles by Jeanette Sakel, Bristol, England
11. Winner, Documentary Series: Monitoring Harvest Mice by Nick Upton
12. Winner, Habitat: Living Space by Charles Everitt, Bass Rock, East Lothian, Scotland
13. Winner, Hidden Britain: Emergence by Stephen Darlington, Goring, Oxfordshire, England
14. Winner, Urban Wildlife: The Supermarket Starling by Geoff Trevarthen, Cornwall, England
15. Winner, Wild Woods: Twisted Green by Steve Palmer, Derbyshire, England