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The Winners of the British Wildlife Photography Awards, 2016

 The British Wildlife Photography Awards has just announced the 2016 winners of their annual competition. The winning images are chosen from thousands of entries and are allocated into 15 separate categories including Animal Behavior, Animal Portraits, Urban Wildlife and an overall winner. Established in 2009, the awards aim to highlight photographers working in the UK. Yet, it also serves to showcase the biodiversity, species, and habitats found in Britain. 

 

Taking the lead in this year's competition is photographer George Stoyle, who was crowned the overall winner of this year's competition. Take a look at the stunning photos below. 

 
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1. Overall Winner: George Stoyle, 'Hitchhikers'
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Captured: A lion's mane jellyfish at St Kilda, off the Island of Hirta, Scotland.
2. Animal Portraits Winner: Jamie Mina, ‘Contemplation’
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Captured: A mountain hare, in Tomatin, Inverness, Scotland.
3. Animal Behaviour Winner: Jacqueline Spindley, ‘Back Garden Babies’
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Captured: Garden spiders, in Nottinghamshire, England.
4. Urban Wildlife Winner: Geoff Trevarthen, ‘The Supermarket Starling’
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Captured in Cornwall, England.
5. Hidden Britain Winner: Stephen Darlington, ‘Emergence’
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Captured in Goring, Oxfordshire, England.
6. Wild Woods Winner: Steve Palmer, ‘Twisted Green’
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Captured in Derbyshire, England.
 
7. Habitat Winner: Charles Everitt, ‘Living Space’
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Captured: Gannets on Bass Rock, East Lothian, Scotland.
8. Botanical Winner: David Maitland, ‘Bird Seed’
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Captured: Silver birch and garden spider web in Norfolk, England.
9. Close to Nature Winner: Jeanette Sakel, ‘Tadpoles’
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Captured in Bristol, England.
10. British Nature in Black and White Winner: Chaitanya Deshpande, ‘Free Bird’
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Captured in London, England.
11. British Summer Season Winner: Robert E Fuller, ‘Common Weasel’
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Captured in North Yorkshire, England.
12. British Autumn Season Winner: Robert E Fuller, ‘Common Weasel’
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Captured in North Yorkshire, England.
13. British Winter Season Winner: Robert E Fuller, ‘Common Weasel’
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Captured in North Yorkshire, England.
14. British Spring Season Winner: Robert E Fuller, ‘Common Weasel’
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Captured in North Yorkshire, England.
15. Documentary Series Winner: Nick Upton and Emily Howard Williams, ‘Tracking Harvest Mice’ 
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Captured: Howard-Williams with Labrador Tui, sniffing grain feeding bottles collected from a field site where Harvest mice have been released, to identify which ones have been visited.
16. Documentary Series Winner: Nick Upton and Emily Howard Williams, ‘Tracking Harvest Mice’
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Captured in Northampton.

17. Documentary Series Winner: Nick Upton and Emily Howard Williams, ‘Tracking Harvest Mice’
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Captured in Northampton.
18. Documentary Series: Nick Upton and Emily Howard Williams, ‘Tracking Harvest Mice’
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Captured in Northampton.
19. Young People’s Award (12-18 years): Rebecca Bunce (age 18),‘Kung Fu Puffin’
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Captured in Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
20. Young People’s Award (under-12 years): Seren Waite (age 10), ‘Cygnet with Swan’
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Captured in London, England.
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