The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 winners have been announced, and they’re glorious! Competition categories include such subjects as Animal Portraits, British Nature in Black & White, Hidden Britain, video, and an overall winner. There are also two Young People’s awards categories, broken up by age.
First begun in 2009, the purpose of the awards is to highlight the remarkable biodiversity, species, and habitats found in the U.K. I confess I had no idea some of these creatures could be found in Britain!
Here are a number of my favorites, though there are quite a few more gorgeous pictures to look at on their website.