The British Wildlife Photography Awards is a firm favourite at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. The exhibition returns this year to Gallery 2 with the winners of the 2016 competition. Britain’s best amateur and professional wildlife photographers continue to offer a rare glimpse of animals in their natural habitat, and every year the bar is raised to new levels of sophistication and creativity. These stunning photographs are a true celebration of the beauty and diversity of British wildlife.
Winning images have been chosen from thousands of entries in fifteen separate categories including a special film category for Wildlife in HD Video and three junior categories to encourage young people to connect with nature through photography.
Mark Carwardine, Zoologist, Writer, Photographer, Environmentalist and Broadcaster comments:
“The annual publication of the British Wildlife Photography Awards has become one of the much anticipated events in the wildlife photography calendar. Look at this year’s fabulous collection and you will see that wildlife photographers are working harder than ever before, striving to capture a wider range of subjects, locations and styles, tackling increasingly difficult species and behaviours and shooting familiar ones in unfamiliar and more imaginative ways."
The overall winning picture, ‘Hitchhikers’ is of a lion’s mane jellyfish. The photographer George Stoyle says:
“I was working on a project to assess the current biological status of major sea caves around some of the UK’s most remote islands. At the end of one of the dives I was swimming back to the boat when I came face to ‘face’ with the largest jellyfish I’ve ever encountered. As I approached cautiously I noticed that a number of juvenile fish had taken refuge inside the stinging tentacles.”
The British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 7 showcases the very best entries from the British Wildlife Photography Awards in 2016. This stunning coffee table book is a celebration of British wildlife as captured on camera by today’s best amateur and professional photographers. The book is available to buy online or in Gallery 1 for £20.
Visit www.bwpawards.co.uk for more information.