Skip to main content

The British Wildlife Photography Award 2010 - Winners Announced

The winners of the 2010 competition have been announced. The winning photograph shows a familiar bird in its conventional setting, but the visual impact is extraordinary. Competition judge Greg Armfield from WWF said: “This is a unique and striking image. One that captures perfectly the power, chaos and intensity of the ocean as it surrounds the majestic gull.” The judges were looking for the one image that stood out, among thousands of entries, as the most memorable.
Tom Hind, competition judge from Getty Images, added: “I like the defiance in this shot - the gull’s refusal to be moved in the face of this crashing wave seems to sum up a peculiarly British stoicism! It’s also a great example of how the commonplace can be transformed in a judicious moment.
To find out more, go to the bwpawards website, here
Steve Young, Herring Gull in Wave

Animal portraits - Winner

Marcin Zagorski, Mountain Hare

Selection of the highly commended images

Des Ong, Angelic Swan
Damian Waters, Dark-eyed Deer
Danny Green, Grey Seal Pup

Animal Behaviour - Winner

Mark Smith, Coots sparring

Selection of the highly commended images

Alan Price, Lesser Redpoll feeding on dandelion seeds
Dale Sutton, Fox Pouncing

Urban Wildlife - Winner

Terry Whittaker, Canada Geese and Mallard in snow.

Highly commended

Tim Davies, Coot

Hidden Britain - Winner

Lynne Newton, Dragonflies and Dew

Selection of the highly commended images

TOBY BARTON, Mating flies
danny beath, Emerging Cranefly

Coast and Marine Winner

Steve Young, Herring Gull in Wave

Selection of the highly commended images

George Karbus, Bottlenose dolphin
Alexander Mustard, Cuttlefish Competition
Charles Hood, Portuguese man o’ war

Wildlife in my backyard - Winner

Phillip Thomas, Wood mouse

Highly Commended

steward ellett, Frog Spawn

Habitat - Winner

Ben Hall, Mountain hare peeping from its form in the snow

Highly commended

Chris O'Reilly, Water vole
Mark Hamblin, Mountain hare

International Year of Biodiversity 2010 - Winner

Geoff Simpson, Male Sand Lizard

British Seasons - Winner

James Yaxley, Frogs in spring

Young British Wildlife Photographer - Winner

Adam Hawtin, Blue Leaf-beetle


Popular posts from this blog

Hasselblad H4D-60 review

UPDATE 18 May, 2012: Hasseblad is set to reduce the price on the H4D cameras by as much as $11,000 / 6,200 Euros on the H4D-60, bringing the price to 23,900 euros ($30,995 / £21,995). Please see here for more details.

The last couple of decades have been turbulent for medium format camera manufacturers, but now after several well-known names have withdrawn, the market looks healthy. Two new unexpected entrants, Leica and Pentax have added to the dynamic at opposing ends of the pricing scale, forcing the two established system players to compete fiercely in their traditional rarefied role as well as the entry-level.

Partnering with both Leaf and Mamiya, Phase One has developed a trio of entry-level Mamiya DM models starting at under $14k/ £9k while continuing to offer a wide range of Phase One and Leaf backs, up to 80-megapixels. Through various offers and incentives these backs, are most likely to be partnered with the 645DF body but they are in fact compatible with a wide range of …

Fujifilm IS Pro UV-IR DSLR review

Fuji’s IS Pro is the up-date to maker’s earlier S3 UV-IR camera, and like that particular camera, the IS Pro adopts a modified image sensor that’s not shielded from UV or IR light. Consequently, with various filtration methods, the IS Pro is designed for Ultraviolet (UVA), visible and near Infrared photography.

Although there is a healthy demand for DSLRs with IR capability especially, and there are number of independent vendors (mainly in the US, but the UK also) that offer IR dedicated and full-spectrum conversion of current Nikon and Canon bodies, it’s anticipated the IS Pro will appeal largely to the scientific and forensic communities. With the departure of the S3 UV-IR, Fuji’s IS Pro continues to be the only dedicated full-spectrum interchangeable lens based DSLR that has professional-level support from a camera maker. As well as official product support and 12-month warranty, for government agencies and the like, the OEM status of the IS Pro will be particularly reassuring an…

Mitsubishi CP-D70DW dye-sublimation printer review

Roll-fed dye-sublimation transfer printers are often used in photo-kiosks but with their fast operation and touch dry photos, they’re also the printer of choice for event photographers.

Mitsubishi Electric CP-D70DW


£1214 (£999 ex VAT) $1,399.95
Mitsubishi Electric;
Mac OS X 10.5 or Windows XP later
Print quality, job times, low media costs, durability, build, noise levels
Noise levels, paper handling niggles, colour profile on request

Buy at Adorama Camera (US) at $1,279.95, plus mail-in rebate available. Buy at Amazon US (sold by Adorama).

Buy the Dual deck CP-D70DW at Adorama now at $1,939.95, plus mail-in rebate (was $2,950).


Unlike the process of dithering liquid ink in an inkjet, dye-sublimation printers produce authentic continuous tone images with an analogous look like that of a conventional lab-produced print. They achieve this using thin c…