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The winning photographs represent wildlife and nature from all points in the United Kingdom. The submissions are judged by a panel of industry experts, including wildlife filmmakers and photographers as well as professionals from wildlife and photography publications. The first place winner nabs a £5,000 ($7700 USD) cash prize in addition to seeing his submission tour across the UK and have his photographs published in a coffee table book.

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Thousands of photographers submit their images for consideration each year in 16 different categories. This year, a category for Wildlife in HD Video was included, as well as three junior categories meant to help young people connect with nature. More than 100 images from the competition, including winners and honorees, will go on exhibit across the United Kingdom starting in London on September 14.

+ British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015

Via The Guardian

Images via Barrie Williams, Tomos Brangwyn, Chris Speller, Alex Hyde, Kevin Sawford, Chaitanya Deshpande, and Kyle Moore.