Winning entries in BBOWT's photography competition

Congratulations to all the winners and runners up in our 2018 photography competition. Scroll down to see their photographs, all taken on a BBOWT nature reserve.
Boy with seedhead

Lynzi Worth is overall winner and winner of the People and Wildlife category with this photograph taken at Finemere Wood. Goatsbeard seedheads make fantastic giant 'dandelion clocks'!

Person walking

Alison Beck is runner up in the People and Wildlife category with her photograph of College Lake.

College Lake is one of the best places in Buckinghamshire for water birds. The reserve has many paths to explore the site, and a visitor centre and bird hides overlooking the lake.

Aston Clinton Ragpits

Mary Payne wins the Wild Places category with her atmospheric photograph of Aston Clinton Ragpits nature reserve.

In spring and summer this tiny reserve is home to thousands of wild orchids. Our Hebridean sheep play a key part in managing this chalk grassland so that the orchids and other wild flowers bloom every year.

Oxeye daisies

Anthony Gabis is runner up in the Wild Places category with this photograph of oxeye daisies taken at College Lake.

Marbled white on knapweed

David Howlett is the winner of the Wildlife category with his photograph of a marbled white on knapweed taken at Yoesden nature reserve.

Yoesden is a fantastic site for butterflies and wild flowers during the spring and summer.


Sina Korcan is runner up in the Wildlife category with this photograph of a red-headed cardinal beetle taken at Oxey Mead.

Oxey Mead is an ancient flood meadow near Oxford and dates to medieval times.


Annie Sutcliffe's stunning meadow buttercup photograph taken at Bernwood Meadows wins the Under 18s category.

Bernwood Meadows is an example of a traditional hay meadow, brimming with wild flowers and insects from April to early July.

Banded demoiselle

Molly Drayton is runner up in the Under 18s category with her photograph of a banded demoiselle taken at Loddon nature reserve.

This flooded gravel pit next to the River Loddon is the perfect place to watch waterbirds and dragonflies.

Snake's-head fritillaries

This photograph of snake's-head fritillaries at Iffley Meadows by Gill Stansfield wins the Smartphone category.

Thousands of snake's-head fritillaries bloom here each spring thanks to BBOWT's careful management of the reserve.


Katherine Sutcliffe is runner up of the Smartphone category with her photograph of spring bluebells at Rushbeds Wood.

This  ancient woodland is one of the few remaining fragments of the Royal Forest of Bernwood, an ancient hunting forest, appearing on a map of 1590.

Thank you to Elliot Neep for judging the competition.

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