Winning photos in BBOWT's competition 2019

Congratulations to the winners and runners-up in our 2019 photo competition. Have a look at their stunning photographs.

See the winners...

Grasshopper in heather

Photo by Alan Garnsworthy, taken at Crookham Common

Alan Garnsworthy is the overall winner and winner of the Flora, fauna and landscape category with his photo of a meadow grasshopper nestling among heather at Crookham Common, his local nature reserve.

Alan says, "Every August I go to Crookham or Snelsmore Commons, this is a great time to visit as the heather is looking its best and always makes your photos stand out a bit more.

"Photography is just a hobby at the moment but I'm trying to get into it more seriously, so winning is a big boost and encourages me to keep going."

Congratulations to Alan!

Weston Turville Reservoir

Photo by Phil Clayton, taken at Weston Turville Reservoir

Phil Clayton won the People in Wildlife category with this atmospheric photograph of Weston Turville Reservoir.

Phil says, "I was surprised and delighted to have won the People in Wildlife category. I really hope that it encourages people to visit places like this and to notice how there can be beauty in the sky and the water whatever the conditions, and how a much loved natural location changes with the light, time of day, season and weather."

Butterfly

Photo by Ben Wade-Martins, taken at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre (SCEEC)

Ben Wade-Martins is winner of the under 18s category with this photograph of a well-camouflaged butterfly taken at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre (SCEEC).

He says, "I was on a photography course, it was rainy and difficult to spot much wildlife, but if you look closely there's always something interesting to see. I am really excited about the workshop because I want to pursue my dream to become a wildlife photographer."

Frosty fern

Photo by John Hailstone, taken at CS Lewis nature reserve

John Hailstone won the Smartphone category with his photograph of a frosty fern taken at CS Lewis nature reserve.

He says, “The wildlife photography workshop will be something new and challenging for me as I tend to photograph those aspects of nature such as trees which don't move very quickly!”

Icy footprint

Photo by Torbjorn Hultmark, taken at Buckleberry Common

Our Wild card category was won by Torbjorn Hultmark with this photograph taken at Buckleberry Common.

Torbjorn says, "Sharing nature's beauty with family and friends through photography, and now also with BBOWT readers, is an enormous privilege."

...and the runners-up

Fungi

Photo by Neil Challis, taken at Finemere Wood

Flora, fauna and landscape category: Neil Challis, taken at Finemere Wood

Twins

Photo by Carina Phillips, taken at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre (SCEEC)

People in wildlife: Carina Phillips, taken at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre (SCEEC)

Mouse

Photo by Dylan Joubert, taken at Bowdown Woods

Under 18s: Dylan Joubert, taken at Bowdown Woods.

Crab spider

Photo by Christine Reardon, taken at Dry Sandford Pit

Smartphone category: Christine Reardon, taken at Dry Sandford Pit

Chimney Meadows

Photo by Diane Mullenger, taken by Chimney Meadows

Wild card: Diane Mullenger, taken at Chimney Meadows.

Thank you to Panasonic UK for donating a Panasonic DSLR camera (Lumix DMC – FZ1000EB) for our overall winner. All the category winners win a photography workshop with professional photographer Elliott Neep.

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