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British Wildlife Photography Awards 2012

Wildlife and photography seem to go hand in hand, so many people just love photographs of animals. Usually such awards are the preserve of the magnificent animals in far off places so this award is always a pleasure to consider as it is from our own doorsteps.

All the 2012 British Wildlife Photography Awards category winners and selected highly commended images are in these galleries.

The overall winning image by Dr Matt Doggett was his image entitled: “Gannet Jacuzzi”

Here are a couple more to whet your appetite

Fairy tale 1 by Alex Saberi

Beautiful Bluebells by Ian Wade

If you would like to see all of the winners the BWPA site is the place to go

If you just want a taste of the superlative images of wildlife from our shores then the BBC has a brief gallery here

26 Fantastic Wildlife Photography by Tom Svensson

I am usually a bit so what about wildlife photography, I know the skill level is incredibly high, the equipment costs a fortune but in the end it is a matter of being there, which is more about patience than anything else. That said these are very nice and there is an interesting interview with Tom Svensson so if you are interested in wildlife photography look here

12 Great Online Tutorials on Wildlife Photography

Shooting wildlife can be some of the most exhilarating photographic experiences of your life, it can also be downright frustrating and boring.  Wildlife photography doesn’t need to happen on a safari in Africa, you can do it in local parks and wooded areas, but there is a lot to know about approaching the area, choosing your gear, setting it up and waiting for the wildlife to come to you, then actually exposing each shot.

photo Mike Baird

Winter Meal

Photo by Jan Tik

Because this specific field of photography has so much to learn, we’ve found 12 great online tutorials to help you with with your wildlife photography (in no particular order)….subject areas include

  1. Photo.net’s Wildlife Photography
  2. Nigel Dennis Wildlife Photo Tips and Techniques
  3. Tutorial 9 Wildlife Photography Tips
  4. WildlifeExtra.com’s Wildlife Tips
  5. Nature Focused Wildlife Photography Tips
  6. Digital Photography School’s 4 Tips for Better Wildlife Photography
  7. Paul Burwell’s Top Ten Wildlife Photography Tips
  8. BetterPhoto.com’s How to Shoot Wildlife Photography
  9. Photo How To | How to take Wildlife Photographs
  10. Birds in Nature Photography Tutorial
  11. Wildlife and Nature Photography Hints, Tips and Tutorials
  12. Photo Naturalist

..find the links here

BBC Pictures of the Week

Elections in Brazil; Indonesia Tsunami, Baghdad church siege; Wildlife Photographer of the Year