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2014 overall winner and Urban Wildlife winner Lee Acaster The Tourist greylag goose © Lee Acaster gallery

Enter the British Wildlife Photography Awards

Do you love photography? Do you love nature? Well, your passion, patience, talent and imagination could land you an amazing prize – in this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA), as they’re now open for entries. The BWPA were established to recognise the talents of photographers in Britain. At WWF, we love the awards, because […]

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Loggerhead turtle trapped in a drifting abandoned net subsequently released, Mediterranean Sea © Jordi Chias/uwaterphoto.com gallery

Jordi Chias: how images can boost conservation

Underwater photographer Jordi Chias, who won the ‘One Earth’ award at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2010 with his image ‘Turtle in trouble’, reflects on photography’s essential role in promoting conservation. Do you feel that photos like ‘Turtle in Trouble’ can benefit conservation? Photography and film are a powerful tool for conservation. We  […]

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A pygmy seahorse blends in with its surroundings gallery

Not just ‘one big watery mass’

With this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards, our chief adviser on all things marine – Louise Heaps – considers how important photography has been for highlighting the incredible diversity of life hidden beneath the sea’s surface. What inspired you to start working with the marine environment? I grew up by the sea, so I think […]

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Alex Mustard selfie with a friendly young grey seal. Farne Islands, Northumberland © Alexander Mustard gallery

4 questions for BWPA 2014 winner Alex Mustard

Alex Mustard is a UK photographer who has been taking underwater photographs for 30 years and has worked as a full time underwater photographer for the last 10 years. Previously, he worked as a marine biologist at the UK’s National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. His innovative underwater photographs are respected and celebrated around the world. He […]

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Sophie Stafford’s top tips for budding photographers

Sophie Stafford talks about judging this years BWPA Sophie Stafford was Editor of BBC Wildlife Magazine for over eight years. A trained biologist with a passion for photography, she travelled the globe in search of the best wildlife stories and images for the award-winning magazine and its website. She judged BBC Wildlife’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer […]

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5 questions answered by James Brickell

BWPA judge James Brickell tells us about wildlife film-making. James Brickell is a two-time BAFTA award winning wildlife filmmaker at BBC Natural History Unit.  He joined the BBC in 1997 where he has been responsible for many groundbreaking sequences and ‘world firsts’ in his career. His work includes ‘The Really Wild Show’, ‘Wildlife on One’, […]

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