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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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BWPA judge Andrew Parkinson: the highs and lows of wildlife photography

Wildlife photographer Andrew Parkinson has, quite literally, scaled new heights to capture dramatic images of wildlife and previously unseen behaviours. This desire to succeed has earned him many prestigious accolades – and he’s also a judge at this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) You used to be a press photographer – what inspired you […]

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BWPA winner Matt Doggett on photographing inspirational wildlife

Our campaigner Anthony Field has posed questions to photographer Dr Matt Doggett, overall winner of the 2012 British Wildlife Photography Awards. Anthony, a keen photographer, is currently pushing for reform of the EU’s fisheries policy. You’ve said you aim to take photos that tell a story. Can you warm the cockles of our hearts with […]

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