The top wildlife and nature photography is all set to be celebrated at a brand new exhibit at the Moors Valley Country Park near Ringwood. British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibit starts on 16th January and features a variety of animals from butterfly near Lulworth ro seahorses off Studland.
With sixteen categories, including a film category (Wildlife in HD), the event shows the best of nature photography as well as raise awareness regarding British species and their habitats and biodiversity.
Shot in Dorset, he Last Seahorse in Studland? Video came away with the grand prize in special Wildlife in HD class. Filmed by Andy Jackson and narrated by Jackie Daly, their idea to featured video was the life cycle of seahorses off the Dorset coast. This became a plea to serve the species after only 1 seahorse was seen in spite of expert assistance.
Also, the Dorset coast features in the contest’s habitat category with Richard Bromley Gardner’s photograph of a butterfly in flight over a steep high face of rock looking out to St Oswalds Bay near Lulworth.
Situated in the year 2009, the highly-regarded BWPA exhibition draws in thousands of entries relishing the diversity and beauty of British wildlife, and now has major sponsors such as Manchester restaurant deals, and CityCard. The overall winner this year offers an unequaled insight into the behavior and habitat of gannets. Clicked by Barrie Williams, his photograph, ‘On the Edge’ features gannets on a cliff in Shetland Isles and it won the Habitat category and taking the overall winner’s award.