Stunning underwater images feature in BWPA 2018 awards


The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 – A Celebration of British Wildlife

The British Wildlife Photography Awards proudly announce the winners for 2018. The awards celebrate both the work of amateur and professional photographers and the beauty and diversity of British wildlife. Winning images are chosen from thousands of entries in fifteen separate categories including a category for film and two junior categories to encourage young people to connect with nature through photography.

The Overall Winning Image: Contrails at Dawn (Daubenton’s Bats), Coate Water Country Park, Wiltshire by Paul Colley.

The Prizes

  • First prize: £5,000
  • Category winners will receive prizes with a value of around £1,000. The prize fund includes: Canon EOS M5 Cameras with 15-45mm lens
  • Wildlife in HD Video category winner will receive a Canon XA-11 Professional Camcorder
  • The Young Winner (under 12) will receive: £300
  • The Young Winner (12 -18) will receive: £500

The Exhibition Tour 

Over 100 images including the winning and commended entries launches at the Mall Galleries, London, commencing Tuesday 6th November and is open until 1pm Sunday 11th November. Please visit the website for more information about the venues by clicking here.

The Book

British Wildlife Photography Awards 9 showcases the very best entries from the British Wildlife Photography Awards in 2018. This stunning coffee table book is a celebration of British wildlife as captured on camera by today’s best amateur and professional photographers. Published by Ammonite Press • 5th November 2018 • RRP £25

Underwater Images

Here are a few of our favourite underwater images, from across the categories from this year’s competition:

Bubble Blower, Lundy, Devon

Dogfish on a Bed of Brittle Stars; Loch Carron, Highland

English Chalk Stream, Hampshire, England

Undersea Alien, Farne Islands, Northumberland

Tompot in the Light, Swanage, Dorset

All images have been published from British Wildlife Photography Awards 9 published by Ammonite Press, RRP £25, Available online and from all good bookshops.

For a full set of results please visit the BWPA website by clicking here.



Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit

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