Stunning underwater images snap up wins at BWPA


The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 celebrate a decade of British Wildlife

To mark its tenth anniversary and help raise awareness about our coast; its incredible biodiversity and the threats it is facing BWPA have expanded the Coast and Marine category to include British and Irish Coastlines within four separate categories; Wales, Scotland, England, and Northern Ireland & the Coast of Ireland.

The British Wildlife Photography Awards proudly announce the winners for 2019. 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.

Winning Underwater Images

Animal Portraits

Peering Through the Darkness (Small-spotted catshark), Loch Fyne, Argyll and Bute, Mark Kirkland

Coast and Marine

Overall Coast and Marine winner & Winner of Scotland category

Seal in Seaweed Garden (Grey seal), Isle of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Argyll and Bute, Alex Mustard

Coast and Marine England

Stalked Jellyfish and Rissoa Snail, Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset, Paul Pettitt

Coast and Marine Northern Ireland and Coast of Ireland

Mauve Stinger, Malin Beg, Donegal, County Donegal, Ireland, Trevor Rees

Coast and Marine Wales

Plaice Face (Plaice), Criccieth Beach, Gwynedd, Mark Thomas

12-18 Years

Spiny Starfish, Falmouth, Cornwall, Jacob Guy (Age 18)

These images have been published from British Wildlife Photography Awards 10 published by Ammonite Press, RRP £25, Available online here and from all good bookshops

The Exhibition Tour

Over 100 images including the winning and commended entries launches at the Mall Galleries, London, commencing Tuesday 17th September and is open until 1pm Sunday September 22nd. For a full list of exhibiting galleries please visit the website for more information about the venues.

The Book

British Wildlife Photography Awards 10 showcases the very best entries from the British Wildlife Photography Awards in 2019. 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, 15th September 2019, RRP £25

For more information about BWPA please visit their 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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