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Photography awards raise wildlife awareness

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Fox Glance by Samuel Morris

There’s still time to enter the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2014, which aim to raise awareness about British wildlife and celebrate our national heritage.

Winners and commended entrants will have their work showcased in a touring exhibition and stunning book. The awards will be presented by TV presenter Chris Packham, who said: “Anything that raises the public’s awareness of the importance to conserve and protect British wildlife is very close to my heart, and these awards afford a spectacular insight into the habitat and behaviour of our British wildlife.”

Entry is free for young people and the first prize is £5,000. The competition is open until midnight on Saturday, 3 May, and the winners will be announced in September.

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Pic by George Karbus, last year’s overall winner.

Winning wildlife photos now on show

One hundred prize-winning images from the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 contest are now on show at London’s Natural History Museum and this spectacular exhibition is well worth a visit.

Paul Nicklen won the overall prize with a fantastic photo of  penguins (above) about to blast through a whole in the ice. The Canadian waited motionless on the edge of  Antarctica’s Ross Sea for a  colony of emperor penguins to emerge.

UK teenager Nick Hearn took the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year award with Flight Paths (below), a fantastic picture of  a red kite mirrored by a distant plane, captured at his grandparents’ farm.

Other favourites include a photo of a lone polar bear staring out from a drifting sheet of ice, taken by Norway’s Ole Jørgen Liodden, which won him the Animals in the Environment Award. Now in its 48th year, the competition attracted more than 48,000 entries from 98 countries.