British Wildlife Photography Awards 2013

Ben has won five awards in the 2013 British Wildlife Photography Awards

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Black-headed gull hovering

Animal behaviour category – Highly commended

Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) with perch in its beak, Cheshire, UK

Cormorant and perch

Animal behaviour category – Highly commended

great crested grebes courting - a

Great crested grebes displaying

Animal behaviour category – Highly commended

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Wistman’s wood

Wild Woods category – Highly commended

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2012

Ben has received three highly commended images again this year, once again in the Habitat category

Canada geese with young against snowdonia mountains, Conwy RSPB reserve

Canada geese family

Habitat category – Highly commended

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Curlews in flight over stormy sea

Habitat category – Highly commended

heron perched under waterfall

Heron perched under waterfall

Habitat category – Highly commended

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011

Ben has received three highly commended awards this year, all in the Habitat category

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Fallow deer peering through foliage

Habitat category – Highly commended

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Red grouse in surveying the landscape

Habitat category – Highly commended

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Dipper perched on waterfall

Habitat category – Highly commended

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2010

Ben has won the habitat category for the second year running and received a highly commended in the seasons category with a portfolio of 4 Winter images.

Mountain hare resting in its form in the snow

Habitat category – winner

Long-tailed tits in snowfall

British Seasons – Highly commended

Grey seal in snowfall

British Seasons category – Highly commended

Red grouse in blizzard

British Seasons category – Highly commended

Mountain hare in snowfall

British Seasons category – Highly commended

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2009

Ben has won two categories and received two highly commended awards in the new British Wildlife Photography Awards.

gannet portrait

Gannet portrait
Animal portraits category - Winner

fallow deer buck at dawn

Fallow buck at dawn
Habitat category - Winner

gannet in flight

Gannet in flight
Coast and marine category – Highly commended

red deer stags fighting at dusk

Red deer stags fighting at dusk
Animal behaviour category – Highly commended

‘Nature’s Best’ Windland Smith Rice International Awards (USA) 2008

Goldeneye displaying - Animal antics category - Highly honoured winner
Goldeneye displaying
Animal antics category – Highly honoured winner

‘Geographical’ Photographer of the Year 2007

Ben’s image of two great crested grebes courting at dawn recently won the wildlife category of ‘Geographical’ magazine Photographer of the Year. For more details, please see the February 2007 issue of ‘Geographical’.

grebes courting at dawn

Greast crested grebes courting at dawn
Wildlife category - Winner

Judges comments from “Geographical”

“Wildlife undoubtedly had the highest overall standard of all the categories and was the most difficult to judge. This image edged out the competition thanks to its combination of technical excellence, subtle detail and endearing subject matter” Colin Finlay

“Beautiful backlighting and a whisper of breath give this image a calm but captivating presence” Keith Wilson

‘Nature’s Best’ Windland Smith Rice International Awards (USA) 2006

Ben has received no less than six highly honoured awards in this years ‘Nature’s Best’ Photography Awards. This competition is one of the most prestigious of it’s kind in the world and attracted entries from over 28 countries. This is the greatest number of winning images that any one photographer has ever had in the history of this major international competition.

dipper perched on waterfall

Dipper resting on waterfall
Birds category – Highly honoured winner

grebes courting at dawn

Great crested grebes courting at dawn
Birds category – Highly honoured winner

mountain hare at dusk

Mountain hare at dusk
Wildlife category – Highly honoured winner

long-tailed tits in snowfall

Long-tailed tits in snowfall
Birds category – Highly honoured winner

crocus and fly

Crocus and fly
Backyard habitat category – Highly honoured winner

long-tailed tit hanging from branch

Long-tailed tit feeding
Animal antics - Highly honoured winner

‘Birdwatch’ Digital Photography Awards 2006

Ben has won the Birds of Britain category of Europe’s ‘Birdwatch’ Digital photography Awards with his image of courting grebes. The awards ceremony took place in Cologne, Germany to coincide with the famous Photokina Photography Fair.

grebes courting in dawn mist

Great crested grebes courting at dawn
Birds of Britain category - Winner