The winners have been announced for the 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards, featuring the work of both amateur and professional photographers who have documented the beauty and diversity of British wildlife. An exhibition of over 100 images and videos, including winning and commending entries is now showing at the Mall Galleries in London from 6 - 10 September.
IBTimesUK presents the winning photographs which were chosen from thousands of entries in 15 separate categories, along with the overall winner.
Coastal Marine and Overall Winner: Hitchhikers by George Stoyle
Wildwoods Winner: Twisted Green by Steve Palmer
Animal Portraits Winner: Contemplation by Jamie Mina
Hidden Britain Winner: Emergence by Stephen Darlington
Botanical Winner: Bird Seed by David Maitland
Black and White Winner: Free Bird by Chaitanya Deshpande
Urban Wildlife Winner: The Supermarket Sterling by Geoff Trevarthen
British Seasons Winner: Common weasel by Robert E Fuller
Animal Behaviour Winner: Back Garden Babies by Jacqueline Spindley
Close to Nature Winner: Tadpoles by Jeanette Sakel
Habitat Winner: Living Space by Charles Everitt
Documentary Series Winner: Monitoring and Tracking Harvest Mice by Nick Upton
Winner of the 12-18 Years Category: Kung Fu Puffin by Rebecca Bunce
Winner of the Under 12 Category:Cygnet with Swan by Seren Waite