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

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Coastal Marine and Overall Winner: 'Hitchhikers', Lion’s mane jellyfish, St Kilda, off the Island of Hirta, ScotlandGeorge Stoyle/ British Wildlife Photography Awards

Wildwoods Winner: Twisted Green by Steve Palmer

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Wildwoods Winner: 'Twisted Green', Derbyshire, EnglandSteve Palmer/ British Wildlife Photography Awards

Animal Portraits Winner: Contemplation by Jamie Mina

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Animal Portraits Winner: 'Contemplation', Mountain hare, Tomatin, Inverness, ScotlandJamie Mina/ British Wildlife Photography Awards

Hidden Britain Winner: Emergence by Stephen Darlington

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Hidden Britain Winner: 'Emergence', Goring, Oxfordshire, EnglandStephen Darlington/ British Wildlife Photography Awards

Botanical Winner: Bird Seed by David Maitland

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Botanical Winner: 'Bird Seed', Silver birch and Garden spider web, Norfolk, EnglandDavid Maitland/ British Wildlife Photography Awards

Black and White Winner: Free Bird by Chaitanya Deshpande

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Black and White Winner: Free Bird, London, EnglandChaitanya Deshpande/ British Wildlife Photography Awards

Urban Wildlife Winner: The Supermarket Sterling by Geoff Trevarthen

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Urban Wildlife Winner:'The Supermarket Starling', Cornwall, EnglandGeoff Trevarthen/ British Wildlife Photography Awards

British Seasons Winner: Common weasel by Robert E Fuller

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British Seasons Winner, Spring: 'Common weasel', North Yorkshire, EnglandRobert E Fuller/ British Wildlife Photography Awards
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British Seasons Winner, Summer: 'Common weasel', North Yorkshire, EnglandRobert E Fuller/ British Wildlife Photography Awards
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British Seasons Winner, Autumn: 'Common weasel', North Yorkshire, EnglandRobert E Fuller/ British Wildlife Photography Awards
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British Seasons Winner, Winter: 'Common weasel', North Yorkshire, EnglandRobert E Fuller/ British Wildlife Photography Awards

Animal Behaviour Winner: Back Garden Babies by Jacqueline Spindley

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Animal Behaviour Winner: 'Back Garden Babies', Garden spider, Nottinghamshire, EnglandJacqueline Spindley/ British Wildlife Photography Awards

Close to Nature Winner: Tadpoles by Jeanette Sakel

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Close to Nature Winner: 'Tadpoles', Bristol, EnglandJeanette Sakel/ British Wildlife Photography Awards

Habitat Winner: Living Space by Charles Everitt

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Habitat Winner: 'Living Space', Bass Rock, East Lothian, ScotlandCharles Everitt/ British Wildlife Photography Awards

Documentary Series Winner: Monitoring and Tracking Harvest Mice by Nick Upton

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Documentary Series Winner: 'Harvest Mice', Monitoring and trackingNick Upton /British Wildlife Photography Awards

Winner of the 12-18 Years Category: Kung Fu Puffin by Rebecca Bunce

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Winner of the 12-18 Years Category: 'Kung Fu Puffin', Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, WalesRebecca Bunce/ British Wildlife Photography Awards

Winner of the Under 12 Category: Cygnet with Swan by Seren Waite

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Winner of the Under 12 Category: 'Cygnet with Swan', London, EnglandSeren Waite/ British Wildlife Photography Awards