Incredible Entries From International Wildlife Photography Competition

These beautiful photographs depict all species large and small like you’ve never seen them before, from tiny bugs in a garden pond to an Osprey swooping in with a fish in its claws.

  1. Imposing: This photograph of an Osprey swooping in with a fish in its talons was taken by Sandy Scott for a wildlife photography competition
Imposing: This photograph of an Osprey swooping in with a fish in its talons was taken by Sandy Scott for a wildlife photography competition

2. Creepy: Andy Taylor captured this close-up image of a spider on its web. He submitted it to the All Creatures Great and Small competition

Creepy: Andy Taylor captured this close-up image of a spider on its web. He submitted it to the All Creatures Great and Small competition

3. Fascinating: This picture by Anne Algar shows a mosquito pupa. It was chosen as one of the finalists in the contest run by the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers

Fascinating: This picture by Anne Algar shows a mosquito pupa. It was chosen as one of the finalists in the contest run by the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers

4. Ready to feast: The winning image was this one, taken by Trev Wilson, a civil servant from the West Midlands, of a kingfisher with its catch d a hare taken by Margaret Holland

Ready to feast: The winning image was this one, taken by Trev Wilson, a civil servant from the West Midlands, of a kingfisher with its catch 

5. Munching away: Third place went to Hazel Maxted who took this photograph of a chipmunk eating while sat on a tree stump

Munching away: Third place went to Hazel Maxted who took this photograph of a chipmunk eating while sat on a tree stump

6. Good spot: David Bladon got a close-up shot of this ladybird photographed crawling on the edge of a flower petal 

Good spot: David Bladon got a close-up shot of this ladybird photographed crawling on the edge of a flower petal 

7. I’ve got my eye on you: This incredible photograph of a lizard was taken by Rico Granger for an international wildlife photography competition

I've got my eye on you: This incredible photograph of a lizard was taken by Rico Granger for an international wildlife photography competition

8. Tiny: An Aquatic Mite was photographed by Anne Algar. There are around 5,000 described species of water mites worldwide

Tiny: An Aquatic Mite was photographed by Anne Algar. There are around 5,000 described species of water mites worldwide

9. Wandering: This walking falcon was captured by Robin Claydon. His image was a finalist in the All Creatures Great and Small competition

Wandering: This walking falcon was captured by Robin Claydon. His image was a finalist in the All Creatures Great and Small competition

10. Ready to take flight: This picture of a mosquito at sunset was taken by James Walsh and entered into the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers’ competition

Ready to take flight: This picture of a mosquito at sunset was taken by James Walsh and entered into the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers' competition

11. Time to go: Second place in the contest went to Robin Claydon, who took this picture of a golden eagle taking flight 

Time to go: Second place in the contest went to Robin Claydon, who took this picture of a golden eagle taking flight 

12. Swimming: This photograph of a 2mm cyclops, taken by Anne Algar, was another of the stunning images caught on camera. It is commonly called a water flea

Swimming: This photograph of a 2mm cyclops, taken by Anne Algar, was another of the stunning images caught on camera. It is commonly called a water flea

13. This picture, titled ‘Little Owls’, was taken by Prashant Meswani. The owls can be seen perching precariously side by side one another 

This picture, titled 'Little Owls', was taken by Prashant Meswani. The owls can be seen perching precariously side by side one another 

14. Swooping in: A female common kestrel can be seen coming into land on an old wooden gate. It was submitted in the photography competition

Swooping in: A female common kestrel can be seen coming into land on an old wooden gate. It was submitted in the photography competition

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