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NUNNINGTON Hall is once again the venue for the British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition.

The awards were created in 2009 as a way to celebrate the talents of both amateur and professional photographers, while revealing the splendour of Britain’s wildlife.

With 15 separate categories, including animal behaviour, urban wildlife, habitat, animal portraits, marine life and a special category for Wildlife in HD Video, there are also three junior categories to encourage young people to connect with nature through photography.

Chris Packham, TV presenter and naturalist, said: “Each year the British Wildlife Photography Awards generates an incredible catalogue of splendid, exciting, imaginative and artistic images, proving beyond doubt that we have the richest palette of life to celebrate in our own backyard.

“Anyone passionate about protecting and preserving wildlife will be inspired by the British Wildlife Photography Awards, which has done more than any other award to raise the profile of British wildlife.”

To celebrate the return of this exhibition, visitors can also get closer to nature with organised activities for the whole family to participate in with Nature @ Nunnington on Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29.

The exhibition of more than 100 images and videos, including winning and commended entries will be on display until Sunday, July 9.

Nunnington Hall is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.30am to 5pm, and on Mondays during the school holidays.

For more information, phone 01439 748283 or visit nationaltrust.org.uk/nunningtonhall