THE spectacular British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition has returned to Nunnington Hall.

The awards were created in 2009, and celebrates both the work of amateur and professional photographers and the beauty and diversity of British wildlife.

Winning images are chosen from thousands of entries in 15 separate categories, including a category for film and two junior categories to encourage young people to connect with nature through photography.

Naturalist, author and wildlife

TV producer Stephen Moss said: “Once again, this collection of images from the British Wildlife Photography Awards leaves us in awe of the skill, patience and artistry of the photographers whose work is showcased here.

“The extraordinary range of subjects, species and habitats, and the imaginative way they are portrayed, leaves us in no doubt that we in Britain are fortunate to be home to some of the most talented photographers in the world.

“But stunning though this book is, it is not simply a collection of beautiful images, preserved like museum specimens for us to enjoy.

“It is also a snapshot of Britain’s diverse and beautiful wildlife, at a time when these wild creatures – and the places where they live – are under threat as never before.”

To celebrate the return of this exhibition Nunnington Hall is hosting a Nature Fest event on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26.

Activities include bug hunting, bird box making, along with local hedgehog rescuers and educational team the “Lion Learners”.

The British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition of 100 images

and videos, including winning and commended entries will be shown at Nunnington Hall until Sunday, July 7.

For more information, phone 01439 748283 or