Wildlife in Focus Photography Competition

And the Winners are…


To celebrate Care for the Wild’s international reach and the diversity of our supporters,  we asked you to take part in our competition to showcase beautiful photographs of wildlife that you have captured in the last 12 months at home and from around the world.

And you certainly did! Above are the Top Three photographs in each of the categories, My Travel Abroad, and Wildlife in Local Landscapes.

Exquisite Portraits

A wonderfully camouflaged owl sitting in a tree and a brightly coloured lizard sitting on a breakfast table in Antigua took the top honours in the competition which attracted entries from across the UK.

Little Owl was taken by Bill Thornton from Warnham, while Lizard in Antigua was photographed by Chris Mole from Danehill. Each won a mounted print of a tiger photograph by esteemed photographer Michael Vickers, whose work was recently showcased at Care for the Wild.

Runners up were Mike Hall from Horsham and Nicola Williscroft from Warwickshire.

Philip Mansbridge, CEO of Care for the Wild, said:

“Photographs like this can really bring animals to life and help us appreciate them, in all their varying forms. Bill’s owl is a fantastic shot, capturing a bird completely at home in its surroundings. Chris’s picture of a lizard on the other hand lets us look, literally, into its eye and see every detail of its beautiful skin.

“It’s easy to run a photography competition but it’s not easy to judge it! We had plenty of other shots which would have been worthy winners, but these two impressed all of us.

“Between this competition and our exhibition of tiger photographs from Michael Vickers, we’ve spent a month surrounded by exquisite portraits of animals. As a charity that spends its time working on behalf of wildlife, it’s been a great reminder of why we do what we do.”

Wildlife in Focus was run by Care for the Wild, in conjunction with the West Sussex County Times.