Wildlife photography can be gruelling, tedious work. But the payoff is you sometimes get something as amazing as this winning shot from the British Wildlife Photography Awards. It’s of gannets (birds), diving into the sea off the coast of north Scotland. And it’s breathtaking.
Here’s the photographer, Matt Doggett, talking about his photo, Gannet Jacuzzi:
“I like this image, as almost every stage of the action is captured-gannets entering the water, gannets eyeing up the fish, gannets taking the fish, gannets eating the fish and then finally leaving,” Dogget said in a statement. “It looks like chaos, but the gannets know exactly where the other birds are.”
Gannet Jacuzzi is the overall winner of the prestigious awards this year, but it’s in good company. You can check out all the winners over at the BWPA site, and we’ve also included a few more below. [BWP Awards via National Geographic via Get Outdoors]
Winner: Urban Wildlife
Starlings watching the Starlings, by Phil Jones
Winner: HD Video
Raymond Besant, Hoy Fulmars