Showcasing some incredible photography from the natural world, the Outdoor Photographer of the Year awards promises a spectacular display
The Outdoor Photographer of the Year awards attract a fantastically diverse and strong field of entries from around the world. Ahead of the winners being announced at The Outdoors Show, here are some of the images that have made it through to the shortlists – see them all at the Show. Run by Outdoor Photography, the leading magazine for landscape, wildlife, nature and adventure photography, and judged by a panel of experts including Pete Webb and Pete Bridgwood, the overall winner of the competition will receive £1,000, and each category winner receives a £250 WEX Photographic voucher.
The categories are: Outdoor Photographer of
the Year 2012; Light on the land; Wildlife insight; Nature in close-up; At the water’s edge; Spirit of adventure; and Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year (18 and under). The category winners and runners-up will be on display on the PhotoBox stand, and the overall winner will be announced on Saturday 19th January on the Aosta Valley Adventure Stage. The PhotoBox will also be home to a series of free talks, workshops and master classes during the Show – see the panel on the right for more info on who will be appearing.
A selection of shortlisted entries clockwise from left: Spider in garden, Clavering, Essex – Simon White; Red squirrel, Northumberland – Will Nicholls;
Glencoe, Scotland – Robert McBride; Cheetah and cub, Masai Mara, Kenya – Marco Urso