In Pictures: BBOWT 2023 Photography Competition winning images

With the sound of choirs singing Christmas carols, the sight of market traders offering unusual and handmade gifts and the aroma of mulled wine and cinnamon drifting in the air – reminisce about the Oxford Christmas Market 2019.


The winning images from the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) 2023 Photography Competition.

Judges have had the tricky task of picking from hundreds of wildlife-themed images showcasing the fabulous flora, fauna and landscapes of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

From hummingbird hawk-moths and dazzling damselflies to carnivorous plants, fruiting fungi and high-flying falcons – the standard of entries was excellent.

We are delighted to reveal the overall winner and share the prize-winning images from the BBOWT (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust) 2023 Photography Competition.

Congratulations to Harry Berks, overall winner of the BBOWT 2023 Photography Competition, for his close-up image of a white-legged damselfly showing off its big, blue eyes!

As overall winner, Harry won a top-of-the-range Nikon Z50 mirrorless digital camera with a 16-50mm lens and an A3 canvas print of his fabulous photo.

The winner of this year’s Children’s category was nine-year-old Fern Gregory from Oxfordshire, with a pin-sharp picture of a yellow-and-black hoverfly drinking nectar from a pink scabious flower.

146 people submitted 454 photographs for this year’s competition, and photographers could choose from 12 categories.

Category winners receive a workshop with Steve Gozdz of GG Wildlife Experiences, a copy of BBOWT’s 2024 wildlife calendar featuring their winning image, a café voucher, and certificate.

With such a high quality of entries, category runner-ups were also recognised and rewarded, each receiving a BBOWT calendar and certificate.

View the winning entries below or visit the BBOWT website.

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