BBC Springwatch is back! Now in its ninth season, Springwatch begins on Bank Holiday Monday 27 May 2013.
Once again we shall be moved, transfixed and inspired by informed commentary, stunning wildlife filming and astounding camera-trap images.
In parallel with the rise in popularity of Springwatch, the British fascination with natural history has found its natural expression in the rise of amateur camera-trap photography. Ranging in price from £100 - £200, camera-traps are affordable - and fun!
Camera-trap Photo of the Year 2013
Reflecting the British enthusiasm for back garden camera-trapping, this year’s BBC Wildlife Magazine's Camera-trap Photo of the Year competition includes a British wildlife category for images taken in the British Isles by amateur photographers.
The overall Camera-trap Photo of the Year competition is sponsored by World Land Trust and corporate supporter Enterprise Plants. The prize for the British wildlife category is a top of the range waterproof Halcon jacket worth £310 from Páramo Directional Clothing Systems, another of the Trust's corporate supporters.
Featured is a camera-trap image of a fox watching a badger sett taken by Richard Carr of Hawke Optics, a Suffolk based company that makes camera-traps available to WLT's partners at trade price.
The competition is open for entries until the end of July. If you have a camera-trap, think about entering some of your best pictures, and if you don't have a camera-trap, think about investing in one. You may be surprised to know what's lurking at the bottom of your garden!
- The closing date for entries is 31 July 2013, and all photos must be submitted online at www.discoverwildlife.com/competitions
- Full competition rules and further information on how to enter the competition are published online at www.discoverwildlife.com/competitions
- BBC Wildlife Magazine Camera-trap Photo of the Year 2013: competition now open »