The 2012 overall winning image by Dr Matt Doggett was his image entitled: “Gannet Jacuzzi”
The winning image was captured on a remote location off the North coast of Scotland. Dr Doggett who took the winning photograph said “It was an incredible experience being in the water surrounded by these high speed divers”.
Judge Greg Armfield from WWF described the photograph as "A striking image that manages to capture in parallel the raw power and grace of the diving gannets. A beautiful and evocative shot."
Maggie Gowan competition Director said “This has been the highest level of entries so far since the competition launched in 2009. Especially satisfying has been the increase in young entries with the partnership between RSPB Wildlife Explorers and BWPA, which bodes well for the future of wildlife conservation and photography”.
Stephen Moss the Chair of the 2012 judging panel commented “British wildlife photography is now better than ever, with some fabulous images captured by some of our greatest photographers gracing this award and exhibition”.