British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 2

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A parent little owl is backlit by the setting sun in Andy Rouse's highly commended photograph in the Animal Portraits category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011.

Other eye-catching pictures among the 170 in this beautifully produced volume include a wood mouse silhouetted on the shelf of a garden shed, an osprey hooking a fish at Aviemore, fallow stags in Devon festooned with greenery in the rutting season, and 17-year-old Bertie Gregory's vertiginous view of peregrine falcon chicks nested high over south London. A thrilling celebration of nature and photography alike.