11 Photos of Wildlife That Will Destroy Your Tamed Expectations

The British Wildlife Photography Awards have been a prized tradition since 2009. The competition's key aims are to recognize the talents of U.K. photographers, highlight Britain’s natural history, celebrate British wildlife, showcase inspirational nature photography, encourage discovery, exploration, and conservation, and raise awareness about British biodiversity, species, and habitats.

Categories include everything from "Botanical Britain" and "Urban Wildlife" to "Wild Woods" and "Hidden Britain."

The Wildlife Photography prizes conceivably will continue to be awarded for as long as there is wildlife and are cameras and British people. For now, as of 2016, here are 11 currently winning photographs.

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