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2010 British Wildlife Photography Awards

Herring gull: Photo credit: Steve Young/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire

This picture of a herring gull has won the top prize at this year's British Wildlife Photography Awards. Itís by Steve Young, from the Isles of Scilly, and he won £5,000!

Beetle: Photo credit: Adam Hawtin/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire

The award for Young British Wildlife Photographer was won by 14-year-old Adam Hawtin, with this picture of a blue leaf-beetle.

Water vole: Photo credit: Terry Whittaker/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire

A special award for groups of pictures was won by Terry Whittaker. His photographs tell the story of water-voles being reintroduced in Kent.

Dragonflies: Photo credit: Lynne Newton/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire

These dragonflies in dew were photographed by Lynne Newton. They won an award in the Hidden Britain category.

Mountain hare:Photo credit: Marcin Zagorski/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire

Is it a rock? Is it a snowball? No, it's a mountain hare in the snow. This wintry shot by Marcin Zagorski won the Animal Portraits prize.

Sand lizard: Photo credit: Geoff Simpson/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire

This is a male sand lizard. It's the rarest lizard in the UK so Geoff Simpson, from Derbyshire, was pretty lucky to catch it on film.

Canada geese: Photo credit: Terry Whittaker/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire

Canada Geese taking a walk in a country park, near Manchester. Itís by Terry Whittaker.

Wood mouse: Photo credit: Phillip Thomas/British Wildlife Photography Awards/PA Wire

Hereís a little wood mouse. The picture is by Phillip Thomas and won the Wildlife in my Backyard award.