The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers has announced the winners of the Spring into Action Photography Competition.
For this competition they asked for images from bees, butterflies, birds, bugs, plants and animals - in fact, any type of nature and wildlife was welcome.
David Watkins from Surrey, England was chosen as the winner from over 300 images entered into the competition.
David has won 12 months membership to The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) organisation.
David said: "The shot was taken on an estuary of the River Severn, just off the M5. It was an early start and this was one of the first visits which was incredibly lucky. It was a beautiful morning with lovely sunshine.
"I spent around ten hours that day watching these lovely birds. It was a fascinating day as the activity throughout the day, was very up and down. I saw a pair of kingfishers who were obviously feeding their young as they were active all the time I was there."
Phil Jones, the Societies CEO says, “April’s competition was full of great images, from flowering buds to honey bees gathering nectar. David’s image of a kingfisher capturing its meal grabbed the subject matter very well in the fresh spring sunshine.”
The two runners up, Gareth Norman from Leicestershire and Gerald Leeper from the Perthshire, both won six months memberships.
The winners are:
1st place - David Watkins
2nd place - Gareth Norman
3rd place - Gerald Leeper
There were also 14 highly commended images:
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