You Won't Believe How Amazing This Wildlife Photography Contest Winner Is

Wildlife photography can be grueling, tedious work, but the payoff is sometimes you get something as amazing as this British Wildlife Photography Awards winner. It's of gannets (birds), diving into the sea off the coast of north Scotland. And it's breathtaking.

The Gannets had been lured to the location by photographer Matt Doggett with dead mackerel, while he waited to get the shot. Here he is talking about his photo, Gannet Jacuzzi:

"I like this image, as almost every stage of the action is captured-gannets entering the water, gannets eyeing up the fish, gannets taking the fish, gannets eating the fish and then finally leaving," Dogget said in a statement. "It looks like chaos, but the gannets know exactly where the other birds are."

Gannet Jacuzzi is the overall winner of the BWPAs this year, but it's in good company. You can check out all the winners over at the BWPA site, and we've also included a few more below. [BWP Awards via National Geographic via Get Outdoors]


You Won't Believe How Amazing This Wildlife Photography Contest Winner Is

Winner: Urban Wildlife
Starlings watching the Starlings, by Phil Jones



Winner: HD Video
Raymond Besant, Hoy Fulmars
Runners up:
Ben Tutton, Dippers
Ben Burville, Grey Seals