The British Wildlife Photography Awards were devised by British wildlife photographer Chris Weston and curator of photography Maggie Gowan. The first awards were held in 2009 to widespread acclaim, with support from esteemed organisations including Natural England, WWF and Outdoor Photography magazine. The winning and commended images were unveiled at Hooper's Gallery in London, with the exhibition subsequently touring Britain.
For the 2010 competition, the very best images are being brought together in book form. Not to be confused with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.