BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013: The winners
Now in its fifth year, our art competition showcases a breathtaking array of images of animals both familiar and vanishingly rare.
A wonderful thing about wildlife art is that the beauty and impact of the work don’t depend on the subject.
True, some animals provoke powerful emotions – endangered species, in particular. But, as the winners of our competition demonstrate, to someone with the vision of a talented artist a rat can be as inspiring as a rhino.
And hundreds of talented artists were again on hand this year to make judging a major challenge, together entering more than 1,400 artworks in a dizzying array of subjects, media and styles.
It took all the experience, discernment and powers of persuasion of our judges Chris Rose, Mandy Shepherd, David Cromack, Pip McGarry and Sophie Stafford to choose these winning images.
We are very proud to showcase all of the winners, runners-up and commended artworks here.
- Georgina Gibbons wins the title 'BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013' and a 10-day painting safari in Botswana with Pip McGarry courtesy of Elephant Trails Safari Company.
- Dangerous Waters will be displayed at the Society of Wildlife Artists' exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, on 31 October to 10 November 2013.
- All category winners will be showcased at the Marwell International Wildlife Art Society exhibition taking place at Rookesbury Park Manor, Wickham, from 30 August to 1 September 2013.