Mammal Photographer of the Year 2017

View the winning and shortlisted images from The Mammal Society annual photo contest.

Two wild boar piglets. © Shane Stanbridge.

Fiona Matthews, chair of The Mammal Society and part of the judging team, said “It is fantastic to see such a diversity of entries this year.  These images show that you don’t have to be on safari in Africa to see amazing wildlife.  From remote corners of Scotland to the middle of cities, wild animals are all around us if we just stop to look.”

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All the winning and shortlisted images were featured in an exhibition at the Mammal Society Spring Conference at Robinson College Cambridge in March 2017, followed by the prize giving and a free talk from Simon King.

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To view the images as a slideshow, click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the photos below.

Mammals of the UK Category Winner: Pine marten. © Alasdair Marsh.
Mammals of the UK Category Winner: Pine marten. © Alasdair Marsh.
Mammals of the UK Category Runner-up: Water shrew. © Jenny Hibbert.
Mammals of the UK Category Runner-up: Water shrew. © Jenny Hibbert.
Young Mammal Photographer of the Year, aged 16-18 Category Winner: Urban fox. © Kyle Moore.
Young Mammal Photographer of the Year, aged 16-18 Category Winner: Urban fox. © Kyle Moore.
Young Mammal Photographer of the Year, aged 16-18 Category Highly Commended: Fox. © Gideon Knight.
Young Mammal Photographer of the Year, aged 16-18 Category Highly Commended: Fox. © Gideon Knight.
Young Mammal Photographer of the Year, aged 16-18 Category Highly Commended: Mirrored fox. © Kyle Moore.
Young Mammal Photographer of the Year, aged 16-18 Category Highly Commended: Mirrored fox. © Kyle Moore.
Young Mammal Photographer of the Year, aged 15 and under Category Winner: Pipistrelle bat. © James Miller.
Young Mammal Photographer of the Year, aged 15 and under Category Winner: Pipistrelle bat. © James Miller.
Mammal Comedian Category Winner: Red deer. © Matthew Gould.
Mammal Comedian Category Winner: Red deer. © Matthew Gould.
Best Mammal Society Member Winner: Red stag in velvet. © Jochen Langbein.
Best Mammal Society Member Winner: Red stag in velvet. © Jochen Langbein.
Mammals of the UK Category Highly Commended: Two hares sheltering. © Jenny Hibbert.
Mammals of the UK Category Highly Commended: Two hares sheltering. © Jenny Hibbert.
Two wild boar piglets. © Shane Stanbridge.
Two wild boar piglets. © Shane Stanbridge.
Badger. © Richard Bowler.
Badger. © Richard Bowler.
Pipestrelle bat. © Ben Porter.
Pipestrelle bat. © Ben Porter.
Red deer at dawn. © Gary Cox.
Red deer at dawn. © Gary Cox.
Swimming brown hare. © Malcolm Welch.
Swimming brown hare. © Malcolm Welch.
Leaping vixen. © Dan Rushton.
Leaping vixen. © Dan Rushton.
Dolphin. © Ben Porter.
Dolphin. © Ben Porter.
Brown hare shaking wet foot. © Jenny Hibbert.
Brown hare shaking wet foot. © Jenny Hibbert.
Grey seal pup at night. © Harry Read.
Grey seal pup at night. © Harry Read.
Brown hare drying off. © Gary Dean.
Brown hare drying off. © Gary Dean.
Otters. © Paul Dibben.
Otters. © Paul Dibben.
Red squirrel. © Richard Watson.
Red squirrel. © Richard Watson.