Mammal Photographer of the Year 2019

From small to large, check out the mammals photographed in the winning images from Mammal Photographer of the Year 2019.

Young MOPY (16-18 years): Brown hare. © Williams Evan/The Mammal Society

About the competition

Mammals are some of our most difficult creatures to photograph in the UK. Entrants to Mammal photographer of the year prove hat they are more than up to the challenge of capturing images of these elusive animals.

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The competition is run by the Mammal society and attracts more than 300 entrants each year. The winners are selected by a panel of wildlife photographers and ecologists and are announced at the societies annual conference.

Find out more on the Mammal Society website.

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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.

Mammal Photographer of the Year Winner Rimmer. Woodmouse shut that door. © Roy Rimmer.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Winner: Woodmouse shut that door. © Roy Rimmer/Mammal Society.
MOPY Runner-up: Minke meniscus. © Carl Chapmamn/The Mamman Society
Mammal Photographer of the Year Runner-up: Minke meniscus. © Carl Chapmamn/The Mammal Society.
Young MOPY: Hide and seek. © Katy Read/The Mammal Society
Young Mammal Photographer of the Year aged 15 and under: Hide and seek. © Katy Read/The Mammal Society.
Young MOPY (16-18 years): Brown hare. © Williams Evan/The Mammal Society
Young Mammal Photographer of the Year (16-18 years): Brown hare. © Williams Evan/The Mammal Society.
Mammal Comedian Winner: Bored mountain hare. © Richard Campion/The Mammal Society
Mammal Comedian Winner: Bored mountain hare. © Richard Campion/The Mammal Society.
Mammal Society Member's Photograph Winner: Polecat. © Tris Pearce/The Mammal Society
Mammal Society Member’s Photograph Winner: Polecat. © Tris Pearce/The Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Rimlit seal. © Alastair Marsh.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Rimlit seal. © Alastair Marsh/The Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Mountain hare. ©Lee O'Dwyer.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Mountain hare. ©Lee O’Dwyer/The Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Mouse. © Janice Dyson/Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Mouse. © Janice Dyson/Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Woodmouse feeding. © Roy Rimmer/Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Woodmouse feeding. © Roy Rimmer/Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Fox has caught their dinner. © David Hudson/Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Fox has caught their dinner. © David Hudson/Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Muddy wild boar. © Aaron Roberts/Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Muddy wild boar. © Aaron Roberts/Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Red squirrels winter run. © Julian Martin Terreros/Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Red squirrels winter run. © Julian Martin Terreros/Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Urban fox retreats. © Pasha Kamal/Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Urban fox retreats. © Pasha Kamal/Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Lone deer. © Joshua Copping/mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Lone deer. © Joshua Copping/mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Hedgehog among the grass. © Gaia Wilson/Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Hedgehog among the grass. © Gaia Wilson/Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Seal closeup.© Austin Taylor/Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Seal closeup.© Austin Taylor/Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Wild boar and her piglets. © Shane Stanbridge/Mammal Society.
Mammal Photographer of the Year Highly Commended. Wild boar and her piglets. © Shane Stanbridge/Mammal Society.