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In Pictures: RSPCA Young Photographer winners capture nature at its finest

The awards aim to encourage an interest in photography and an appreciation and understanding of the animal kingdom

A group of young photographers have been recognised for their skill in capturing the true spirit of the animal kingdom in a competition run by the RSPCA.

The RSPCA Young Photographer Awards are open to anyone under 18, and aim to encourage an interest in photography and an appreciation and understanding of the natural world.

Prizes were handed out in age groups, and for small world and mobile phone camera categories.

A roe deer buck passing through a gate by Jake Kneale

RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2020

Jake Kneale, aged 17. Overall winner in the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2020

Foxes on a hillside by Ben Harrott

RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2020

Ben Harrott, runner-up in the overall awards

Swans running across a body of water during take-off by Ben Hancock Smith

RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2020

Ben Hancock Smith, aged 16, runner-up in the awards

A leaping lamp by Molly Tolson

RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2020

Molly Tolson, aged 14, won the 12-15 mobile phone and devices category

A woodlouse by Sam Hancock Smith

RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2020

Sam Hancock Smith, aged 13, runner-up in the small world category

 

Pigeons by Thomas Scott

RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2020

Thomas Scott, the 16-18 winner

Two horses silhouetted against the sun by Eleanor Ramsey

RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2020

Eleanor Ramsey, aged 18, won the 16-18 mobile phone and devices award

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