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A lecturer at the University of the West of England has won a national photography award with this striking image of tadpoles taken on the University’s Frenchay Campus:
Dr Jeanette Sakel, a Linguistics lecturer and National Teaching Fellow, took the top prize in the ‘Close to Nature’ category of this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards.
The ‘Close to Nature’ category in the BWPA encourages photographers to explore the beauty of nature close up.
The day I took the photo I had decided to do something different for my lunch break. I had brought in my camera to see if I could capture the year’s first dragonflies at the pond. I noticed movement just below the water’s surface: a myriad of tadpoles, swirling at great speed around the water, forming intricate patterns.
I lay down, the hood of my macro lens almost touching the water, and experimented with manual camera settings to capture the movement below the surface. Underexposing the image to achieve a fast shutter-speed, I captured the winning photo
Exmoor Search and Rescue tweeted this beautiful sight at Prayhead this morning: a large herd of red deer.
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When you take time to stop and look - it's amazing how much beautiful wildlife you can find in the South West.
And that's exactly what youngsters in North Cornwall have been doing - as they swapped their classroom at Illogan School for the great outdoors to take part in a 24-hour survey of our wildlife.
A scheme that offers training in wildlife skills has won a £830,000 lottery grant.
The money will finance almost 50 placements with the region's Wildlife Trusts. The course includes formal qualifications and is aimed at providing young people and those from disadvantaged backgrounds opportunities in the field of conservation.
A new report is being published looking at the fortunes of Devon's wildlife. Called the 'State of Devon's Nature', it's being launched at a special one-day conference in Cullompton.
It warns of struggling species and landscapes and suggests the way forward is better collaboration between landowners, farmers, and conservation charities.
Bristol Zoo will open the first part of its new wildlife park this summer.
The ambitious project will be called Wild Place and people will be able to walk around a recreation of a Madagascan village and African savannah, complete with a variety of animals.
This is only the first stage in a much larger project to develop the full 136 acre site close to Cribbs Causeway in South Gloucestershire.
England has suffered its wettest year since records began in 1910. While slugs relished the wet summer, birds struggled and badgers found it difficult to find food in the dry spring.
Matthew Oates from the National Trust talks about how the bad weather has had a huge affect on the region's wildlife.