This is a collectable book for all lovers of wildlife and world-class photography. It is a new collection of stunning wildlife photographs, introduced by British photograher and presenter Chris Packham, that will represent the best images taken by top nature photographers round the world and submitted to the BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2001 competition. Featuring 115 unforgettable pictures, covering natural subjects from plants to endangered animals and underwater life to landscapes, will display the beauty of the natural world. Selected from more than 19,000 entries, representing at least 60 countries, these images will comprise the winning and commended pictures from the world's largest and most prestigious wildlife photography competition. Behind-the-scenes information for each picture will be given in a short caption, which includes phtographic details. (The full collection of photographs will be available in June).
TV presenter, photographer and conservationist Chris Packham is one of the nation's favourite naturalists. He is best known for the BAFTA-winning The Really Wild Show and fronting BBC's Springwatch and Autumnwatch. Packham is president of the British Trust for Ornithology, Hawk Conservancy Trust, the Hampshire Ornithological Society and the Bat Conservation Trust and vice-president of the RSPB and the Butterfly Conservation. In 2011, he was awarded the British Trust for Ornithology's Dilys Breese Medal for his `outstanding work in promoting science to new audiences', and in 2016 he won the Wildscreen Panda Award for Outstanding Achievement, for his contribution to wildlife filmmaking.
Packham's partner Charlotte Corney owns the Isle of Wight Zoo, and his step-daughter is studying zoology at Liverpool University. He lives in the New Forest.