BWC Photo of the Month

Photography is a big part of what makes the British Wildlife Centre so special, providing unique photo opportunities that would be very tricky to achieve in the wild. We love to showcase the photographic talents of our visitors. Photo of the Month displays the pick of our visitors’ photos through the year. Our Head Keeper, Matt will be selecting his favourite photo each month from the many sees, whether they are emailed in, on Flickr, Instagram or other social media sites.

For more details please visit the Keeper’s Blog



Fox by Steve Miller

 Photo of the Year 2019 was awarded to Steve Miller, for his striking shot of Basil the fox  (October 2019 Photo of the Month),
selected by professional photographer, Sean Weekly, who said: 
It was a tricky one this year with a good strong 12 final images to look at. However, the winning image for me is the Licking Red Fox. This particular image stood out for me, it has a lot of impact. Technically the image is faultless with incredible sharpness throughout. I loved the eye contact and the catch lights drawing me into this full frame portrait. It’s not easy to get a full portrait like this at the centre so I know the challenges that this shot required.
The deciding factor for me was the fox licking its nose (I assume after the fox feeding). I love a bit of movement in a wildlife image as it really helps brings the picture to life and capturing the tongue has really made this a strong portrait for me.
It’s also shot from a low perspective at eye level which again adds to the intensity of the portrait.

Photo of the Month: December 2019

Eagle Owl by Dawn Cansfield


Photo of the Month: November 2019

Hedgehog by Kev Wyatt


Photo of the Month: October 2019

Fox by Steve Miller


Photo of the Month: September 2019

"Wildcat Snarling" by Robert Murray


Photo of the Month: August 2019

Water Vole by Steve Heggie

Photo of the Month: July 2019

Red Squirrel Kitten by Barry Doolan

Photo of the Month: June 2019

Red Squirrel by Jane Hamilton

Photo of the Month: May 2019

Harvest Mouse by Ben Leslie

Photo of the Month: April 2019

Weasel by Tony Walker


Photo of the Month: March 2019

'Playtime' (otter cubs) by Steve Liptrot


Photo of the Month: February 2019

'An Apple a Day' (yellow-necked mouse) by Laura Pomfret

Photo of the Month: January 2019

Floki the Barn Owl by Brett Watson