2010: Animal Portraits
This category, one of the most popular in the competition, invites portraits that capture the character or spirit of the subject they focus on.
Winner Predatory steps Eirik GrønningsæterView
Runner-up Peregrine perch Doug BrownView
Specially Commended Dawn kill Reto PuppettiView
Highly Commended Oil beetle pose Juan Jesus Gonzalez AhumadaView
Highly Commended The art of balance Roy MangersnesView
Highly Commended Giant beachcomber Thomas Peter PeschakView
Highly Commended Sunning griffon Oscar DíezView
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