The best of Britain! Twenty nature photographers capture UK’s stunning wildlife scenes in land, sea and air


A pair of goldfinches engage in an aerial dogfight over seeds in winter, while a common seal pup rests on an afternoon sun-soaked beach as a sandstorm rages around it.
These are just some of the stunning wildlife images taken from 2020 Vision, a new book that collects pictures taken by 20 top nature and wildlife photographers across 20 key British ecosystems over 20 months.

2020 Vision is out now published by AA Publishing, priced at £25.

Face-off: Two Goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis) squabbling over Common teasel seeds in winter, Hope Farm RSPB reserve, Cambridgeshire.

Common seal (phoca vitulina) pup resting on a sandbank during a sandstorm, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire.

Leaping: A red squirrel (sciurus vulgaris) jumping while holding a nut in its mouth, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland.

Open wide: A basking shark (cetorhinus maximus) feeding on plankton in the surface waters around the island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland.

Cute: A marsh harrier (circus aeruginosus) chick, removed from its nest to be sexed, weighed and ringed at Sculthorpe Nature Reserve in Norfolk.

Blue eyes: Common blue damselfly (enallagma cyathigerum) at Tamar Lake, Cornwall.

Papped!: A mute swan (cygnus olor) peering at a camera in Fife, Scotland.

Divebomb: A hen harrier (circus cyaneus) diving to its nest site on the Glen Tanar Estate, Grampian, Scotland.

Riverside picnic: A water vole (arvicola amphibius / arvicola terrestris) feeding in Kent.

Lift off: A black-tailed godwit (limosa limosa) taking off from a tidal pool in Norfolk.

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