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Competition Success

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2016 saw British Birds run the 40th Bird Photograph of the Year competition. In five of the past eight years Oliver has been Highly Commended, with 2016 being his best year yet, coming seventh. The judges were particularly impressed by Oliver’s take on the murmuration of Common Starlings Sturnus vulgaris. Shot at 1/5 second at f/11, ISO 800 at 24mm, handheld.

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Oliver’s image of Red Rock Crabs Grapsus grapsus was Highly Commended in the Zoological Society of London Animal Photography Prize in 2016, presented at London Zoo. Following two winning images in 2014, his image entitled Hold on Tight was selected in the category ‘At Home in Their Habitat’. Shot at 1/5 second at f/22, ISO 50 at 24mm, tripod in the water.

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Oliver's images chosen as category winners for the Zoological Society of London Animal Photography Prize 2014 competition. Titled If Only They Knew the cuddling Polar Bears (Alaska) was awarded winner of category 'Last Chance to See'. The King Penguin image (South Georgia) was awarded winner of category 'Size Matters' and titled Lost in a Crowd. More images of the awards presentation can be seen on Oliver's Diary page.

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Stock Photography & Galleries

flickr logo From August 2023 Oliver will post his future and past images in bulk to Flickr. This will allow better access to view his extensive image library.
RSPB logo From August 2013 RSPB Images now supplies many of Oliver's best images of wildlife and nature. From birds to insects, mammals to landscapes there is something for everyone. For digital sales, prints or canvasses of Oliver's exclusive collection please visit his RSPB Images webpage.
Alamy logo From August 2013 Alamy will continue to support Oliver's general wildlife library and will manage a large number of images from Oliver's extensive collection.
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