Photographer Steve Young has won the British Wildlife Photography Awards with a picture of a defiant herring gull.

Steve Young pic

Picture credit: Steve Young

Photographer Steve Young has won the British Wildlife Photography Awards with a picture of a defiant herring gull.

Young beat thousands to the £5,000 cash prize with a photo described by judges as ?unique and striking?.

Tom Hind from Getty Images, one of the judges, added: ?I like the defiance in this shot ? the gull?s refusal to be moved in the face of this crashing wave seems to sum up a peculiarly British stoicism.’

Meanwhile, 14-year-old Adam Hawtin won the Young British Wildlife Photographer title.

To view the winning images visit www.bwpawards.co.uk

The British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 1 book is available from AA publishing. For details visit www.theaa.com/shop