|Champagne Starlings by David Biggs|
|Mystical Deer by Mark Smith|
|Standing Room Only by Philip Kirk|
|Tabby Cat with Blackbird Nestling by Doug Mackenzie|
One of the compensations for me of slipping into Autumn are the photographic awards. Around the globe guys and gals in tuxedos and party gear are quaffing Bolly celebrating great photography.
First up is British Wildlife Photography. Thousands enter and a few are chosen to be published in a beautiful coffee table art book for posterity. The winners get shown in a free exhibition at Alexandra Palace in England before embarking on a nationwide tour sponsored by a whole raft of worthies.
These are just a few of this year's pictures.