Photographer rewarded for his leap for freedom

Leap for Freedom, taken by Battle man Dale Sutton. The image won the Hidden Britain category in the British Wildlife Photography Awards.''British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 3, is out now. (AA Publishing �25)
Leap for Freedom, taken by Battle man Dale Sutton. The image won the Hidden Britain category in the British Wildlife Photography Awards.''British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 3, is out now. (AA Publishing �25)

A BATTLE photographer has won a prestigious award for this stunning image of a cricket in mid leap.

Dale Sutton won the Hidden Britain Category in the British Wildlife Photography Awards for his picture entitled Leap For Freedom.

The winning image shows a dark bush cricket and was taken in Battle.

Dale also had a Highly Commended image in the Habitat Category called Dive Dive Dive, depicting a frog leaping into the water.

Now in their fourth year, the British Wildlife Photography Awards were established by Maggie Gowan to recognise the talents of wildlife photographers working in Britain, while at the same time highlighting the great wealth and diversity of Britain’s natural history.

The winning images, covering everything from marine life and animal behaviour to creepy crawlies and urban wildlife, feature in a new book, British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 3.

Alongside the book, the winning images will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London from September 17, before departing on a nationwide tour.