Meet the judges

Meet the judges 

 Bill Oddie 

The beloved comedian, conservationist, musician and writer Bill Oddie is nothing short of a national treasure. We’re delighted to have our League Patron on our panel of judges for the competition. 

I’ve been a keen birder since I was a child. It always delights me to see people discovering the joys of nature photography. I can’t wait to see the images people submit."

Bill Oddie

Matthew Maran 

Since 2000 Matthew Maran has travelled the world, winning awards for his landscape and wildlife photography in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and the British Wildlife Photography Awards.   

He will use his honed photographer’s eye to judge our Wild Mammals category.

Over the past twenty years, I’ve had the privilege of travelling to some of the world’s most beautiful places and photographing an incredible variety of wildlife. I’m excited to help others discover the joys of nature photography."

Matthew Maran

Hannah Stitfall 

Hannah Stitfall is a wildlife presenter, conservationist and zoologist. She has presented shows for BBC Earth, BBC Springwatch and BBC Radio Four. 

She will use her filmmaker’s eye and her passion for wildlife to judge our Beloved Dogs category. 

I love dogs. It breaks my heart to think that so many of them are injured in dogfighting incidents every year. I look forward to celebrating these beautiful animals through the League Against Cruel Sports Animal Photography Award 2021."

Hannah Stitfall

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