Gr8at: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021

When I saw some of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021 on the BBC website I just had to share my favourites. Feel free to let me know which one you prefer most or if you have any big interest in astronomy.

This striking image of The Pleiades (also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45) is by JASHANPREET SINGH DINGRA
This shot of four different expositions by JIAJUN HUA was taken 10 miles away from the Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai.
STEFAN LIEBERMANN took this gorgeous photograph of the Milky Way over lavender fields in Valensole, France.
LARRYN RAE captured the aurora borealis in Iceland with 20 images.
YOVIN YAHATHUGODA took this remarkable photo of a Wolf-Rayet star.
This striking photo was taken in China by YANG SUTIE.
REMI LEBLANC-MESSAGER from France shared this delightful skyline.
Australian STEVEN MOHR took this spectacular photograph of the Flame Nebula

Gr8at: World Nature Photography Awards 2020

As I often say, nature really is incredible. And a big part of nature is the wonderful wildlife. So please enjoy these winners from 2020. Do you have a favourite? Can you guess the overall winner?

Animals in their habitat category – Thomas Vijayan
Black and white category – Harry Skeggs
People and nature category – Naomi Rose
Animal portraits category – Nick Dale
Behaviour – Amphibians and reptiles category – Vittorio Ricci
Nature art category – Dipanjan Pal
Black and white category – Robert Nowak
Animals in their habitat category – Vladimir Cech

Gr8at: BBC Winterwatch

BBC nature show Winterwatch has encouraged viewers to send in photographs of the winter wildlife. These are the ones I prefer most. Do you have a favourite?

Alister Kemp took this image of a mountain hare in the Scottish Highlands.
Adam Walters photographed this frosty fungi.
Photographer Chris Draper spotted these four wonderful stags
This was taken by Lisa Wood in Nairnshire, Scotland
Raymond Leinster captured this red squirrel in the snow
This striking mage is from Gaz m from Lincolnshire.
DJH Flickr captured said that this little stonechat bird.
Anniison photographed the multicolour winter leaf.