The future of wildlife photography is in good hands as an eight-year-old wins RSPCA Young Photographer of the Year!

RSPCA Young Photographer of the Year
Not Guilty by Jamie Smart, eight, from Wales. (Image credit: Jamie Smart)

The RSPCA Young Photographer of the Year competition showcases the very best animal photography talent, inviting photographers 18 years and under to capture the animal kingdom on a camera or a mobile device. 

The competition has been running for over 30 years and is organized by the RSPCA, the world's oldest and largest animal charity. Consisting of nine categories and an overall winner this year saw a standout performer scoop the top prize as well as becoming the competition's youngest ever winner. 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.