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RSPCA Young Photographers Award
Mid Air Catch (Image credit: Daniel Zhang)

As the deadline for the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards approaches, Emma Jacobs, an award-winning wildlife photographer and judge of the competition, has gone through the archives to select the best previous entries. Animals hold an incredible power over humans, they can make us laugh from the funny things they do or want to cry through the emotion they show so it’s no wonder they’re a point of for so many photographers. 

Pet and wildlife photography captures the hearts of people all over the world. Whether you’re a professional using one of the best cameras for wildlife photography or a beloved pet owner always snapping on your camera phone, there’s nothing more satisfying than capturing an emotive image of your favorite animal. Now in its 33rd year, the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards provides a platform for aspiring photographers to make their mark. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.