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A selection of Leica Fieldsports Photographer of the Year 2018 entries

leica fieldsports photographer of the yearThere are just two days remaining to enter the Leica Fieldsports Photographer of the Year 2018 competition, which closes at midnight on Sunday, April 15. There have been hundreds of outstanding entries so far – here is a random selection.

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Photograph: Alan Wardkingfisher

Photograph: Ed Radcliffegame shooting

Photograph: Sue Birdhunting photography

Photograph: Annette Partoneagle

Photograph: Annie Robinsonfox photography

Photograph: Ben Colespaniel

Photograph: Clare Bundyosprey

Photograph: Dan Rushtonroebuck

Photograph: Darryl Pacedeer stalking

Photograph: George Hodgesongame shooting

Photograph: Hans BreggrenFly fishing

Photograph: James Wilsonretrieving labrador

Photograph: Liam Filtnesssongbirds

Photograph: Mark Lightfootfoxes fighting

Photograph: Rachel Fostershotgun smoke

Photograph: Rafal Lapinskifox shooting

Photograph: Steve Davissleepy spaniel

Photograph: Steven Renniegrouse shooting

Photograph: Toby Coefly fishing

Photograph: Samantha Hulleychildren who go shooting

 

 

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