Photographers capture amazing wildlife in the UK

19 August 2013 Last updated at 06:57 BST

Wildlife photographers have teamed up for a project that hopes to show how protecting our wildlife is good for us.
Red squirrel leaping / Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
This leaping squirrel was snapped by Peter Cairns for a nature project called 2020 Vision. The project aims to help everybody understand the importance of preserving wildlife.
Water vole / Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
Terry Whittaker took this shot of a cheeky water vole amongst some reeds. Water voles have been threatened by the loss of their natural habitat - but it looks like they may be making a return.
Red kite diving / Andy Rouse / 2020VISION
About 20 years ago there were just a handful of red kites in central Wales - but now they've seen a return after a special breeding program. This action shot was taken by Andy Rouse.
Bottlenose dolphin / John MacPherson / 2020VISION
Only 2% of UK waters are specially protected areas despite being home to amazing animals like this bottlenose dolphin. It was snapped by John MacPherson leaping out of the water on the beach of the Moray Firth.
Cranes / Nick Upton / 2020VISION
The Great Crane Project aims to reintroduce 100 cranes to Somerset by 2015. The young birds attend "crane school" where a dedicated team dressed in crane outfits help them to develop! [Photo: Nick Upton]
Large blue butterfly / Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
Ross Hoddinott spotted this large blue butterfly. The species has been brought back from extinction in the UK. Restoring the blue butterfly's natural habitat means the species has returned to more than 30 places in south-west England.
Leaping salmon / Lorne Gill / 2020VISION
The River Tweed is now the best river for Atlantic salmon in the world after a commitment to bring it back to good health. Plants, insects and fish are all now prospering. This leaping salmon was captured by Lorne Gill.
Stag beetles / Terry Whittaker/ 2020VISION
Stag beetles rely on dead and decaying wood to lay their eggs and to feed on - but there isn't much decaying wood in our environment anymore. If you live in the south of England you can help the beetles by leaving dead wood in quiet, moist corners of your garden. [Photo: Terry Whittaker]
Otter / Andy Rouse / 2020VISION
The recovery of otters in British rivers is one of the great conservation success stories of recent years. After hunting and unchecked pollution drove otters to the remotest corners of the country, their return to every English county is symbolic of changing attitudes towards otters and the wetlands in which they live. [Photo: Andy Rouse]
Peregrine / Bertie Gregory / 2020VISION
Peregrine falcons have successfully adapted to living amongst skyscrapers, cathedrals and office blocks. This one was spotted by Bertie Gregory, one of the photographers for the 2020 Vision project. The project hopes to demonstrate that there is a link between healthy nature and healthy people.