On the 20th January we held a photography competition looking for the best photographs of wild mammals in the UK, taken by you. We were delighted with the response and inundated with lots of wonderful photography, so thank you to everyone who took the time to enter.

With great difficulty, we chose the winning 12 submissions, and posted these on social media over a period of a month. All 12 of these will now feature on Keep the Ban's 2022 Calendar, and each of the photographers will each receive a free copy- well done to those 12! The calendar will be available during the summer.


Out of the 12 posted images, we have an overall winner to announce, who will be receiving a Keep the Ban Merchandise bundle, as seen for sale online. This is the image that gained the most likes in the first 48 hours.

The overall winner is Michael Phelps with his adorable snowy snap of a couple of fox cubs. His image gained a total of 4,566 likes across Instagram and Facebook, and we can see why!

Keep The Ban Photography Competition winner - Michael Phelps


The 1st runner up is Aaron Smith with his lovely photograph of a young fox cub in Suffolk.

His image gained a total of 4,094 likes across Instagram and Facebook.

Credit: Aaron Smith

The 2nd runner up is Jo Gregory with her stunning portrait of a fox taken at Lock Lane.

His image gained a total of 3,347 likes across Instagram and Facebook.

Credit: Jo Gregory

To see all 12 entries head over to our Keep The Ban Instagram page where you can take a look at them!

Figures: All 12 images reached a total of 387,300 people on social media. Meaning your images have been seen far and wide! There were a total of 27,078 engagements.

Rob Pownall

Founder of Keep The Ban