His stunning images reflect his love for conservation and wildlife and now Matt Doggett is set to share the stories behind his award-winning images.

The New Forest-based photographer is to present an interactive talk about his work in nature photography is presenting an illustrated talk at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest next month.

A keen conservationist, Matt's talk will include a series of his photographs, detailing the role wildlife photography can play in conservation, and will also focus on how he develops and captures his images of a variety of wildlife, which have won numerous awards The evening will also include a special opportunity to view digital images of all of the winning and highly commended images from the nationally acclaimed British Wildlife Photography Awards competition. The awards were established in 2009 and aim to recognise the talents of photographers practicing in the UK as well as highlighting the diversity of Britain’s natural history.

Matt has a PhD in marine biology, and combines his passion for underwater photography with diving. He has visited a number of places around the world, photographing a range of wildlife in its natural habitat along the way.

In 2012 Matt earned the overall title of British Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his entry in the Coast and Marine category for his spectacular image of diving gannets off the coast of Scotland. This year his image of a spiny lobster among jewel anemones has been awarded Highly Commended in the Habitats category. His work has been featured in a variety of wildlife publications including BBC Wildlife, Diver Magazine and Ocean Guide.

“The BWPA does a fantastic job in showcasing British Wildlife at its best," says Matt.

"It publicises the incredible diversity we have in the UK and which we must strive to protect for our own health and well-being, if nothing more.”

Moors Valley communication ranger Katie Davies adds: “It is a privilege to be able to share such a remarkable collection of photographs celebrating the immense beauty and variety of British wildlife.”

A limited number of tickets are available for the talk, which starts at 7pm on Tuesday, February 12 February. Tickets are available for £6 each, and will include a glass of wine or soft drink.

Moors Valley Country Park & Forest, Horton Road, Ashley Heath

T: 01425 470721

W: moors-valley.co.uk