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Picture of the week: Fine reward for early start on a frosty morning
SWNS photographer Adam Gray got his rewards after getting out early on the coldest day of the year. Early risers were greeted with a crisp and frosty morning as temperatures dropped overnight. Read more!
Pictures of the week: Red Rainbow, Burkini and a Princess.
What does a Princess, Burkini and a Red Rainbow have in common? SWNS is the largest independent press agency in the country. We provide the UK and overseas newspapers, magazines and websites with content every day. Here's our picture editor's photographic picks from the past week. Read more!
The King is dead, long live the Queen: Cameron leaves and May enters No.10
SWNS photographers Joe Newman and Adam Gray were this week covering the latest political upheaval at Downing Street, capturing the moment David Cameron left No.10 and new Prime Minister Theresa May moved in. Read more!
Fan-tastic: SWNS there to capture Euro 2016
SWNS photographer Adam Gray was on the ground in Lille, France, and captured the emotions of England and Wales fans during the gripping encounter that saw Gareth Bale score a 30 yard belter, Jamie Vardy equalising with just his third touch of the ball, and Daniel Sturridge grabbing a late, late winner for England in the dying seconds of the game. Read more!
More awards for SWNS: Photographer Peter Summers wins Photograph of the Year
SWNS scooped yet more press awards, winning four out of six prizes at this year’s news agency press awards, including the coveted Picture of the Year 2016 award, won by talented SWNS photographer Peter Summers. Read more!
Picture of the Week: Obama arrives on Air Force One
SWNS photographer Adam Gray was there to capture a photo of the President disembarking the Presidential Jet onto UK soil. After staking out the runway for hours, Adam caught the most powerful man in the world as soon as he stepped out of the jet. Read more!
If you didn’t know why dogs are man’s best friend, look at this…
One of the British Army's oldest working dogs has donned goggles and boots for the largest military exercise in a decade - as it trains to support our troops on the front line. Six-year-old Scooby the springer spaniel is one of 35 hero working dogs currently taking part in Exercise Shamal Storm, the biggest military training exercise in a decade. Read more!
Picture of the week: Red Carpet Photography
Apart from capturing the breaking news stories each day, SWNS photographers also enjoy a spot of red carpet action at film premiers and events. This week, arriving in style and hitting the red carpet at the Curzon cinema in Mayfair, Dame Helen Mirren cut a striking figure in a classy lace dress, and our photographer was behind the red carpet to capture her. Read more!
SWNS Picture of the Year
And the winner is… Votes were cast throughout December and January for the SWNS Picture of the Year 2015. One hundred of the most compelling images on the SWNS wire this year as chosen by our picture editors. Over 4,000 votes were cast and although the votes were evenly spread among the photos, there was one standout winner.  It’s now time to reveal the winning photograph (drum roll please).   SWNS Picture of the Year 2015 THIRD PLACE In third place with 173 votes was a Teddy bear pictured at Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, Iceland. An amateur photographer took a string of stunning pictures of his teddy bear on holiday – after his wife refused to pose for the camera. Christian Kneidinger, 51, has captured the cuddly toy in exotic locations including Dubai and Mauritius. The father-of-two decided to put together an album last summer after he and his wife Ranati, 51, went on holiday to Iceland. This picture was chosen as the best by the SWNS picture editors and was entered into the competition.   SECOND PLACE With 252 votes, one of our own (SWNS staff photographers Tom Maddick) scoops second place.  Tom captured this magical image of a fallow deer roaming woodland at Wentworth Castle. […] Read more!
Pictures of the week: The perfect Sunrise
SWNS picture editor Jon Mills and award winning staff photographer Dave Hedges left their houses at 3.30am on Saturday morning to climb up Pen y Fan, in the Brecon National Park, South Wales, in the dark and in snow that was sometimes knee deep, to try and capture the perfect sunrise. Read more!
  • Vicki Hooper,

    Being able to rely on a SWNS photographer to take great shots and keep our clients happy is priceless. Working across a range of industries, often with tight deadlines, the flexibility and responsiveness of SWNS is paramount to keeping our projects moving. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending SWNS – friendly, approachable and very easy to work with.

  • James Davis,

    From visits by Government Ministers, to charity events at any one of our 276 stations, it is important I can rely on an agency I know can get the pictures I need from any event, often at very short notice

  • Paul Bennett,
    Picture Editor, Daily Mail

    SWNS is, by a distance, the best news agency in Britain. Its track record over the past 20 years is beyond compare. Its ability to deliver high quality stories day after day is simply remarkable.

  • Oliver McAninch,
    Famous Features

    We are an independent press agency and have been working with SWNS Images for two years now.  They take care of all images and syndication for our news and magazine stories.  Not only are they a great bunch to work with, the level of professionalism and expertise is second to none.  I hope to work with SWNS long into the future.

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