Sir David Attenborough has been presented with Britain's TV Choice lifetime achievement award for his contribution to natural history television.
The veteran broadcaster received the prize at his London home, ahead of the TV Choice Awards, which will be handed out at a ceremony on Monday evening.
The magazine said it wanted to show appreciation and respect for the joy Sir David has given its readers and millions of viewers who have enjoyed his work.
"Still working, learning and making programmes, Sir David Attenborough isn't just a British hero, he's a global icon," it said.
Sir David said what he does "isn't always entertaining, and sometimes people hear things they don't like", but described the award as "an honour and a great pleasure".
The 23rd TV Choice Awards celebrate the best of the last 12 months in British television as voted by the public.
Australian Associated Press