A swooping red kite, strikes of lighting and a red grouse standing its ground are three of the winning photographs in the tenth annual Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Awards.
The winners of the Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Awards were chosen from an impressive 510 images and short films of wildlife, plant life, the environment and landscapes, submitted by amateur photographers from around the world.
In each of the categories, there was an image selected by the expert panel of judges and an image selected by the voting public. Visitors to the Scottish Seabird Centre have been voting since November, as well as online, with thousands of votes cast.
‘The standard of entries was quite outstanding’
“For the competition’s tenth year, the standard of entries was quite outstanding and it was tough selecting our winners,” said Lorne Gill, Scottish Natural Heritage photographer and one of the judges.
“Having both the public and judges’ vote is really interesting, especially to see where the same images emerged on top.
“Well done to all the winners. I would encourage everyone who entered to keep taking photos, enjoy getting out into the great outdoors, and to always strive to be creative in your photographic approach.”
‘Encouraging people to engage with nature’
Tom Brock OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Seabird Centre, added: “As a conservation and education charity, we focus on encouraging people to engage with nature in a fun yet sustainable way and our Nature Photography Awards are a fantastic example of this.
“Congratulations to all the winners, and everyone shortlisted: visitors, staff and volunteers alike have voted in their thousands and the winning images are stunning.
“They will be on display at the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick for the next few months and I would certainly encourage visitors to take time to explore them.”
Short Film Category
Tom Ross, from Oxford was the Judges’ and Public Winner with this video The Tale of the Bass:
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Creative Visions of Nature
Judges’ Winner: Paul Collins, Bristol, Swallow at Twilight
Public Winner: Jamie Mina, Uddingston, Kingfisher
Judges’ Winner: Tom Gardner, Edinburgh, Fish Killed by Algal Bloom
Public Winner: Charlie Davidson, Peterhead, Gannet
Judges’ and Public Winner: Cameron Henderson, North Berwick, Lightning over the Harbour
Judges’ and Public Winner: Barry Forbes, Glenrothes, King of the Road
Judges’ Winner: Yasmine Piening, Tranent, Summer Flowers
Public Winner: Alan Edwards, Perth, Fungi in the Frost
Judges’ Winner: Katty Baird, North Berwick, Fulmar Reflection
Public Winner: Christopher McLeod, Kent, Hide ‘n’ Seek
Junior 12 to 16
Judges’ Winner: Freya Sanders, Montrose, Topsy Turvy Trees
Public Winner: Jocelyn King, Airth, Parenthood
Junior under 12
Judges’ and Public Winner: Anna Smart, Ballencrieff, Lonely Puffin
Staff and Volunteers
Judges’ and Public winner: Lewis Henderson, North Berwick, The Pier
Judges’ Winner: Sue Dudley, Malvern, One Fell Swoop
Public Winner: Bob Humphreys, Alford, Kingfisher with Fish