Photo Competition Winners 2017

Tuesday 12th September 2017

Sarah Kelman Hares in SnowSarah Kelman Hares in Snow

We are pleased to announce the winners in our 2017 Photo Competition - and 12 of the best images will be featured in a Wildlife Trust calendar

More than 100 people entered our new Wildlife Photo Competition - this is the first year the competition has been run in this format (previously there was a competition open to Ecology Group volunteers).

The stunning winning photo, Hares in Snow, above, is by Sarah Kelman of Conington, Cambridgeshire; Sarah wins her choice of £200 worth of Opticron kit or £100 amazon voucher.

Second prize goes to Colin Bradshaw of Yaxley, Cambs, with a delightful image of Harvest Mouse on Hawthorn, below left (£100 worth of Opticron kit or £50 amazon voucher), while Martin Swannell of Moulton, Northamptonshire is third with Brown Argus Butterfly, below right, he wins £50 worth of Opticron kit or £25 amazon vouchers.


Special Mention for Macro Images go to Robin Gossage of Kingsthorpe Northamptonshire with Rufous-shouldered Longhorn Beetle, and Sonia Khela of Willingham, Cambridgeshire with Garden Spider, they each receive an Opticron hand-lens (prizes courtesy of Opticron, suppliers of optics).

The three judges were impressed with the high standard of imagery and wide range of subject matter - they had a tough task selecting the winners. Matthew Roberts, photographer, has taken many images used in our publications and for The Wildlife Trusts; Chris Galvin, is a renowned bird photographer and Regional Account Manager at Opticron and WTBCN trustee vice chair Professor William Stephens, University Secretary and Head of the Executive Office at Cranfield University, is an environmental scientist.

Twelve images have been selected to be included in our 2018 Wildlife Trust calendar (along with 12 smaller images per month) which will be on sale for £8 at the Manor House, Cambourne, at the Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes and via our online shop.