GWT Photography Competition 2017

Thomas WinstoneHedgehog by moonlight

We loved looking at all this year’s entries to our annual wildlife photography competition, thank you to everyone who sent a photograph in. We’re delighted to showcase all the winning entries here, for you to enjoy.

The stunning photographs included a really diverse and interesting range of subjects; including some of our favourite species and many ‘lesser-spotted’. Our judges, Andy Karran and Rob Waller, were particularly impressed this year with the range of techniques and creativity applied to produce some beautifully atmospheric results. And it was the originality and skill shown by Thomas Winstone, in his photo of a hedgehog (taken at night at Brynmawr Cemetery) that particularly impressed our judges.

This year we added a new category to the competition, specifically for photographs taken at our reserves. Jane Corey’s stunning landscape of Silent Valley Nature Reserve, with the iconic spring bluebell display won our judges highest admiration.

The U16 category was won by Lenny Kilner for his very well-focussed close-up of a Currant Clearwing, a moth that is difficult to spot, let alone photograph. Our congratulations again to Thomas, Jane, Lenny and all the other shortlisted photographers.

We displayed all the shortlisted photographs and announced the winners at our AGM in September, with all winners awarded a framed copy of their photograph and a gift voucher. Next year’s competition opens in the new year, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for details.