December 2018 – Photography Competition Results

09 Jan 2019

December seems so long ago now! It was mild, sometimes sunny, sometimes rainy, but no sign of a White Christmas here in Lancashire. We had a beautiful collection of winter wildlife photos for our competition though.

Our judge had an incredibly difficult decision to make, with 36 beautiful photographs to choose from from the subject Seasonal Wildlife.

Coming in at first place was…ROBIN RED BREAST (above) taken by ANDREW STANNARD! Our judge explained why she chose this photo as the winner.

“You see a robin, you think Christmas. The composition of this photograph is stunning, and the detail is second to none. You can almost see the cold in its tiny little face – a beautiful image all round.”

Second place was awarded to FROZEN GRASS IS MY FAVOURITE by PAT AITCHISON!

“Although we are aware of our deer population at Brockholes, there’s not always easy to see. This photo shows a very cheeky side to the deer which embracing the cold winter months.”

Rounding out the top three this month was WINDSWEPT STONECHAT by TREVOR SOUTHWARD. Our judge really enjoyed this shot, saying:

“I love the motion you can see in this photo. The fluffed up feathers and the gripping claws, shows a real determination to get through the winter.”

Feel free to let us know what you think about the judge’s selections via either our Facebook or Twitter pages. JANUARY’s competition is currently open and has the theme of A WINTER’S SCENE; with Jack Frost starting to bite, there’s plenty of scope for a frost photo, or a winter landscape – you choose!

The deadline for entries is midnight on 05/02/2019 and the only condition is that your photograph was taken on Brockholes nature reserve. To enter, just email (a maximum of three photos per person is permitted).  More information, including the full set of rules and Terms & Conditions, can be viewed here.


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