April Photography Competition Results

Morning Sunshine by Christine Armstrong

Despite not being able to visit most of our nature reserves this month, you certainly didn't disappoint with your array of exceptional photography taken around your own homes and local walks.

While the Wildlife Trust closed most of its reserves to the public due to Government Guidance in response to the Covid-19 crisis, we decided to bend the rules of our monthly photography competition to allow everyone to enter while remaining at home or on their local walks.

With the theme of 'Your Favourites' there was a huge array of photographs, from wildlife close ups, stunning landscape views, birds feeding and so much more. We were blown away by the entries and our judge had an incredibly difficult time choosing a winner.

We had some wonderful entries this month from children as young as 3 years old, which was great to see! It is clear to see the future of wildlife photography is safe, and we look forward to seeing more of their work.

Out of the HUGE 196 entires, and after much deliberation, Christine Armstrong's Morning Sunshine took the first place spot.

Hare in the grass

Morning Sunshine by Christine Armstrong

Our judge said: "Is there anything more lovely than spotting a hare in the long grass? This photo is a true case of right-place-right-time and the skill needed to have been able to take such a photograph without the subject jumping off is major. The natural spotlight is beautiful and the whole composition of the photograph really adds to the overal image." 

Thirsty Blue Tit

Thirsty Blue Tit by Nigel Whiteside, Waddington

In second place is Nigel Whiteside with his wonderful photograph, Thirsty Blue Tit. Our judge said: "What a lovely natural photograph, a gorgeous cheeky Blue Tit! Once again, a right-place-right-time photograph. Our photographers must have the patience of a saint to capture these sceens. I particularly enjoy the out of focus background on this image, drawing the eye directly to the subject matter. A special well done for capturing the support to British farming in there, as well as the eco friendly glass bottles as opposed to plastic bottles."

Great White Egret landing - Phil Jones

Great White Egret landing by Phil Jones

Rounding off the top three is Phil Jones' Great White Egret Landing. Our judge commented: "The subject matter of this photograph is just stunning. Not something you often see, especially not in such a position. An incredible species spectacularly photographed."

The winner will be contacted via email with details on how to redeem their £100 optics voucher prize. Additionally, all winner’s photos will be displayed within our visitor centres, for everyone to see.

What do you think?

Feel free to let us know what you think about the judge’s selections via either our Facebook or Twitter pages. May's competition is currently open and has the theme of 'Spring Blooms'. This month we are asking for photos taken in your garden or on your daily walk during the lockdown, so what are you waiting for?

The deadline for entries is 11:59 pm on 31st May 2020. To enter, just email photocomp@lancswt.org.uk (a maximum of three photos per person is permitted) or use the form on the page below.

Photography Competition Page

This month's entries

Due to the huge amount of entries this month, we are struggling to show them all at once! Here's a selection and we will get them all up as soon as we can!

April Photography Competition