April photography competition results

Mark Harder

This month's photography competition theme was ‘Your Favourites’, and we received an amazing selection of images which illustrated the wonderful diversity of wildlife and wild places in our region.

From close up shots of frolicking brown hare, to scenic images of some of our region's most iconic natural landscapes. The photographs submitted this month were extremely uplifting, and purposefully demonstrated the power of nature. They also highlighted the huge role the natural world plays in everyday life, and the multitude of different ways in which people create their own nature moments.  

It was extremely difficult to choose this month's winner from such a fantastic selection of images, however after much deliberation Mark Harder’s ‘Barn Owl Hunting’ was chosen as the winner.  

Barn owl hunting

Mark Harder

Our judge was overjoyed upon viewing this image, and stated ‘this photo is truly breathtaking, the movement and detail portrayed is amazing. Taking a photo of a barn owl hunting is never easy, yet this photo is beautifully composed - with the wings perfectly positioned, and the complementary background highlighting the imposing nature of this magnificent creature'.

Male bullfinch

Phil Jones

In second place is Phil Jones’ ‘Male Bullfinch’, our judged commented that ‘this wonderfully vibrant shot is simply delightful. The colour exuding from this picture screams spring, and highlights the sublime colouration and character of this pretty bird.’ 

Nuthatches at Mere Sands Wood

Diane Taylor

Finally in third place is Diane Taylor’s ‘Nuthatches at Mere Sands Wood’, our judge loved this intricate image of these two inquisitive and gregarious nuthatches. They proclaimed that ‘this crystal-clear photo captures the spirit of these marvelous birds, and more importantly highlights the plethora of amazing wildlife present in our local area.’ 

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

What do you think?      

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’. As per 2021 rule changes, photographs can be taken anywhere in the Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside region and are not limited to Lancashire Wildlife Trust nature reserves.     

The deadline for entries is 11:59 pm on 31/05/2021. To enter, email photocomp@lancswt.org.uk (a maximum of three photos per person) or click the button below. 

April 2021 Photography Competition - Your Favourites