December photography competition results

Rebecca Watts 

December saw our region undergo a dramatic change in weather conditions, and as a result the natural world around us transformed into a sensational winter wonderland. December’s photography competition theme was festive fun, and we received a delightful selection of images.

Despite the arrival of such harsh conditions, the diverse array of entries received was magnificent. From some superb shots of winter wildlife spectacles, to scenic images of the majestic ice-covered landscapes around us, we are overjoyed that so many people are continuing to get involved.  

After much deliberation Rebecca Watt’s ‘Frosty Morning Walk’, taken at Brockholes Nature Reserve was awarded first place.  

Frosty Morning Walk

Rebecca Watts 

Our judge absolutely loved this image and stated that 'the intricate detail captured within this photograph is mesmerizing. The crisp morning frost offset against the vibrant blue sky creates a truly marvelous image, and encapsulates everything which is great about this time of year.'

Brockholes

Ben Abbott

In second place is Ben Abbot. Our judge commented that ‘Ben has purposefully captured the resplendent nature of the wonderful mute swan. The composition of this image, whereby the regal swan is framed by a picture perfect sunset, produced an outstanding image which illustrates the imposing natural beauty present at Brockholes Nature Reserve.'  

Festive Friend

Craig Stirzaker

In third place is Craig Stirzaker’s ‘Festive Friend’ taken at Brockholes Nature Reserve. Our judge noted that 'this photograph charmingly presents one of the festive seasons favourite characters. The Robin Red Breast is synonymous with Christmas, and this image delightfully depicts their inquisitive and bold nature.'  

The winner will be contacted via email with details on 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.  

January’s competition is currently open and has the theme of 'A Winter’s Scene'. 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 31/1/2021. To enter, just email photocomp@lancswt.org.uk (a maximum of three photos per person) or click the button below. 

December Photography Competition