November photography competition results

Autumn is a time of incredible change within the natural world, as the temperature starts to decrease and abscission begins amongst plant life. With this dramatic transformation a whole host of delightful natural events start to take place. Autumn brings a rich diversity of colour to our local area and marks the arrival of some fascinating wildlife.

November's photography competition theme was autumn colour, and we received an amazing selection of truly stunning images this month. Ranging from impressive scenic shots of our numerous nature reserves in their full autumnal splendour, to close up images of some lovely seasonal wildlife.  

Out of 50 marvellous entries and after much deliberation, John Barton’s ‘Misty Autumn Path’- taken in Wigan was awarded first place.  

Misty autumn path

John Barton

Our judge commented that ‘the depth of light and colour captured within this image is truly breathtaking. The vibrant fallen autumn leaves offset against the more muted tones of the shaded woodland floor, create a vivid contrast which makes this image really stand out from the crowd.’  

Heaton Park

Beata Nowak 

In second place is Beata Nowak, our judge absolutely loved this image and stated that ‘the natural composition represented in this photograph is almost other-worldly. This photo presents a picture postcard version of autumn in our region, and perfectly conveys the warmth of this season.’ 

Autumnal afternoon

Antonia Phelps

In third place is Antonia Phelps, our judge noted that ‘the impressive autumnal vista captured within this image is outstanding. The photograph purposely highlights the awesome natural beauty present at Brockholes Nature Reserve. Moreover, the diversity of colour illustrated within this image, from the crimson red to the burnt orange creates, an autumnal tapestry which could quite easily be regarded as a piece of art.’ 

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 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. 

December’s competition is currently open and has the theme of 'Festive Fun'. As long as the photo has been taken at one of our nature reserves, you can enter whatever image you like, and with 38 nature reserves to choose from, what are you waiting for? 

The deadline for entries is 11:59 pm on 31/12/2020 and the only condition is that your photograph was taken at one of our nature reserves. To enter, just email photocomp@lancswt.org.uk (a maximum of three photos per person) or click the button below. 

November Photography Competition