October Photography Competition

October Photography Competition

Trevor Davenport

October has seen our reserves undergo a dramatic transformation, as autumn has arrived with purpose. Whilst this delightful change has taken place, we have observed our reserves morph into a rich tapestry of autumnal tones and fallen leaves. As a result, we have received an outstanding selection of photographs which display the rich natural beauty of our nature reserves.

This month’s photography competition theme was ‘Woodland Fungi’ and we have received a plethora of truly terrific photographs. The images submitted wonderfully illustrate the intricate and complex nature of these often overlooked organisms, from the imposing stinkhorn to the more delicate and charming collard earthstar. We are delighted that so many people are continuing to get involved, and we hope that you have enjoyed photographing some of these truly magnificent images.

Out of 84 fabulous entries, and after much deliberation, Lisa Naylor’s ‘Woodland Fungi at Mere Sands Wood’ was awarded first place.

Woodland Fungi Mere Sands Wood

Lisa Naylor

Our judge commented that ‘the intricate detail captured within this image beautifully illustrates the delicate nature of these magnificent organisms. Moreover the sublime colour and depth present within this photo makes it jump off the page, as it is wonderfully offset against the more muted tones of the woodland floor.’


Diane Taylor 

In second place is Diane Taylor, our judge noted that ‘the delicate constitution of these marvellous fungi is delightfully represented in this image. Additionally the composition and lighting present within this photograph purposefully demonstrates the beguiling manner in which these fascinating organisms emerge amongst the damp conditions of the woodland floor.’


Sarah White 

Finally, in third place is Sarah White, our judge was overjoyed upon viewing this image and stated that ‘the fungi formation captured within this photograph is almost otherworldly. It wondrously highlights the awe inspiring variety present amongst the fascinating fungi of our local area.’

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?

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October's competition is currently open and has the theme of 'Autumn Colours'. 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 30/11/2020 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.

October Photography Competition