Nature Photography Award winners revealed

Worldwide Wildlife winner - Hide 'n' Seek by Christopher Mcleod
Norette Ferns

The winners of the tenth annual Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Awards have been announced.

The winning images include a swooping red kite, strikes of lightening and a red grouse standing its ground and were chosen from over 500 images and videos submitted by amateur photographers from across the world.

In each of the award categories one image was selected by the expert panel of judges and another image chosen by the voting public. Visitors to the Scottish Seabird Centre have been voting since November, as well as online, with thousands of votes cast.

Lorne Gill, Scottish Natural Heritage photographer and judge, said:

"For the competition’s tenth year, the standard of entries was quite outstanding and it was tough selecting our winners. Having both the public and judges’ vote is really interesting, especially to see where the same images emerged on top.

"Well done to all the winners. I would encourage everyone who entered to keep taking photos, enjoy getting out into the great outdoors, and to always strive to be creative in your photographic approach."

Tom Brock OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Seabird Centre, said:

"As a conservation and education charity, we focus on encouraging people to engage with nature in a fun yet sustainable way, and our Nature Photography Awards are a fantastic example of this.

"Congratulations to all the winners, and everyone shortlisted: visitors, staff and volunteers alike have voted in their thousands and the winning images are stunning. They will be on display for the next few months, so I would certainly encourage visitors to take time to explore them."

Visit the Scottish Seabird Centre website to see the list of winners