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North East Photgraphy Competition 2013

26th March 2013

The results of the popular North East Wildlife Photography Competition were announced this month to an audience of over 150 people at the Great North Museum: Hancock.

Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley Wildlife Trusts joined forces to launch this competition which consisted of five catergories:

Wildlife portraits – photos that capture the character, essence or traits of a species

Wildlife behaviour – photos that capture interesting, funny or amazing behaviour

Wildlife in the landscape – photos that show wildlife in its habitat

Botanical – photos of plants, fungi and lichens

Young person’s – photos of flora and fauna taken by anyone aged 16 or under

There were over 1,500 entries and this was whittled down to a short list of 81 images, with a winner and runner up in each catergory receiving prizes.

The overall winner Eric Wilson who took this stunning shot of a kingfisher at our very own nature reserve was presented with his award by the famous ‘Urban Birder’ David Lindo.

An exhibition of the winning images is now on show at the Great North Museum:Hancock until May 10th.

For more information go to http://nhsn.ncl.ac.uk/news/cms/ne-wildlife-photo-comp/