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2019 Photographic Competition Results

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2019 Photographic Competition; you certainly gave our judges a tough time!

Below are the winning and highly commended images from each of the six categories. The overall winner of the competition, as selected by Trust President Chris Packham, will be announced at our Exclusive Members’ Event on Saturday 6 June.

Joanne Cattle

Judged as Winner in the ‘Action’ category of the 2019 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Paterson (Photographer).

Sweeney Todd in Flight

Yvonne West

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Action’ category of the 2019 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Paterson (Photographer).

Bee on Flower

Ed Burrows

Judged as Winner in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category of the 2019 Photographic Competition. Judged by Guy Edwardes (Wildlife Photographer).

Tree Fungi

Yvonne West

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category of the 2019 Photographic Competition. Judged by Guy Edwardes (Wildlife Photographer).

A Black-backed Jackal Chases a White-backed Vulture

Marion Marshall

Judged as Winner in the ‘In the Wild’ category of the 2019 Photographic Competition. Judged by Oliver Smart (Wildlife Photographer).

Kestrel at Farlington Marshes

David Fletcher

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘In the Wild’ category of the 2019 Photographic Competition. Judged by Oliver Smart (Wildlife Photographer).

Vulture Portrait

Mark Macfeeters

Judged as Overall Winner of the 2019 Photographic Competition by Chris Packham.

Judged as Winner in the ’Portrait’ category of the 2019 Photographic Competition. Judged by Andrew Rouse (Wildlife Photographer).

The Gaze

Sharon Bolt

Judged as Highly Commended in the ’Portrait’ category of the 2019 Photographic Competition. Judged by Andrew Rouse (Wildlife Photographer).

Bla Bla Bla

Sue Morris

Judged as Winner in the ’Working Relationship’ category of the 2019 Photographic Competition. Judged by Mark Hemming (MH4.0).

Wings like an Angel

Paul Tiller

Judged as Highly Commended in the ’Working Relationship’ category of the 2019 Photographic Competition. Judged by Mark Hemming (MH4.0).

Hello Beautiful

Marie Jones

Judged as Winner in the ‘Impression’ category of the 2019 Photographic Competition. Judged by Paul Durrant (Graphic Designer).

On the Prowl

Chris Dawson

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Impression’ category of the 2019 Photographic Competition. Judged by Paul Durrant (Graphic Designer).

2018 Photographic Competition Results

Below are the winning and highly commended images from each of the six categories. The overall winner of the 2018 competition was Danny McCreadie with his image ‘Peregrines Mating, Morialta Conservation Park’.

Snowy Owl in flight

Alan Cork

Judged as Winner in the ‘Action’ category of the 2018 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Paterson (Photographer).

Eyes on the Prize

Chris Dawson

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Action’ category of the 2018 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Paterson (Photographer).

Grey Heron on the Lookout

Ed Burrows

Judged as Winner in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category of the 2018 Photographic Competition. Judged by Guy Edwardes (Wildlife Photographer).

Visitor to a Vulture Aviary

Yvonne West

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category of the 2018 Photographic Competition. Judged by Guy Edwardes (Wildlife Photographer).

Peregrines Mating, Morialta Conservation Park

Danny McCreadie

Judged as Winner in the ‘In the Wild’ category of the 2018 Photographic Competition. Judged by Oliver Smart (Wildlife Photographer).

Vulture at Sun Down

Peter Jones

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘In the Wild’ category of the 2018 Photographic Competition. Judged by Oliver Smart (Wildlife Photographer).

Up Close and Personal

Phil Fiddes

Judged as Winner in the ’Portrait’ category of the 2018 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Nash (Wildlife Artist).

The Burrowers

Simon Maddock

Judged as Highly Commended in the ’Portrait’ category of the 2018 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Nash (Wildlife Artist).

Tolkien

Chris Dawson

Judged as Winner in the ’Working Relationship’ category of the 2018 Photographic Competition. Judged by Andy Hinton (Curator at the Trust).

On Approach

Peter Goddard

Judged as Highly Commended in the ’Working Relationship’ category of the 2018 Photographic Competition. Judged by Andy Hinton (Curator at the Trust).

Tony Bridges

Judged as Winner in the ‘Impression’ category of the 2018 Photographic Competition. Judged by Paul Durrant (Graphic Designer).

Martin Wheeler

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Impression’ category of the 2018 Photographic Competition. Judged by Paul Durrant (Graphic Designer).

2017 Photographic Competition Results

Below are the winning and highly commended images from each of the six categories. The overall winner of the 2017 competition was Paul Stuart with his image ‘Owl on the Prowl’.

The Last Few Seconds

Paul Langford

Judged as Winner in the ‘Action’ category of the 2017 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Paterson (Photographer).

Scout

Chris Dawson

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Action’ category of the 2017 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Paterson (Photographer).

Magpie Ink Cap

Yvonne West

Judged as Winner in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category of the 2017 Photographic Competition. Judged by Guy Edwardes (Wildlife Photographer).

Rabbit

Eric Browett

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category of the 2017 Photographic Competition. Judged by Guy Edwardes (Wildlife Photographer).

Owl on the Prowl

Paul Stuart

Judged as Winner in the ‘In the Wild’ category of the 2017 Photographic Competition. Judged by Oliver Smart (Wildlife Photographer).

Peregrine Morialta Conservation Park, South Australia

Danny McCreadie

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘In the Wild’ category of the 2017 Photographic Competition. Judged by Oliver Smart (Wildlife Photographer).

African White-backed Vulture

Alistair Hood

Judged as Winner in the ’Portrait’ category of the 2017 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Nash (Wildlife Artist).

Flirting Vulture

Eric Browett

Judged as Highly Commended in the ’Portrait’ category of the 2017 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Nash (Wildlife Artist).

Fellowship

Gary Cooper

Judged as Winner in the ’Working Relationship’ category of the 2017 Photographic Competition. Judged by Andy Hinton (Curator at the Trust).

What's that?

Simon Maddock

Judged as Highly Commended in the ’Working Relationship’ category of the 2017 Photographic Competition. Judged by Andy Hinton (Curator at the Trust).

Vulture Against the Sun

Mark Heighes

Judged as Winner in the ‘Impression’ category of the 2017 Photographic Competition. Judged by Paul Durrant (Graphic Designer).

Getting Close to the Elusive Owls

David Godfrey

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Impression’ category of the 2017 Photographic Competition. Judged by Paul Durrant (Graphic Designer).

2016 Photographic Competition Results

Below are the winning and highly commended images from each of the six categories. The overall winner of the 2016 competition was Robin Lowry with his image ‘Bald Eagle’.

Silent Predator in Flight

Dave Flynn

Judged as Winner in the ‘Action’ category of the 2016 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Paterson (Photographer).

Aerial Ballet

Carmel Palti

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Action’ category of the 2016 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Paterson (Photographer).

End of day feeding in the meadow

Philip Abraham

Judged as Winner in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category. Judged by Dr Matt Stevens (Conservation Biologist at the Trust).

Meadow and shack

Philip Abraham

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category. Judged by Dr Matt Stevens (Conservation Biologist at the Trust).

Striated Caracara, Falkland Islands

Georgina Strange

Judged as Winner in the ‘In the Wild’ category of the 2016 Photographic Competition. Judged by Oliver Smart (Wildlife Photographer).

Kestrel about to strike

Robin Lowry

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘In the Wild’ category of the 2016 Photographic Competition. Judged by Oliver Smart (Wildlife Photographer).

Bald Eagle

Robin Kirwan Taylor

Judged as Winner in the ’Portrait’ category of the 2016 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Nash (Wildlife Artist).

King Vulture

Jeremy Landey

Judged as Highly Commended in the ’Portrait’ category of the 2016 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Nash (Wildlife Artist).

Barn Owl in the meadow

Mick Gear

Judged as Winner in the ’Working Relationship’ category of the 2016 Photographic Competition. Judged by Andy Hinton (Curator at the Trust).

One man and his vulture

Hamish Smith

Judged as Highly Commended in the ’Working Relationship’ category. Judged by Andy Hinton (Curator at the Trust).

Medieval Wedding Party

Jamie MacCullum

Judged as Winner in the ’Fun at the Trust’ category of the 2016 Photographic Competition. Judged by Jon Kenny (Photographer).

Great Grey Owl flies between two volunteers

Brigid Campbell

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Fun at the Trust’ category of the 2016 Photographic Competition. Judged by Jon Kenny (Photographer).

2015 Photographic Competition Results

Below are the winning and highly commended images from each of the six categories. The overall winner of the 2015 competition was Hamish Smith with his image ‘Peregrine Falcon on St John’s Church in Bath’.

Bald Eagle, Danebury, about to land

Roger Byrne

Judged as Winner in the ‘Action’ category of the 2015 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Paterson (Photographer).

Drifter about to catch the lure

Colin Cross

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Action’ category of the 2015 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Paterson (Photographer).

Daisies in front of hides

Eric Browett

Judged as Winner in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category. Judged by Dr Matt Stevens (UK Conservation Biologist at the Trust).

Hover fly on a Meadow Flower

Jean Bartlett

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category. Judged by Dr Matt Stevens (UK Conservation Biologist at the Trust).

 

Peregrine Falcon on St John’s Church in Bath

Hamish Smith

Judged as Winner in the ‘In the Wild’ category of the 2015 Photographic Competition. Judged by Oliver Smart (Wildlife Photographer).

Siblings side by side

Vincent May

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘In the Wild’ category of the 2015 Photographic Competition. Judged by Oliver Smart (Wildlife Photographer).

African White-backed Vulture enjoying the sunshine

Nichola Wilson

Judged as Winner in the ’Portrait’ category of the 2015 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Nash (Wildlife Artist).

Long-eared Owl, Jonathan

Roger Byrne

Judged as Highly Commended in the ’Portrait’ category of the 2015 Photographic Competition. Judged by James Nash (Wildlife Artist).

Paul with Cinereous Vulture

Tony Sanson

Judged as Winner in the ’Working Relationship’ category of the 2015 Photographic Competition. Judged by Andy Hinton (Curator at the Trust).

Gary with a crowd of Sacred Ibises

Roger Byrne

Judged as Highly Commended in the ’Working Relationship’ category of the 2015 Photographic Competition. Judged by Andy Hinton (Curator at the Trust).

Long-eared Owl, Jonathan, taking off

Lucy Byrne

Judged as Winner in the ’Young Photographer’ category of the 2015 Photographic Competition. Judged by Jon Kenny (Photographer).

Hooded Vulture in a flying demonstration

Rose Hooper

Judged as Highly Commended in the ’Young Photographer’ category of the 2015 Photographic Competition. Judged by Jon Kenny (Photographer).

2014 Photographic Competition Results

Below are the winning and highly commended images from each of the six categories. The overall winner of the 2014 competition was Robin Lowry with his image ‘Little Owl family’.

Brahminy Kite "Mindy" fishing

Brigid Campbell

Judged as Winner in the ‘Action’ category of the 2014 Photographic Competition. Judged by Kestrel Guards.

Red Kites vying for the best perch

Colin Cross

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Action’ category of the 2014 Photographic Competition. Judged by Kestrel Guards.

'Banzai' - Wild Herons scrapping in Reg's Meadow

Steve Thompson

Judged as Winner in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category of the 2014 Photographic Competition. Judged by Hillier Nurseries.

Sam and Geese

Joanne Young

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category of the 2014 Photographic Competition. Judged by Hillier Nurseries.

Little Owl Family

Robin Lowry

Judged as Winner in the ‘In the Wild’ category of the 2014 Photographic Competition. Judged by Oliver Smart (Wildlife Photographer).

Red Kite and Kestrel squabbling above Reg's Wildflower Meadow

Roger Byrne

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘In the Wild’ category of the 2014 Photographic Competition. Judged by Oliver Smart (Wildlife Photographer).

King Vulture preening

Joanne Young

Judged as Winner in the ‘Portrait’ category of the 2014 Photographic Competition. Judged by John Dollin Printing.

White-faced Owl looking inquisitive

Dave Mallenby

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Portrait’ category of the 2014 Photographic Competition. Judged by John Dollin Printing.

Miriam with Peregrine Falcon

Jean Bartlett

Judged as Winner in the ‘Working Relationship’ category of the 2014 Photographic Competition. Judged by Festo Ltd.

A Bird in the Hand

Brian Cartwright

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Working Relationship’ category of the 2014 Photographic Competition. Judged by Festo Ltd.

Black Kite flying

Lucy Byrne

Judged as Winner in the ‘Young Photographer’ category of the 2014 Photographic Competition. Judged by Anton Vets.

Vulture and falconer

Polly Dixon

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Young Photographer’ category of the 2014 Photographic Competition. Judged by Anton Vets.

2013 Photographic Competition Results

Below are the winning and highly commended images from each of the six categories. The overall winner of the 2013 competition was Ryan Haines with his image ‘Saker Falcon Drifter Turning for the Dive’.

Saker Falcon Drifter Turning for the Dive

Ryan Haines

Judged as Winner in the ‘Action’ category of the 2013 Photographic Competition. Judged by Kestrel Guards.

Brahminy Kite Mindy delicately plucks a tasty morsel from the surface in the dappled light of the Woodland Arena

Hamish Smith

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Action’ category of the 2013 Photographic Competition. Judged by Kestrel Guards.

Grey Heron at the wild raptor feed

Roger Byrne

Judged as Winner in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category of the 2013 Photographic Competition. Judged by Hillier Nurseries.

Peacock butterfly on wild marjoram in Reg's Meadow

Hamish Smith

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category of the 2013 Photographic Competition. Judged by Hillier Nurseries.

Barn Owl and Kestrel in flight fighting over a field vole caught by the owl

Christopher Armstrong

Judged as Winner in the ‘In the Wild’ category of the 2013 Photographic Competition. Judged by Oliver Smart (Wildlife Photographer).

Little Owl in the first rays of the winter sun

Robin Lowry

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘In the Wild’ category of the 2013 Photographic Competition. Judged by Oliver Smart (Wildlife Photographer).

Tawny Eagle Frodo, having taken Jenson Bunny from behind

Hamish Smith

Judged as Winner in the ‘Portrait’ category of the 2013 Photographic Competition. Judged by John Dollin Printing.

King Vulture

Amir Nessim

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Portrait’ category of the 2013 Photographic Competition. Judged by John Dollin Printing.

Cedric and Peregrine Falcon

Jean Bartlett

Judged as Winner in the ‘Working Relationship’ category of the 2013 Photographic Competition. Judged by Festo Ltd.

Gary with Bald Eagle Danebury

Joanne Young

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Working Relationship’ category of the 2014 Photographic Competition. Judged by Festo Ltd.

Snowy Owl Sweeney Todd

Jennifer Byrne (13)

Judged as Winner in the ‘Young Photographer’ category of the 2013 Photographic Competition. Judged by Anton Vets.

Fishing African Fish Eagle

Charlie Russell (13)

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Young Photographer’ category of the 2013 Photographic Competition. Judged by Anton Vets.

2012 Photographic Competition Results

Below are the winning and highly commended images from each of the six categories. The overall winner of the 2012 competition was Roger Byrne with his image ‘Bald Eagle imitates the Angel of the North’.

Bald Eagle imitates the Angel of the North

Roger Byrne

Judged as Winner in the ‘Action’ category of the 2012 Photographic Competition. Judged by Oliver Smart (Wildlife Photographer).

Barn Owl in Flight

Richard Allen

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Action’ category of the 2012 Photographic Competition. Judged by Oliver Smart (Wildlife Photographer).

Robin

Hamish Smith

Judged as Winner in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category of the 2012 Photographic Competition. Judged by John Dollin Printing.

Hairy Snail on Wild Carrot

Peter Orr

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category of the 2012 Photographic Competition. Judged by John Dollin Printing.

Over the Moon; a wild Red Kite joins in the fun

Tony Watson

Judged as Winner in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category of the 2012 Photographic Competition. Judged by Kestrel Guards.

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

David Bailey

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category of the 2012 Photographic Competition. Judged by Kestrel Guards.

Barn Owl

Ryan Haines

Judged as Winner in the ‘Portrait’ category of the 2012 Photographic Competition. Judged by Studio Rationale.

Burrowing Owl

Lisa Neale

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Portrait’ category of the 2012 Photographic Competition. Judged by Studio Rationale.

Mike and Bald Eagle Share a Laugh

Amir Nessim

Judged as Winner in the ‘Working Relationship’ category of the 2012 Photographic Competition. Judged by Festo Ltd.

Miriam with Kestrel

Peter Orr

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Working Relationship’ category of the 2012 Photographic Competition. Judged by Festo Ltd.

Snowy Owl

Rebecca Bunce (14)

Judged as Winner in the ‘Young Photographer’ category of the 2012 Photographic Competition. Judged by Trust Curator Andy Hinton.

Great Grey Owl

Jennifer Byrne (13)

Judged as Highly Commended in the ‘Young Photographer’ category of the 2012 Photographic Competition. Judged by Trust Curator Andy Hinton.

Did you know?
The Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl is one of the smallest species of owl but can capture prey larger than itself. It will sometimes dash through thick foliage to surprise prey.
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