Deadline looming for Scotland’s best nature photos

The 2011 winning photo by Jennifer Sanger
The 2011 winning photo by Jennifer Sanger

The deadline is fast approaching for Scottish Natural Heritage’s (SNH) free photo contest, which aims to find Scotland’s best nature photos.

SNH is encouraging Scots to enjoy nature by capturing their favourite natural places and wildlife by July 31st.

Scottish Biodiversity Week organiser Zeshan Akhter said: “Taking pictures is a great way to appreciate the beauty and and diversity of our countryside.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what inspires people about Scotland’s nature this year; we always get plenty of amazing shots. And you don’t have to have an expensive camera – last year’s winner took her picture on her mobile phone!”

The sixth annual Nature Photography Competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers.

First prize is a one-to-one tutorial with one of Scotland’s leading professional nature photographers, Lorne Gill; second prize is a Nikon D5100 Digital SLR camera with a tripod; and third prize is a Panasonic Lumix LX5 Digital.

Entrants should email their pictures of animals, plants or landscapes to by July 31st, as an attachment, with ‘Photo Contest’ in the subject line.

Entries must be original, have a title, indicate where in Scotland the photo was taken, and the entrant’s name and contact details. Each person may submit up to two entries.

Entrants must be residents of Scotland, and SNH will notify winners in September, with the winning entry being posted on the website and highlighted in the Scottish Biodiversity Forum’s quarterly newsletter.

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