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2018 Winners

Student Nature Photographer of the Year 2018:

Martin Gibb - A View to Unconformity Portfolio. Siccar Point, Edinburgh
BA (Hons) Photography at City of Glasgow College


Martin Gibb - A View to Unconformity Portfolio
© Martin Gibb - A View to Unconformity Portfolio

Martin Gibb - A View to Unconformity Portfolio
© Martin Gibb - A View to Unconformity Portfolio

Martin Gibb - A View to Unconformity Portfolio
© Martin Gibb - A View to Unconformity Portfolio

Martin said: "I am delighted to have won the Student Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2018. It really is an honour and I feel truly humbled. This is my final year at City of Glasgow College and winning this competition, in what has been a challenging year for me, really has given me a spring in my step and caps off a fantastic journey.

"The sea has always been a draw for me and the theme of 'Coastline' was appealing from the outset. I am interested in geological forms within the landscape and Siccar Point near Edinburgh drew me as it is famous for Hutton's Unconformity. Discovered in 1788 by James Hutton, considered to be the father of modern geology, it changed how the history of the earth was understood. The landscape here is steeply rocky and ruled by the power of the sea. It is a place to fill the senses.

"I wanted to show this location from three different viewpoints, one to give a close up feel of the textural elements of the rocks, and the other two views showing its place within the landscape."

Judge Jamie Grant said: "The judges were especially impressed by the use of dynamic, contrasting geological forms in these seascapes. They also made a very strong series of linked images without being repetitive. A well deserved winner!"



2nd: Sheena Ramsay - Wigtownshire Coastline Portfolio
Diploma in Photography at British Academy of Photography


Sheena Ramsay - Wigtownshire Coastline Portfolio
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Sheena Ramsay - Wigtownshire Coastline Portfolio
© Sheena Ramsay - Wigtownshire Coastline Portfolio

Sheena Ramsay - Wigtownshire Coastline Portfolio
© Sheena Ramsay - Wigtownshire Coastline Portfolio



3rd: Erin Veitch - Everything Between the Sea and Sky Portfolio
BA (Hons) Photography at Edinburgh Napier University


Erin Veitch - Everything Between the Sea and Sky Portfolio
© Erin Veitch - Everything Between the Sea and Sky Portfolio

Erin Veitch - Everything Between the Sea and Sky Portfolio
© Erin Veitch - Everything Between the Sea and Sky Portfolio

Erin Veitch - Everything Between the Sea and Sky Portfolio
© Erin Veitch - Everything Between the Sea and Sky Portfolio



Shortlisted:

Maya Reid - Between the Waves Portfolio
BA Fine Art at University of the Highlands and Islands

Environmental category
Natural Abstract category
Scottish Botanical category
Scottish Landscape - The Land category
Scottish Landscape - Sea & Coast category
Scottish Landscape - Urban Greenspace category
Scottish Wildlife Behaviour category
Scottish Wildlife Portrait category
Junior category
Student category
Scottish Nature Video Award 2018