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2018 Winners

Scottish Wildlife Behaviour Category

1st: Toby Houlton - Eurasian Curlew with Shore Crab. Loch Fleet, Sutherland


Toby Houlton - Eurasian Curlew with Shore Crab
© Toby Houlton – Eurasian Curlew with Shore Crab

Toby said: "My wife and I made north east Scotland our home in November 2017 and live a few miles inland of Tain. Wildlife is our major passion and what better place to be than the Highlands of Scotland? I take every opportunity I can to be out with the camera and can often be found on the shores of Loch Fleet, Sutherland, where this image was captured.

"As I was taking the images I could see I was experiencing a special moment. The late afternoon sun was dropping behind the hills, creating a perfect angle of golden light that fell on the bird's head as it searched for a meal. I was well hidden, laid flat in the weed and stones at low tide, my low angle affording an intimate view at eye level with the bird. When it found the crab, there were a couple of fleeting seconds as it stood and held its prize in the sunlight and my image captures that moment.

"I might have been wet and covered in sand but it was well worth it!"



2nd: Graham Ackerman - Bit of a Stretch. Ladybird, Isle of Arran


Graham Ackerman - Bit of a Stretch
© Graham Ackerman - Bit of a Stretch



3rd: Alan Johnstone – Rehydration. Bee, Berwickshire


Alan Johnstone – Rehydration
© Alan Johnstone – Rehydration



Shortlisted:

Wendy Ball
Paul Fowlie
Jonathan Gaunt
Morton Gillespie
David Jefferson
Phil Johnston
John Langley
Tracy Langley
Andrew Leonard
Roger Lever
James Moir
Les Park
Graham Pears
Edmund James West


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