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2019 Winners

Natural Abstract Category

1st: Alan O'Brien - Forest Floor

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© Alan O'Brien - Forest Floor

Alan said: "I was delighted to receive a phone call recently from one of the judges of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards informing me that one of my three shortlisted entries had been selected as winner of the Natural Abstract category. I rarely enter large national competitions such as this so it is especially pleasing to have my work recognised by the judges on this occasion.

"The image itself is slightly unusual and may not appeal to everyone, but I liked it and am very glad that the judges agreed!

"This is an in-camera double exposure taken at Monadh Mor on the Black Isle, the largest area of bog woodland in Scotland. The top of a mushroom and the leaves around it are combined with the texture of a nearby stone wall."

2nd: Andy MacDougall - Oxides

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© Andy MacDougall - Oxides

3rd: Martin Gibb - Abstract in Ice

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© Martin Gibb - Abstract in Ice


Janet Burdon
Richard Burdon
Morton Gillespie
Jane Hope
Alan Johnstone
Kirsty Martin

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 2019