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2019 Winners

Scottish Landscape - Sea and Coast Category
& Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2019:

1st: Ruth Grindrod - Three Rocks. Butt of Lewis


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© Ruth Grindrod - Three Rocks

Ruth said: "I am more than delighted to win Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2019. It is a great honour to be selected and I thank all the judges for their time and effort particularly during this most difficult time of the Coronavirus pandemic. I have often said that this is one of my favourite competitions because it is so well run and organised which makes my selection as overall winner even more gratifying.

"My particular love in terms of photography has always been the sea and coast, regardless of the weather and the conditions. My journey to Scotland is always a long one as I live in Norfolk but I never fail to be excited by some of the best landscapes and seascapes in the world. When life returns to normal I will certainly be back shooting in Scotland.

"My winning entry Three Rocks, was taken on an extremely windy day at the Butt of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Rather than shoot the lighthouse, I chose the formation of these three rocks from a slightly elevated position to capture their shape and form as well as the churning seas. The conditions were tough but persistence paid off with this final capture."



2nd: Andy MacDougall - Incoming. The Sound of Raasay


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© Andy MacDougall - Incoming



3rd: Jim Robertson - Marram And Dunes. East Beach Lossiemouth


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© Jim Robertson - Marram And Dunes



Shortlisted:

Jason Baxter
Grant Bulloch
Mark Ferguson
Morag Forbes
Morton Gillespie
Nick Hanson
Scott Jessiman
Alan Johnstone
John McMaster
Rebecca Nason
Alan O'Brien
John Potter
Martin Santbergen
Dave Shillabeer
Pete Stevens
Ian Talboys



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