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2019 Winners

Scottish Wildlife Behaviour Category

1st: Graham Pears - Jay Feeding Juvenile in Rain

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© Graham Pears - Jay Feeding Juvenile in Rain

Graham said: "My wife, who was brought up on the edge of the Cairngorms, introduced me to the natural beauty and richness of Scotland and also to photography. We have spent many hours out together, side by side, with our cameras.

"When this image was taken we were hoping to photograph pine martens. We sat in a hide for some twenty hours over three consecutive days, but as so often happens with wildlife we barely got a glimpse of what we were hoping for. As the rain set in we were visited by a family of three raucous jays. This adult was being pestered relentlessly by the juvenile and appeared to be thoroughly fed up; the adult chased the youngster away several times but capitulated and fed it once or twice before they all flew off. The overcast conditions and the falling rain add richness and atmosphere to this woodland scene.

"I dedicate this to my wife Mary; she has the virtually identical photo, and in truth this could just as easily have been her image as mine."

2nd: Helen Perry - Seals Playing

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© Helen Perry - Seals Playing

3rd: Mick Durham – Puffins Fighting

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© Mick Durham – Puffins Fighting


Wendy Ball
Jason Baxter
Zaneta Blaszczyk
Mike Cruise
Jonathan Gaunt
Andy Hayes
David Jefferson
Phil Johnston
Mark Kirkland
Craig Mackay
Alan McFadyen
Harry Morgan
Les Park
Gordon Rae
Patricia Roberts
Jean Robson
Stephen Rodger
Robert Snell

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