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2019 Winners

Scottish Wildlife Portrait Category

1st: Tracy Langley - Asleep on the Pier


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© Tracy Langley - Asleep on the Pier

Tracy said: "I am delighted to have won this award and thrilled at having one of my photographs recognised in this manner. Most years I try to spend several weeks in either the Scottish highlands or islands as I love their remote beauty and diversity of wildlife.

"I have been fortunate to experience a variety of encounters with otters and have many photographs that enable me to relive these golden moments. On this particular trip I was trying to get a different image to those already captured, specifically a longer range view of the animal in its environment. Over several days I watched this young otter. It occasionally met up with another, presumably its mother, but was mainly independent. On this day the two otters had been fishing about a mile apart for most of the day, then met briefly in the late afternoon which resulted in much splashing and tumbling together in the seaweed. After this the younger otter decided to take a nap on the crossbeams underneath an old derelict pier. With the tide rapidly coming in getting the shot meant going for a paddle. Despite my wellies filling up with freezing cold sea water I was as happy as the snoozing otter."


2nd: Mark Kirkland - Northern Stars


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© Mark Kirkland - Northern Stars



3rd: Wendy Ball - Common Blue on Window


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© Wendy Ball - Common Blue on Window



Shortlisted:

Colin Black
Daniel Cahill
Phil Clark
Mark Evans
Barry Forbes
John Langley
Roger Lever
Aidan Maccormick
Craig Mackay
Ian Mason
Rebecca Nason
Les Park
Helen Perry
Mark Sweeney
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