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Catching up with the 2021 Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year title winners...

As the deadline for the 2022 entries approaches, we caught up with 2021 title winners to find out how their photography year is going since their wins.

Murronrose Dunn

Murronrose Dunn, Student Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2021
HND Photography, New College Lanarkshire

Murronrose said: "Winning the Scottish Nature Photography Awards student category has been an amazing experience, and even after so many months it still feels like a dream. Winning the award has meant a tremendous amount to me, it has always felt like something that was out of reach and unthinkable for someone like myself. Before I applied, I never saw anything in my work, to me there was always something that could be improved or done better. I never relished the achievement or the work that went into the image. This has all changed from winning the award, it has given me a boost in my confidence allowing me to feel proud of myself and the work I produce. This award has given me more than a simple trophy it has taught me priceless things which I will keep for the rest of my life, and I would highly urge people to give it a shot at applying too!

"Now I am currently studying to gain my BA in Photography at Edinburgh Napier, having graduated from my HND earlier this year. I've been focusing on mostly coursework and creative photoshop over the last couple of months but I am currently working on a photographic project which revolves around memories and trauma."

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© Murronrose Dunn - Passing Time Portfolio
© Murronrose Dunn  – Passing Time Portfolio

© Murronrose Dunn - Passing Time Portfolio
© Murronrose Dunn  – Passing Time Portfolio

© Murronrose Dunn - Passing Time Portfolio
© Murronrose Dunn  – Passing Time Portfolio


Kaitlyn Clark

Kaitlyn Clark (age 11), Junior Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2021

Kaitlyn said: "Winning the award of Junior Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2021 was amazing, it helped to boost my confidence higher and inspire me to keep trying, I really enjoy wildlife photography as it puts me out in nature, where I am surrounded by all sorts of life that I love and feeling connected to it helps to reduce stress (not just for me but my family too) and it's good for my mental wellbeing. I love being able to be a part of their lives for fleeting moments and when I am lucky enough to capture some of those moments through my lens, it's wonderful.

"In the future I would like to go back to Australia and photograph kookaburras and crocodiles, also I would love to visit the Scottish Islands for the abundance of birds of prey and would love to see/photograph orca and I'm still seeking that barn owl sighting.

"I would like to thank SNPA and the judges for awarding me the title. It really means so much to me, thank you."


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© Kaitlyn Clark - Peregrine Playtime
© Kaitlyn Clark - Peregrine Playtime



Darren Cole

Darren Cole, Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2021

Darren is currently away so we look forward to catching up with him soon. Watch this space...

www.darrencole.photography

Ice and Fire © Darren Cole
© Darren Cole - Ice and Fire