Scottish Wildlife Behaviour Category

1st: Barry Forbes - The Chase

Barry Forbes - The Chase
© Barry Forbes - The Chase

Barry said:"I am absolutely delighted and honoured to have won 1st place in the Scottish Wildlife Behaviour category in this year's Scottish Nature Photography Awards. It’s a competition that I hold in very high regard.

"I am 59 and work for Fife Council. I’ve been watching and photographing wildlife throughout Scotland for many years now.

My winning image The Chase was taken in Crail, Fife. I saw several swallows hunting flies over a cornfield and set about trying to capture an image of this behaviour. I managed to isolate one swallow and took a series of shots at high speed, panning with the bird. Looking at the image on the back of the camera, I knew it was one of those special moments where everything had come together.

"Big congratulations to all those with winning and shortlisted images, and once again, thanks to the Scottish Nature Photography Awards team."


2nd: Zaneta Threlfall - Perfect Family

Zan Threlfall - Perfect Family
© Zaneta Threlfall - Perfect Family

3rd: Alice Johnston – The Tempest  

Alice Johnston - The Tempest
© Alice JohnstonThe Tempest


Maggie Bullock
Michelle Coyle
Kelly Deans
Nicola Dove
Barry Forbes
Sandy Gilmour
Clare Harte
Chris Hoskins
Alan Johnstone
Tom Kelly
Rhiannon Law
Caroline Lawrie
Roger Lever
Peter Ormsby
Les Park
Sheena Ramsay
Jimmy Reid
Angie Reynolds
Stephen Rodger
Micah Stanbridge
Keith Thorburn

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
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Scottish Nature Video Award 2023