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Scottish Seabird Centre Photography Awards

Flash floods in South Africa, a close-up of an adder and a Sri Lankan lotus flower were just some of the striking images submitted for the Scottish Seabird Centre’s seventh annual Nature Photography Awards.

There were 437 entries across the six adult categories, plus 54 juniors, making this the highest number of entries received since the Awards began.

Entries were submitted from across the UK, from Worcester to Aviemore, and this year the Centre also welcomed entries from Germany and California. The judges, award-winning nature photographer Laurie Campbell, outstanding freelance photographer Graham Riddell and editor Richard Bath were hugely impressed by the standard of entries and creativity in terms of subjectivity.

The top 84 photographs are on display now in the award-winning Discovery Centre, where the public will be invited to vote for their favourite until 31 January 2013.

Tom Brock OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Seabird Centre, said: “Our new entry process has proved very successful and we are quite overwhelmed, not only by the level of entries but the level of talent.”

“There’s such diversity in the images; from a beautiful hummingbird to a fire in South Africa, water droplets on a spider’s web to a green tiger beetle: there are not many places where you have the opportunity to see so many stunning images, taken by amateur photographers. Our exhibition of the top photos in the Discovery Centre really is a must-see.”

Laurie Campbell adds: “We thought the judging was tough last year, but this year the entries have been outstanding. Well done to everyone who has been shortlisted. We have picked the cream of the crop and now it is up to the public to have their say – good luck!”

The shortlist in each category are as follows (please note some people are shortlisted for more than one image):

Landscape: Anthony Robson, Craig Coventry, Marilyn Young, Mike Connor, Niall Corbet, Ramona Barton, Russell Childs, Tom Gardner.
Worldwide Wildlife: Alastair Marsh, Jason Newton, Jo McIntrye, John Greene, John Horsley, Katty Baird, Neil MacGregor, Paul Collins, Russell Childs, Soren Fidler-Moore.
Scottish Wildlife: Alan Johnstone, Alastair White, Alex Haggarty, Ann Jeffray, Bob Humphreys, James Gallacher, Jo McIntrye, Katrina Martin, Robert Ramsay, Tom Langlands.
Creative Visions of Nature: Alan Johnstone, Alastair Marsh, Fiona Govan, Katrina Martin, Liz Howie, Marilyn Young, Niall Corbet, Sue Dudley, Tom Langlands, Tom Gardner.
Environmental Impact: Alastair White, Aileen McLuckie, Ann Jeffray, Katrina Martin, Liz Wheelans, Malcolm Davidson, Niall Corbet, Sue Dudley, Tom Gardner.
World Flora: Aileen McLuckie, Alan Johnstone, Allan Tunnock, Ann Jeffray, Douglas Gregor, Fiona Govan, Liz Wheelans, Sue Dudley.
Junior: Caitlin Street, Dan Nesbit, Ella Malaika Spring, Finn Zurhelle, Gemma Baird, Fraser Higgins, James Hart, Law Primary School, Maja Robertson, Nicola Hamilton, Ryan Asbury, Seth Dunn, Tamsin Baird.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Scottish Seabird Centre in February 2013. For more information on the awards visit

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