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Photography Competition Winners Announced!

29 Nov 2018

A few months ago, we asked you to send in all your beautiful images of habitats for our 2018 Photography Competition and were inundated with wildflower meadows, forests, streams, living walls, urban parks, dry-stone walls, tide-pools, mountain ranges, salt-marshes, back gardens and everything in between. 

And the winner is... 

We received hundreds of fantastic entries and judging was trickier than ever, but after much deliberation, we are absolutely delighted to announce that Ben Porter is 2018's winner, with his stunning shot of porcelain mushrooms. Thanks to our amazing sponsors, Wildcare, Ben will receive £100 worth of vouchers to spend with them. Congratulations, Ben! 


Ben is a naturalist and photographer from the small wind-battered isle of Ynys Enlli off the coast of North Wales, and has recently finished an undergraduate degree in Conservation Biology at the University if Exeter. He is currently working with a large-scale restoration project called 'Summit to Sea' in mid-Wales, with a hope to pursuing a career in the field of natural history and conservation. 

For more beautiful images, check our Ben's website, and follow him on Twitter, @bardseyben

And just pipped to the post... 

The incredibly well deserved runner-up prize of a year's subscription to British Wildlife, courtesy of the generous sponsorship of NHBS, goes to Juli Titherington, with her stunning image taken on the Ard Neakie peninsula in Loch Eriboll, Sutherland. Congratulations, Juli!

Juli Titherington

Juli is an Associate Ecologist based in LUC’s Glasgow office, although she seems to flit around the country more and more. Sitting on the CIEEM Scotland Committee, and now recently as Vice-convenor, gives her a chance to connect with others in the field and beyond. As a field ecologist she spends much of her time chasing bats and sniffing poo! She also occasionally participates in the dance of the ECoW and Site Operative.  However, as bats and contractors rarely sit still long enough for a decent photo, she mostly take pictures of beautiful places, plants, and her dog, of course. Happily, living and working in Scotland provides her with ample opportunities to experience the most beautiful parts of the country. 

And finally, a huge congratulations to our finalists. Choosing a winner really was incredibly difficult! 

Jack Richards 


David Bennett 



Michael Waller 


Ben Porter 

Moss and mosquito

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