Animals captured on camera for Marwell Wildlife's Photographer of the Year competition (From Andover Advertiser)
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Animals captured on camera for Marwell Wildlife's Photographer of the Year competition
THE wonderful world of wildlife was captured on camera as talented photographers from across the country took part in Marwell Wildlife's Photographer of the Year competition.
It was a dramatic picture of a Kingfisher exploding out of the water that scooped the top prize and won snapper Tom Way a trip to Sweden with wildlife photographer Nick Garbut.
The 25-year-old, from Iver, in Buckinghamshire said: “Normally all you see of a Kingfisher is a flash of blue along a river bank. To have this opportunity to photograph this small bird exploding from the water in 1/15th of a second was a great thrill.”
And talented young photographer Emily Swettenham's captivating picture of a bee perched on a flower earned her the junior overall winner.The 15-year-old, from Petersfield, called her great image “The Apian Way”.
She explained: “I called it The Apian Way because it shows bees at work - it was taken at a National Trust property in Stourhead. I knew there was a garden that attracted bees, so one hot day this summer, I spent some time there considering the composition.”
This year the competition had four categories - native wildlife, cute and funny, Marwell Wildlife residents, and Marwell Wildlife endangered.
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