Two of my images have recently been chosen in the British Wildlife Photography Awards – even the Inverness Courier seemed quite impressed!
Extract below from Friday 22nd September.
One of Marcus’s winning shots was taken in the centre of Inverness – from the busy Young Street bridge. The incredible shot of an Otter feeding on a Sea Lamprey was selected in the UK Biodiversity category. Marcus, who lives on Church Street, Inverness, commented "Having spent three days waiting to photograph this female Otter I was amazed when she returned with this Sea Lamprey. Two incredibly diverse and secretive animals that are both in need of our support. The image demonstrates the juxtaposition of two endangered species and the importance of how protecting one species can inherently save another."
The award follows on from Marcus’s recent success in the inaugural Scottish Biodiversity Photography Competition, which was exhibited at this year’s Edinburgh festival. A 30-image exhibition featuring spectacular images of Scotland’s wild places and animals, taken by Scotland’s people, on the theme ‘Emotions’. Marcus continued "I am passionate about wildlife and photography so being able to capture images of animals is a fantastic way of getting other people involved in conservation and to help protecting our environment. Living in the Highlands provides a wonderful opportunity with so much wildlife literally on the doorstep""