Competition Success

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.
"Inverness based wildlife photographer Marcus Conway, 31, has been selected from thousands of photographers to feature in the British Wildlife Photography Awards portfolio book – a celebration of British wildlife as captured on camera by today’s best amateur and professional photographers. The British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 1 showcases the very best entries from the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2010. Unlike other wildlife competitions the Awards are uniquely British with all of the images included in the book taken of British animals in their natural habitats. Marcus has not just had one picture selected, but two; An Otter eating a Sea Lamprey and a Grey Seal sleeping.

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""

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