Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s annual photography competition to find images for their fundraising calendar aims to highlight the wonder of the county’s wildlife and wild places. Photographers are invited to enter images taken around the county, from gardens to nature reserves.
Wendy Carter, organiser of the competition for the Trust, explained “We’re really lucky to be living in a fantastic county with some fabulous species of wildlife and some very talented photographers.
“There were almost 200 images entered by more than 40 photographers; judging was hard! The upshot is a great calendar full of wonderful images that will look great on walls and the sales of which will help our conservation work right across Worcestershire.”
Winning images will appear as A4 pages in the Trust’s 2020 calendar with a further 24 runner’s-up images also featured as smaller inserts.
The overall winner of the calendar, whose photograph features on the front cover of the calendar, is Pete Cheshire of Great Witley.
Pete’s great crested grebe carrying its youngsters on its back was taken at English Heritage’s Witley Court last summer. It beat Robin Couchman’s orchids photo in a public vote run across the Trust’s social media channels.