Each year, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust runs a photography competition to celebrate the natural wonders of the county’s gardens, greenspaces, towns and countryside. Photographers are invited to enter images to win the chance of being featured in the charity’s fundraising calendar.
Wendy Carter, organiser of the competition, explained “From gardens to nature reserves and in both our urban and rural spaces, we have some wonderful wildlife and wild places.
“We’ve also got some very talented photographers who make life difficult for our judges!
“This year we had almost 300 images entered by 50 photographers and competition was fierce. However, we’re so pleased to see that we’ve got a wonderful calendar full of fantastic images that will look great in people’s homes and the sales of which will help our conservation work right across the county.”
All winning images feature as A4 pages in the Trust’s 2021 calendar, which also features 24 further runners-up photos as smaller inserts.
The overall winner, whose photograph features on the front cover of the calendar, is Richard Clifford of Bromsgrove.
Richard’s pearl-bordered fritillary (above), taken in the Wyre Forest, beat off strong competition from three other images in a public vote run across the Trust’s social media channels.
Richard said “I am absolutely amazed and thrilled to be announced as the overall winner of this great competition.