British Wildlife Photography Awards-BWPA

Filed in Exhibitions on Oct.01, 2009

My Image  ‘Family Life’  in the ‘Habitat’ category was commended  and short-listed from thousands of entries and forms part of the BWPA Exhibition touring the country over the next ten months.

Family Life


The image is a photographic account of life for a family of Shag’s on the rocky stacks/cliffs of Staple Island, one of the many islands that make up the Farnes.Shags are part of the Cormorant family and their name ‘Shag’ refers to their prominet crest on the front of their heads.

In this photograph I wanted to capture the adult to the left and the mother with the chicks to the right, the mainland can be seen in the distance, and also the shag’s nest of rotting seaweed and twigs held together by the birds own guano can be seen on the right.I got covered in guano obtaining this photograph, by lying in it for sometime to obtain this ‘POV’. They are a beautiful bird with their dark, glossy green plumage and have a ‘Prehistoric’ look about them

I had a lovely evening at the private viewing at Hoopers Gallery,London on the 23rd of September and it was an honour to have one of my images shortlisted and chosen by the judges,  I met some very nice people also at the awards,brilliant and inspiring images on show in a lovely gallery.

To see where the Exhibition will be  please click on the following link  BWPA

I wish the BWPA all the sucess in the future and thanks for a great night.

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