Twelve superb wildlife and landscape images have been chosen from the hundreds entered in this year’s Sussex Wildlife Trust ‘Joy of Nature’ photo competition. Now it’s up to you to decide the overall winner, so look through the finalists below and vote for your favourite by 29 October.
Professional wildlife photographer and author, David Plummer, who selected the final 12 said: ‘We were overwhelmed by the quality of entries this year and it was a tough job to choose the finalists from over 500 photographs.’
- First prize is a £100 cash for the winner of the public vote.
- Runner-up will receive a Sussex Wildlife Trust Calendar, two packs of Christmas cards and Wildlife Top Trumps from the Sussex Wildlife Trust's shop.
The final 12 pictures will feature in Sussex Wildlife Trust’s 2018 online calendar, available to download in December. The overall winning image will feature in their members’ magazine, monthly enews and on their website. The final 12 images will also be displayed at the Trust's AGM on 11 November in Shoreham.
Vote for your favourite at sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/vote
The Final 12
Bluebell Woods - Tim Clifton
Our Judges said "Beautiful landscape shot of an iconic Sussex scene"
Dawn Fire - Jamie Fielding
Our Judges said 'Dramatic landscape photo of lowland heath in peak flowering season'
Foxes in the snow - Karen Dition
Our Judges said "A lovely winter image, capturing fascinating fox behaviour"
Green Huntsman Spider - Su Reed
Our Judges said 'A great mix of contrasting, yet complementary colours'
Jay - Phil Winter
Our Judges said 'Lovely portrait of a notoriously shy and camera-aware bird'
No, You Can't Water the Garden - Beverley Jones
Our Judges said "An intimate, comic view of one of our best-loved garden visitors"
Rapidly Retreating Turnstones - Veryan Pollard
Our Judges said 'Image conveys the drama of turnstones battling against the surf in a late autumn storm'
Raven at Seaford Head - Tom Lee
Our Judges said "Impressive low-level shot of one of our most powerful corvids"
Ringlet - Joshua Gray
Our Judges said 'Strong portrait, showing the beautiful underside, of an often overlooked butterfly'
Singing Stonechat - Chris Dawson
Our Judges said 'Lovely portrait of a male stonechat in song'
The Golden Hour - Tom Lee
Our Judges said 'Beautifully composed warm image of this bittersweet season'
West Pier Murmuration - Jess Squires
Our Judges said 'A novel portrait of the West Pier and starlings, inversely abstract in nature'