Orkney wildlife photography competition
Photograph Orkney wildlife for a Festival prize!
A new Science Festival competition is looking for photographs of Orkney – with two top wildlife photographers from the Northern Isles as judges, Raymond Besant in Orkney and Richard Shucksmith in Shetland.
Entry is open to all, for a previously unpublished photo taken in Orkney, with the closing date on Tuesday 15th August. There are two sections, for 16 and under, and for 17 and over.
Raymond Besant has worked with the BBC on many productions, and global TV channels including National Geographic. He has produced 2 photographic books, including Naturally Orkney.
Richard Shucksmith won Wildlife Photographer of the year in 2011, and has worked with the BBC many times. He is otter obsessed and runs Shetland Photo Tours. He has published the book Otters in Shetland: The Tale of the ‘Draatsi’.
Both worked on the recent BBC Sir David Attenborough programme Wild Isles.
During this year’s Orkney International Science Festival the two will give a presentation together in Kirkwall on Saturday 9 September, followed by a wildlife photography workshop at Skaill House Falconry Centre.
The 16 and under winner of the competition receives a book voucher donated by The Orcadian Bookshop and the over-16 gets a special lens clean from Findlay’s Photo Shop. A print of the winning photos, supplied by WHB Sutherland, will be displayed in Kirkwall during the Festival.
The terms and conditions of the competition can be downloaded from here.