2016 Winners

Junior Category

Judge Andy Hall said: "When judging the excellent array of entries for the Junior competition, this image stood out as an outstanding example of Scottish landscape photography throughout the judging process.

"The essence of photography for me is the optimum combination of timing, lighting and composition. A little bit of TLC! All three elements are present here. It shows the edge of a weather front with sun forcing its way through dark clouds. This represents the photogenic qualities of a Scottish landscape perfectly. A very worthy winner."

1st place & Junior Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2016:

Andrew Bulloch (age 14) - Cape Wrath Storm

© Andrew Bulloch - Cape Wrath Storm
© Andrew Bulloch - Cape Wrath Storm

Andrew said: "I was extremely surprised and excited when I found out I had won the Junior category of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards. Having been shortlisted in 2015, I'm really pleased to actually win it this year. I'm now 15 years old and as well as enjoying sports, especially football, squash and running, I also love taking photos of almost anything that catches my eye.

"My photo was taken near Smoo Cave while on a trip to Cape Wrath last summer. I'd persuaded my mum to take me there so we could stay at Kearvaig bothy and we had hoped for sunny weather, but the clouds actually made for much more dramatic photos."

2nd place: Rory Matheson (age 15) - Roaring Stag

© Rory Matheson - Roaring Stag
© Rory Matheson - Roaring Stag

3rd place: Megan Forbes (age 15) - Braco Waterfalls

© Megan Forbes - Braco Waterfalls
© Megan Forbes - Braco Waterfalls

Shortlisted photographers:

Joshua Hood (age 12)
Hannah Faith Jackson (age 16)
Chris Marshall (age 16)
Andrew Robertson (age 16)

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Scottish Nature Video Award 2016