Gordon said: "My winning image came by chance one morning when the
light was in my favour really early on. This juvenile bird returning to
the Highlands for the first time was having a real problem lifting clear
of the water with such a huge fish and had sat back down to regain his composure.
"I had taken images in the past almost like this but never just quite
right, so to find this one in the camera, well you can just imagine the
smile on my face. Receiving the call to let me know that it had not only
won the portrait section but also the overall title of Scottish Nature Photographer
of the Year came as a huge and very pleasant surprise to me."
Judge Richard Shucksmith said: "For me, there are so many images of
Ospreys catching fish that it was great to see a different take on a subject
that is photographed so much. The powerful arched wings, the detail in the
feathers, the beautiful light and most of all seeing the bright yellow eye
just above the front wing, draws my eye to the Ospreys eye. A great
capture and a deserved winner."