2017 Winners

Natural Abstract Category

1st place: Graham Niven - Beech for the Sky

© Graham Niven - Beech for the Sky
© Graham Niven - Beech for the Sky

Graham said:
"I am thrilled to have won 1st place in one of the Scottish Nature Photographer Of The Year categories, and particularly in the Natural Abstract category, as it is one that challenges conventional perspective and encourages a more experimental approach. The image of Beech trees is taken near Dunbar in East Lothian. It caught my eye whilst playing frisbee golf (probably looking for a frisbee up a tree) in late Autumn, and I had to come back with my camera.

"I had read about 'canopy shyness' - a phenomenon observed in many species of trees, in which the crowns of mature trees do not touch each other. In so doing, the trees form a canopy that has channel-like gaps which, when photographed from below, appear to create an intricate network of channels between the respective canopies."


2nd place: Jane Hope - Summer Weed in the River Spey

© Jane Hope - Summer Weed in the River Spey
© Jane Hope - Summer Weed in the River Spey

3rd place: Tomasz Szatewicz - Frozen Composition

© Tomasz Szatewicz - Frozen Composition
©
Tomasz Szatewicz - Frozen Composition


Shortlisted photographers:

Colin Campbell
Morag Forbes
Phil McMenemy
Duncan McNaught
John Potter
Rachael Taylor
Stephen Whitehorne
David Wolfenden
Allan Wright


Go to:
Environmental Category
Natural Abstract Category
Scottish Botanical Category
Scottish Landscape The Land Category
Scottish Landscape Sea & Coast Category
Scottish Landscape Urban Greenspace Category
Scottish Wildlife Behaviour Category
Scottish Wildlife Portrait Category
Junior Category
Student Category
Scottish Nature Video Award 2017