Favourite Scottish Nature Photography Book Vote 2012



We asked the public to vote online for their favourites from a shortlist of 8 books that highlight different aspects of Scottish nature and landscape with stunning photography.
The enthusiastic response to the online vote demonstrated the ongoing popularity of high calibre nature photography publications. Thanks to everyone who took part in the online vote and a special thank you to all the authors/photographers and publishers of the shortlisted books, all of which will continue to inspire and inform.
The winner of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards Favourite Scottish Nature Photography Book 2012 was.....

Winner: Eilean Dubh, The Black Isle
James A Moore (Author), Andrew Dowsett (Author) and Russell Turner (Author)
Publisher: Authors
The author/photographer received a £25 National Book Token.

"When we first put together Eilean Dubh, the book was just for us - we never dreamed that we'd created the Favourite Scottish Nature Photography Book for 2012! That we did so is thanks to all the readers who voted for it. We appreciate every single vote.
"Eilean Dubh's success is particularly gratifying because the shortlist included such great books, some by big names in nature photography. We were delighted that a self-published work was even considered; to win is incredible, but maybe not so surprising when you consider the beauty and variety of the Black Isle. This is a place which definitely deserves to be better known." - Andrew, James and Russell




2nd Place: A Year in the Life of the Cairngorms
Chris Townsend (Author)
Publisher: Frances Lincoln



3rd Place: Caledonia - Scotland's Heart of Pine
Peter Cairns (Author),
Niall Benvie (Author)
Publisher: Northshots


Other shortlisted books (in no particular order)
Wildlife Through my Viewfinder by Ron McCombe (Published by Author)
Close: Landscape Design and Land Art in Scotland by Allan Pollok-Morris (Published by Northfield Editions)
Wild Flowers of the North Highlands of Scotland by Ken Butler & Ken Crossan (Published by Birlinn)
A Life of Ospreys by Roy Dennis (Published by Whittles Publishing)
Portrait of the Hebrides by Iain McGowan (Published by Halsgrove)
Everyone who participated in the online vote was entered into our free prize draw to win a £25 National Book Token.
The lucky winner was....
Trevor Mackay

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