Somerset’s coast really is something be proud of and to celebrate. With a diverse array of habitats including sand dunes, rocky shores, beaches, cliffs, salt marsh and mud flats it is home to a wealth of wildlife.
From Shelduck, Avocet and Whimbrel to Star Fish, Sea Urchin and Squat Lobsters and from Harbour Porpoise, Atlantic Seals and Barrel Jelly Fish to stunning Orchids and butterflies our small, but wonderful, coastline has more species than you might expect.
Photographs can be of plants, animals or insects but must be in a coastal setting anywhere between Brean Down and County Gate, Exmoor.
Each photographer can submit up to four images and is required to supply a few words about their photographs (e.g. where it was taken and when, and why what it captures is so special.)
Digital images only please - competition closes at 12 noon on Friday 14th August 2015.
1st prize - A copy of the winning entry printed on canvas.
2nd prize -Set of four Mark Greco wildlife mugs.
3rd prize - Nigel Phillips’ book Somerset's Coast: A Living Landscape
The winning picture will also be printed on canvas and displayed in Somerset Wildlife Trust’s headquarters in Taunton.
Photo of Dunlin at Berrow Sands © Nigel Phillips
Click here for the full terms and conditions of entry
Please remember when taking photographs of wildlife that the welfare of the subject is more important than the image. Check the code of conduct produced by the Nature Group of the Royal Photographic Society.