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Somerset Wildlife Photo Competition

 24th Aug 2012

Somerset Wildlife Trust is launching its 2012 photo competition with an internationally acclaimed landscape photographer as a special guest judge.

This year the Trust has welcomed Guy Edwardes to the judging panel; a professional landscape, travel and wildlife photographer based in the South West. Along with 19 other top UK nature and landscape photographers Guy is part of the 2020vision; a national multi-media project to highlight awareness of Britain's threatened ecosystems. Somerset Wildlife Trust is a project partner and Guy was amongst the 2020vision team that visited the Somerset Levels, last summer, to photograph the wildlife, people and conservation work taking place there.

Water Bistort Westhay

One of Guy’s images from his 2020Vision assignment on the Somerset Levels showing water bistort at Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve © Guy Edwardes/2020VISION.

Click here to visit his website and here for 2020VISION for further images.


Guy said: “Somerset offers a wonderful diversity of landscapes and wildlife and I have enjoyed working on Exmoor, the Quantocks and the Levels. Photography is such a powerful way to communicate about nature so I’m delighted to be supporting the Wildlife Trust.”

Send three images

Somerset Wildlife Trust is inviting photographers across the county to enter up to three digital images of wildlife and landscapes in Somerset. The winning competition entries will be published in the Trust’s membership magazine, with other entries shown on the website. In addition to the judges award, the top ten entries will be open to the ‘People’s Choice’ award with voting taking place online.

Somerset Wildlife Trust’s PR and Communications Manager Beth Jerrett said: “Last year we received 200 entries and more than 900 people took part in our online vote to choose their favourite photo. We’re delighted to welcome Guy as a judge and look forward to showcasing Somerset’s wildlife and landscapes.”

Keep wildlife safety in mind

Always remember when taking photographs of wildlife that the welfare of the subject is more important than the image. Enter online and for full terms of entry visit Deadline for entries is December 1, 2012.

Oil Beetle



Last year's judges’ choice was this oil beetle taken at Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Ubley Warren Nature Reserve, on Mendip, by Heath McDonald.