Community News: Wild Photography

Hands up who likes getting out into nature, observing, and taking photos? The Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants 2024 photography competition is now open for submissions – up to the closing date of 2nd May.

Kevin Loader frog in duckweed.

The theme for this year’s competition is Nature All Around, and there are great prizes to be won: an amazing overall prize of OM System photography equipment worth £1,799, plus brilliant category prizes from competition supporters Opticron.

Be inspired by some of last years winners – who couldn’t love Kevin Loader’s frog in duckweed? Think out of the box with interesting angles and surprising juxtapositions – amazing things happen every day on nature reserves and beyond.

There are three categories: Youth, for under 18s; People and Nature; and Flora and Fauna. One overall winner will be chosen from the category winners, and these, plus 21 additional winning images, will feature the Trust’s 2025 wildlife calendar. Images need to be taken anywhere across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire (the area that this Trust covers) and the competition is open to all ages and free to enter.

Get snapping!

For anyone interested in volunteering with the Wildlife Trust there are lots of opportunities: weekly work parties take place at various nature reserves – sociable and a great way to keep fit as well as benefitting the environment in a big way by helping restore habitats, these are a fun way to meet like minded people as well as helping wildlife thrive in the area – 

The Wildlife Trust BCN mission is to create a wilder future by protecting and restoring wildlife and wild places across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire, for the benefit of both wildlife and people –