RSPCA Young Photographer of the Year

This year’s winners have been announced. and it’s well worth having a look to see what lifts images out of the “ah that’s nice” group to “that’s really special”.

A red squirrel pauses in a ray of evening sunlight in this picture taken by 16-year-old Will Nicholls.

He took the photo in Keilder Forest, near his home in Haydon Bridge, Northumberland. The image has won the top prize in the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards.

Will is quoted as saying he “waited 40 hours to get the right shot”.  So perhaps patience is one of the secrets?

See more of the winning images here

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One response to “RSPCA Young Photographer of the Year

  1. I have seen Will’s images in a number of spots, such as the Arts Centre in Allendale which is worth a visit (they have a cafe) if you’ve been photographing in the area. He is a very fine photographer who deserves his success.

    I was dismayed when the Newcastle Journal reported the RSPCA prize and described his shot as a “snap” in one sentence despite saying in another sentence how much time he took to prepare the shots. The word “snap” is, I feel, an insult to photographers.

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