This year the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) ran a photography competition split into several categories, each of which was split into a "heat" for each season and centre. At the end of this, each centre selected an image to go through from each category to the national finals. I had two images which had won heats, a Pink-footed Goose at sunset, and a Soldier Beetle climbing up a grass stem.
I was therefore very pleased when I received an email letting me know that the image of the Soldier Beetle had been selected to go through the national finals, and I was even more pleased when it was runner-up in the finals! It's a great honour, and has really made me want to go one better next year!
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