Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Semi Finalist.

My photographic studies of a group of hares in last winter's snow have made it to the semi-finals in the country's most prestigious wildlife photography competition: the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011. Sadly this means they won't be on display in the Natural History Museum this October, but I am pleased to have made it to the second round of judging - not bad for a first attempt!

The photographs were taken during an eight-day spell of heavy snow during which I watched 51 hares group together to mate.

It really was an incredible sight.

During blizzards the hares hunkered down into the snow to brace the wind.

This picture, which I used as a study for a painting, was also a semi-finalist.And this pheasant photograph made it to the semi-finals of the 'Animal Behaviour' category.


  1. Congratulations on this achievement Rob. You deserve it after the effort put in, standing out in the snow all the time.

  2. Robert, that is great!! A very hearty 'Congradulations"!!!

  3. Congratulation! You deserve it!

  4. Very well deserved - for me the hare images in particular are very special - congratultions - I hope the next we hear is that you have won!

  5. Beautiful blog!
    Kind regards

  6. congratulations!!!! what an honor!!! and you sure deserve it!! nor THERE's an abundance of hares! that second shot with the STRETCHING rabbit!! ha! GREAT! and the (barn?) owl! beautiful...the wise old owl perched on the old barn door! and the pheasant...what an amazing capture!!