Photographers work on show at Moors Valley wildlife exhibition

Bournemouth Echo: Photographers work on show at Moors Valley wildlife exhibition Photographers work on show at Moors Valley wildlife exhibition

THE work of two local photographers will be on show, alongside other stunning wildlife images, at a special exhibition at Moors Valley Country Park.

The park, near Ringwood, is hosting the exhibition of The British Wildlife Photography Awards from January 25 until March 9, featuring 90 award-winning and commended images from the touring display.

Tony Moss, from the New Forest, is one of two local photographers whose work was chosen for the exhibition this year. His intriguing shot of a Bearded Reedling was captured at Weymouth’s Radipole RSPB Nature Reserve and was Highly Commended in the Portraits category.

He said: “This shot was taken on my fourth visit to the reserve. On a freezing February morning I was lucky enough to locate a small group immediately adjacent to the path and ended up standing still for ages before they started showing well enough to even start taking photographs.”

Sherborne’s Jeremy Walker also received a Highly Commended award in the Wildwood category, for his photograph of New Forest woodland.

He said: “Bolderwood in the New Forest is one of my favourite locations and never fails to amaze me.

“On each visit the light is different and on this particular morning there was a light frost, a hint of mist and an unusually crisp sharp feel to the light.”

This year’s overall winning shot was taken off the coast of Northern Ireland by George Karbus. Capturing a dolphin just as it starts to surf a deep tube inside a wave.

Chris Packham, naturalist and TV presenter, said: “These stunning images by so many talented photographers highlight the diversity, breadth and beauty of our precious wildlife and the need to protect their habitats.”

n The 2014 British Wildlife Photography Awards opens for entries on 1 February.

Details will be available on bwpawards.org.

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