Scot shortlisted in photo contest for bonobo snap

Picture: Graham Mcgeorge / Barcroft Media
Picture: Graham Mcgeorge / Barcroft Media
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A Scottish plumber has been shortlisted for the National Geographic 2012 photo contest with his image of a baby bonobo clinging to its mother.

The striking picture was taken by Graham McGeorge, 41, at Jacksonville Zoo, Florida.

Graham McGeorge with his camera. Picture: Graham McGeorge / Barcroft Media

Graham McGeorge with his camera. Picture: Graham McGeorge / Barcroft Media

Mr McGeorge is originally from Dumfries but emigrated to Florida in 1994, where he works as a plumbing foreman.

If he wins the contest Mr McGeorge plans to spend the $10,000 prize money on a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo to photograph bonobos in the wild.

The rest of the shortlist can be viewed on the National Geographic website.