Scottish Nature Photography winners announced

Brian Clark's photo 'Storm Light on Harris - Scarista Beach, Harris'. Picture: Brian Clark

Brian Clark's photo 'Storm Light on Harris - Scarista Beach, Harris'. Picture: Brian Clark

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THE winners of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2014 have been announced.

First prize in the Scottish Botanical category went to Karl-Heinz Schleder, of Germany, for his work Back to the Roots – Glen Affric.

Scottish Wildlife Portrait and overall winning image - 'I'm sorry...' Picture: Johan Siggesson

Scottish Wildlife Portrait and overall winning image - 'I'm sorry...' Picture: Johan Siggesson

In the Scottish Wildlife Behaviour Category, Andy Howard, from Inverness, won for Let Battle Commence – Roe Bucks.

The Sea and Coast Category was won by Brian Clark, from Fife, for Storm Light on Harris. Scarista Beach, Harris and the Environmental category was won by Mark Ferguson, from Orkney, for Hammars Hill Wind Farm.

However, Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2014 went to Johan Siggesson for his picture of a puffin entitled I’m Sorry.

He said: “When I came across this puffin on Fair Isle, I couldn’t resist thinking that he must have some kind of hidden agenda. He looked so human with the flower in his bill. It is a great honour to be chosen by such experienced and well- renowned judges amongst the stiff competition.”

Andy Howard's picture 'Let Battle Commence - Roe Bucks'. Picture: Andy Howard

Andy Howard's picture 'Let Battle Commence - Roe Bucks'. Picture: Andy Howard

Photographers from all over the world were drawn to and inspired by Scotland’s landscape and natural heritage.

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