Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic it was necessary to have the 2020 Natural History Competition judged off-site. Alison Jenkins, the judge originally lined up to perform the task, obliged. There were 47 entries.
Alison said of the task “I very much enjoyed judging the competition. Overall, the standard was very high, with a good variety of images. I like the fact that each author has put their own style into each image and I can see a wide variety of techniques used”.
The winning entry was ‘Barbary Macaque with Her Baby’ by Sue Webster. Alison said of the winner “A very sharp image. It is endearing and I very much like the eye contact with the baby”.
Alison judged a number of entries to be awarded ‘Highly Commended’ status. They were:
‘Cornu Aspersum, doing what comes naturally’ by Yvonne Marr,
‘Coal Tit (Periparus Ater)’ by Chris Demetriou,
‘Langur Monkey’ by Hatim Bharmal, and
‘Red Kite Diving’ by Marilyn Steward.
Two of Marilyn’s entries were also recorded as being ‘Commended’. They were ‘Greater Indian Fruit Bat’ and ‘Incoming White-Capped Albatross’.
Congratulations to Sue on winning and to those authors singled out for special mention – well done to all.