So far it’s been another successful year in terms of having my work recognised in prestigious international photography competitions. Such competitions are always a good way to get one’s name out to a wider audience and it is always an honour and a privilege to have my work stand alongside some of the greats in the industry. Though it is the first time that I’ve entered I’m delighted to report that I’ve had three images awarded in this years’ Nature Photographer of the Year. One of these is one of my favourite recent images, that of a new-born mute swan cygnet resting on its mothers back. The other images were also recently awarded in the British Wildlife Photography Awards and that is the image of the mountain hare stretching its foot and the two mute swan cygnets feeding upside down.