A juvenile Osprey that appears to be in 'stealth mode' has been revealed as the overall winner of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2016. Photographer Gordon Rae, from Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway, took the shot at Rothiemurchus near Aviemore. Gordon is a member of Dumfries Camera Club and the current Jnr Vice President of the SPF.
The judging panel – Andy Hall, Richard Shucksmith and Niall Irvine – chose Undercover Osprey as their overall winner from categories covering wildlife, landscape, environmental, botanical and abstract subjects, awarding Gordon the title Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2016.
Click on this news article to read more, or visit the Scottish Nature Photography Awards website (click here) to see all of this year's award winning images.
You can see more of Gordon's images by visiting his MPAGB gallery on this website (click here)
The winning images from all ten categories will tour Scotland from July 2017 and will be published along with the shortlisted images in a Portfolio Yearbook in the summer. Details on SNPA website (click here)