Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is calling for entries to its photography competition, which will see the winning images featured on its annual calendar.
Photographers are invited to submit their best wildlife photographs, all of which must have been taken on one of the Trust's 70-plus nature reserves. The reserves are located across the country, from Kidderminster to Malvern and Tenbury to Broadway.
As one of the county's leading conservation charities, the Trust works to protect wildlife and wild places for the future. It feels that the competition is an excellent way to highlight the beauty of the natural world.
Wendy Carter, communications manager at the Trust, said, "Following the success of last year's competition, when we had over 170 images submitted, we've decided to run it again.
"We're looking lookout for really eye-catching photos. We don't mind whether we get snowy or sunny landscapes, photos of the eye of a dragonfly or boxing hares, people or plants," she added.
All entries must be received by Monday, 21 February 2011 and entry forms can be downloaded from the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust website, www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk.
Winning images will be featured in the Trust’s 2012 calendar, which will go on sale from 1 May 2011, with all proceeds going towards the Trust's conservation work.
We really like the sound of this competition - the possibilities are endless - and do you know what we recommend? - Get out and practice! There's plenty of time - if you get stuck then have a look at our photography videos there's loads of information about using lenses, exposure, composition and more. Good luck!
Image: One of last year's winning images - Puff balls emitting spores at Pipers Hill shot by Les Clarke