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‘Kick the can’ wins Nature in Action competition

Posted on Mar 3, 2023

It’s the battle of the birds in this year’s Nature in Action photography competition

The Nature in Action photography competition – hosted by the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) – has announced this year’s winners. Cecilie Stuedal took first place with ‘Kick the can’, which depicts a sparrowhawk attacking a jay. Cecilie captured this stunning image in Dalen, Norway with a Nikon D500 and Nikkor 180-400mm lens.

John Cumber and Ann Aveyard came in second and third places, respectively. John’s image presents a parakeet chasing a rat down a tree, while Ann’s features a stag buried beneath dried ferns. Additionally, two of Ann’s photos were selected as “highly commended images”.

The other commended images – shot by Alan Jones and Peter Arnold – both feature birds, this time near the water. In Alan’s photo, seagulls swarm a whale, emerging from the ocean and covered in barnacles. In Peter’s, a stork takes flight, its legs and wings extended.

First place winners of the Nature in Action competition receive £100 and a 12-month membership to SINWP, with runners-up receiving six-month memberships.

Click here to view the full gallery, and stay tuned for information about next year’s competition. Learn more by visiting the SINWP website.

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