Stunning pictures: Hall hosts wildlife photography winners

13 Mar 2014 @ 8.53 pm
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Sheila St Quinton of Nunnington Hall holds the photo  ‘Life in the Old Boot’ by Simon Roy
Sheila St Quinton of Nunnington Hall holds the photo ‘Life in the Old Boot’ by Simon Roy

Beautiful Nunnington Hall will be adorned with remarkable images of the natural world from Saturday, March 15, as it hosts the British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition.

Created to celebrate the talents of amateur and professional photographers, the awards also highlight the great wealth of British natural history.

“These stunning images by so many talented photographers highlight the diversity, breadth and beauty of our precious wildlife and the need to protect their habitats,” said Chris Packham.

“Anything that raises the public’s awareness of the importance to conserve and protect British wildlife is very close to my heart and these awards afford a spectacular insight into the habitat and behaviour of our British wildlife.”

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One of the highly commended images on show, Life In The Old Boot, is by York photographer Simon Roy. It shows a bank vole peeping out of the toe of an old boot and is one of many stunning images in the animal portraits category.

Nunnington Hall general manager Mollie Dodd said it was the fourth year running that they had hosted the exhibition.

“In the past we have had the exhibition over winter when we are only open weekends so it’s great that this year we have it for eight weeks during our main season as even more visitors will get to see it.”

The exhibition of one hundred images and video will be shown at Nunnington Hall until Sunday, May 11, 2014.