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Deadline looming for nature photography comp

The deadline is fast approaching for Scottish Natural Heritage's (SNH) free photo contest, which aims to find Scotland's best nature photos.

SNH is encouraging Scots to enjoy nature by capturing their favourite natural places and wildlife by July 31.

The sixth annual Nature Photography Competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers. First prize is a one-to-one tutorial with one of Scotland’s leading professional nature photographers, Lorne Gill; second prize is a Nikon D5100 Digital SLR camera with a tripod; and third prize is a Panasonic Lumix LX5 Digital Camera and a tripod. See the SNH website for details on how to enter.

Scottish Biodiversity Week organiser, Zeshan Akhter, said: “Taking pictures is a great way to appreciate the beauty and diversity of our countryside. I’m looking forward to seeing what inspires people about Scotland’s nature this year; we always get plenty of amazing shots. And you don’t have to have an expensive camera – last year’s winner took her picture on her mobile phone!”

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