Walkhighlands “Scottish Island Bagging” guidebook has made the shortlist of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards. A celebration of nature, wildlife and landscape photography in Scotland, the awards include one presented every two years that recognises the merits of photographic books and asks members of the public to choose their favourites.
The sixth biennial Favourite Scottish Nature Photography Book Vote is open at https://scottishnaturephotographyawards.com/bookvote, where you can see the shortlist and register your own vote. Courtesy of the publishers, everyone who takes part in the online vote will be entered into a free prize draw for one lucky individual to win the entire shortlist of books.
The eleven books shortlisted for the 2020 Award highlight different aspects of Scottish nature and landscape with visual storytelling through stunning photography. As well as honouring the creativity and skills of the photographers, the awards acknowledge the role of the publishers in making these works accessible.
Books can take us out of our current limitations to places and subjects we know well, or have yet to see. They can provide us with a view we might not otherwise have seen and there is surely no better time than now to celebrate that.
Informative, inspirational and entertaining, these books offer something to everyone who loves Scottish nature and the art of photography.
The vote will close at noon 12:00hrs GMT on Monday the 1st of March 2021 and the result will be announced later that month.
The shortlisted books are:
Fragile: Birds, Eggs & Habitats by Colin Prior (Merrell Publishers Ltd)
Hirta: A Portrait of St Kilda by Alex Boyd (Luath Press Limited)
Isle of Rust: A Portrait of Lewis and Harris by Alex Boyd, Jonathan Meades, Dan Hicks (Luath Press Limited)
Lewis and Harris by Vianca Reinig & Philipp Schmidt & Donald S. Murray (Kerber Verlag)
Naturally Orkney – Coastline by Raymond Besant (The Orcadian)Pockets of Pretty – An Instagrammer’s Edinburgh by Shawna Law (Black & White Publishing)
Scotland: Highlands, Islands, Lochs & Legends by Claudia Martin (Amber Books Ltd.)
Scotland the Braw by Alan McCredie (Luath Press Ltd.)
Scotland’s Islands by Allan Wright & Marianne Taylor (Allan Wright Photographic)
Scottish Island Bagging: The Walkhighlands guide to the islands of Scotland by Helen Webster & Paul Webster (Vertebrate Publishing)
The Secret Life of the Cairngorms by Andy Howard (Sandstone Press Ltd.)