Wildlife Photo Competition 2017

Our Wildlife Photography COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all our entrants! Photography is a fantastic way to record and celebrate your experience of wildlife and wild places in Cumbria.

View the 12 winning photographs here

Whether it’s interesting animal behaviour, stand-out flora, iconic species or amazing landscapes – capturing these encounters on camera is a wonderfully satisfying way to preserve your connection with nature.

Ragged robin at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve - Photo Julia Garner

Do you already have wildlife photos you’re really proud of and want to share?

If so, why not enter them in to our wildlife photography competition? Your photgraph could feature in our 2018 Calendar!

The deadline for entries has now closed.


image - 2018 Calendar Cumbria Wildlife Trust There are 12 winning photographs, all of which will feature in the Trust’s 2018 Calendar.

The overall winner, which will also feature on the front cover of the calendar, was specifically chosen by Cumbria Wildlife Trust members in a vote that ran from 26 August – 10 September 2017.

Opticron has kindly donated one of their T3 Trailfinder 8x42 binoculars, worth £139, as a prize for the overall winner.



Cumbria’s red squirrels: One of our county’s most iconic and much-loved species, we’re looking for photos that show our native reds at their best!

Cumbria’s flora: From hay meadows to woodlands, single orchids to a carpet of wildflowers, let’s showcase Cumbria’s fantastic flora.

Cumbria’s wildlife: It may be summertime, but we’d love to see wildlife throughout the seasons, so it’s worth looking through your archive here.

Cumbria’s wild places: Whether it’s our wild and windy coast, peaceful woodlands, breath-taking fell-tops, or precious wetlands, we’re looking for photos that capture the essence of Cumbria’s varied landscapes.

Red squirrel - Photo Andrew Walter

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