Polar photography competition: And the winners are…

22 October 2011

We’ve been delighted with the beautiful photographs submitted for the Manchester Science Festival and Polar photography competition. The Manchester Science Festival is now under way and we have been inundated with some brilliant photographs demonstrating the nature we have here on our doorstep in the North West of England.

The three winners, who all receive tickets to the amazing Polar concerts taking place at the Royal Northern College of Music on Sunday October 23rd are, in no particular order:

Long Tail Tit by Chorlton Dave

Long tailed tit

http://www.flickr.com/photos/64054453@N06/5934152547/in/pool-1772719@N20

The judges said, “Dave’s photograph really captures the character of these wonderful birds so familiar to us in the North West and we love that it was taken in his back garden, showing that the beauty of nature really is all around all of us”.

Ice Ice Baby by Bex Saunders

Icicles in Manchester

http://www.flickr.com/photos/53123893@N03/5594644796/in/pool-1772719@N20/lightbox/

The judges said, “Bex’s photo really struck a chord with us, capturing a moment in nature when the world around us creates something fleeting and unique.”

Day 266 by Lucy Bridges

No fishing allowed

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lucybridges/5971637834/in/pool-1772719@N20/

The judges said, “Lucy has captured the heron really well and the composition of the shot really amused us. All three winners captured something different about the role of nature in our lives and Lucy, Bex and Dave are worthy winners”.

On Sunday October 23rd, the Manchester Camerata Orchestra will perform the likes of Sibelius, Mozart and Purcell as stunning scenes from a world few of us will ever get to see are played out on a huge screen behind them. You can join the winners of this competition in the audience by snapping up one of the few remaining tickets here.


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