CIEEM Habitat Photography Award Winners Announced
05 December 2018
A few months ago, CIEEM launched the 2018 Habitat Photography Award, looking for beautiful images of habitats and were inundated with wildflower meadows, forests, streams, living walls, urban parks, dry-stone walls, tide-pools, mountain ranges, salt-marshes, back gardens and everything in between.
Hundreds of fantastic entries were submitted with judging trickier than ever, but after much deliberation, CIEEM are delighted to announce that Ben Porter is 2018's winner, with his stunning shot of porcelain mushrooms. Thanks to our amazing sponsors, Wildcare, Ben will receive £100 worth of vouchers to spend with them. Ben is a naturalist and photographer from the small wind-battered isle of Ynys Enlli off the coast of North Wales, and has recently finished an undergraduate degree in Conservation Biology at the University of Exeter. He is currently working with a large-scale restoration project called 'Summit to Sea' in mid-Wales, with a hope to pursuing a career in the field of natural history and conservation.
This year's incredibly well deserved runner-up was Juli Titherington, with her stunning image taken on the Ard Neakie peninsula in Loch Eriboll, Sutherland. Juli's prize, courtesy of the generous sponsorship of NHBS, was a year's subscription to British Wildlife.
Juli is an Associate Ecologist based in LUC’s Glasgow office, although she seems to flit around the country more and more. Sitting on the CIEEM Scotland Committee, and now recently as Vice-convenor, gives her a chance to connect with others in the field and beyond. As a field ecologist she spends much of her time chasing bats and sniffing poo! She also occasionally participates in the dance of the ECoW and Site Operative. However, as bats and contractors rarely sit still long enough for a decent photo, she mostly take pictures of beautiful places, plants, and her dog, of course. Happily, living and working in Scotland provides her with ample opportunities to experience the most beautiful parts of the country.
Click the link to see all of the entries shortlisted for this year's award
The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) are a professional body licensed by the Society for the Environment to award Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) status