We submitted the maximum number of images allowed, which was 21. Images are scored by 3 selectors/judges, who each give between 2 and 5 points, making the maximum score for each image 15. The top ten marks from each club are then added to give an overall result. 108 clubs competed in the 2016 GB Cup for Nature – with an entry totalling 1787 images. In the Open section (which NPG did not enter this year) there were only 1485 images from 99 clubs, which just goes to prove how popular nature photography has become nationally.NPG achieved a total of 128 points, more than in any previous year – 124 last year, 111 in 2014 and 124 in 2013 and which placed us 7th, 9th= and 3rd= respectively.
Finishing 9th overall out of 108, is very admirable indeed for such a small club as ours.
Top Ten Individual Results include:
Leaping Gentoo – Dawn Osborn 15
Silvery Grebe parents and chick – Dawn Osborn 14
Alert Cheetah and cub Jon Martin 13
Southern Hawker – Alan Dixon 13
Atlantic Grey Seal pair – David Osborn 13
Bearded Seal, Svalbard – John Cucksey 12
Whitethroat – Alan Dixon 12
Greater Flamingoes in flight – Kevin Elsby 12
Glaucus Gull calling – Gordon Follows 12
Red Kite in flight – Gordon Follows 12
Lion and Wildebeest prey – Jon Martin 12
European Bee-eater landing with Bee – David Wesseley 12
All other images scored below 12.
Dawn Osborn also won the Gold Medal for the Best Action.