I am the winner of the 2018 British Mountaineering Council’s ‘Members’ Handbook Photo Competition’. The image (below) was shot in March 2012 in a remote part of Northern Sweden, about 30 km from the little town of Abisko.
I was a runner-up in the ‘Causes, Effects and Solutions’ category of the 2018 ‘Zero Footprints’ photo competition, with this image of the Columbia Icefield.
I was shortlisted for the 2018 Environmental Photographer of the Year competition for this image of Laguna Palcacocha in Peru.
I reached the second round (top 10%) of the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition (landscape). That perhaps sounds a bit undwhelming, but it’s a big deal to get that far in such a prestigious competition! This is the image.
|Mount Columbia (Canadian Rockies)|
In 2017 I was awarded an ‘honorable mention in the ‘Nature: Landscapes Category’ in the Neutral Density Photography Awards 2017 for a series of images entitled: ‘Mountains, forests and lakes of the Canadian Rockies’. These are the images:
I was a finalist in the ‘Tales of Adventure’ portfolio category of the ‘2017 Travel Photographer of the Year Award’ (www.tpoty.com). My portfolio (see below) shows a selection of black and white images from the Canadian Rockies, where I spent several months earlier in 2017. Click on the small images below to see bigger versions.
|Pyramid Lake & the Victoria Cross Range||Burnt forest|
|Mount Columbia and the Columbia Glacier||The Storm’s Arrival|
I had two images shortlisted in the’View from Above’ category of the ‘2017 Outdoor Photographer of the Year’ competition (www.opoty.co.uk). The shortlisted images are below, and again show images captures when I was in Canada earlier in 2017. Click on the small images below to see bigger versions.
|Mount Columbia and the Columbia Glacier||Cliff & peaks of the Columbia Icefield margins|
In 2017 I also had a photograph selected amongst the finalists in the British Mountaineering Council’s ‘Members’ Handbook Photo Competition’. The image (below) was shot in January in Snowdonia, towards the end of the ‘Snowdon Horseshoe’ route.
|Layers of Mountains (Snowdonia)|
I also won the 2016 Society of International Travel & Tourism Photographers ‘Out and About’ competition (http://sittp.com/out/1st.htm). The winning entry is below (click on it to see a larger version).
|Capturing a View (The Lake District)|
This shot was taken in February 2015 on a long walk in the English Lake District known as the ‘Newlands Horseshoe’ or the ‘Newlands Round’, This shot shows us nearing the summit of ‘Catbells’, and Derwent Water is the lake you can see in the image. The shot was taken just before 9am, so towards the beginning of our walk.
I have also had a number of other photographs recognised. For example, I had two pictures selected for the landscape part of the final round of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2015. Both these shot were taken in Yosemite National Park in California when I was there on a climbing trip in 2007. Click on the small images below to see bigger versions.
|Yosemite Valley, California, USA||Half Dome at sunset (Yosemite Valley, California, USA)|
Two more of my pictures were finalist in the 2015 ‘Mountains of Our Future Earth’ competition – a competition run by the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), ‘a multidisciplinary scientific organization that addresses global change issues in mountain regions around the world through concerted efforts, diverse communication formats and various networking events’ (see here for more details). Again, click on the small images below to see bigger versions.
|Cloud-filled valleys||The Quiraing, Isle of Skye|
I was also a finalist in the ‘water’ category of the 2015 Travel Photographer of the Year Award (www.tpoty.com) for the picture below. It shows a gull flying across the torrent of water that falls from the top of the waterfall: Skógafoss in Iceland. These birds seem to glide serenely in front of the violent pounding water crashing behind them.
|Gull passes in front of Skógafoss|