Kenmure Castle Beech Tree Image Wins Duncan Another Award

Duncan McNaught  from New Galloway is a multi award winning photographer who has just won another prestigious national award to add to his collection.

It was announced this week that Duncan had won the Scottish Botanical Category at the The Scottish Nature Photography Awards with his image titled ‘Autumn Beech’.


Duncan told DGWGO “I am absolutely thrilled to have taken first place with my Image ” Autumn Beech” in the Botanical Category. Blessed where I live surrounded by trees, I’d ventured out early one morning into the grounds of Kenmure Castle,here in Galloway. A light mist had formed overnight creating the most moody scene in front of me, some of the beech trees had hung onto their golden leaves, it was these and the soft light that drew me to take the image. I feel it shown the sense of calm I experienced that morning, no one around just me and my camera which I love to do often.”

The Scottish Nature Photography Awards celebrate nature, wildlife and landscape photography in Scotland.

The Scottish Nature Photography Awards Photographic Competition was launched in 2010 to provide a platform to celebrate Scotland as a key destination for nature photographers and to acknowledge the excellence of the photographic work that is undertaken here through the award of the title of “Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year”. The annual competition invites entries of images taken in Scotland by professional or amateur photographers from around the world.

Duncan also said “A further two of my images were shortlisted, these will appear in the forthcoming year book, later this year”

The Scottish Nature Photography Awards is run and managed by Perspectives, Partners N & J Irvine.

The Scottish Nature Photography Awards is proud to support the Artists’ Bill of Rights. You’ll find us on the ‘Rights On’ list of competitions that meet the standards set out in the Bill of Rights For Artists and are recommended because they respect the public’s intellectual property rights.

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