The Scottish Nature Photography Awards celebrate nature, wildlife and landscape photography in Scotland through annual photography and video awards and events, including the award that celebrates photographic books.
And the competition asks members of the public to choose – and vote for their favourites.
The seventh biennial Favourite Scottish Nature Photography Book Vote is now open – find the link below.
The eight diverse books shortlisted for the 2022 award showcase Scottish nature and landscape through the visual storytelling of the photographers who have set themselves the challenge of capturing everything from the elusive otter to the beaches circling Scotland.
The books offer reasons to linger over their pages for anyone who loves Scottish nature and the art of photography.
The public vote will close at noon on Wednesday, March 1 and the result will be announced later that month.
Courtesy of the publishers, everyone who takes part in the online vote will be entered into a free prize draw for one lucky individual to win the entire shortlist of books.
The shortlisted books are:
Chasing the Deer: The Red Deer Through The Seasons by Neil McIntyre (Sandstone Press)
Dark Edinburgh by Scott Liddell (Obverse Books)
Hebridean Journey The Magic of Scotland’s Outer Isles by Brigid Benson (Birlinn Ltd.)
IN this DAY and AGE The Outer Hebrides by John Kippin and Nicola Neate (Kerber Verlag)
Puffins: Life On The Atlantic Edge by Kevin Morgans (Sandstone Press)
The Beaches Of Scotland by Stacey McGowan Holloway (Vertebrate Publishing)
The Secret Life Of The Otter by Andy Howard (Sandstone Press)
Thunder Road – Voices From The Cape Wrath Trail by David Lintern (Dusk Press).
The Scottish Nature Photography Awards celebrate nature, wildlife and landscape photography in Scotland. Photographers from all over the world are drawn to and inspired by Scotland’s landscape and natural heritage.
Three of the eight titles come from Ross-shire-based Sandstone Books.
Their title, The Secret Life Of The Cairngorms by Andy Howard, was the winner of the last competition in the series, held in 2020.
At the time, Andy Howard said: “I’m privileged to do what I do for a living, to spend time in the company of wildlife, to photograph and then write about these encounters is a joy.
“My job is simple, to record and share the beauty of the wildlife found in Scotland.”
You can have a closer look at each book here: http://www.scottishnaturephotographyawards.com
Vote link: https://scottishnaturephotographyawards.com/