WELL done to Andrew Malcolm from Lismore who reached the final 10 in RTE’s wildlife photography competition, Eye on Nature, for his stunning photo titled, ‘Sabre Wasp’ (Rhyssa persuasoria).
Andrew is a photographer and works as a forager who finds and eats healthy, local ingredients that grow in the wild. He lost several trees in his garden to a big storm in 2021. In August 2022 he found an incredible looking insect – called a Sabre wasp (rhyssa persuasoria). Andrew loves taking photos of Waterford wildlife of all sizes from insects to whales and everything in between.
The overall winner of the competition, Daniel Meehan from Murroe in Co Limerick, was revealed on Nationwide recently. Daniel wowed judges with a beautiful photograph of a rabbit licking its paw.
Now in its third year, the competition, in association with RTÉ’s Nationwide, Mooney Goes Wild on RTÉ Radio 1 and the Office of Public Works (OPW), gives wildlife photographers across Ireland the opportunity to showcase their immense talent and showcase Ireland’s biodiversity and the beauty of the natural world around us.
The overall winner, revealed at a ceremony in the National Botanic Gardens, received a trophy and a cash prize of €1,000.