David Bailey’s ‘Monsters’

The results of the prestigious Welsh Wildlife Photography Competition were announced at an award ceremony on Sunday 23 October, with the first prize going to a first time entrant with his stunningly captured image of two Otter cubs fighting, taken on the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve.

David Bailey - Monsters The Winning Image

David Bailey - Monsters The Winning Image

David Bailey, who’s based in Mid Wales is a wildlife photographer with a great passion for nature and the countryside. He will now have the opportunity to update his equipment with the first prize of £350 worth of photography equipment courtesy of the competition sponsors Celtic Vision in Narberth.

The annual competition, run by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, attracts hundreds of entries from all around the UK and this year the standard was extremely high.

This year’s judge was local wildlife photographer Melvin Grey who said, ‘I very much enjoyed viewing all the entries and was very impressed with the range and quality of the images in general…There was not a single image that did not give pleasure and could potentially add something to the way we look at our surrounding countryside of Wales.’

Runner up was Paul Richards with a great shot of the elusive Water Rail, with third place going to Andrew Munro for a striking panoramic landscape shot of a sunset at Dinas Bran.