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Stunning images unveiled in north wildlife group's memorial photo contest


By Caroline McMorran


The winner of an inaugural north coast photography competition has been announced as Skerray resident Pete Binder.

His delicate image of a Painted Lady butterfly saw him become the first ever recipient of the Abigail Rhodes photography award.

Pete Binder (left) receives the trophy from Gary Rhodes, husband of the late Abigail Rhodes.
Pete Binder (left) receives the trophy from Gary Rhodes, husband of the late Abigail Rhodes.

The competition was run by North Sutherland Wildlife Group in memory of Abigail - one of the group’s founder members - and the winning images were unveiled at the Kyle Centre, Tongue, on Saturday.

Group chairwoman Meg Telfer said around 40 people turned up for the event, despite adverse weather conditions. Some 16 people attended the group’s AGM, held immediately prior to the awards ceremony.

The overall winning image by Pete Binder, Skerray.
The overall winning image by Pete Binder, Skerray.

“It was such a lovely afternoon and the pictures are fantastic,” said Mrs Telfer.

Judge Mike Roper, an award winning professional photographer, picked Mr Binder’s image as winner of the Wildlife in the Landscape class. Jean Maclean, Borgie, took the top spot in the My North Sutherland Patch class with her picture Shy Toad, while Aurore Whitworth, Skerray, won the Re-imagining Wildlife category.



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