Winners in the North East wildlife photo contest

A photographer from County Durham has snatched the top spot in North East Wildlife Photography contest this year. Leslie Holburn’s picture of 2 pairs of coots battling on the Sled Lane pond in the Crawcrook in Gateshead made him the winner of North East Wildlife Photography contest 2014.
Semi-retired jeweler Leslie Holburn’s gem of a snap also won him Wildlife in Action category of the contest at the awards event at Newcastle’s Great North Museum. The contest, operated by wildlife trusts of Durham, Tees Valley, and Northumberland and Natural History Society of Northumbria, pull in 1289 entries.
Leslie Holburn are known for their feisty and aggressive attitude during the breeding season. Leslie, who currently lives in Ebchester in County Durham, told that he clicked the snap in the spring at the Sled Lane pond and the coots were kicking off again. They are so unsociable. They are the neighbors from hell. They chase everything.
He added that on his visit to the pond, the coots were quite edgy as usual. To get 4 coots in the snap as if they were synchronized was a bonus. It showed their typical confrontational behavior.
Coots were the center of attraction again when a more sedate snap of a chick and mother, clicked at the WWT Washington Wetland Centre by Max Eve, who is from Bardon Mill in Northumberland. He received the award for Young Person’s section. Stuart Proud, from Humshaugh in Northumberland, won the award for Art in Nature, for his research of the structure of a decayed leaf that he found while walking in Riding Mill.

A photographer from County Durham has snatched the top spot in North East Wildlife Photography contest this year. Leslie Holburn’s picture of 2 pairs of coots battling on the Sled Lane pond in the Crawcrook in Gateshead made him the winner of North East Wildlife Photography contest 2014.

Semi-retired jeweler Leslie Holburn’s gem of a snap also won him Wildlife in Action category of the contest at the awards event at Newcastle’s Great North Museum. The contest, operated by wildlife trusts of Durham, Tees Valley, and Northumberland and Natural History Society of Northumbria, pull in 1289 entries.

Leslie Holburn are known for their feisty and aggressive attitude during the breeding season. Leslie, who currently lives in Ebchester in County Durham, told that he clicked the snap in the spring at the Sled Lane pond and the coots were kicking off again. They are so unsociable. They are the neighbors from hell. They chase everything.

He added that on his visit to the pond, the coots were quite edgy as usual. To get 4 coots in the snap as if they were synchronized was a bonus. It showed their typical confrontational behavior.

Coots were the center of attraction again when a more sedate snap of a chick and mother, clicked at the WWT Washington Wetland Centre by Max Eve, who is from Bardon Mill in Northumberland. He received the award for Young Person’s section. Stuart Proud, from Humshaugh in Northumberland, won the award for Art in Nature, for his research of the structure of a decayed leaf that he found while walking in Riding Mill.

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