Saturday, December 5, 2015

Droitwich photographer wins national award for her picture of a laughing seal

    A TALENTED photographer from Droitwich has scooped a top national award for a photograph of a seal who appears to be laughing.
    Julie Hunt snapped the characterful sea creature during a boat trip to the Farne Islands this year.
But she would never have guessed it would win her a highly commended prize, out of 1,500 entrants, at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards in November.
    Mrs Hunt, 50, said: "It was a complete shock and surprise, but such a huge achievement to finally receive some worldwide recognition of my wildlife photography.
    "All it took was a split second to capture that moment. It takes quick thinking, skill and having the correct camera settings to nail that special shot. It really did look like the seal was laughing.
    "I'm a bird and wildlife photographer at heart. That's where I'm happiest at, being surrounded by nature and the environment around me in all kinds of weather conditions."...

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