The second photography competition of the third CIEH President's Challenge has closed and been judged. There were over 40 entries on the theme of 'wild and wonderful'.
First prize went to Belinda Betham for a lovely photograph of a broken old boat, taken when she was on the west coast of Scotland. Second prize went to Paul Miller for a wide shot of hilltops with a rock cairn, third to Stuart White for a lovely shot of a stunning sky reflected in a still lake and fourth to Barbara Nelson for a photo of a mother swan leading her cygnets down the middle of a suburban road. Just to show that the unexpected can happen I managed to throw in a fifth prize, which went to Tessa Blewchamp for a shot of a puffin in full flight.
There was a huge range of photographs submitted, from macro to micro and taken at locations all over the world. Thanks to Chris Lewis for again acting as the independent judge, and making the hard calls. Have a look at the photographs and see if you agree with his choice. Thanks to all of the members of the President's Challenge Facebook group who took part and submitted photographs, it's been good to see them all.