‘Busy bee!’ wins at RSPCA Young Photographer Awards
A Year 8 pupil has done it again, as he scoops another animal photography award, this time for one involving a minibeast very close to the School’s heart.
Thomas Easterbrook has been commended for his close up image of a bee mid-flight, carrying a leaf. In its 30th year, the Young Photographer Awards encourage young people up to the age of 18 to submit animal related images, and this year received a staggering 11,000 entries.
Thomas’ entry was praised by judges and scooped one of three awards for the Small World category, introduced for the 2020 Awards. TV presenter, photographer and author, Chris Packham CBE, is one of the judges and commented: “We didn’t want our young photographers to feel limited by lockdown, so we devised this to inspire them to record what was close to home.”
Thomas’ image took a few attempts to capture, demonstrating that perseverance and patience in the face of a challenge can yield fantastic results. and will no doubt inspire others to do the same. Un-bee-lievable!
To view a full gallery of all the winning images, visit: https://young.rspca.org.uk/ypa/home.