Jonathan Farooqi from Morpeth has been awarded a prize in the 2014 North East Wildlife Photography Competition, at an awards ceremony at the Great North Museum in Newcastle.
Jonathan’s photo of an adder, taken at Branton Gravel Pits in Northumberland, saw him secure the Commended prize in the Young Person’s Category.
Jonathan is no stranger to winning prizes for his photography, having previously won prizes in the Under-13s section of Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s annual photography competition in 2011 and 2010.
Handing over his prize, Mike Pratt, Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Chief Executive said: “The 1,289 entries represented a phenomenal effort and the quality was staggering. I am delighted that there is such a growing interest in the wildlife of this region and wildlife photography.
“Jonathan is a very talented young man and no stranger to taking wonderful winning photographs - I’m sure he has a great future ahead of him.”
The competition was sponsored by Nestlé which has a factory in Fawdon in Newcastle, and an exhibition of the winning photos is on display at the Great North Museum, also in Newcastle.