In pictures: Scottish Nature Photography Awards winners

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Whale and Dolphin Conservation field officer Charlie Phillips, of North Kessock, has been named Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2012. Mr Phillips' image, Up for Air, is of a young bottlenose dolphin. It also won the Scottish wildlife category
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Fergus Mackay, of Inverness, won the Scottish Nature Photography Awards' landscape category with Coast Guard. Mr Mackay captured a sunrise at sea stacks and a cliff wall on the Caithness coast
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The natural abstract winner was Cath Scott, from Glasgow, with her photograph entitled Sunlight and Smoke
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Corinne Fudge, of Orkney, won the Scottish botanical category with Blooming Orkney, an image of daisies on a beach in South Ronaldsay
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A red deer provided Charles Everitt, of Edinburgh, with his subject for In A Tangle, which won the environmental prize
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Sian Venables, of East Dunbartonshire, is the Junior Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2012 after capturing this image called Hover
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The student photographer of the year prize went to Peter Ferguson for his portfolio of three images entitled Winter Machair
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Peter's images captured changing scenes at machair - coastal meadows - on North Uist in the Western Isles
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Peter is a BA fine art student at Lews Castle College UHI

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