Winners of our Plymouth Wildlife Photography Competition announced

We had a fantastic response to our Plymouth Wildlife and Nature Photography Competition. More than 350 entries were received - some from photographers as young as eight years old.

The competition was organised by OPAL South West in conjunction with Plymouth University’s 150th anniversary celebrations. It aimed to inspire and encourage people to explore the beautiful wildlife and nature within Plymouth.

Winning photos ranged from stunning close up photography of wasps and beetles, to artistic landscape shots of woodland. A category for mobile phones showed that you can even take stunning images on the move – the winning photo was of a spider eating another spider.

Each winner received a high quality print of their photograph, and all images are being displayed at an exhibition detailed below. We hope the photos inspire you to explore your own local area.

See an exhibition of the winning photos at Plymouth University

All winning photographs will be exhibited by Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University from Monday 23 April to Saturday 28 April in the Cube3 gallery, Portland Square.

Admission is free and opening times are Monday-Friday 10.00-17.00 (appointments needed on Saturday – call Peninsula Arts Box Office: 01752 585050).

'Spider's Dinner' by Darren Rendall won our mobile phone category.