College pupil Philp Edwards (4th, S), a very keen amateur photographer, entered the British Wildlife Photography Awards with four different photos.
The images he entered ranged from a wild rabbit in the undergrowth, a swan preening itself to a portrait of a large heron. Last week he received an email from the judges at the British Wildlife Photography Awards, saying that his picture of a Hummingbird Hawkmoth had been shortlisted for the Wildpix 12-18 years old finals.
Philip took the photo during a day trip to the Cotswold Wildlife Park in Burford. He saw the Hummingbird Hawkmoth feeding on some flowers and spent time following the flight to it, when it ams to briefly rest and feed on a flower.
Philip said: "I was delighted to receive this news as my life long dream is to become a wildlife and landscape photographer. I am even considering the possibility of moving to America for university to attend SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) where they have a specialist Degree course in wildlife photography."
We wish Philip every success.