Isles photographer wins top wildlife award
by Deborah Leggate -
A SHETLAND-based photographer has won top prize in the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011…much to his own surprise.
Richard Shucksmith, who lives in Nesting, took his winning photo of a jellyfish off the small uninhabited island of Sula Sgeir (Gannet Rock), 41 miles north of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides.
The 37 year old hit the headlines a year ago when he and his fiancée and fellow marine biologist Rachel Hope discovered Europe's smallest marine fish off Lunna.