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.

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