I can announce to readers of my blog (please imagine drum roll and cheers in the background) that Samuel Hood, who you may note occasionally features in my blog, has become Junior Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year.
Samuel on a high.
Over recent years I have watched this genuine guy develop into not only an excellent photographer, a passionate and knowledgeable naturalist and also of course a very special friend of mine. Samuel is a great role model for any aspiring young (and not so young) photographers. I’m of the opinion that his fine results come from a deep passion and knowledge of his subject, good field-craft skills and loads of patience. These are characteristics of the better wildlife/nature photographers. I reckon we can count on hearing lots more of Samuel Hood in the years to come.