Bedford man named Natural World Photographer of the Year

Henry Ransby wins coveted Guild of Photographers award

Wednesday, 4th March 2020, 5:44 am

Beating more than 2,000 professional wildlife photographers from all over the UK and internationally, Henry also scooped the second prize for the image of the year in the natural world category out of almost 13,500 images.

His photographs of native wildlife included kestrels and foxes taken in Goldington, Bedford.

Speaking about the awards, Henry said: “I’m absolutely thrilled with this award. The photographers that enter these awards are of such a high calibre. It is truly humbling to know that my images are considered to be the best of the best.”

Henry's fox cub, taken in Goldington

Steve Thirsk, director of the Guild, said: “I’m immensely proud and delighted that Henry has achieved this recognition after 12 months of submitting the highest quality images.

"The Guild has very demanding standards when judging photographic competitions. The judging is undertaken by a panel of internationally recognised experts from a variety of photographic backgrounds, so Henry quite rightly should be delighted with their extraordinary achievement.”

As a result of his achievements this year, Henry has been invited to be the expert wildlife photographer judge on the panel for next year's competition.

Henry's kestrels, taken in Goldington
Henry's hare, taken in Cardington
Henry Ransby