We are pleased to announce that Wigan 10 member, Roy Rimmer has won 1st place in The Mammal Society Mammal Photographer of the Year competition with his stunning image of a brown rat leaping.
Roy says “I was extremely pleased to have received this award as a have a great interest in photographing mammals and observing their behaviour”.
Read the full article on The Mammal Society’s website:
The Mammal Society reports: Often feared and shunned, brown rats are perhaps an unlikely photographic model. However, Roy Rimmer, of Wigan, Greater Manchester, defied public misconceptions and used technical excellence to freeze the motion of a jumping rat. Wildlife photographer Kate MacRae was one of the judges. She said: “This image quite literally ‘leapt’ out at me when I first saw it. Often misunderstood and unfairly depicted, I loved the unique energy in this capture.”
The Mammal Society is the only organisation involved in the study and conservation of all British mammals. We work to identify the threats our mammals face, and halt declines. We promote the study of mammals with the aim of offering the best scientific advice for their conservation. We inform, educate and involve people of all ages to raise awareness of mammal conservation issues, in order to help protect them for the future. www.mammal.org.uk