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      #Lovewilderness photo competition highlights

      By Rupert Shanks, Chief Storyteller
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      We were spellbound by the amount of beautiful images in our recent #Lovewilderness photo campaign.

      From glowing sunsets across glass-calm lochs to roaring stags in misty glens. There was some epic photography from beautiful wild places across Scotland and further afield.

      Due to the sheer number of entrants we would like to share a few of our favourites that you might have missed.

       

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      Cracking moody shot of a stag in Glen Etive. Photo: Michael M Sweeney

       

      Love wilderness photo competition (2)

      Anyone who’s kayaked can connect to the sheer joy of floating over glassy water. Beautifully captured here by Nathalie Dyke

       

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      We loved the sweeping lines and gorgeous colour of this misty sunset. Photo: Justine Henderson

       

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      The road ahead leads to adventure! A simple idea perfectly executed. Simply stunning. Photo: Michaela Macdonald

       

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      Who can deny a leaping dolphin against the setting sun! ‘I doubt I’ll ever catch a moment like this again in my life. A bottlenose dolphin jumping with the sunset behind. Taken on the Cromarty Firth.’ Photo: Scott Hendry

       

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      Something very other worldly about getting above the clouds for sunset. Makes me want to try and do that more often. Summer night on A’ Mhaighean …..above the clouds. Photo: David John Robertson

       

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      No sunsets needed here! We loved the sense of adventure and connection between the two adventurers in this one. Photo: Tine Randen

       

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      I am a self taught photographer, I never took photos in the winter because the trees were bare of leaves and I thought everything looked dull. Then I discovered low light, changing of light and now I’m out trying to capture all the winter sunsets on Loch Tay! Photo: Archie McLaren

       

      Love wilderness photo competition

      The wilderness of South Island NZ….tranquility and beauty….actually we were being bitten to shreds by sand flies but who needs to know, wouldnt want to ruin a good photo…sit still I urge my fiancee!!! Photo: Rominy Colville

       

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      Magnificent! see this ever day but the changing light makes it magnificent ever time. Photo: Archie Mclaren

       

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      It’s great when the locals are happy to show the way down to the beach, Split Rock, Clachtoll, Highland. Photo: Roselyne Oneill

       

      A huge thank you to everyone who took part in this campaign. It was so inspiring to not only receive such a wealth of great images but to hear the stories and emotions that connected them.

      Meet the Author: Rupert Shanks

      “After a spell in the corporate world in London Rupert decided to find a more rewarding way of life involving a closer connection to the outdoors and to his camera! Rupert produces a lot of the photography and video for Wilderness Scotland and works within the Marketing team.”

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