‘Take a gander’ at the winning entries from The Royal Parks’ photography competition

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The Royal Parks/Yan Lam Eliam Lau

The charity, which cares for London’s eight historic Royal Parks, has published this image online, along with the other winners of its competition, ‘Creating Spaces for Life’.  

Other winning entries include a swan majestically taking flight, a silhouetted coot appearing to walk on water and a common blue butterfly pictured in the spring sunshine.

Another entry shows a lone gosling taking its early steps across a stretch of green grass, while a further image captures the fine detail of a robin’s feathers.

The competition invited park visitors to photograph the new life emerging in The Royal Parks during the springtime.

Ali Jeremy, Communications Director at The Royal Parks, said: 

“We were inspired by the hundreds of entries that we received, with a wide breadth of subjects showcasing the many forms of natural life flourishing in the heart of the city. It was extremely difficult to narrow all these photographs down to the winners of the three different age groups – with winning entries received from photographers aged 7 through to 60.

“Thank you to everyone who sent in their favourite shots, we’re looking forward to sharing these wonderful images so that they can be enjoyed by everyone.

“Every day, we appreciate these beautiful spaces and feel honoured to be part of the charity that strives to care for and protect them for future generations. They are always here for anyone who needs them: a place where people can take a breath of fresh air away from the city hustle and bustle to boost their wellbeing and to support a healthy life.”

The photography competition marks the launch of the charity’s new digital campaign called ‘Creating Spaces for Life’. The campaign aims to raises awareness that The Royal Parks is a charity and highlights the range of work that goes on behind the scenes to care for London’s historic green spaces.

See the other winners of the competition here: Creating Spaces for Life

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