Congratulations to John Culling who has been selected as a 2023 finalist:

Print title Pity the Fish

Having waited through lockdowns over the last few years John was able to visit Scotland in 2023. After sitting patiently by a river in Kirkudbright, John achieved his ambition of capturing this image of a Kingfisher in flight with its meal struggling to escape.

Visual Description – A photograph of a Kingfisher in flight after catching a small fish that is still in its beak. The bird is seen in profile, looking towards the left. Water droplets can be seen in the air and the background is green and blurred.