| Puffin with Sand Eel catch © Hilary Dean-Hughes and Cygnets © Ian Cook.
The fourth and final heat of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust’s 2011-2012 Photography Competition is now open for entries.
There's £50,000 worth of prizes up for grabs for national winners and the overall winner will be rewarded with a trip to Antarctica.
To be eligible for the prize, entrants must submit at least three or more photographs in at least two or more seasonal heats . If this criteria is met, the entrant’s ‘portfolio’ will be automatically entered into the Portfolio Photographer of the Year category. At the national finals, each portfolio photographer’s three best photographs (as shortlisted by the judges) will be considered with the winner receiving the Portfolio Photographer of the Year Award and the grand prize of a 12-day fully inclusive trip to Antarctica, courtesy of Exodus in partnership with Quark Expeditions.
The competition is being held in association with Canon, in celebration of the Scott Antarctic Expedition Centenary.
Photographers must submit their photos before 31 August 2012 when the summer heat and the entire WWT photography 2011-2012 competition will close.
For more information, or to enter the competition, visit the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust’s website