Mountain Hare wins Scottish Nature Photography Award
28 February 2019
The Secret Life of the Mountain Hare by
Andy Howard (Sandstone Press) is the winner of the Scottish Nature
Photography Awards Favourite Scottish Nature Photography Book 2018.
It was announced on 27 February 2019.
Robert Davidson, managing director of Sandstone
Press said: "All of us at Sandstone Press are delighted by Andy
Howard's win. He is a supremely dedicated professional and, most
wonderfully, in love with this species, the Mountain Hare.
"The Secret Life of the Mountain Hare is a perfect merging of
images, thoughts and feelings of and for this amazing animal. Andy
deserves all the praise he gets, and the Hares deserve not to be
Andy Howard said: 'To win this award with my first book
is both fantastic and humbling, especially taking into
account the high standard of the other books on the shortlist.
"Mountain Hares are amazing creatures and I hope The Secret Life
of the Mountain Hare is a fitting tribute to their beauty."
As part of its commitment to showcase Scottish nature, wildlife
and landscape photography, the Scottish Nature Photography Awards
(SNPA) include an award that recognises the merits of photographic
books through our biennial public vote to find the Favourite
Scottish Nature Photography Book. Eleven books were shortlisted for
the 2018 award highlighting different aspects of Scottish nature
and landscape with stunning photography. Each is a credit to the
work of the photographers, with visual storytelling which is the
culmination of their commitment and creativity. The award is also
an acknowledgement of the role of the publishers in helping to
bring these works to fruition.
For the full list of winners and the shortlist, see the SNPA website.