More than 150 entries were received for the RSPB’s Orkney Local Group and Orkney Camera Club "Wild Orkney: The Way I See It” photographic competition.

The winners and the best of the rest were displayed during the Orkney Nature Festival at the Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall, along with a photo-montage specially created for the exhibition by the pupils of Class One (P1-P3) at North Walls Community School. There was also an electronic display of the best entries in the entrance to Kirkwall Town Hall, and a selection of images were displayed at Appie's Tea Room & Gallery, West Mainland and at Roeberry House, St Margaret's Hope.

The competition judges were Alex Rodwell, of Orkney Camera Club; Eric Meek, formerly the RSPB's Orkney Area Manager; and Anne Bignall, Community Engagement Officer, Enjoy Wild Orkney, RSPB, and organiser of the Orkney Nature Festival.

Anne said: "I was thrilled to see so many entries and they were of such a high standard. The judges had to make some very hard choices to pick the winners."

Here are the prize-winners:

Orkney resident (adult): Alistair Holmes, of Kirkwall, short-eared owl

Orkney resident (adult, runner-up): Margaret Norquoy, of St Margaret's Hope, raven

Orkney resident (12 to 16 years): Katie Bevan, flower

Orkney resident (under-12): Ewan Howe, cormorant

Orkney visitor (adult): John Saunders, of York, fulmar

Orkney visitor (12 to 16 years): Cameron Coppola, black guillemot

And here is the montage created by the pupils of Class One at North Walls Community School:

Thank you to everyone who took part in the competition, to those who helped organise and promote it, and to those who donated prizes - Alison Moore Designs, Raymond Besant, RSPB Orkney, Stromness Books & Prints, Sutherland's Photolab and The Orcadian.