Three local amateur photographers picked up their prizes from the mayor of Richmond at a presentation and unveiling event on Monday.
Gary Treweek won the adult category with his stunning photo In amongst the buds, which shows off the vibrant colours of a kingfisher taking a break from feeding.
Jake, a former pupil of St Francis Xavier School, won the secondary school age category with his engaging image of an owl entitled Hidden, while Evie from St Mary’s Primary School in the town was a worthy winner in the primary school age category with her Flowers at Easby picture.
Gary’s picture was taken on the River Swale.
He said: “Sitting quietly by the river to catch some shots of this beautiful native bird has been fantastic for my mental health and what better a place to do it than the fabulous local area.
“This one is the result of many hours of quiet patience”.
The competition was organised by the Richmondshire Climate Action Partnership to highlight the variety and value of the nature on our doostep, and to raise awareness of its fragility in the face of the warming and extreme weather events that climate change is causing.
The winners were chosen by Jane Morris Abson, a qualified photographic judge and a member of Richmond Camera Club. The winning entries are on display at The Station until August 29.
More pictures from the event and information about the Climate Action Partnership can be found at www.richmondshireclimateaction.org
To find out more about Richmond Camera Club, visit www.richmondcameraclub.co.uk