Lecturer’s quick reaction brings photographic acclaim

This image of writhing tadpoles, taken by an academic at the University of the West of England, is one of the winning entries in this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards

September 15, 2016
Group of writhing tadpoles, Jeanette Sakel, University of the West of England, British Wildlife Photography Awards

Jeanette Sakel, a linguistics lecturer and keen wildlife photographer, saw the photo opportunity during her lunch break on campus.

“I had brought in my camera to see if I could capture the year’s first dragonflies at the pond. I noticed movement just below the water’s surface: a myriad of tadpoles, swirling at great speed around the water, forming intricate patterns,” she said.

The picture won the Close to Nature category in the awards.

david.matthews@tesglobal.com

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