Broadstairs teen recognised for camera skills in RSPCA Young Photographer competition

A fox through bars by Jenny Allan from Broadstairs

A Broadstairs teenager has been recognised for her camera skills in this year’s RSPCA Young Photographer competition.

Jenny Allan, 16, was commended in the 16-18 category for her image A Fox Through Bars. Her photo was singled out from more than 4,000 entries this year.

Every year, the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards invites youngsters aged 18 years and under to capture the animal kingdom on a camera or a mobile device.

Jenny said: “I’m so happy that the judges liked my photo so much.

“I went down to Ramsgate harbour one evening, looking for foxes. After a short while I spotted this fox, behind a metal fence, that was staring straight at me, allowing me to crouch down and take this photo of the fox staring straight down my lens, framed by the out of focus metal bars.”

Jenny with Chris Packham at the awards

This year’s awards were judged online by a panel of experts in wildlife photography, including wildlife photographer, TV presenter and RSPCA vice president Chris Packham; wildlife photographer Rachel Bigsby (a new judge for this year), former competition winner-turned-professional photographer Catriona Parfitt; professional wildlife photographer and photographic guide Ellie Rothnie; and RSPCA photographers Andrew Forsyth and Emma Jacobs.

The winning images across ten categories were announced during an awards ceremony hosted by Chris Packham on Thursday, 15 December  at the Tower of London.   w

For a full gallery of the winning images* for 2022 visit:

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