Congratulations to our Piano and Woodwind teacher Mr Matthew Elliott whose photograph of a displaying Great Egret has been Highly Commended at this year’s International Photographic Competition at London Zoo.
The entries were judged by Bill Oddie and Kate Humble and the photo will be exhibited at London Zoo until Christmas and then at Whipsnade Zoo until March 2015.
Matthew took the picture in Kissimmee, Florida last year and writes:
“The Great Egret was saved from extinction in The US after The Migratory Bird Treaty was signed by congress in 1918. The tail feathers are known as aigrettes and were prized by the hat industry. The treaty marked the birth of the modern conservation movement and, although numbering thousands today, they are still under threat from habitat loss”.
You can see Matthew’s work at the upcoming Christmas Fayre on Saturday 22 November and by following the link to his website: www.wildimage.net.