Sunday, September 15, 2013

British Wildlife Photography Awards - "Henry and the Waxwings" HD Video Category Winners!

Fair Isle's Liz Musser & Henry Hyndman receive the British Wildlife Photography Award.
Awards Ceremony was at London's Mall Galleries near Trafalgar Square.
Host Chris Packham presents a book and the winner's certificate  for the HD Video category.

Links to all the winners photos & video :

Henry & the Waxwings


Thank You to SKY TV the Sponsor of the HD Video Award.
and thank you to Canon for the new HD Video Camera!

Liz "cleans up" well.

A few other photos from our trip to London for the awards.

On our trip to London, I was in Aberdeen bus station when a man said, "Are you from Fair Isle?"

As it turned out so was he... It was Alex Stout, who lived at Springfield and left with his family while he was still young. We had a long talk as he was on his way to London after visiting his family in Shetland. Nice to meet you Alex! Alex asked me to extend a hello to everyone on or from Fair Isle for him. Alex has not been to Fair Isle for many years now, I never met him before, but he recognized me because he follows my Fair Isle blog. Cheers! 

The National Gallery

Trafalgar Square

Henry loves Chinatown and the food! (Dumplings!)

Piccadilly Circus 

British Museum
Henry was mesmerized by the Samurai armour & swords

Museum of Natural History

Butterfly Enclosure - this one look like a leaf... until it opened up!

In some coffee shop off Trafalgar Square I hear? Tommy what are you doing here? 
To my surprise it was Ian Peter MacDonald (aka Peeps) who I once had the pleasure to play golf with on the Fair Isle Lighthouse Keepers Golf Course during a National Trust for Scotland Patron's Club visit a few years ago. Great to catch up, can't believe he recognised me so out of context? He also sends greetings and well wishes to the Fair Isle community.


Lego London!

Lego Piccadilly Circus

Windsor Castle
Why are there so many signs in the sky that say UNDERGROUND?


  1. Tommy, these are AWESOME, and I'm so happy for you guys. Congrats!

  2. Congratulations on your win! That is brilliant! And what a gorgeous young man you have there! I would live to visit Fair Isle! It seems like a whole planet away... but so beautiful!
    You did London properly hitting all the great places... love the photo with your son having a statue on his finger!

  3. Congratulations Henry! (and your parents) - what a fabulous achievement. Well deserved and I hope you can keep up your interest in wildlife at your new school.

  4. Great photos of a brilliant trip - only shame I couldn't meet up with you all on my home patch! Never mind you look like you packed it in! Excellent result for Liz and Henry although I expect you had a hand in there too- like the trees in your garden and the constant feeding!
    Feeling very :( not to be in Shetland this autumn a bad decision of mine made earlier this year when the money was tight - too much away sickness as I hear of all the lovely birds and events on FI and the other islands! Will be back next year! Just got to see a Bank Manager! lol! :)