Woodland Photography Competition winner announced
The judges liked the unusual subject of the photograph. Amphibians are not typically thought of as woodland creatures but there are several streams and seasonal ponds in Radley Large Wood. Deep leaf litter makes a great hibernation sleepover for toads and, in this case, a frog. Common frogs typically have a black patch behind the eye, in which lies the ear.
The following photos were also highly recommended:
‘Shaggy Ink cap’ by Aleks Kissinger
‘Tranquil sky’ by Meryem Kalayci
‘Grand old oak’ by Jonathan Rutter
The Woodland Photography Competition returns for Hilary Term, and all staff and students are warmly encouraged to enter. The winner will be awarded a £50 voucher. Photos must be taken in Radley Large Wood and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday of 9th week (13 March 2023).
St Hilda's purchased Radley Large Wood in spring 2022. The woodland comprises around 55 acres (22 hectares) of mixed species within Oxfordshire’s Green Belt and is designated Ancient and Semi-Natural Woodland. With the purchase of Radley Large Wood, we hope to play an active part in improving Oxford’s natural habitat and biodiversity. We encourage members of the College community, as well as local residents, to visit and enjoy this special woodland.
“I am honoured to have won this competition, and I am so grateful that the natural beauty of the Radley Large Wood outweighs my inexperience as a photographer.”