A close-up photo of a dandelion seed head has taken the crown as Kent’s nature photograph of the year.
The prestigious award was made to Mr David Wanostrocht of Orpington who took the prize-winning shot in his back garden.
The judging panel were unanimous in their verdict that Mr Wanostrocht’s image should win the competition outright. Mr Wanostrocht wins a two-night break in a country cottage courtesy of Kent and Sussex cottages, main sponsors of the competition.
Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Kent Wildlife Trust Ed Charles said: “Having judged over 100 entries we were all so incredibly impressed with this unique image of a quite ordinary plant for which we all have a fondness. All of us would have picked a dandelion and blown the seeds from the seed head at some time in our lives but never thought about the complexity of what is often seen as a weed. It is a stunning shot of the natural beauty of dandelion seeds on a seed head and was rightly judged the winner.”