Award winning wildlife photographer exhibits at Merstham gallery
PUBLISHED: 14:41 28 November 2014 | UPDATED: 14:48 28 November 2014
Award winning wildlife photographer Alannah Hawker will be showcasing her latest works at the Rt Gallery in Merstham from Friday November 28.
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Included will be this stunning image of a red fox, titled A Quick Glance, which achieved highly commended in the recent British Wildlife Photography Awards attended by celebrity wildlife expert and photographer Chris Packham.
As well as familiar British wildlife favourites, the exhibition will feature more exotic animals including big cats and bears.
The 22-year-old has travelled the UK to attain fabulous images, sometimes camping out to maximise chances of the perfect shot.
Her trips aren’t always so distant though and a recent visit to Richmond Park has produced some beautiful pictures of the deer in atmospheric autumn mists.
Alannah’s own garden at home in Merstham continues to be a haven. Regular visitors include foxes, squirrels, hedgehogs and woodmice, as well as birds - all are potential stars of the show and come into sharp focus under her lens.
Her skills are being recognised across the wildlife photography community.
This year, she was one of the winners of the big cat competition in Surrey Life magazine’s sister title Photography Monthly. Her image was so striking that they featured an interview with Alannah and a double page spread in the Black & White technique section of the June 2014 issue, which also featured Chris Packham and Andy Rouse.
She also volunteers at Wildlife Aid Foundation in Leatherhead, a charity dedicated to the rescue, care and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned wild animals.
• Wildlife photographer Alannah Hawker at Rt Gallery, 2 High Street, Merstham, Surrey RH1 3EA from Friday November 28, 6pm, to Tuesday December 9. More at www.alannahhawker.com and www.rtgallery.co.uk
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