AN INTERNATIONAL photography competition based in Rhyl has seen entries, sent in from as far afield as Australia, raise more than £2,000 for a North Wales nature reserve.

The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) has received more than 1,500 entrants for their Bird Photographer of the Year 2020 competition.

At £1 per entry, the organisation has handed over £2,120.61 to the RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve in Llandudno Junction, with Ravi Parvatharaju from Essex, England clinching the overall win with his image of a family of kingfishers.

Colin Jones, The Societies’ company director said, “I am thrilled to present the RSPB with this donation. The competition was a huge success and we would like to thank all the entrants for participating and donating towards this fantastic cause. "We also received entries from USA, Poland, Ireland, India, Australia - plus loads more - as well as Rhyl and Llandudno of course".

Helen Jowett, The RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve Site Manager said “We are so grateful for the donation made to the RSPB from everyone who took part in your photography competition. The donation will help the RSPB in continuing its work both home and abroad in protecting and supporting wildlife.”

The competition winners and highly commended images can be found online at: