TO mark World Photography Day on August 19, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is launching a new photography competition to showcase the best wildlife in the counties.

Amateur photographers across Herts and Middlesex are invited to submit their best wildlife images. Entries are open until September 13, after which the winner will be chosen by a public vote.

The winning image will be featured in Wildlife Matters, the Trust’s membership magazine.

The winner will also receive a £300 voucher for wildlife watching equipment, sponsored by Opticron. Two runners-up will each receiving a £100 Opticron voucher.

Trust spokesman Frieda Rummenhohl said: “Photography is a great way to get in touch with nature and we want to encourage more people to get outside, discover wildlife and get snapping.”