WAITING for hours to capture that perfect photograph has paid off for one talented snapper.
Cain Scrimgeour, of Whitley Bay, had been waiting patiently at Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Holywell Pond reserve for three hours when he finally spotted a fox in the grass.
Cain, a former wildlife and media photography and filming student at the University of Cumbria in Penrith, went on to win the first North East wildlife photography competition with the image.
The wildlife trusts of Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley merged their individual contests into a region-wide competition.
And it received the backing of the Natural History Society of Northumbria and the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle.
The competition attracted a total of 1,500 entries.
Mike Pratt, Northumberland Wildlife Trust chief executive said: “Wildlife photography is so unpredictable.
“You can sit for hours waiting for a good shot, pack up to leave and then spot the perfect photograph when you least expect it, which is exactly what happened with Cain and the fox.
“He is such an extremely talented young man and I am sure we are going to see more of his photos in future years.”