Adrian's cute gosling snapped in London's Canary Wharf gets him £200 for Christmas
PUBLISHED: 15:24 08 December 2016 | UPDATED: 11:29 12 December 2016
A cute little gosling waddling around Canary Wharf has won the hearts of a tough panel of judges, with this charming picture they voted as this year's overall winner of the east London business district's second annual photo contest.
The gosling won its snapper Adrian Cuevas £200 in shopping vouchers—just in time for Christmas—while another water creature has won the judges “seal of approval” for a rival photo competitor.
Adrian’s gosling was one of four winning entries selected by the judges in the bustling Docklands district that seems to be rife with wildlife among the glass-and-concrete skycrapers.
Organisers invited Canary Wharf employees, tenants and visitors to photograph the diversity of flora and fauna around the docks and high-rise housing developments.
The winners have been announced in four categories from shortlisted entries displayed at Adam’s Plaza Bridge before Monday’s awards.
Adrian’s ‘Little Canadian Goose’ was the best in the ‘Streets and Gardens’ category as well as overall winning photograph which he took next to the Blackwall Basin.
Letty Clark won the ‘Wildlife and Water’ category for her amusing ‘Canary Wharf’s Seal of Approval’ photo, capturing a resident seal bobbing its head above the surface in the Millwall Docks.
Winner of the new ‘Junior’ category was young Oakley Bay for his ‘Family of Swans’ picture taken in the docks.
Mark Lawson won the ‘Geometric and Organic’ category for his reflective ‘Painted Glass’ snapshot.
Each winner received a £100 Canary Wharf shopping voucher, while Adrian was also handed a second £100 voucher as overall 2016 winner.
The second annual Wildlife Photography competition follows last year’s inaugural success which has attracted swarms of amateur snappers armed with digital technology.
The exhibition of all the shortlisted entries which was held at Adam’s Plaza Bridge last month can be viewed on the Canary Wharf website.