Bexleyheath postman earns Wildlife Photographer of the Year award

PUBLISHED: 16:30 03 December 2013

Toad Crossing by Jason Steel

Toad Crossing by Jason Steel


A Bexleyheath postman swapped his mail sack for a camera to scoop Kent Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for the second time running.

Jason Steel, 42, took first and third prize in the ‘fauna’ category this year - with his image ‘Toad Crossing’ taking gold.

The competition was judged by Phil Hurst, of the Natural History Museum, who was present to oversee the award ceremony, in Upchurch, last month.

Ray Lewis, of the Kent Wildlife Trust, described Jason’s image as “stunning”. He added: “The toad in the road is such an iconinc picture because so many are killed through traffic accidents. He caught the occasion perfectly.”

Jasons’s second entry, ‘Wood Mouse at Hall Place, Bexley’ was good enough to earn bronze - with Ray describing the image as “charming”.

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