26 goes wild for wildlife

After a deluge of interest in our latest project, Lisa Andrews shares why 26 is looking to the great outdoors for inspiration once again.

It’s shaping up to be another cracker of a year for 26 with a host of new projects on the cards, including one in partnership with The Wildlife Trusts. The email for applications went out on Wednesday 12th February and we were thrilled by the response. In fact, we had more than filled all the available places within just a few hours.

“The response to this project has been overwhelmingly positive,” says Richard Axtell, 26’s website and membership manager. “We’ve received a staggering amount of applications in such a short amount of time. The support shown by the 26 community never fails to shine through!”

We can’t thank you enough for your support and enthusiasm for this one and we’ll be contacting writers very soon to confirm places. We’re also pulling together a project team and working with The Wildlife Trusts to create a more detailed brief.

This project came about as a direct result of last year’s 26 Trees project and we see this very much as a companion piece. With that in mind, we’re working on ways to get the message out far and wide on social media both before and during the project.

Please keep an eye out for those and if you are on Twitter and Instagram please do get involved by following us and sharing your fellow members’ work. Your support helped make 26 Trees one of our most successful projects ever on Twitter.

In the meantime, we’ll leave you with these beautiful photos, taken by 26 member and our resident photography expert on this project Michelle Nicol. You can see more of Michelle’s work on her Instagram feed.

– Lisa Andrews

Photo info:

Wild rabbit taken at Rising Sun Country Park, North Tyneside
Nikon Z6
420mm (Nikon 300mm + 1.4x tele-converter)
1/800 sec
ISO 2000

Asian short clawed otter taken at WWT Washington Wetland Centre.
Nikon Z6
420mm (Nikon 300mm + 1.4x tele-converter)
1/200 sec
ISO 800

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