Christopher said of his photograph: “This photograph was taken in Uganda whilst on holiday. I decided to wander around the lodge during lunch time and initially was interested in taking images of the birds on a nearby lake but the weaver birds were making so much noise, they caught my interest. They were busy using a reed bed to make their new homes. They were not too happy with my presence initially and stopped working. I had to wait a while for them to get used to me and then they continued their noisy home building! Interestingly the nests are generally made by the males to woo the females.”
This photograph was taken by Jessica Westcott-Hayes who is a Senior Project Lead for Foundation Installation in Ørsted. Jessica was part of the team that worked on the RaceBank Offshore windfarm last year and is now part of the Borssele team who will be installing 94 foundations off the Dutch coast in 2020.
Jessica said of her photograph: Being in, on and under the water has always been a passion of mine since a young age and my family have been visiting Studland beach and getting out on the water there since my grandparents were teenagers. The rocks (Old Harry) off of this Purbeck peninsula are particularly striking and a well-known landmark to many. When the wind drops off you can easily paddle right out to the race, under the rocks and explore the many sea caves and arches. With the storms getting heavier over the winters the erosion rates of these cliffs are increasing quite rapidly so I try to get out there when I can to document this although you don’t often get days like this one. I took this photograph whilst on a 4-mile paddle boarding jaunt in February 2018 when the weather was perfect for a picnic at sea - I didn’t brave getting in the water on that particular trip (despite the 6mm wetsuit, gloves and boots) for obvious reasons, but the sea is warming up again now so that will change.