Photographer Olivia wins National Geographic prize

Talented Sydenham High photographer Olivia Bertie has won a national photographic contest with her first wildlife assignment.

14-year old Olivia’s fun photo of greedy chimps filling their mouths with apples, won her the award from National Geographic’s Kids magazine.

Although Olivia is already a keen landscape photographer, this was the first time that she had focused on wildlife.  The photo was taken at Edinburgh Zoo last Summer and was a really lucky break – a case of patience and being in the right position at the right time.

Kids wildlife TV presenter and competition judge Naomi Wilkinson wrote in the magazine: “This photo makes me smile.  I love the way the one with his mouth full is looking straight down the lens…caught in the act!”

Olivia’s prize of a £500 professional camera and £150’s worth of prints should ensure she continues to take more award-winning images.