Isabella’s jellyfish photo makes a splash

PUBLISHED: 07:43 24 March 2016 | UPDATED: 08:49 24 March 2016

Isabella Synek Herd's winning jellyfish picture

Isabella Synek Herd's winning jellyfish picture


Seaton teenager wins national wildlife contest

Isabella Synek HerdIsabella Synek Herd

A Seaton teenager’s photograph of a jellyfish washed up on the resort’s beach has won a national competition.

Isabella Synek-Herd, 14, was judged under 18s winner of the Daily Mail’s Weekend Wildlife Competition, beating 10,000 others.

The Colyton Grammar School student won £1,000 of Nikon camera equipment and had her photo published in the Mail’s Weekend Magazine.

Isabella used a Sony DSC-HX300 with a neutral density filter and a slow shutter speed to ‘get the shot.’

“I was pleased with it because the image takes you a while to work out what it is”, she said.

Some of those on the judging panel included wildlife expert Bill Oddie, Countryfile’s Ellie Harrison and Springwatch host Martin Hughes-Games.

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