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Saturday 21st November saw the awards ceremony for the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year 2009 with 120 guests attending the event held in the Anthony Minghella Theatre at the Quay Arts Centre.
To read the full story and see images from the night visit IWPOY.
25 stunning images were shortlisted in our supporting category 'it's a very small world: go Wild on Wight' fulfilling the brief of getting out and about and up close to the Island's unique wildlife and uncovering some of nature's treasures.
This special category formed part of the IW Biodiversity Partnership's 10th anniversary celebrations.
Many congratulations to overall winner Gay Farmer with her spectacular image entitled 'Dragonfly'. In second place was Stuart Shore with his iconic image entitled 'Red Squirrel'. In third place was Paul Blackley with a captivating image entitled 'Male Barn Owl'.
Image: courtesy of IWPOY 2009.