This stunning image has been shortlisted for the Best Photography prize at this year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards.
Taken by Peter Moore of Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd, the image features the offshore Beatrice demonstrator turbines with a rig in the background.
Situated in the Outer Moray Firth, approximately 14 miles from the Scottish coast, the picture shows the turbines under a grey sky, surrounded by choppy seas.
Other shortlisted images also include the mammoth Pelamis P2 wave energy converter taken by Stuart Franklin of Magnum photos. The black and white image shows waves breaking over the surface of the machine.
John Linton’s picture of a turbine at Cathkin Braes, near Glasgow, was also included. Taken in soft light, the cyclists in the foreground show the scale of the structure.
This is the first year the Best Photography award has featured, and almost 50 entries were received.
Now in their 12th year, the awards are run by Scottish Renewables and sponsored by EDF Energy Renewables.
Niall Stuart, chief executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the phenomenal number of high quality entries we’ve received for this year’s Green Energy Awards.
“We’ve had an especially impressive response to some of our new award categories, like the Renewing Scotland award and the Best Photography Award, with many of the images submitted for the latter considered by our judges to be truly outstanding.”
The shortlist for the 14 prestigious awards includes 52 individuals, companies and projects.
The awards will be presented at a sell-out dinner at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on November 27.