Life in lockdown can be a bit dull but the Isle of Wight's wonderful photographers have been out and about snapping two of our spring delights...bluebells and red squirrels.

Each year the Wight Squirrel Project (WSP) has celebrated both these wonderful gifts of nature at our Bluebell Day held in woods near Knighton.

As there could be no social gathering this year, a photography competition captured these wonders of nature.

The competition was judged by Chris Griffin, of Bluebells Cafe at Briddlesford Dairy, and Alan Marriott, County Press editor.

There were more than 40 entries and the judges found it tough to select a first three in the two categories, Squirrels and Bluebells, and Bluebells Only.

The Winner in the Squirrels section was Fiona Bannister for her cheeky chappy amont the bluebells, second was Stuart Shore and third Zoe Cox.

Mark Linnell's carpet of bluebells so beautifully framed won the bluebell only class, with Amanda Fyles second and Sandra Power third.

Helen Butler, of the WSP, said: "The winners are a good choice and it must have been hard to choose from so many great pictures. I'm delighted with the response and quality of the entries.

The winning photos will be included in WSP's annual red squirrel calendar.

"I would also thank Karena Barton for the inspitration and organisation of the competition, also the judges."

Chris Griffin said: "It was such a difficult, but enjoyable, challenge as the standard was so high."

And Alan Marriott added: "I echo what Chris has said but then, I know what wonderful photographers the Island has."