A Romsey teenager is in the frame to launch her dream career, after picking up a prestigious photography award.

Bex Saunders, 16, has been selected as one of the winners in the inaugural ZSL Animal Photography competition.

The Peter Symonds College student won the ‘Size Matters’ category, with her striking image of a tiny frog, which she snapped while walking in Tadburn Meadows.

The picture had already been announced as the winner of the junior category, as previously reported by the Romsey Advertiser.

But it has now won the overall junior prize, beating stiff competition from winners of other categories.

The latest success is one of more than 40 awards Bex has won for her work, including being ranked in the top 20 of the International Times Young Photographer of the Year Award.

Former Mountbatten School pupil Bex, who now studies photography, law, psychology and English literature, said: “I am blown away by my most recent success in the ZSL Animal Photography competition.

“My passion for photography started just under three years ago and I now spend as much time as I can behind the lens. It’s paying off as my pieces are being recognised and exhibited across England with various groups. “It’s normally pretty incredible to see your work on display, none more so than at London Zoo where it has been enlarged to an enormous display poster – now that really is quite something!”