Landscape Photographer of the Year: the winners

Old Man in the Trees, Kelly Hall Tarn, Cumbria was highly commended in the Classic View category. Credit: Chris Shepherd

From chalk cliffs to misty lochs, we share some of the most beautiful photographs from this year’s Landscape Photographer of the Year competition…

Old Man in the Trees, Kelly Hall Tarn,  Cumbria was highly commended in the Classic View category. Credit: Chris Shepherd
Old Man in the Trees, Kelly Hall Tarn, Cumbria, by Chris Shepherd – highly commended in the Classic View category. Credit: Chris Shepherd

One of Britain’s most prestigious photography awards, Landscape Photographer of the Year, today reveals its 2015 winners and their breathtaking images.LPOTY9_2015_Jacket

Showcasing some of the most dramatic, beautiful and unusual landscapes in Britain, from the white cliffs of Dover to the Scottish Highlands, this year’s winning and commended entries are also available in coffee-table book Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 9.

The award has four categories (Classic View, Urban View, Living The View, Your View) and a Youth award, which celebrates the extraordinary talent of photographers under the age of 18. The overall winner, Dorset photographer Andy Farrer, takes away £10,000 prize money.

Bat's Head, Dorset, England, Overall Winner, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015. Credit: Andy Farrer
Bat’s Head, Dorset, by Andy Farrer – overall winner, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015. Credit: Andy Farrer

Landscape Photographer of the Year was set up by leading UK photographer Charlie Waite to celebrate Britain and create a positive connection between people and the landscape that surrounds them, whether it’s rolling countryside or our grittier industrial landscapes.

An exhibition of the best photos from the award, hosted by Network Rail, will run for six weeks from November 23 until February 7 at London Waterloo. The photographs will appear on display stands but will also make an appearance on Motion@Waterloo, a 40 metre-wide LCD screen, the largest single indoor screen in the UK. Admission to the exhibition is free.

Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 9 is out now (AA Publishing, £25). The Landscape Photographer of the Year awards are held in association with VisitBritain and Countryside is GREAT. For more information, see www.take-a-view.co.uk

Pont Fawr and River Conwy, Llanrwst, North Wales, by Julian Elliott – winner of Countryside is GREAT Award. Credit:  Julian Elliott
Pont Fawr and River Conwy, Llanrwst, North Wales, by Julian Elliott – winner of the Countryside is GREAT award. Credit: Julian Elliott
Sea of Pink, Buckton Cliffs, East Yorkshire, by Nick Hanson – shortlisted in the Classic View category. Credit: Nick Hanson
Sea of Pink, Buckton Cliffs, East Yorkshire, by Nick Hanson – shortlisted in the Classic View category. Credit: Nick Hanson
Danny MacAskill, the Inaccessible Pinnacle, Isle of Skye, Scotland, by Chris Prescott – Living the View, Landscape Photographer
Danny MacAskill, the Inaccessible Pinnacle, Isle of Skye, Scotland, by Chris Prescott – Living the View, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015. Credit: Chris Prescott

 

Murmurations over Brighton Pier, East Sussex, by Peter Stevens – Classic View, Landscape Photographer Of The Year 2015. Credit: Peter Stevens
Murmurations over Brighton Pier, East Sussex, by Peter Stevens – Classic View, Landscape Photographer Of The Year 2015. Credit: Peter Stevens
Autumn on Loch Leven, Highlands, Scotland – Living the View, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015. Credit: Dave Bowman
Autumn on Loch Leven, Highlands, Scotland, by Dave Bowman – Living the View, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015. Credit: Dave Bowman

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