The best landscape photography of the year

    Sunrise at Winnats Pass, Derbyshire by Sven Mueller, Visit Britain Award, Landscape Photographer of the Year, Take a view 2014
    Sunrise at Winnats Pass, Derbyshire by Sven Mueller, Visit Britain Award, Landscape Photographer of the Year, Take a view 2014

    As 2014 draws to a close, we bring you some of the winning and shortlisted images from the 8th Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards.

    Sunrise at Winnats Pass, Derbyshire by Sven Mueller, Visit Britain Award, Landscape Photographer of the Year, Take a view 2014
    Sunrise at Winnats Pass, Derbyshire by Sven Mueller, Winner of the Visit Britain Award

    The brainchild of acclaimed British photographer Charlie Waite, the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards are now in their eighth year. Run in association with VisitBritain and Countryside is GREAT, each category attracts incredible photos by those able to capture the very essence of Britain.

    Shortlisted and winning photos in the latest book, Landscape Photographer of the Year Collection 8, show the natural beauty of our nation, from the furthest tip of northern Scotland, to the beaches of the south, as well as man-made quirks. These sublime images are evidence that Britain can supply photographers with an astonishing variety of visual drama and incident through the seasons, and we think you’ll agree that the resulting pictures over the next few pages speak for themselves.

    Waite says: “Britain is a wonderfully photogenic location and this book shows the results of that knowledge and their [the photographers’] talent. There is no doubt in my mind that our countryside truly is great.”

    Scroll down for some of the winning and shortlisted images

    A Beginning and an End, Glencoe, Scotland by Mark Littlejohn (Overall winner, Landscape Photographer of the Year, Take a view 2014
    A Beginning and an End, Glencoe, Scotland by Mark Littlejohn, Overall winner
    A Sense of Belonging, Crummock Trees, Cumbria, by Colin Bell  Classic View Runner Up, Landscape Photographer of the Year, Take a view 2014
    A Sense of Belonging, Crummock Trees, Cumbria, by Colin Bell, Classic View Runner Up
    Cairngorms National Park in winter, Scottish Highlands by Tim Taylor (Living the View Runner-Up, Landscape Photographer of the Year,Take a view 2014
    Cairngorms National Park in winter, Scottish Highlands by Tim Taylor, Living the View Runner Up
    Porth Nanven beach, near Land's End, Cornwall, by Jake Pike, Classic Youth View Highly Commended, Landscape Photographer of the Year, Take a view 2014
    Porth Nanven beach, near Land’s End, Cornwall, by Jake Pike, Classic Youth View Highly Commended
    Landscape Photographer of the Year Collection 8 cover
    Landscape Photographer of the Year Collection 8 cover

    The Landscape Photographer of the Year Collection 8  is now available to buy from AA Publishing for £25 (hardback).

    For our full feature on the best landscape photos of the year, see the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of BRITAIN (March 2015 in the US).

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