Wild garlic, a misty morning and a low-down woodland view have combined to come out top in this year’s UK Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Photographer Chris Frost picked up the title and a £10,000 cheque for his dawn picture that beat a field of ‘tens of thousands’ of entries in one of the biggest photography competitions in the UK.
In its thirteenth year, the contest is run by photographer Charlie Waite and aims to celebrate the wide range of landscapes in the UK, but can be entered by anyone from outside the country. Categories for adults and young photographers allow images of the countryside, as well as city views and special prizes, are awarded for pictures incorporating the UK rail network, for black and white photos as well as awards for pictures to do with history, the environment and nocturnal scenes.
Chris Frost won the overall Landscape Photographer of the Year title and prize, but there were five other category winners along with four special prizes.
The winning images as well as a selection of commended and shortlisted pictures will form an exhibition that will be held in London Bridge station from 16th November, while a book of the best pictures is already on sale. For more information, and to see all the shortlisted pictures, visit the Landscape Photographer of the Year website.