These breathtakingly beautiful photographs of Britain are the winners of this year’s Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards, celebrating the British Isles in all its glory, from the Scottish Highlands to the Jurassic Coast
The Inaccessible Pinnacle is an almost-impossible-to-reach fin of rock at the summit of the Cuillin Ridge, on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
‘Old Man in the Trees’ by Chris Shepherd.The late autumn sun lends a painterly quality to this image of Kelly Hall, a small tarn in the Lake District.
‘Murmurations over Brighton Pier’ by Peter Stevens. Through the autumn and winter months, hundreds of thousands of starlings come together in huge clouds around the UK. Here they are captured swooping in unison above Brighton Pier in East Sussex.
‘Bat’s Head’ by Andy Farrer. It is uncommon for snow to fall on the Jurassic Coast, but in February 2015 it settled on the sand and chalk cliffs at Bat’s Head in Dorset. Here, the encroaching tide reveals the warm shingle beneath. This shot scooped first prize.
‘Pont Fawr & River Conwy’ by Julian Elliott. The bridge and cottage at Llanrwst in North Wales were shot from the riverbed with the shift function on the lens. The photographer had to wait for over an hour until there were no vehicles or people in the scene to capture this view.
‘Aonach Eagach Reflection’ by Richard Childs. Known as the narrowest ridge on the British mainland, the cliffs of rocky Aonach Eagach in the Scottish Highlands is viewed here across Loch Achtriochtan in Glencoe.
‘Electric Web’ by Ross Farnham. The photographer found this electricity pylon on a dirt track near Palterton in Derbyshire.
‘Zigzag’ by Lizzy Shepherd. A dry-stone wall creates a zigzag shape in Wensleydale while a lone walker tackles the Yorkshire blizzard.
‘Silver Birch Reflections’ by Mark Littlejohn. The reflections of this silver birch tree are seen in the gentle ripples of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District.
‘Icescape’ by George Stoyle. Taken on a freezing Scottish December morning, just after dusk, the blue light gives this Rannoch Moor icescape an even colder glow than usual.