Landscape Photographer of the Year competition gives viewers stunning
tour of the British Isles from London cityscapes to lonely Hampshire tree
23:45 GMT, 6 December 2012
The United Kingdom is home to a wide variety of spectacular, inspiring landscapes from salt marshes, chalk cliffs and ancient woodland, to historic villages, parklands and cityscapes.
The inspiring images below, taken by both amateur and professional landscape photographers, have been recognised as some of the very best by the judges of sixth annual Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.
The stunning images have been compiled in a new book, Landscape Photographer Of The Year: Collection 6, which offers a magical tour around the British Isles through the
viewfinders of some of the best landscape photographers in the world.
Stunning scenery: Derwentwater is one of the principal bodies of water in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria
Sunset from a rooftop: A stunning summer evening view of south London, including the millennium wheel
A single tree surrounded by lush green fields at South Downs National Park, Hampshire
Stunning autumn morning: As the mist begins to lift the view across the Punch Bowl, Somerset is revealed
Highlights range from atmospheric
urban views, including Ion Paciu's 'Sunset from a rooftop' which
captures London at dusk, to inspiring views of lush countryside such as
Andrew Wheatley's The Punch Bowl, Somerset.
'Landscape Photographer Of The Year:
Collection 6' is published by AA Publishing and is out now. The 2012
exhibition of winning and commended entries will be held at London's
National Theatre for eight weeks from November 12.
A bridge emerges from the fog: This image shows the Humber Bridge in North Lincolnshire
Welsh gold: Nash Point, part of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, looks especially mystical in this photograph
21st century factory: This photograph captures the scenes in different rooms at a large office building in London
Heather management: A man burns heather on the North Yorkshire Moors
Holy island: Lindisfarne in Northumberland looking particularly eerie surrounded by fog
Green and pleasant land: Grazing cattle captured on Marleycombe Hill in Wiltshire
Castleton Cement Works in Derbyshire resembles something from The Lord of The Ring in this photograph
Floating in the clouds: The North Harris Hills in Scotland almost appear to be above the clouds in this image
Under a sky of stars: Bowerman's Nose, the stack of weathered granite rocks, on Dartmoor in Devon
The sun breaks through: A view taken from the City of London looking west
A misty morning beside Loch Awe with views to Kilchurn Castle, Argyll & Bute in Scotland
Working the land: Seamill in Spring, North Ayrshire
After the rain: Path of Condie in Kinross-Shire
The Summer Milky Way: An amazing array of stars in the sky above Selsey Bill, West Sussex
Daybreak at Portencross in Spring, North Ayrshire
Winter sunset at Ribblehead Viaduct in North Yorkshire
Above the clouds on Crib Goch, Snowdonia
Northern lights: Photographer David Waterhouse drove for over four hours before he inadvertantly caught this 15-minute Northern Lights show at Embleton Rays, Northumberland
Diamond Jubilee: The scene in London as a Thames-full of boats including The Princess Elizabeth celebrate the Queen's 60 years on the throne
Landscape Photographer Of The Year: Collection 6 is published by AA Publishing and is out now