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Arresting nature: The winners of the 2018 Landscape Photographer of the Year

Arresting nature: The winners ...
Land's End, Cornwall, England by Josef FitzGerald-Patrick  - Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
Land's End, Cornwall, England by Josef FitzGerald-Patrick  - Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
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Terraced houses, Bristol, England by Alex Wolfe-Warman - Winner, Urban view, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
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Terraced houses, Bristol, England by Alex Wolfe-Warman - Winner, Urban view, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
Blizzard in the High Peak, Derbyshire, England by John Finney - Winner, Classic view, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
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Blizzard in the High Peak, Derbyshire, England by John Finney - Winner, Classic view, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
Collide, Newhaven, East Sussex, England by Edd Allen – Winner, Fujifilm Print Prize, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
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Collide, Newhaven, East Sussex, England by Edd Allen – Winner, Fujifilm Print Prize, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
Land's End, Cornwall, England by Josef FitzGerald-Patrick  - Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
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Land's End, Cornwall, England by Josef FitzGerald-Patrick  - Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
Fisherman, Porth Nanven, Cornwall, England by Mick Blakey  - Winner, Living the view, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
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Fisherman, Porth Nanven, Cornwall, England by Mick Blakey  - Winner, Living the view, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
Beauty in Decay, Edinburgh, Scotland by Nicky Goodfellow - Winner, Your view, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
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Beauty in Decay, Edinburgh, Scotland by Nicky Goodfellow - Winner, Your view, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
Ice Spikes, Glencoe, Scotland by Pete Rowbottom - Overall Winner, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
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Ice Spikes, Glencoe, Scotland by Pete Rowbottom - Overall Winner, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
Buttermere Bloom, The Lake District, Cumbria, England by Stuart McGlennon – The Sunday Times Magazine Award Winner, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
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Buttermere Bloom, The Lake District, Cumbria, England by Stuart McGlennon – The Sunday Times Magazine Award Winner, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
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Painterly valleys, evocative storms and chilly mountain vistas feature in the winning images for this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year, a unique photographic competition that is designed to showcase the British countryside.

Founded in 2006 by photographer Charlie Waite, the Take a View - Landscape Photographer of the Year competition is designed to celebrate the breadth and beauty of the British landscape. The competition spans both Adult and Youth sections with four categories in each section: Classic view, Living the view, Your view and Urban view.

Ice Spikes, Glencoe, Scotland by Pete Rowbottom - Overall Winner, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
Ice Spikes, Glencoe, Scotland by Pete Rowbottom - Overall Winner, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018

This year's overall grand prize went to photographer Pete Rowbottom for his magnificent image of ice in a region of the Scottish Highlands called Glencoe. Selected from thousands of entries Rowbottom's image scored him a top prize of £10,000 (US$13,000).

"The numerous strong diagonal lines of the ice fractures in Pete's image echo the shape of Buachaille Etive Mòr in the background and have peaks of their own," says head judge Charlie Waite, of Rowbottom's winning image. "You can't take your eyes away from the relationship between the mountain and the ice; it is visually very strong and has a mathematical precision."

The Young Landscape Photographer of the Year prize went to a perfectly timed snap of a mountain bike rider dramatically leaping in the air in Cornwall (see top of article).

A special award from The Sunday Times Magazine was also given to a photograph from Stuart McGlennon called Buttermere Bloom. The image, featuring the Lake District in Cumbira, resembles a gorgeous 19th century landscape painting with its lush sepia tones.

Buttermere Bloom, The Lake District, Cumbria, England by Stuart McGlennon – The Sunday Times Magazine Award Winner, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
Buttermere Bloom, The Lake District, Cumbria, England by Stuart McGlennon – The Sunday Times Magazine Award Winner, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018

"The rich diversity of the British landscape is something that is available to all of us and is ours to enjoy," explains Charlie Waite on the origins of the competition. "This competition will provide an on-going platform for capturing images that best symbolize our land and our times, and that will stand as a record of our country."

Some of the other notable Landscape Photographer of the Year category winners for 2018 include:

Beauty in Decay, Edinburgh, Scotland by Nicky Goodfellow - Winner, Your view, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
Beauty in Decay, Edinburgh, Scotland by Nicky Goodfellow - Winner, Your view, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018

Your view category winner - Beauty in Decay, Edinburgh, Scotland by Nicky Goodfellow.

Collide, Newhaven, East Sussex, England by Edd Allen – Winner, Fujifilm Print Prize, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
Collide, Newhaven, East Sussex, England by Edd Allen – Winner, Fujifilm Print Prize, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018

Fujifilm Print Prize winner - Collide, Newhaven, East Sussex, England by Edd Allen.

Blizzard in the High Peak, Derbyshire, England by John Finney - Winner, Classic view, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
Blizzard in the High Peak, Derbyshire, England by John Finney - Winner, Classic view, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018

Classic view category winner - Blizzard in the High Peak, Derbyshire, England by John Finney.

Fisherman, Porth Nanven, Cornwall, England by Mick Blakey  - Winner, Living the view, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
Fisherman, Porth Nanven, Cornwall, England by Mick Blakey  - Winner, Living the view, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018

Living the view category winner - Fisherman, Porth Nanven, Cornwall, England by Mick Blakey.

Terraced houses, Bristol, England by Alex Wolfe-Warman - Winner, Urban view, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018
Terraced houses, Bristol, England by Alex Wolfe-Warman - Winner, Urban view, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018

Urban view category winner - Terraced houses, Bristol, England by Alex Wolfe-Warman.

All the winning entries will be exhibited for several months from November 19 in a special exhibition space at London's Waterloo train station. The winning photographs are also showcased in an accompanying book entitled Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 12.

Source: Take A View - Landscape Photographer of the Year

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ljaques
That's some truly beautiful photography. I love the ice spikes, and the beauty/ferocity of the (ugly milky dirty) wave, but the range of emotion brought out by the Buttermere Bloom pic is just amazing. BB wins.
Land's End was cool, Fisherman was bold, Blizzard was cold, and Decay was fascinatingly clear.
The one which thoroughly chilled me, in viewing it, was the thought of living in one of those teensy ticky tacky dumps in Bristol. (The white van on the left was longer than the width of the house!) Now I see what prompted George Orwell to write 1984.