Beautiful drone image is the big winner in RHS garden photography contest

RHS Photographic Competition 2021
Spring from the air by Oliver Dixon. Loseley Park, Surrey (Image credit: Guiseppe Bonali)

The Royal Horticultural Society has announced the winners of the 2021 Photographic Competition revealing a beautifully eclectic selection of images from amateur and professional photographers alike from around the globe.

Making clever use of drone photography to stand out above the thousands of other entries, Oliver Dixon scooped the prestigious title of Overall Winner for his image Spring from the Air. Entered into the Gardens category, the striking aerial shot gives a rarely seen glimpse of the intricate and symmetrically pleasing design of The Flower Garden at Loseley Park, Surrey. Judges praised the astonishing detail of the image, which used texture, color and design to give the photo a tapestry-like feel. 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.