The winner of the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition has been officially announced, with photographer Chris Frost grabbing the top prize of £10,000 for his stunning image of a beautiful woodland scene. Chris Frost's photograph fought off competition from tens of thousands of entries to make him the thirteenth winner of the title 'Landscape Photographer of the Year'.
Chris Frost said that this image was taken "in spring of 2018 in a wooded area close to Millborne St. Andrew in Dorset. This was the third visit to the area in a matter of days. On the previous days, both devoid of morning mists, the light had been harsh and unappealing, but the third day delivered stunning conditions with mist swirling through the trees. The low shooting position allowed more emphasis to be placed on the wild garlic and pathway."
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The Landscape Photographer of the Year competition is currently in its thirteenth year and is one of the UK's most prestigious photography competitions. It was founded by Charlie Waite to provide an "on-going platform for capturing images that best symbolize our land our land and our times, and that will stand as a record of our country."
Chris Frost wasn't the only photographer to earn themselves a title from this year's competition. Joshua Elphick was named 'Young Photographer of the Year' for his image 'Counting Sheep'.
Joshua said, "I captured this photo on the South Downs in East Sussex whilst out on a walk with my sister. We spotted this sheep standing well away from its herd. As I slowly approached the fence – trying my best not to scare it – I knelt down beside it and took the photo."
Both Chris and Joshua's images, along with all of the other winning and commended images from this year's competition (opens in new tab), will be published in the Landscape Photographer of the Year Collection 13 book, available now in the UK (opens in new tab) and available for pre-order in the US (opens in new tab). An exhibition of shortlisted and winning entries will also premiere at London Bridge station on 16 November, before touring through the country.
In the meantime, you can see a beautiful selection of some of the best images from the competition below.
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