Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015

Bat’s Head, Dorset Bat’s Head, Dorset Andy Farrer
20 Nov
Winners announced in the prestigious annual photography competition

Now entering its ninth year, the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition is a showcase of some of the very best images of the UK’s stunning and varied scenery. The recipients of the 2015 awards have now been announced, with the overall winner being Andy Farrer’s shot of Bat’s Head in Dorset, pictured above. ‘Snow this far south on the Jurassic Coast is a fairly uncommon event,’ says Farrer of the picture, ‘and it was not until February 2015 that I managed to reach some of my favourite parts of the coast when snow had fallen. As incredible as it was to see the arch of Durdle Door covered in snow, this view, looking in the opposite direction, was every bit as captivating.’

Of the winning entry, Charlie Waite, head judge, award founder, and Britain’s leading landscape photographer said: ‘Andy’s photograph of this beautiful area of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is a gentle image with a simple, effective composition that reflects the mood of a cold, winter’s morning. It is believable and appealing, with the snow adding an interesting dimension to a classic scene.’

The other category winners of the 2015 awards are:

Mairi Eyres

Through a Water Droplet (Powys, Wales) by Mairi Eyres – Young Landscape Photographer of the Year: Overall Winner

Julian Elliott

Pont Fawr & River Conwy (Llanrwst, North Wales) by Julian Elliot – Countryside is Great Award

Robert France

Freightliner Coal Train (Ribblehead Viaduct, North Yorkshire) by Robert France – Network Rail ‘Lines in the Landscape’ Award

Jeremy Barrett

Dancing Marram (Thornham, Norfolk) by Jeremy Barrett – Classic View Adult Class

Lizzy Shepherd

Zigzag (Wensleydale, North Yorkshire) by Lizzie Shepherd – Living the View Adult Class

Paul Mitchell

South Gare (Teesside) by Paul Mitchell – Urban View Adult Class

Mike Curry

Middle Dock Reflections (Canary Wharf, London) by Mike Curry – Your View Adult Class

The winning entries will be exhibited from 23 November for twelve weeks at London Waterloo station and all of this year’s images are collected in Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 9 available now from AA Publishing (£25, hardback). You can also see more of the entries (as well as get a 50 per cent reader offer on the Collection) in both the print and digital editions of the December issue of Geographical – on sale now.

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