Local photographer, Damian Waters, has been recognised in the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.
All winning images in the 15th Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards showcase talented photographers.
Their images inspire us all to engage with the wonderful diversity of the British landscape. From the stillness of misty forests, warm beaches, and dark backstreets to the drama of spectacular sunsets, crashing waves and thrilling mountain ranges.
Damian’s image, taken at Loch Awe in the Scottish Highlands, has been voted winner of the ‘Lines in the Landscape Special Award’ by judges including internationally renowned photographer Charlie Waite, survival expert Ray Mears, and Nicholas Crane, host of BBC’s ’Coast.’
Damian will be presented with his award at a ceremony in London on 23 October.
Damian commented, “I am thrilled to win this award. The Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards are the most prestigious in the UK and to be selected as a winner from amongst 40,000 images is a special feeling.
“My image might not fit a lot of people’s idea of a classic landscape, but I hope that is what set it aside from all the other great photographs in the awards.”
Awards founder, Charlie Waite said, “I am delighted to share the winners of the 15th Landscape Photographer of the Year, sponsored by MPB. The still image does not move, nor speak, yet it has an immense ability to communicate in a multitude of different ways.
“The photographer uses the camera as the most wonderful conduit to engage with what lies in front of them, and the images in this year’s award showcase the wonder, diversity, and beauty of our United Kingdom.”
Image: Loch Awe in the Scottish Highlands by Damian Waters