We pick a few standout shots from Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014, which announced its winners yesterday

Take a View’s Landscape Photographer of the Year competition marks another successful year with its 2014 cohort of winners.

This year Cumbria-based photographer Mark Littlejohn took the £10,000 top prize, triumphing over thousands of other entires with an image of a stream dwarfed by the bulk of Glencoe. He described the moment he was informed of his victory by contest founder Charlie Waite as a ‘surreal experience’.

Mark is the eighth person to win the title of Landscape Photographer of the Year. Entry categories in the competition include ‘Classic View’, ‘Living the View’, ‘Urban View’, ‘Your View’ and a ‘Lines in the Landscape’ category sponsored by Network Rail.

Among the judges this year was AP’s editor Nigel Atherton, whose personal pick for favourite image was Tim Harris’s ‘Two Hundred and Six Beach Huts’ (included in the gallery above), which was a runner-up in the ‘Your View’ category.

The winning photos covered a broad range of places and styles, from misty early mornings in the Peak District to ruined castles and skies at night.

This year’s awards are held in association with VisitBriatin and the ‘Countryside is GREAT’ campaign, and two special categories were added

The best images from the competition will go on show on the Mezzanine at Waterloo Station in London from 1 December to 31 January, 2015.

A book of the winning photographs, titled Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 8 will also be going on sale. For more information, visit www.take-a-view.co.uk.

  • entoman

    Some really excellent shots in Landscape Photographer of the Year. By far the most original and interesting is the telephoto shot of Glencoe by Mark Littlejohn. Glencoe is a spectacular place and has been photographed thousands of times, but this detail image was extremely well observed and beautifully executed.

    The Seven Sisters storm shot is a stunning composition in the classical sense, a shot I would be very proud to have taken, but among the classical landscapes it is another Littlejohn image, “Wall Holm Island, Ullswater” that is the most captivating. The light is absolutely fantastic, the tonality is incredible, and the composition is beautiful.

    Well done to all, but especially to Mark Littlejohn a thoroughly well deserved prize winner!