Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017

Spellbinding images showcase Britain's diversity and extraordinary beauty. Friday, 10 November

By Jonathan Manning

Traveller's through Britain's busiest railway station will be able to escape the pandemonium of rush hour and dive into the nation's most eye-catching landscapes thanks to a new photographic exhibition.

The winning entries in the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition will all be on display at the Balcony at London Waterloo, from 20th November.

Britain's rich and diverse landscapes provided the raw material for a mesmerising gallery of entries in the prestigious competition. Judges cast their eyes over thousands of images before announcing the winners.

Landscapes, seascapes and urban panoramas vied for the coveted overall title, which was won by Benjamin Graham’s image of the dunes at West Wittering in West Sussex, called Diminutive Dune.

Charlie Waite, founder of the Awards and one of Britain’s leading landscape photographers said the winning image, had “a hypnotic and contemplative quality that acts as an antidote to turbulent times. When at the coast, we often just stand and gaze out to sea and seem to gain some kind of spiritual well-being from doing so. This image suggests the same emotional experience and the composition leads the eye on to infinite calm.”

The free-to-enter exhibition of the winning entries will be at the Balcony in London Waterloo, from 20th November until 4th February 2018. The exhibition will then go on a tour of selected stations nationwide. The Awards book, Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 11 is available now. More information.

The Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards are held in association with VisitBritain and the GREAT Britain campaign.

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