The outstanding upland landscape photographs of the year have been named as winners in the 2018 Moors for the Future photo competition.
The competition showcases Britain’s upland mountains, moorlands and bogs, and is organised by the Moors for the Future Partnership, formed to protect and restire the ecology of the moorlands of the Peak District and south Pennines.
Wildlife photographers Kate MacRae and Jack Perks chose the winners – and here they are…
1 Standing on the Sun
by Jay Birmingham from Staffordshire
Winner – adult category
Jay took the top prize for his image of sunrise in the Peak District, featuring his wife Mim. Judge Kate said “This is such an atmospheric shot; you can almost feel the chill in the air.”
2 Paragliding above Mam Tor
Lee Cooper from Derbyshire
Second place, adult category
Lee took this selfie while paragliding. He said: “This photo is from an epic flight that optimises what this sport means to me – a sense of living life and a roller coaster of emotions. I spent over 45 minutes bimbling about with a big grin to my face, before flying like a startled rabbit frantically trying to find some stable air.”
3 The Cioch
By Geoff Shoults
Third place, adult
Judges were impressed by the incredible landscape and sense of scale captured in the photo. Geoff said he took the image on a day of “cloud inversions and really terrible midges.”
4 Camping in the Lake District
By James Fleet
Winner, 15 and under
Judges praised the vibrant colour contrast in his image of a family camping trip to the Lake District. Judge Kate MacRae said “it’s a very challenging subject to photograph and get exposed correctly, and a wonderful image of an overnight adventure.