The stunning ‘Brecon in Winter’ by Will Davies was chosen by the judges as the overall winner of the 2022 Landscape Photographer of the Year award. The stunning image shows the view towards the west of the Brecon Beacons in Wales from the Pen y Crug hill fort.
“I love this area in winter,” Will says, “the mountains somehow feel and look grander and wilder in the snow. The weather was not looking promising as I hiked up in the dark,” he explains, “but luckily the sun broke through right at sunrise, just long enough to get this shot.”
Landscape Photographer of the Year is now in its 15th year. It was devised by one of the country’s leading landscape photographers Charlie Waite, in order to inspire profound engagement with the British landscape through photography. Here are the winning images.
Will Davies, “Brecon in Winter”
Youth Overall Winner
Natasha Burns, “Dawn Reflection”
Demiray Oral, “Ascension”
Kevin Williams, “Fully Loaded”
Black and White
Paul Killeen, “Souls Tied”
Simon Turnbull, “Oh! Limpet Games”
Grey Eaton, “The Sacred Garden”
Itay Kaplan, “Windmill in the Mist”
Landscapes at Night
Melvin Nicholson, “Lightning Storm Over Jodrell Bank”
Lines in the Landscape
Damian Waters, “Loch Awe”
All the winning and commended entries can be found in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 15 book which will be released on 27th October 2022. The images will also be exhibited at Paddington station, London, and other Network Rail stations around the country from 31 October 2022.