Best pictures of stunning UK landscapes win top photography award

Take A View of A Beginning and an End, Glencoe, Scotland which was the Overall Winner Credit: Mark Littlejohn/PA Wire

A striking image of a small stream created by heavy rain set among the vast Glencoe mountains has won the Landscape Photographer of the Year awards.

Mark Littlejohn, from Penrith, Cumbria, beat thousands of photographs of UK landscapes to scoop the top £10,000 prize for his image which judges said captured "a fleeting moment of beauty" in the Scottish Highlands.

Take A View of Heather in Bloom, Roseberry Topping, North Yorkshire, England which won the Countryside is GREAT category in this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. Credit: John Robinson/PA Wire

Mr Littlejohn said he had got up at 1.30am to drive to Glencoe but the rain had been torrential at dawn. As he wandered about waiting for gaps in the weather he saw the stream form high up on Gearr Aonach.

It tumbled steeply down the slopes before vanishing again near the base of the mountain. With more squalls coming through I decided to take this image as the light became slightly more diffuse. It had to be a quick handheld shot due to the sideways rain.

Mark Littlejohn
Take A View of London Bridge Station, England which won the Network Rail Lines in the Landscape category in this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. Credit: Stephen Bright/PA Wire

Winning entries ranged from a sunset over the North York Moors and a misty early morning in the Peak District to cityscapes dominated by striking buildings and a close-up of a lichen-covered rowan tree.

Won the Visit Britian 'You're invited' Award for the best image from an overseas entrant category in this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. Credit: Sven Mueller/PA Wire

Mark discovered and isolated a fleeting moment of beauty within a vast and slightly threatening arena.

Charlie Waite, founder of the Take a view Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards
Take A View of Fred 'n' Sue won the Living the View category in this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. Credit: Jo Teasdale/PA Wire

Sam Rielly, 17, from London, won the the Young Photographer of the Year award for a black and white image of his mother walking through the landscape of Anglesey, Wales.

The Arts Tower which won the Urban View category in this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. Credit: Daniel Cook/PA Wire

The winning entries will be exhibited at London Waterloo from 1st December .