Finalists of the VisitWoods photography competition celebrating the best of Britain’s woods have been announced. From 10,000 entries, just 12 pictures taken in woods across the UK were selected as finalists.
The winner is Ashley Chaplin. His image of log cabin among the bluebells of Embley Woods was chosen from over 10,000 entries by naturalist, cameraman and presenter Simon King.
Mr Chaplin described how he took his winning shot:”The picture was taken in Embly Wood in the north of Hampshire. I happened upon the wood really by accident after taking a wrong turn and wandering down a path to see if there was anything worth photographing. I was rewarded by discovering one of the most faultlessly beautiful bluebell woods I have ever seen”
Mr Chaplin has won vouchers worth £500 as well as a three night stay for two in a Double Tree Hilton Hotel.
Below are the photos from all the 12 finalists:
Winning Photo – Ashley Chaplin
Runner up – Tom Paxton
Evie Saunders Rob Rash