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This year our photography competition celebrated National Parks - landscapes of plenty. And you certainly gave us plenty of great images to judge! Thank you for the 100s of entries, showing what diverse, stunning and clearly adored National Parks we have.

And the winner is...

David Russell
Glen Feshie, Cairngorms National Park.

Glen Feshie, Cairngorms National Park
David Russel, National Parks photography competiton winner 2015

David said this is his landscape of plenty because: "We go the wild places to breathe and have our breath taken away by the sights, the space and the wild. The Cairngorms are my landscape of plenty because they never, ever disappoint. Wide open space, wild blooming heather and hills, hills, hills. Space and sights worth remembering in plenty."

Julia Bradbury
Julia Bradbury © Clara Molden.
The Outdoor Guide
The Outdoor Guide

Our head judge, outdoor girl Julia Bradbury, chose this as her winner, whilst out filming her new walking series for ITV. Describing the winning image, she said: "It's moody and dramatic and yells 'Scottish Highlands.' The striking colour of heather never fails to surprise, and the contrast against the angry sky amplifies the tumultuous tones."

David Russell will receive his choice of footwear from outdoor experts Merrell one of the sponsors of this year's competition. The competition is also supported by Natural Resources Wales and The Outdoor Guide.

David's image was selected from a short list of nine images. The standard of entries this year was very high and made judging particularly difficult, according to National Parks UK Director Kathryn Cook.

"Within the short list there are stunning images of Snowdonia, the Lake District, the South Downs, Exmoor, the Peak District, and the Broads," she said. "Each one of these images is truly inspiring and serves as a reminder of the special qualities of Britain's breathing spaces."

Our shortlist:

Congratulations to our eight short-listed images, which show our landscapes of plenty at their very best!

Our supporters:

MerrellNatural Resources Wales