This amazing collection of photos shows off some of the UK's most glorious countryside, coastline and country houses.
Amateur snappers have had their moment of glory in the National Trust’s annual photo competition, which encouraged people to send in their best shots of rural Britain.
From stately reflections and dewy mornings to capturing the grandeur of old mansions, this year’s competition has thrown up some real beauties.
The competition was run to find new photography for the organisation’s 2018 handbook and its five million membership cards. The handbook is published annually and sent to all of the National Trust’s members. It's useful for planning trips and days out to over 500 houses and gardens and more than 250,000 hectares of coast and countryside looked after by the organisation.
There were more than 7,000 entries into the competition, which went with the theme ‘as I walked out one midsummer morning'. Five judges, including professional photographers and naturalists, chose the winners.
George Evans' beautiful shot of a lone tree silhouetted against the dawn light on the shores of Llyn Dinas in Snowdonia will be on the cover of the handbook, while Ian Mayou's amazing photo of the poppy fields at West Pentire in Cornwall will grace next year’s members’ cards.
George Evans' shot of a lone tree on the shores of Llyn Dinas, Craflwyn and Beddgelert, Snowdonia, will be on the National Trust's handbook in 2018. He said of the image: 'I try and camp as often as I can so that I can capture landscapes during the golden hour in the early mornings and evenings. At 4am I forced myself out of my sleeping bag and walked around the edge of the lake in the dark to find a good composition. I stumbled upon this lone tree and boulder purely by chance, whilst ankle deep in wet boggy ground. You need luck with landscape photography. Some of my top images are lucky shots and this is the best of them. I love it so much that it hangs on my living room wall'
This poppy field in West Pentire, Cornwall, will be on the charity's annual membership cards next year. It was shot by Ian Mayou, who said: 'I’d seen many images of the poppy fields on social media, but I thought I’d see if I could capture the scene from a different perspective. I lay on the ground between the poppies and shot through them. I was getting quite a few strange looks from the other photographers wondering what I was doing, but when I looked at the screen on my camera I knew I’d captured something special'
Jules Hammond shot St Cuthbert's Cave on the Northumberland coast and was the runner-up in the handbook category
Dawn at Cotehele, Cornwall, scored Sue Rowlands the runner-up prize for the membership cards
Sea-ing is believing: A stunning image of St Michael's Mount was also shortlisted
A photo of this cute pair in Charlecote Park near Warwick were submitted by Lottie Allnatt. There were more than 7,000 entries into the competition
Where it all began: Steve Ayres captured ancient Runnymede, Surrey, in the mist
Fun in the sun: Two kids explore the lush landscape at Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire
A family explores a folly at sunset in Croome, Worcestershire. This image was taken by Susan Albrighton
The majesty of Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire shines through in this image by Danny Sutherland
A moment of calm: Blea Tarn, Cumbria, on a perfectly still day. The theme of the competition was ‘As I walked out one midsummer morning'
A stunning sunset over Old Harry Rocks in Dorset makes for an amazing photo
St Michael's Mount is a popular subject for the competition's eager snappers
Wicken Fen looks almost magical in the early dawn light, easing its way over a field of wheat
An English country garden: Mount Stewart, in County Down, is everything you could want from a stately home
Legends swirl around Craflwyn and Beddgelert in Snowdonia, Wales
The top of Sugar Loaf in the Brecon Beacons looks radiant on a summer's day
Mesmerising: Penrhyn Castle in Wales is the dramatic backdrop for a family day out
Derek Heeps captures the mysterious Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland
Cornwall's pretty manicured gardens at Lanhydrock, Cornwall, made it to the shortlist
White cliffs of Dover: Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters is the quintessential British landscape photo
Take a moment to reflect: Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, has lots of quiet spots to sit in
Stormy seas: Botallack, Cornwall, stands firm against the drama of the Atlantic