Trees are the Winner in UK's Landscape Photography of the Year Prize

Trees are the winner in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2011 prize -- and what a stunning stand of trees they are.

Photographed in Scotland, this isolated, winter scene was chosen from thousands of entrants. Perhaps highlighting that the UK is an island, the wind and the sea figured boldly in several images.

This windy and evocative photo Rocquaine Bay During a Winter Storm, was taken in Guernsey in the Channel Islands. It won the Classic View category.

The awards were set up by Take a View, a photography prize created by a noted British landscape photographer. They are a way to record the landscape of the UK for now and the future and capture images that symbolise the land and the times. The winners show the beauty and variety of the landscape and the diversity of the country.

Network Rail is one of the sponsors, so here is the train winner: A very dramatic view titled Tay Rail Bridge at Dusk, Dundee, by Shahbaz Majeed of Dundee. The photo was winner of the Network Rail ‘Lines in the Landscape’ category.

Here's one for the boaters: Round the Island, from Hurst Castle, Hampshire, by Baxter Bradford, winner of the 'Living the View' category.

And for the artsy crowd: Armchair, London, by Oscar Stewart-Packe for 'Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2011' category.

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Trees are the Winner in UK's Landscape Photography of the Year Prize
An isolated winter scene beats out the competition in the annual awards ceremony.

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