Trust congratulates prize-winning wild places landscape photographers

We reveal the ten winning images in the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition's 'John Muir Trust Wild Places Prize'

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We are delighted to feature the ten winning entries for the John Muir Trust Wild Places Prize –  one of the categories in the prestigious Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year  competition.

The Trust sponsored this part of the competition and asked our staff and trustees to select their favourites from the final shortlist.

We congratulate all ten winners for the superb images – including Ian Cameron, who also won the overall accolade of Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year for his portfolio.

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^ ©Ian Cameron - Awakening Ben Loyal, Tongue, Sutherland: "Midsummer sunrise at the edge of Loch Hakel on a captivating still morning. First light paints the summit of Ben Loyal and a thin band of mist rises from the surface of the mirror-smooth loch."

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^ ©Charlie Davidson - The Devil's Pulpit, Finnich Glen, Stirlingshire, Scotland: "After a three hour drive, a treacherous scramble down into Finnich Glen and wading up-river, I was delighted to find some fantastic light shining directly on to the stone named ‘The Devils Pulpit'. Worth the effort I believe!"


^ ©Lewis Golbourn - Sg˘rr an Fhidhleir, Coigach , looking into the Inverpolly-Canisp wild land area, as seen from the Ben Mor Coigach range. "The image was taken during a five minute gap in the solid bank of cloud that plagued an overnight hilltop camp."


^ ©Douglas GriffinLiathach & Loch Clair, Glen Torridon, Wester Ross: "December in Glen Torridon. As the sun’s first rays touched the summit of Liathach the wind briefly dropped, allowing a perfect reflection to form in the waters of Loch Clair."

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^ ©Jesse HarrisonRothiemurchus Forest, Cairngorms National Park: "Rothiemurchus, within the Cairngorms National Park, is a remnant of ancient Caledonian pine forest. It is one of the most magical places I have visited, and I hope it is preserved for generations to come."

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^ ©Dietmar Herzog - Loch Assynt, Sutherland


^ ©Rory MarlandLight of the wild, Isle of Skye: "I took this photo while driving to Elgol on the Isle of Skye. The shaft of light created a wonderfulatmosphere with Blà Bheinn in the background and the row of birch trees also made for a great foreground subject."


^ ©Jackie MatearStorm Clouds Over Stac Pollaidh, Loch Lurgainn, Inverpolly: "Gusting winds signalled the arrival of the next storm as dark clouds rolled in. There was a brief moment of sunlight on Stac Pollaidh before hail and heavy rain blew across Loch Lurgainn and the view disappeared completely."    

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^ ©Sven SoellShroud of Suilven, Assynt, Sutherland: "Like a bride wearing a veil, Suilven’s beauty is hidden and enhanced by the silken cloud."


^ ©Simon SwalesThe Pool, Goatfell, Arran Hills: "From rocks beneath the summit of Goatfell. North Goatfell is illuminated by strong evening sunlight. The peaks of Cir Mhor and Caisteil Abhail are in silhouette and the dark clouds reinforced the ominous feeling of the approaching weather."

  • These images will be showcased in the Alan Reece Gallery in the Trust's Wild Space visitor centre in Pitlochry from Monday 24th October 2016 until Friday 7th November 2016.