National Theatre presents photography competition images

London's National Theatre is showcasing around 100 images taken as part of the annual Landscape Photographer of the Year event organised by Take a View.

Running for six years, the competition aims to recognise the very best in British landscape photography and this year many of the images submitted are on display to the general public.

Visitors staying in central London hotels have until January 13th to head to the Southbank venue to see the stunning photographs of numerous places across the UK.

The winning photograph taken by Simon Butterworth, whose picture of Scottish tenement houses in Port Glasgow impressed the judging panel.

Mr Butterworth said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to bits to win such a prestigious award. The competition has been a great focus for me and other landscape photographers since its inception.

"I was delighted to win the classic view category in 2008 but never in my wildest dreams thought that, four years later, I'd be named overall winner."

Admission to the exhibition is free of charge and the National Theatre's bookshop is also selling a book featuring the images to accompany the event.

Other photographs on display include a picture of the new Shard building which dominations the capital's impressive skyline.

Charlie Waite, landscape photographer and founder of the competition said: "This exhibition celebrates every individual photographer’s devotion to their craft and their love of the British landscape.

"The support that we have had, both from our entrants and our sponsors, will again allow many thousands of people, who otherwise would perhaps never discover some of these remarkable landscapes, to enjoy them almost first hand."

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