I went to a funeral earlier in the week and although the deceased was a close geographical acquaintance rather than a close emotional friend it was, as they often are, a moving experience. When I came home I stood in the garden and thought a bit, and took this photograph of the last few flowers on the buddleia bush which has lasted into October.
I find that the natural world is where I go when I am happy or sad. Is that what you do too?
Wow! these young people have a lot of talent.
This image was voted by you and me and lots of other people as their favourite. And, actually, it is my favourite!
I think it’s because the fragility of the butterfly, and its orientation on the hard stony ground, with our plastic detritus in the background, is very powerful.
The overall winner chosen by the judges.
Very atmospheric – a worthy winner.
Second Prize went to this striking image of two sacred ibis flying over an industrial skyscape.
Joint Third Prize – strange and very memorable.
Joint Third Prize – utterly beautiful. What a planet we inhabit! Shall we try and keep it beautiful, please?
Special Prize Winner – how many goes did it take to capture this image? The answer is blowing in the wind?