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Outdoor Photgrapher of the Year competition

From camping in South Africa to scaling blustery Snowdonia, all aspects of the outdoors have been captured in this year's Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition.

More than 12,000 photographs were entered this year and all the winning images will be on display at the Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show.

You can take a look at the individual category winner's photos below and the overall winner will be announced live at the show at London's ExCeL, on Saturday 13th February 2016. For more information, visit www.telegraphoutdoorshow.co.uk


Winner: Light on the Land

Outdoor photographer of the year competition

Ben Wayman: " Having parked in the car park at Allen Banks, near Haydon Bridge in Northumberland in the north of England, I set off walking south, following the river Allen. My aim was to reach the remains of Staward Peel, a 14th-century monk fortress. The trees lining the river were dripping with dew, drawing me to capture this beautiful sun-soaked morning scene."


Winner: Wildlife Insight

Outdoor photographer of the year competition

Naomi Stolow from north London, sparked the judges' imagination and triumphed in the Wildlife Insight category with her creative image of an elephant's trunk, which she took while camping in South Africa.


Winner: Live the Adventure

Outdoor photographer of the year competition

Greg Whitton from Solihull, UK, captured the essence of what it's like to be on a high mountain in adverse weather with his epic image of two walkers on top of Tryfan's north ridge in Snowdonia, north Wales.


Winner: At The Water's Edge

Outdoor photographer of the year competition

William Eades from New South Wales, Australia, won the At the Water's Edge category with his dramatic image of a thunderstorm he took at Tacking Point, which is close to his hometown Port Macquarie.


Winner: Small World

Outdoor photographer of the year competition

Henrik Spranz from Vienna, Austria Vienna picked up top prize in the Small World category with his macro photograph of a gossamer-winged butterfly at sunrise.


Winner: Under Exposed

Outdoor photographer of the year competition

George Karbus now living in Ireland but born in Czech Republic, scooped the prize in the Under Exposed category for underwater images, with his dreamlike shot of a freediver swimming with moon jellyfish in Irish waters.


Winner: Spirit of Travel

Outdoor photographer of the year competition

Andrea Francolini from Sydney, Australia won the Spirit of Travel, a new category for the 2015 competition, with her thought-provoking picture of a classroom of students at Foundation School in Chalt Pain, Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan.


Winner: Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year

Outdoor photographer of the year competition

Anastasia Ziavra from Greece was crowned Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year with her painterly picture of a beach in Chalkidiki, Greece. Using the low light and a long exposure, Anastasia, at just 15-years-old, wowed the judges with her photograph.

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