Perched atop a 160-foot rock and surrounded on three sides by the raging North Sea, Dunnottar Castle is in a pretty unforgiving location. But isn’t it incredible how, when viewed in a certain light, the landscape can be totally transformed? This photograph by Tomasz Rojek captures the northern Scottish scene bathed in a calm, warm sunset – turning the castle’s ruins and its surrounding cliffs to gold.
The photo was one of the winners of the ‘Historic Britain’ category at the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2021. The entries show the UK’s natural spaces at their most dramatic, and make for some serious travel inspiration.
Here are some more of our favourites:
Like the moonlit Prince of Wales Bridge.
This windmill in a wheat field.
The spooky streets of York.
This hypnotic railway convoy.
This mysterious countryside path.
This rainy backstreet.
And this marvellous steam train.
Now check out these incredible deep-sea shots from the Ocean Photography Prize 2021.
Plus: here are the hilarious winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021.