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Buachaille Ice Spikes | by Pete Rowbottom, Wigan, UK
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Buachaille Ice Spikes

Explore #1 16/10/18


I know some of you already know the reason I'm reposting it as you saw it in the Sunday Times yesterday and you have emailed me with some really nice words and congrats, thanks it really is appreciated! A lot of you I guess won't know why I'm posting it again yet...


I found out a few months out that this image had gone through to the finals of this years Landscape Photographer of the Year compettion (LPOTY 2018)


I got a very surreal phone call from Charlie Waite last Monday to tell me that the image had gone further still, it's been an ambition of mine to get an image into the LPOTY yearbook for a long time... as I was chatting to Charlie I kind of got the feeling that I might make the book here, he said "you'd better sit down"... at which point he told me that the image had been chosen as the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018 overall winner.


I'm completely blown away by this, and it's still very much sinking in.


I've had to keep it secret for almost a week which has been pretty hard work to be honest but now I can post the image. Thanks to my FlickR friends who have mailed me with your support, here's a link to the 2018 LPOTY page:


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Taken on February 8, 2017