GRIMSBY-born photographer Paul Webster has been announced as this year’s winner of the prestigious Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Award.

Cromdale-based Webster beat off strong competition from thousands of entries submitted by photographers from across the globe to win the prestigious title. His winning three-image portfolio comprised evocative images shot in the mountain ranges of the Lochaber Geopark and Glen Affric. They included Wild Affric, pictured, a tranquil shot of the landscape and the magnificent Caledonian pines that surround Loch Affric, dusted with the first snows of the winter. The shot also won the John Muir Trust Living Landscapes Prize.

The National’s picture editor Damian Shields was highly commended in the Seascape category for his entry Holding On, which captured the cliffs at Yesnaby in Orkney.