Uplands photo competition winners announced

Now in its second year, the Moors for the Future Partnership's photography competition received more than 700 entries.

Winning image ‘adults’ category
Winning image ‘adults’ category © Valerii Romanov


The competition has two categories for entrants, 'adults' and '15 and under', and aims to highlight the importance of healthy uplands for improving water quality and reducing flood risk. 

The entries came from 11 countries around the world and was judged by wildlife photographer Kate Macrae (also known as Wildlife Kate).

Valerii Romanov from Russia won the 'adults' category, and Kate described his photo as: 

"A dramatic and atmospheric shot, carefully composed to create a real sense of the conditions on our moorland uplands…[it] transports you to the location and makes you appreciate this intense landscape.”

Winning image ‘15 and under’ category © Ben Roebuck 

The '15 and under' category was won by Ben Roebuck from the UK.

"A super shot," said Macrae. "Great composition and rich colours suggest the dampness of this environment, and are enhanced by the droplet-covered leaf.”

The Moors for the Future Partnership is led by the Peak District National Park Authority, and has been working since 2003 to protect peat moor habitats.


See the shortlisted photographs and find out more about the Moors for the Future Partnership.

Read more wildlife news stories in BBC Wildlife Magazine

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