International Garden Photographer of the Year

    Dennis Frates Penstemon sunrise

What the judges said:

"All of the judges thought this was the outstanding image from this year's competition. First and foremost, it is technically superb. The composition is wonderfully balanced, with its strong diagonal energy leading the viewer to experience this fantastic vista almost at first hand. The light on the rock is what creates the magic. The photographer has waited for exactly the right moment, on the right day and he has made a huge effort to be in the right place. The 'wildflower landscapes' category is all about plants in their natural enivronment, and this image is a fantastic example of the sheer tenacity and adaptability of plant life."

Philip Smith - International Garden Photographer of the Year Project Director