British Landscape: August Photography competition winner.

August's theme was British Landscape, again you made it really difficult for us, we've had some incredible photos sent to us, including quite a lot of dragonflies.

In the end (after much discussion!) we chose Isabella Miles's photo of the Bothy at Harris on the Isle of Rum which she took during her time volunteering on the island learning about the land management and conservation practices. She explains: The grassland at Harris glen is kept grazed by highland cattle, rum ponies and feral goats, encouraging a variety flowers and plants, such as marsh orchid and pillwort.

The CJS Team say we liked the contrast of the green machair with the bright blue sky; the shadows of the clouds on the distant hills create a sense of movement. The white walled bothy creates a bright spot drawing your focus which is then led towards the water by the drystone wall. The grazing ponies give the image a hint of the land management being carried out on the Island. Katie sums it up best: "It’s a simple and yet stunning photo of a beautiful landscape." Congratulations to Isabella a well-deserved winner who receives a subscription to Conservation Land Management magazine. More about the magazine here: 

You can see more of Isabella's wonderful photos on her Instagram find her @isabelllamiles

This month's suggested theme is Recreation and visitors and the prize is a membership package to Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
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