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Cameras capture captivating landscape of Suffolk’s Landguard peninsula

PUBLISHED: 11:40 07 October 2017

Like castles defending the shore - Stephen Squirrell's close up captures the decay of defences while the marine life clings on defiantly. Picture: STEPHEN SQUIRRELL

Like castles defending the shore - Stephen Squirrell's close up captures the decay of defences while the marine life clings on defiantly. Picture: STEPHEN SQUIRRELL

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Photographers have captured the stunning landscape, wildlife and structures of Suffolk’s most southerly point in an annual event.

The landscape of Landguard. Picture: TANYA REES The landscape of Landguard. Picture: TANYA REES

The photographic competition attracted 68 entries over three categories – Macro, Wildlife and Photographs at Landguard, Felixstowe, that make you go ‘Wow’ – and more than 1,500 people, a record, voted on the Discover Landguard website for their favourite.

The top four photographs in each category were then put before a panel of judges, who then selected the overall Judges Choice winner – this year going to Philip J Hill, whose picture was taken on the Landguard Nature Reserve for the Wildlife category and wins him £50 to put towards photographic equipment.

Stephen Rampley, Landguard marketing and events co-ordinator said the competition had “attracted a fabulous variety of photographs which capture the unique attractions and atmosphere of the Landguard peninsula”.

He added: “ We would like to congratulate Philip on his winning entry, and thank everyone who took the time to enter their great photographs.”

A stunning close-up shot by Philip P Greene. Picture: PHILIP P GREENE A stunning close-up shot by Philip P Greene. Picture: PHILIP P GREENE

A special presentation evening for the twelve winners will be held at Felixstowe Town Hall in early November, where the Mayor of Felixstowe, Nick Barber will present each winner with an enlarged print of their photograph.

Visit the online Winners Gallery here

Unusual visitor arrives at Landguard, Felixstowe! Jill Adam's photo looks as if the seal disembarked from the foot ferry arriving at the beach in front of the viewing area. Picture: JILL ADAM Unusual visitor arrives at Landguard, Felixstowe! Jill Adam's photo looks as if the seal disembarked from the foot ferry arriving at the beach in front of the viewing area. Picture: JILL ADAM

Bird life is one of the big attractions on the peninsula. Picture: JO REYNOLDS Bird life is one of the big attractions on the peninsula. Picture: JO REYNOLDS

Philip J Hill's winning photo of wild flowers growing on the challenging and often dry landscape of Landguard Nature Reserve. Picture: PHILIP J HILL Philip J Hill's winning photo of wild flowers growing on the challenging and often dry landscape of Landguard Nature Reserve. Picture: PHILIP J HILL

The pyramid of steps, one of the old military structures, captured against a setting sun. Picture: PAUL CAUSON The pyramid of steps, one of the old military structures, captured against a setting sun. Picture: PAUL CAUSON

Neil Walker's study of Landguard on a stormy day. Picture: NEIL WALKER Neil Walker's study of Landguard on a stormy day. Picture: NEIL WALKER

The Port of Felixstowe seen from Landguard. Picture: ANDREW WHINNEY The Port of Felixstowe seen from Landguard. Picture: ANDREW WHINNEY

This spider's got his eye on you - Mark Thompson's close-up made the final 12. Picture: MARK THOMPSON This spider's got his eye on you - Mark Thompson's close-up made the final 12. Picture: MARK THOMPSON

Kevin Healy captured the textures and colour of wooden structures on the Landguard peninsula. Picture: KEVIN HEALY Kevin Healy captured the textures and colour of wooden structures on the Landguard peninsula. Picture: KEVIN HEALY

A bird's eye view - but not from this telescope. Picture: RICHARD COPESTAKE A bird's eye view - but not from this telescope. Picture: RICHARD COPESTAKE

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