1 February 2013
Last updated at 18:54
A funeral has been held for award-winning Shropshire photographer Danny Beath, who died aged 53 earlier this month after a heart attack.
Mr Beath's funeral was held at the Emstrey crematorium in Shrewsbury. His most recent photos of Shrewsbury in flood were taken just a few days before his death on 14 January.
On the same day as his funeral, Mr Beath was named the winner of the 2012 Wunderlust Travel Photo of the Year Competition. Seven times a finalist, but never before a winner, his prize would have been a photo commission to Papua New Guinea as well as camera equipment. He won the award for this photo of a storm over Blackstone Nature Reserve in the Severn Valley.
He was a well-known figure around the county and best known for his landscapes. Last year he won The Sunday Times Magazine’s Choice Award for Landscape Photographer of the Year.
Mr Beath, who took up photography while studying for a PhD in tropical ecology, was also well-known for his images of the natural world, winning plaudits from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Mr Beath won countless awards, many of them for his shots of the natural world, and often beating off professional photographers. He said he fell in love with the subject at the age of four while living in South America.
Mr Beath, who had Asperger syndrome, said the condition often gave him a different view of the world and helped his photography. A lover of insects, he described himself as "a blue butterfly in a field of meadow browns".
Talking to BBC Radio Shropshire in 2009, Mr Beath said: "I'm at my happiest on my own, usually in a field, in a meadow of velvety wings, insects."
While most of his photographs were captured in Shropshire and the Welsh Marches, he also travelled with his camera across Europe, the USA and South America, where this view was taken at Wilson Botanical Gardens in Costa Rica.
Mr Beath described photography as a like a "time machine", the ability to capture a moment. He said this image was captured "on a balmy summer evening" in the Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis, USA