In pictures: Outdoor Photographer of the Year

The category winners have been announced in the 2015 Outdoor Photographer of the Year (OPOTY) competition. More than 12,000 images were entered in eight categories.

Image copyright Ben Wayman
Image caption Ben Wayman won the Light on the Land category for this shot of trees lining the river at Allen Banks, near Haydon Bridge in Northumberland.
Image copyright Naomi Stolow
Image caption The Wildlife Insight category was won by Naomi Stolow for this image, taken in South Africa, of an elephant's trunk with vegetation.
Image copyright Henrik Spranz
Image caption A macro-photograph of a gossamer-winged butterfly at sunrise, by Henrik Spranz, from Vienna, Austria, triumphed in the Small World category.
Image copyright Greg Whitton
Image caption Tryfan's north ridge in Snowdonia, north Wales, was the focal point for Greg Whitton's Live the Adventure category winning shot.
Image copyright William Eades
Image caption This picture of a thunderstorm at Tacking Point, near Port Macquarie, by William Eades from New South Wales, Australia, won the At the Water's Edge category.
Image copyright George Karbus
Image caption A free diver swims with moon jellyfish in George Karbus's photo. The picture was first in the Under Exposed category.
Image copyright Anastasia Ziavra
Image caption The Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year award went to 15-year-old Anastasia Ziavra for this photo of a beach in Chalkidiki, Greece.
Image copyright Andrea Francolini
Image caption The Spirit of Travel category was won by Andrea Francolini for a picture of students at Foundation School in Chalt Pain, Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan.

The Overall Winner, selected from the adult entries, will be announced live at the Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show at London Excel on 13 February 2016.

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