National Parks competition won by Peak District photo

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Chrome Hill, in Derbyshire's Peak DistrictImage source, Kieran Metcalfe
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Kieran Metcalfe won the competition with his photograph of Chrome Hill, in Derbyshire, taken in November 2018 on a windy morning

A stunning shot of the Peak District has been announced as the winner of a photography competition celebrating the 70th anniversary of UK National Parks.

Graphic designer Kieran Metcalfe, who lives in Cheshire, was crowned the winner among almost 1,500 entries with his photograph of Chrome Hill, in Derbyshire, looking towards Parkhouse Hill.

He said: "I was thrilled to hear the image had been shortlisted, but I'm completely bowled over at it being selected by the judges as the overall winner."

Here are a selection of other picturesque places that made the shortlist.

Image source, Gareth Mon
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Gareth Mon was runner-up with his photograph of Snowdonia National Park, which he took after four failed attempts of lugging 35kg of equipment up Snowdon
Image source, Helen Storer
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Helen Storer made the competition's shortlist with this photograph of Broads National Park taken one cold misty morning
Image source, Chloe Swift
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Chloe Swift took this photograph of her sons, aged seven and four, at Leather Tor in Dartmoor National Park
Image source, Steve Burnett
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Steve Burnett took this shot on Skomer Island in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Image source, Shaun Davey
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Shaun Davey captured the countryside near Holt in Exmoor National Park
Image source, Gillian Thomas
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Gillian Thomas said she took this image during the autumn of last year in Rhinefield at New Forest National Park
Image source, Thomas Bown
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Thomas Bown snapped this shot of St Brides Bay, with Skomer Island offshore, in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Image source, Jon Roberts
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Jon Roberts found a mountain hare sheltering near Cairn Lochan in Cairngorms National Park

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