The fun part of Christmas for media people starts with the picture awards. Last post was the stunning Wildlife Awards. Now it's the turn of the landscapers. This beautiful shot of the sun through the clouds over the Isle of Skye won Paris based snapper Emmanuel Coupe the £10,000 prize as the best of thousands of entries in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2009 competition, set up by landscape photographer Charlie White. Anyone can enter. There is even a category for cellphone pictures.
The contest is supported by Natural England and the English National Park Authorities. The best 100 photographs can be seen at the National Theatre in London from December 5th. You can see past brilliant entries by following the link.
The picture is Emmanuel Coupe's copyright.