This year’s Countryfile Photographic Competition has been a huge success, with more than 30,000 photos being entered.
Chair of the judging panel, John Craven, said: "I’ve been involved with the Countryfile calendar since the very start and I have to say that this is one of the best ever. The standard has been incredibly high."
And now the Countryfile team have picked the overall winner, Jarek Kurek with his photo 'First Flight' shot in Bushy Park, London.
The theme for this year's competition was “Call of the Wild”. The best 12 photographs of beautiful landscapes, wildlife and other rural scenes were chosen by previous winners and the final judging panel of John Craven, Deborah Meaden from Dragon’s Den and wildlife cameraman Simon King.
Judge, Deborah Meaden, said: "The final 12 really stand out because they are not only photographically excellent but also evoke the theme – ‘’Call of the Wild’’ – beautifully."
The 12 images will be used to make up the Countryfile Calendar for 2018, which is sold in aid of BBC Children In Need.
The 12 images will be used to make up the Countryfile Calendar 2018, which is sold in aid of BBC Children In Need.
Here are the 12 Countryfile Calendar 2018 finalists
JANUARY FINALIST: 'WINTER WANDERERS' BY KEVIN DOLBY
Shot in Stainborough Park, Barnsley
FEBRUARY FINALIST: 'A LITTLE LOVE' BY JOHN PATE
Shot near York, England
MARCH FINALIST: 'SOLITUDE' BY ADRIAN HARRISON
Shot in Buttermere, Lake District
APRIL FINALIST: 'TWIN BEAKS' BY SUE LINDENBERG
Shot in Bushy Park, London
MAY FINALIST: 'DOWN TIME' BY COLIN POWELL
Shot taken on the river bank at Bidford upon Avon, Warwickshire
JUNE FINALIST: 'DANDELION KING' BY PHILLIP GREEN
Shot on Howick Hall Farm, New Longton, Preston
WINNER! JULY FINALIST: 'FIRST FLIGHT' BY JAREK KUREK
Shot in Bushy Park, London
AUGUST FINALIST: 'FLUTTER BY' BY ALISON ROSUM
Shot on the track from West Hanney to Grove, Oxfordshire
SEPTEMBER FINALIST: 'DARK HORSE' BY CAROLINE GREEN
Molesey Heath, England
OCTOBER FINALIST: 'CAUGHT NAPPING' BY GEOFFREY BAKER
Shot in Donna Nook, Lincolnshire
NOVEMBER FINALIST: 'HIGHLAND MAJESTY' BY MICHAEL CHEETHAM
Taken in Loch Lomond, Scotland
DECEMBER FINALIST: 'LEAP OF FAITH' BY NICK CARTER
Shot in Cairngorms, Scotland
How to vote in the Countryfile Calendar competition
Update Monday 17th October: voting has now closed and the overall winner was announced on the show on Sunday 1 October
The overall winner was the photographer who got the most votes when the totals from the online and phone votes are combined.
For more details, please go to: bbc.co.uk/countryfile
When the Countryfile Calendar 2018 is going on sale
The winner will be unveiled on the show on 1 October and the Countryfile Calendar 2018 will go on sale.
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