Entering a series of evocative images, Hanson's photography focused on the Cairngorms, Skye and Glen Affric in Scotland.

“When I got the phone call informing me of my award, I was shaking in disbelief. I am extremely delighted to have been awarded overall winner this year, it is such a great achievement for me,” says Hanson.

The Scottish Wildlife photographer of the Year covers a number of categories, including The Young Photographer of the Year which went to 16-year-old George Rees from St Andrews.

“The competition goes from strength to strength and this follows on from the incredible success of the first two years," adds Stuart Low, the founder and head judge of the competition.

"Once again, photographers from right across the world entered the competition. They took to the mountains, the islands, the coasts and the streets, and they captured the most stunning and diverse views of our spectacular country. My congratulations to them all!”

For more details on the competition, visit Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

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