SHORTLISTED - 2014
As a keen runner Mat Larkin spends a lot of time exploring the countryside surrounding his home town.
On one occasion he followed a little-used footpath across some fields and emerged into a picture-perfect meadow. Having started to run the route more regularly he Mat noticed the amount of wildlife he saw was extraordinary, and so, set himself the challenge of capturing some of it on film.
Mat said that he "wanted to show off this amazing world on our doorstep. An English meadow on a summer's day is a wonderful, enriching and beautiful place to be."