Being a island, Great Britain is surrounded by miles of coastline, carved out by the sea. From rugged rocky cliffs to golden sandy beaches, there is a rich diversity within the landscape which demands exploring and photographing. Often at sunrise and sunset, nature produces its best colours - richs reds, oranges and yellows - which enhance the landscape surrounding Britain. Truly some of nature's best photography happens here.
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As sunset turned to dusk at Durgan beach on the Helford passage in Cornwall, I noticed the moon rising behind the picturesque coastal headland. The moon cast its long reflection towards the shore as the light faded, leaving this scene bathed in a rich blue hue.
A hazy sunset diffusing the setting sun cast a golden glow over the coastal headland at Pedn Vounder, near Treen and Porthcurno in Cornwall, England. Lying along the South West coast path, this beauty spot is one of the jewels in Cornwall's crown. Pedn Vounder is also home to Logan Rock, a carefully balanced boulder sat on top of the headland which rocks when pushed.
One this particular day, the sun was obscured by a horizon-level cloud at sunset, however the golden glow touched the clouds and spread across the landscape of the West Cornwall coastline I was stood above. To the right lies Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre and to the left lies Treen, Pedn Vounder beach and Logan Rock.
As a hot and sunny day in early September comes to a close, clouds move and, illuminated by the sunset, cast a fiery display over the coastal scene looking towards St. Ives from Upton Towans, near Hayle in Cornwall. Surfers can be seen making the most of the fading light in the waves beneath the sand dunes in the foreground.
Every sunset is unique and on this occasion the pastel pink sky reflected in the small waves lapping against the sandy beach. A slow shutter was used to blur the water and show the motion of the sea.
As the sun rose at Castle Beach in Falmouth, a ship sailed round the St Anthony in Roseland headland. Having one of the naturally deepest harbours in the world, it is a very common sight to see ships on the horizon in Falmouth.
The pastel-coloured scene as night turns to day on a clear summer's morning at the rocky beach leading towards Godrevy Lighthouse, West Cornwall.
On this summer's night, the Milky Way can clearly be seen above the headland at Godrevy in Cornwall. The lights in the distance are from the town of Hayle, but they soon fade back into the dark blue of the unpolluted night sky above.
A stunning, colourful sunset over St. Ives Bay, taken from in the sand dunes near Hayle. St. Ives Harbour and town can be seen in the distance.
As the sunset sets on a sunny day in late August, clouds along the horizon appear an create drama in nature's closing scene of the day. The vivd colours range from rich oranges and yellows to subtle blues, with a purple tinge to the dark clouds. The headland of St. Ives and its harbour becomes silhouetted by the bright scene above it.
On a cloudy day in Falmouth, the sun broke though over the sea just off Pendennis Point for a short time as I captured this photograph. Stormy weather in Cornwall occurs often and the coastline regularly gets battered by large waves.
On a mostly clear day the sun rises over the horizon. When it's at such a low point in the sky, the sun can be seen in all it's colourful glory.
A jewel in the Cornish crown, St. Agnes is a well known beauty spot with historic disused tin mines visible on the ragged cliffs. Caught on a sunny day, this photograph shows the turquoise, almost tropical, sea beneath the headland.
Although it looks like a tropical island, this is in fact West Cornwall, not too far from Porthcurno and Lands End. The turquoise/blue sea and rugged cliffs of Pedn Vounder beach are caught under the bright warmth of a sunny summer day.
With its deep blue, almost tropical-coloured, sea you could be mistaken for thinking this is somewhere abroad. The southern tip of Cornwall near Porthcurno has long been a popular holiday destination hosting beautiful scenic coastal views and the world famous Minack Theatre too. The ship on the left hand is a tourist vessel going round the Lands End peninsula.
St. Michael's Mount is a very famous tidal island off the south coast of Cornwall. It is steeped in legend with a fascinating history dating back thousands of years. Photographed from this unique angle, the busy town of Penzance can been seen in the background.