A truly diverse habitat, woodlands are home to some of the biggest and smallest species nature has to offer. From mighty trees to minuscule plants and fungi, and everything in between, there is just so much to be found. In spring, flowers carpet the ground, in summer deer and other animals graze the flora, in autumn the leaves turn and produce some of the most vivid colours nature has to offer and in winter, as the snow falls, the woodland turns into a magical winter forest.
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This scene was captured in the thick pine woodland surrounding Lake Shearwater near Warminster in Wiltshire. It was a misty morning, which left a dew on the ground and a haze in the air. When the sun finally broke through the trees it was carved up into beams that penetrated the dark woodland.
Late afternoon sunlight caught in the bright green leaves of beech trees in spring, casting shadows through the ranks of bluebells that carpet the ground at West Woods in Wiltshire.
A woodland in Wiltshire carpeted with bluebells, with the golden light of sunset illuminating the trees.
West Woods in Wiltshire is one of the best woodlands to see Bluebells in spring. With sunlight streaming through the gaps in the surrounding beech trees, the Bluebells are bathed in the scattered light.
A unique and abstract view of a bluebell woodland in Wiltshire. Focusing on the lines of trees in the background, the bluebells are brought to a colourful blur as their blues and purples contrast with the green foliage that surrounds them.
English woodlands and forests are transformed during spring by the masses of bluebells that carpet the ground in their colourful thousands. They are very attractive and make for excellent photos, whether a close up or a wider landscape shot like this one.
By moving the camera vertically during a long exposure I was able to create this striking and abstract photographic effect. It was captured in West Woods near Marlborough in Wiltshire.
Awaking to a thick fog, I headed to one of my favourite pine woodland to capture the atmospheric conditions. The fog naturally removes a lot of colour from images, so I converted this to black and white for maximum impact.
As the fog clears from a pine woodland in Wiltshire, the sun breaks through. The solid pine tree trunks carve the light up into beams that penetrate the woodland. A magical and ethereal atmosphere is created but only for a few fleeting moments as the fog disappears.
Photographed in woodland near Shearwater, a manmade lake near Crockerton in south-west Wiltshire, this panorama captures the atmospheric conditions of a thick foggy morning. The strong colours of the fallen leaves on the ground can barely be seen over the dense water droplets hanging over the forest.
On a morning of dense fog this scene was captured in Wiltshire as tiny water droplets hung low over the county. The twisted branches that intersect at the top add to the atmospheric weather conditions and help make this photo so mysterious.
Even on the most miserable days, beauty can be found in nature. Here low level cloud touches the tree tops in this autumnal scene, yet the bright reds, oranges and yellows of the trees still break through.
I visited a pine woodland near my house on foggy Saturday morning. Little did I know that in part of the woodland there were beech trees growing which had produced beautiful, vivid yellow leaves. The fog provided an atmospheric undertone to the scene and, by taking a multiple photographs I was able to stitch them together digitally and create a very high quality panoramic image.
Driving along a country road one Saturday I spotted this amazing array of autumn colours in the trees hanging over the road. I turned around and parked the car out of shot. There was a very light receding mist that adds atmosphere to the image.
An abstract panorama featuring a wide variety of tree species with their equally varied autumn colours. A small patch of fog makes it way through a gap in the trees on the left side of the image. Photographed from the banks of Windermere, in the Lake District.
During a misty sunrise these trees were illuminated to show their full autumn colour. Stood on the banks of Shearwater Lake, they have grown tall over many years.
Nothing says autumn is here like the rich reds and bright oranges of Acer trees, also known as Japanese Maples. These imports are a firm favourite at Westonbirt Arboretum, where this photo was taken.
One near-windless day beside Loch Garten in the Cairngorms, Scotland, I capture this abstract panorama of the reflections of the loch-side pine and birch trees. Even though this was taken in March, when much of the Scottish landscape lies bleak in its post-winter state, the vibrant greens of pines and distinct purples of the birch trees creates a beautiful contrast. When reflected in the water of Garten, the scene becomes twice as attractive.
Taken at one of my favourite pine woodlands, this shot captures the atmospheric conditions that a blanket of fog brought one morning in September. The vibrant greens stand out against the warm bark of these old trees.
Sunlight breaks through on a foggy pine woodland and illuminates the light brown ferns carpeting the forest floor. The fog softens the light as it rests on the woodland scene.
Explore a pine woodland like never before with this uniquely angled photo. With soft focus and a simple colour scheme this is a great piece of photo art for any wall.
A path snakes through an opening in a pine forest near Marlborough in Wiltshire.
As fog clears at Shearwater, near Warminster in Wiltshire, the tops of the pine trees bordering the lake are revealed.
With the moon setting at sunrise, I decided to include it behind the misty pine trees of the woodland at Shearwater Lake, part of Longleat Estate, near Warminster in Wiltshire.
At the end of a sunny spring day, the sun makes it way towards the horizon. As its light passes through this pine woodland, it casts an orange glow that illuminates the trees. Photography in Wiltshire, England.
The Aira Beck river flows down towards Lake Ullswater in the Lake District, Cumbria. En route it forms Aira Force, a large and spectacular waterfall which is owned by The National Trust.