Northumberland sunrise wins national photography competition

Danny Spring's winning photo of sunrise at Spittal.
Danny Spring's winning photo of sunrise at Spittal.

A photograph of a stunning north Northumberland sunrise has taken the top prize in a national photo competition to capture the beauty of UK coastal horizons.

Tweedworth resident Danny Spring, who took the image from the water's edge at Spittal in July, beat 167 other entrants to have his photo included as the winning image in the 2000 Horizons tool created by Park Resorts. He also received £150 of Amazon vouchers.

Kay Knight, marketing manager at Park Resorts, said: “We chose Danny’s image as the winner as we loved the way he captured the light of the sun on Spittal and the colours of the red horizon over the sea.

“We were overwhelmed with the number of entries we had for the competition and the stunning nature of the photographs taken - some of which we almost can’t believe aren’t from the Mediterranean!"

The interactive 2000 Horizons was created to showcase the entire length of the British coastline. It features more than 2,000 user-generated images of the British coastline, showing off the amazing views throughout England, Wales and Scotland - even in some of the unlikeliest of locations.

Areas undiscovered by many, such as the remote highlands, and towns not immediately associated with stunning views like Hull and Barry Island, are some of the places featured with breathtaking images of the coast.

All 10 finalists' photos have been included in 2000 Horizons.