A stunning picture taken by Niels Rasmussen in the northern Lake District has been selected as the winner of the Alfred Wainwright Society’s 2013 photography competition.

Judge Derry Brabbs, who helped the legendary author produced his famous walking books, picked it over 74 other entrants submitted by 28 society members.

He said: “The sun smiles on the North Western fells is one of those utterly captivating images that any photographer would be proud to have in their portfolio and is the perfect example of what can be achieved by being in that right place and at exactly the magic moment when nature puts on one of its better light shows.

“The tightness of the framing is impressive and maximises the strong clouds and shafts of sunlight sweeping down either side of Causey Pike's serrated summit.”