'Calm before' by Neil Murphy, taken at Moels, near Hoylake.
The RNLI has today revealed ten stunning shortlisted images from its 'My Coast' photography exhibition.
The shortlist will be narrowed down to one winner by a public vote on the RNLI's Facebook page.
The My Coast photography competition was launched in September last year, coinciding with the launch of the Courage on our Coasts photography book and exhibition, which showcased the photography of volunteer lifeboat crew member and professional photographer Nigel Millard. The exhibition of Nigel’s photos, featuring over 50 images of the RNLI’s lifesaving work, has been touring major cities of the UK and Ireland for the past seven months.
During this time, the RNLI has been running the My Coast photography competition, in partnership with Epson. Budding photographers were challenged to capture what the coasts of the UK and Ireland mean to them.
A panel of judges at the RNLI reviewed all 107 entries, supervised by an independent representative from sponsors Epson, to create a long-list. Nigel Millard then short-listed the top ten entries, which are today being uploaded to the RNLI’s Facebook page for the winner to be decided by a public vote.
Voting will be open for one week, and you can vote by visiting the RNLI Facebook page
before Tuesday 22 April. You'll need to 'like' the page before you can vote.