MEET THE PHOTOGRAPHERS BEHIND THE DISCOVER CYMRU CALENDAR

By Ed Maughan aka @discovercymru

Discover Cymru is a community homegrown out of Instagram to champion Wales' photographers and adventurers. Today they have a community of over 33,000, an active blog all about Wales and produce a calendar featuring the very best of Welsh landscape photography. 

We’re very excited to announce the Discover Cymru Calendar for 2018.

After the success of last years’ Discover Cymru calendar, we decided to open up submissions to the 2018 edition to our Instagram community. We wanted to create a Welsh landscape calendar with a difference — it would be created by the community, for the community. Initially we didn’t know if we’d get any interest at all, but within hours we had an inbox full of beautiful landscape, wildlife and architecture photography from across Wales.

We received pictures from local Welsh photographers, photographers from across the UK — and even submissions from photographers who had visited Wales on holiday this year who were keen to be involved! After weeks (and weeks!) of shortlisting, we were able to get it down the twelve beautiful images that made the final cut.

The Welsh landscape is incredibly diverse; trying to include shots that represented every corner of our beautiful country proved a challenge. I hope you agree that we’ve done it justice.

January — Brecon Beacons — Adam Tatton-Reid  See Adam's instagram  here

January — Brecon Beacons — Adam Tatton-Reid

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February — Bigsweir Bridge, Wye Valley — Adam Handley  Follow Adam on instagram  here

February — Bigsweir Bridge, Wye Valley — Adam Handley

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March — Capel Curig, Snowdonia — Neil Thomas  Follow Neil on instagram  here

March — Capel Curig, Snowdonia — Neil Thomas

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April — Cribyn, Brecon Beacons — Elliot Cooper  Follow Elliot on instagram  here

April — Cribyn, Brecon Beacons — Elliot Cooper

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May — Nash Point, Glamorgan — Alan Beattie  Follow Al on instagram  here

May — Nash Point, Glamorgan — Alan Beattie

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June — Craig Goch Dam, Elan Valley — Mathew Browne  Follow Mathew on instagram  here

June — Craig Goch Dam, Elan Valley — Mathew Browne

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July — Puffins, Skomer Island — Laura Gibson  Follow Laura on instagram  here

July — Puffins, Skomer Island — Laura Gibson

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August — Porth y Corwgl, Anglesey — Alex Davies  Follow Alex on instagram  here

August — Porth y Corwgl, Anglesey — Alex Davies

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September — Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia — Matthew Light  Follow Matthew on instagram  here

September — Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia — Matthew Light

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October — Alex Coleman — Llyn y Fan Fach  Follow Alex on instagram  here

October — Alex Coleman — Llyn y Fan Fach

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November — Caerphilly Castle — Georgina Harper  Follow Georgina on instagram  here

November — Caerphilly Castle — Georgina Harper

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December — Castell y Gwynt, Snowdonia — Hollie Harmsworth  Follow Hollie on instagram  here

December — Castell y Gwynt, Snowdonia — Hollie Harmsworth

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