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Britain is beautiful in these winning photos from new drone photography competition

The competition was hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority to help spread the word about responsible drone use.

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Andrew Hoyle
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1 of 9 CAA/James Farley

The beautiful lighthouse at Point of Ayr in North Wales is the winning shot in a recent drone photography competition held by the UK's Civil Aviation Authority, in partnership with Visit England.

The shot, taken by amateur aerial photographer James Farley was selected from over 1,200 submissions.

The competition, "400ft Britain", aimed to not only showcase the beauty of Britain's landscape, but also highlight safe drone use and the CAA's new "Drone Code".

Following a variety of drone-related incidents in the UK, including several near misses at major airports, the CAA is focussed on emphasising safe use practices for all drone pilots, from excited amateurs to professional videographers.

Click through to see the best examples from the competition.

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The stunning Glen Coe in Scotland by Craig Jump.

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A moody Peak District shot by James Farley.

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Cloud pouring over the cliff of West Bay, Dorset by James Loveridge

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Stunning light on the Bennerley Viaduct by Paul Atherley

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Pristine blue water in Dorset by James Loveridge

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The amazing bridge of the River Forth in Scotland by Fin039

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The snaking river in East Sussex by Steve Ashman

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Botany Bay in Kent by HunteAerial

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