Hampshire & Isle of Wight

In pictures: New Forest photo competition winners

Image copyright Dave Dodge

Dancing horses and laughing donkeys were among the finalists in the New Forest Park Authority's 2014 summer photo competition.

Image copyright Sue Knight

The contest attracted 140 entries between 23 July and 6 August, with entrants ranging from professional photographers to amateurs with camera phones.

Image copyright Alan Sutton

The winning entry shows two prancing ponies, snapped by Alan Sutton, from Pennington, who moved to the forest in 2008 for its wildlife and landscapes.

Image copyright Jenna Giles-Bodilly

The New Forest ponies that roam free in the park were a popular theme among photographers, such as in "Happy Chappy" by Jenna Giles-Bodilly.

Image copyright Alan Sutton

More than 1,400 votes were cast to choose the winner and three runners-up. Winner Alan Sutton also took this photo of marbled white butterflies on knapweed.

Image copyright John Cuthbert

Local businesses donated prizes for the contest, which included days out in the forest.

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