Favourite Pictures of Cornwall ~ 2022

Do you have a favourite photograph that you've taken this year? This is the question that we asked eight aerial photographers from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

By way of reply, here are eight shots taken in 2022, and chosen by the photographers themselves as their favourites of the year.


Jamie Turnbull

I took this shot on a sunny afternoon in August on the beautiful island of Saint Agnes, on the Isles of Scilly. It's my favourite because of the light on the lighthouse, but also because it reminds me of all of the happy times I've spend on this island.


downs cottage, saint agnes

 Downs Cottage, St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly


Gareth Tibbs

After a break of two years, Pi the humpback whale returned to the waters off the Isles of Scilly. "I have been waiting two years to capture better whale shots. This time Pi was right in by the rocks - and the advancements in drone technology, with the 7x optical zoom, allows you to get much closer. These opportunities don’t come around very often!"


'Pi' the Humpback Whales, Isles of Scilly


Carl Brightman

"It was one of those nights which wasn’t planned, and turned out to be a magical summers evening, so warm and still - like the Mediterranean!  Perfect conditions for the shot I had in mind, wanting Polruan to look like an Italian or French village by the sea". 


George Cryer

Morning light on Saint Anthony's Head Lighthouse, on the Eastern side of Falmouth Harbour.

Saint Anthony's Head Lighthouse 


Simon Smith

Timing is everything in this shot: the roundabout at St. Erth goes over the trainline - so when the train goes under the roundabout you can look down and see it passing through!

"This image was my favourite because it captures moments in time, the train taking passengers to St. Ives on the wonderful coastal line - and there’s also the old A30 road which has been left ‘abandoned’ many years ago when the new roundabout was built. Many people including locals never knew about the old trunk road - it’s a great talking point and something only a drone can bring to life."

 Train In A Hole ~ St. Erth

Scott Fisher

This shot of Hayle Rivermouth made it on to the front cover of The Telegraph travel section.

 Hayle Rivermouth

Dave Mably

A top-down shot of a boat and buoy at Rock - with amazing shadows and textures, it's not hard to see why this is Dave Mably's favourite.



Duncan Scobie

"For this shot I spent four hours waiting on the cliff edge! The weather was touch and go ....but just at the right moment the drizzle stopped and the wind dropped ! Show time!"

Fireworks At Lands' End

By Jamie Turnbull