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The black-and-white category of the Farmers Weekly Photography Competition is always stunning, and this year is no exception.

With a £250 top prize, the contest has attracted thousands of entries, from pets to people and wildlife to machinery.

The closing date of the competition is 30 October, so this week is the last opportunity to enter.

Enter the 2015 Farmers Weekly Photo Competition

Here are a selection of some of the beautiful and mysterious black-and-white entries.

Farmer spreading straw

Uploaded by Gambles.

Captioned “Spreading straw for a comfy bed”, this shot was taken in Lincolnshire and uploaded by Gambles.

Black-and-white photograph of birds sitting on a fence

Uploaded by SarBar

Gallery user SarBar uploaded this photo of pheasant on the fence. Called “Sit here girls, don’t fly”, it was taken in East Sussex in October 2015.

Black-and-white photograph of a cattle cake crusher

Uploaded by Jenny B

This shot of a Cattle Cake Crusher uploaded by Jenny B could contend in the Machinery category too.

 

Black-and-white photograph of a cow

Uploaded by hross

Captured at Whitehouse Farm, “hross” titled this snap “Just Milked”.

See more photos in the Black-and-White photograph gallery.

Enter the 2015 Photo Competition here.