It’s often considered the most photogenic season of the year.
So it’s perhaps not surprising that some of the UK’s most impressive islands are exceptionally stunning during the autumn months of September, October and November.
But, in case that wasn’t clear, acclaimed photographer Chris Orange has captured five of the very best isles for a definitive Top 5 collection – complete with golden leaves, grey clouds and orange skies.
Ranging from the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to the Isle of Tiree – which is the most westerly island of the Inner Hebridees – the images illustrate the natural wonders of each.
Other locations include Lundy Island, which is the largest island in the Bristol Channel, and the Isle of Lewis.
Chris, 43, from Haslemere, Surrey, said: ‘It’s incredible how the islands change over the year- the light in the sunsets lasts that much longer in Autumn than in other seasons.
‘The islands are are unbelievable at this time of year, you must go, everyone really must go. With all of these islands, you feel like you’re in some other world completely. It’s hard to choose a favourite island because they are all varied.’
Peak interest: The Isle fo Skye is known for its rugged landscapes, picturesque fishing villages and medieval castles
Seasonal glow: The most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides is given an orange hue at sunset in late September
Sail away: The Isle of Tiree, in the Inner Hebrides, is caught in a dramatic sunrise that’s broken by clouds
Nature’s beauty: Lundy Island, which is the largest island in the Bristol Channel, boasts incredible views
Remote control: A solitary home on the Isle of Tiree, which is the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides
Now that’s a view! A stunning sunset casts an orange glow over the Isle of Lewis in Scotland
Making waves in the wilds: Wild waters running over jagged rocks at Scotland’s picturesque Isle of Skye
Stunning: The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, also known simply as Holy Island, is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England, which constitutes the civil parish of Holy Island in Northumberland