The Macro Art Photo Project entries in the International Garden Photographer of the Year(IGPOTY) Competition 12 are garden pictures with a difference – they are all close-ups.
The winning photographs of this category have now been revealed, coming from Croatia, China, The Netherlands, Slovakia, USA, Spain, Russia, Ireland and the UK.
Mayflies by professional Croatian photographer, Petar Sabol, was awarded first place, who will receive £500, be published in the new IGPOTY 12 book and will feature at the flagship exhibition at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in February 2019.
Judges said of the picture: “Aside from the beautiful, uplifting lighting, it is the composition which has really elevated this image. The gentle curve of the Papaver coupled with the slope of the two Mayfly tails work together to form a harmony of shape and structure, from both animal and botanical elements.”
Browse the winners, finalists, highly commended and commended of the Macro Art Photo Project in the gallery below.