Tuesday, February 27

Winners of Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022

The Close-up Photographer of the Year competition is an international event that recognizes the skills of macro photographers globally. Established in 2018 by photographers Daniel and Tracy Calder, the competition promotes and displays the finest close-up, macro, and micro photography. It is open to photographers of all skill levels, from amateur to professional.

The winners of the 2022 contest were released recently and the photographs are so captivating. The contest was in several sections. Scroll down to see the winning photographs of each category.

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ANIMALS

Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022 Overall Winner & Animals Winner

Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022
(c) Samantha Stephens | Nature’s Pitfall

2nd Place

Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022
(c) Juan J. González Ahumada | The Footprint Friend

3rd Place

Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022
(c) Paul Lennart Schmid | A Tale in the Sand

INSECTS

Winner

(c) Anirban Dutta | Intruder

2nd Place

(c) Bernard Van Elegem | Violet Ghost

3rd Place

Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022
(c) Minghui Yuan | Little Naughty Draw Circle

PLANTS

Winner

(c) Sébastien Blomme | Next To My Tree

2nd Place

(c) Jay Birmingham | Thawing Beauty

3rd Place

Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022
(c) Henrik Spranz | Sun Worshippers

FUNGI

Winner

Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022
(c) Barry Webb | Ice Encrusted Comatricha

2nd Place

(c) Jeremy Lintott | Scarlet Waxcap in Early Morning Dew

3rd Place

Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022
(c) Andy Sands | Slime Mould Didymium Squamulosum on Holly leaf

UNDERWATER

Winner

Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022
(c) Viktor Lyagushkin | Little Predator

2nd Place

Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022
(c) Kate Jonker | Beauty and the Beast

3rd Place

Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022
(c) Pietro Cremone | The Martian

BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES

Winner

(c) Wim Vooijs | Veiled

2nd Place

(c) Uday Hegde | Atlas Moth

3rd Place

(c) Kai Rösler | Common Winter Damselfly

INVERTEBRATE PORTRAIT

Winner

Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022
(c) Jamie Hall | Mayan Derriere

2nd Place

(c) Ben Revell | Gordian Worm Knot

3rd Place

Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022
(c) Alex Pansier | Shining Snail

INTIMATE LANDSCAPE

Winner

(c) Mike Curry | Frequency

2nd Place

(c) Klaus Axelsen | Artwork of Nature II

3rd Place

Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022
(c) Angelo Richardson | Sea in Fan

MANMADE

Winner

Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022
(C) Matt Vacca | Oil & Water 44

2nd Place

(c) Nigel Halliwell | Fishing Nets

3rd Place

(c) Paul Gravett | Colour Study 35

MICRO

Winner

Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022
(c) Marek Miś | Batrachospermum Red Algae

2nd Place

Close-up Photographer of the Year 2022
(c) Jan Martinek | Pollen Tubes Growing Through the Pistil of Arabidopsis Thaliana

3rd Place

(c) Harald Cederlund | Schistidium Capsule

YOUNG

Young Close-up Photographer of the Year 04

(c) Nathan Benstead | Hemitrichia Calyculata

2nd place

(c) Nathan Benstead | Demoiselle Wing

3rd place

(c) Anton Trexler | Doner Kebab and Pizza

Visit the website to see other finalists of each category.

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