Celebrating close-up, macro & micro photography

Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) is a celebration of close-up, macro and micro photography – an annual competition created to showcase images that help us see the world anew.
But its scope is far greater than that.
Its ultimate aim is to encourage you to slow down, enjoy the craft of photography, and to make connections with others who are equally passionate about the world up close.

Henri Koskinen | Seeds on Stage
Plants & Fungi Winner
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Emanuele Biggi | Namib’s Gaze
Close-up Photographer of the Year
Overall winner & Animals winner
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Hal Gage | Starburst Mud
Intimate Landscape Winner
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Marek Miś | Sugar and Salt Mixture Crystals
Micro Winner
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Celebrating close-up, macro & micro photography
more at cupoty

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The Sea has Stories

Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of red and cosy up with the Winter issue of White Horses. Issue 29 opens with a stunning image by Paul Smith of Nic Brewer at Noosa, and flows into the rich collection of stories and photos that has made White Horses so treasured.

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The Sea has Stories
White Horses | Issue Twenty Nine

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Beautiful Blenheim

This unique World Heritage Site is a perfect location for all types of garden photography with several Sites of Special Scientific Interest, including the Great Lake and the ancient oaks in High Park. From secret gardens to open parkland, Blenheim Palace is a photographer’s dream.

‘The Grand Bridge’
by Cereta Drewett
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‘Golden Hour’
by Robin Birchmore
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‘Between the Lines’
by Brian Lee
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‘Early Morning From The Harry Potter Tree’
by Brian Lee
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‘Footbridge Reflections’
by Elaine Cox
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To accompany a major exhibition in 2019, IGPOTY and Blenheim Palace have teamed up to offer a new free to enter special award to celebrate the beauty of this extraordinary location. Use photography to capture the enduring beauty of Blenheim Palace and the majesty of the 2,000 acre Capability Brown designed landscape.
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Beautiful Blenheim
more at International Garden Photographer of the Year

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Traveling Woman

Beautiful free stock photos
Download free stock photos, backgrounds and images in high‑resolution for personal and commercial use

Young Woman Showing Heart Symbol with Hands
by Viktor Hanacek
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Woman Enjoying Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Austria
by Viktor Hanacek
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Young Woman Enjoying Freedom in the Summer Evening
by Viktor Hanacek
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Young Woman Enjoying Moments in Temple of Lempuyang
by Karel Rakovsky
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Young Traveler Admires Beautiful Manarola Town, Italy
by Viktor Hanacek
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Traveling Woman
Beautiful free stock photos

more at picjumbo

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Inside Abandoned Buildings

For this contest I would like to see your photographs of the inside of abandoned buildings which you have explored but have been forgotten. Please only show the inside of buildings that have been abandoned, not maintained ruins. The dirtier, creepier, and more forgotten, the better. Also, please make sure your photographs are taken inside the building.

Waiting for the builders
by Neil Gosling
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“Dodgem Car”
by Patrick Reilly
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Ruined chateau
by Forgotten Heritage
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Days Gone By
by Jacquie Matechuk
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Beelitz
by wunderbilder
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Inside Abandoned Buildings
more at Photocrowd

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Symmetry

Winners and finalists from the “Symmetry” photo contest

Белавин Андрей
Питерское метро
Russia, Москва
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Jordan Keramidas
The human voice is the organ of the soul
Greece, Athens
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Sabih Kadhim Ali
Freedom has a door
Iraq, najaf
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Alexander Sviridov
Ann-Marie
Canada, Maple
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Alexander Schönberg
Old Harburg Bridge
Germany, Hamburg
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Symmetry
more at 35photo

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Landscape Photographer Soumya N Gosh

“I am hugely influenced by the beauty that lies in its natural formation from mountain to desert to the ocean.”
Renowned landscape photographer Soumya N Gosh speaks about his journey and experiences as a landscape photographer and how the landscape of Oman has shaped his craft.

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Landscape Photographer Soumya N Gosh
more in Indian Photo Arts Magazine

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