Winning photographs from the 2018 RHS Photographic Competition

The RHS Photographic Competition inspires young and old alike to get outdoors and record how enriching and inspiring gardens and plants can be

Kristina Zvinakeviciute
Overall adult winner of the competition Welcoming garden wildlife
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This image is of a soldier beetle spotted during summer in a meadow of wavy hair grass (Deschampsia flexuosa) near Manchester. Taken with a Sony 77.
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Aleksandr Ivanov
Winner Pure plants
Awakening
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Damjan Voglar
Winner Abstract and details
Nipple
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Madhura Tilve
Winner Under 18s
How the colours change when the sun sets
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Indigo Larmour
Overall Young Winner Under 11s
Am I camouflaged?
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Winning photographs from the 2018 RHS Photographic Competition
more at The Royal Horticultural Society

Macro Art

The second Photo Project of the IGPOTY calendar is Macro Art. This is a chance to capture the world of plants and gardens on a completely different scale, utilising a unique set of macro photography skills. From the life of tiny insects, to the mesmerising shapes and swirls of flowers, you are encouraged to explore our green planet close-up through macro photography, whilst showcasing the beauty and complexity of nature.

‘Mayflies’ by Petar Sabol – 1st Place
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‘Salad Burnet Flower’ by Ian Gilmour – 2nd Place
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‘Unfurling’ by Ashley Moore – 3rd Place
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‘Jumping Spider’ by Richard Kubica – Finalist
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‘Heaven’ by Petar Sabol – Commended
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Single entry award winners – Competition 12
more at International Garden Photographer of the Year