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Nature in full focus at the Close-up Photographer of the Year competition

The winners of the fourth Close-up Photographer of the Year competition have been announced.

The winners of the fourth Close-up Photographer of the Year competition have been announced. Image: Unsplash

Stefan Ellerbeck
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Salamanders trapped by a plant was the winning image of this year’s Close-up Photographer of the Year competition.
Salamanders trapped by a plant was the winning image of this year’s Close-up Photographer of the Year competition. Image: © Samantha Stephens/cupoty.com
This image of slime moulds won the Young Photographer of the Year title.
This image of slime moulds won the Young Photographer of the Year title. Image: © Nathan Benstead/cupoty.com
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A drongo bird swooping on a swarm of termites came top in the Insects category in the Close-up Photographer of the Year competition.
A drongo bird swooping on a swarm of termites came top in the Insects category in the Close-up Photographer of the Year competition. Image: © Anirban Dutta/cupoty.com
This image of a stalked jellyfish captured beneath the ice of Russia’s White Sea won the Underwater category in the Close-up Photographer of the Year competition.
This image of a stalked jellyfish captured beneath the ice of Russia’s White Sea won the Underwater category in the Close-up Photographer of the Year competition. Image: © Viktor Lyagushkin/cupoty.com
An Arkys Curtulus spider waiting for its prey won the Close-up Photographer of the Year competition in Invertebrate Portrait category.
An Arkys Curtulus spider waiting for its prey won the Close-up Photographer of the Year competition in Invertebrate Portrait category. Image: © Jamie Hall/cupoty.com
This image of a banded demoiselle dragonfly covered in dew won the Butterflies & Dragonflies category in the Close-up Photographer of the Year competition.
This image of a banded demoiselle dragonfly covered in dew won the Butterflies & Dragonflies category in the Close-up Photographer of the Year competition. Image: © Wim Vooijsl/cupoty.com
A snake’s head fritillary flower, which won the Close-up Photographer of the Year competition in the Plants category.
A snake’s head fritillary flower, which won the Close-up Photographer of the Year competition in the Plants category. Image: © Sebastien Blomme/cupoty.com

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