Winners of the 2022 Close-up Photographer of the Year (21 photos)

The fourth year of the Close-up Photographer of the Year competition has just come to a close, and the winners have been announced. The contest “celebrates close-up, macro, and micro photography,” among 11 separate categories. More than 9,000 entries were received from 54 countries this year. Contest organizers have once more been kind enough to share some of the winners and finalists with us below. Nature’s Pitfall
. Winner, Animals, and Overall Winner. Two juvenile spotted salamanders are trapped inside a carnivorous northern pitcher plant in xAlgonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. (© Copyright Samantha Stephens / cupoty.com)

Winners of the 2022 Close-up Photographer of the Year (21 photos)

The fourth year of the Close-up Photographer of the Year competition has just come to a close, and the winners have been announced. The contest “celebrates close-up, macro, and micro photography,” among 11 separate categories. More than 9,000 entries were received from 54 countries this year. Contest organizers have once more been kind enough to share some of the winners and finalists with us below.

A close view of two small salamanders floating in fluid inside a pitcher plant, surrounded by colorful leaves.
Nature’s Pitfall
. Winner, Animals, and Overall Winner. Two juvenile spotted salamanders are trapped inside a carnivorous northern pitcher plant in xAlgonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. (© Copyright Samantha Stephens / cupoty.com)