Spectacular Winning Photos from The Close-Up Photographer of the Year 2020

Close-up Photographer of the Year is an international competition celebrating the best close-up, macro and micro photography from the bountiful ecosystems across planet Earth. Established in 2018, the competition’s inaugural winners are an intimate delight of close-up captures guaranteed to make you awe in amazement.

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Close-Up Photographer of the Year 2020
First in the animals section and overall winner of the competition was this shot of an eel larva off the coast of Indonesia during a blackwater dive. (Photo by Galice Hoarau/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2020)

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Spectacular Winning Photos from The Close-Up Photographer of the Year 2020
Photographed during a night walk through the Kubah national park on the island of Borneo, a cat gecko, which gets its name from the way it curls up its tail to cover itself while sleeping. (Photo by Bernhard Schubert/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2020)

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Close-Up Photographer of the Year 2020
Butterflies feasting on the nectar of carefully composed flowers in France. (Photo by Emelin Dupieux/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2020)

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Close-Up Photographer of the Year 2020
Shot on a smartphone, an amazingly detailed microshot of a glassworm. (Photo by Andrei Savitsky/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2020)

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Close-Up Photographer of the Year 2020
A raft spider skimming across a marshy pool in search of prey in Plesheevo Lake national park, Russia. (Photo by Svetlana Ivanenko/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2020)

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Close-Up Photographer of the Year 2020
A bufo bufo, or common toad, spotted swimming close to the surface at Buèges spring in Occitania, France. (Photo by Mathieu Foulquie/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2020)

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Close-Up Photographer of the Year 2020
Ice crystals formed when moisture became trapped inside a faulty thermopane window. (Photo by Edwin Giesbers/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2020)

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Close-Up Photographer of the Year 2020
A lava flow erupting at the feet of the photographer during a trek across the Kalapana lava field in Hawaii. (Photo by Mark James Ford/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2020)

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Close-Up Photographer of the Year 2020
Water scorpions in silhouette, backlit by torches. (Photo by Juan Gonzalez/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2020)

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Close-Up Photographer of the Year 2020
A pool ingeniously filled with clear water in the middle of Lake Kerniki in Greece enabled this shot of feeding pelicans. (Photo by Bence Mate/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2020)

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Close-Up Photographer of the Year 2020
A spider in a swamp at the Turjanos nature reserve in Hungary. (Photo by Csaba Daroczi/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2020)

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