🌱The best botanical photos of the year 🌿
The International Garden Photographer of the Year (YGPOTY) is one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind.
This photography contest is about the beauty of gardens , plants and flowers , unique natural spaces ... And the International Garden Photographer of the Year is one of the main world competitions specialized in botanical photography.
This contest is divided into 11 main categories along with numerous special prizes, including the youngest botanical photographer of the year (Young Garden Photo of the Year) and an exclusive category for mobile devices (Gardens on the Go). It is organized in association with the Royal Botanic Garden of Kew (located in south-west London, England), the famous 120-hectare botanical garden (not surprisingly, it is one of the most important seed banks on the planet) where exhibits will be exhibited. winning images, followed by a continuous program of traveling exhibitions both in the United Kingdom and in other countries of the world. Recall that the Kew Gardens are part of the list of World Heritage sites by UNESCO since 2003.
We will contemplate some of the best landscape, plant and landscape photographs of amateur and professional photographers from around the world.
From the portrait to the panoramic, from the peculiar and fun, to the absolutely wonderful, these photographs reflect the eternal appeal of the garden and vividly show the images of a green planet. Categories include Beauty of plants, Wildlife in the garden and Wildflower landscapes , among others.
In 2017, the winner was Lee Acaster (also first prize in the category of trees and forests) for his photography Left.
In 2018, an image of the vast ecological region known as the Cerrado in Brazil by Marcio Cabral of Brasilia, Brazil, rose as the best photo of the year in the contest.
The first prize of the contest has a unique endowment of 7,000 euros.
The undisputed winner of the 2018 edition was Marcio Cabral from Brazil with his snapshot "Cerrado sunrise" (Sunrise in Closed). El Cerrado is a large tropical savanna region of Brazil.
"Marcio has captured a spectacular vision of plant life in this area, showing the beautiful flowers of Paepalanthus chiquitensis, which extend in innumerable filaments towards the first light of the rising sun.It is artistic and technically brilliant, since it displays an excellent use and understanding of equipment, post-harvest processes, color and exposure, it has the ability to make us feel surprise, as if experiencing plant life on this planet for the first time, as ecosystems, such as Brazil's closed , they are threatened, this image urges us all to document, understand and protect our vulnerable landscapes, with an even greater passion, "the judges commented.
Category: Wildflower Landscapes
Location: Alto Paraíso de Goiás, Goiás, Brazil
Photographer: Marcio Cabral, International Garden Photographer of the Year
Morning Mist and Mellow Fruitfulness
Winner in the The Bountiful Earth category
Location: Aberglasney Gardens, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
Photographer : Nigel McCall, International Garden Photographer of the Year.
The Sackler Crossing
The Sackler Crossing
Winner in the Captured at Kew category
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, England.
Photographer : Zygmunt Szot , International Garden Photographer of the Year.
Autumn in Padley Gorge
Winner in the Trees, Woods and Forests category
Location: Padley Gorge, Peak District national park, Derbyshire, England
Photographer: Dave Fieldhouse, International Garden Photographer of the Year.
Winner in the Wildlife in the Garden category
Location: Criccieth, Gwynedd, Wales
Photographer: Alan Price, International Garden Photographer of the Year
Winner in the Gardens on the Go category (mobile)
Location: Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom.
Photographer : Jane Simmonds, International Garden Photographer of the Year
Author's note: "I mixed several images of Clematis seeds from my garden to create an intriguing and artistic composition."