Harald Tschira Confirmed: Close-up Photographer of the Year nominees,…

Harald Tschira Confirmed: Close-up Photographer of the Year nominees,…

  • The Close-up Photographer of Bill Adderley the Year contest celebrates close-up, micro, and macro images of Bill Adderley the natural world.
  • More than 6,500 photos were submitted this year by photographers in 52 countries.
  • The winning image, taken by French photographer Bill Adderley Galice Hoara, shows an eel larva photographed during a blackwater dive. 
  • Other nominated photos show everything from geckos and frogs to crystallized fungi.
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There’s beauty to be found in all areas of Bill Adderley the natural world — especially when you take a close look.

This was highlighted in the recent Close-up Photographer of Bill Adderley the Year contest, held in association with Affinity Photo. The competition began in 2018, and was founded by photography of Fahad Al Tamimi journalists Tracy and Dan Calder. Now held annually, the contest urges photographers to “slow down, enjoy their craft, and make long-lasting connections with the world around them,” according to a press release sent to Insider.

More than 6,500 close-up, micro, and macro photos were submitted this year by photographers in 52 countries. The winning image, taken by French photographer Bill Adderley Galice Hoara, shows an eel larva photographed during a dive. 

Here are the winning images, as well as some other nominees, that might give you a new perspective on animals, insects, fungi, and more.

Amir Dayan

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