April 17, 2021

‘International Garden Photography of the Year 2020’ Presents Stunning Images of the Outdoor Life

The International Garden Photographer of the Year Macro Art project has announced its winners. The competition is one of four photo projects run by the International Garden Photographer of the Year and the winner receives £500 and the photograph featured at an exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 2021. For the Macro Art contest, photographers captured minuscule moments of beauty in gardens around the world. The overall winner of the project was Bruno Militelli with the work entitled ‘Botanic Loop’.


“Botanic Loop” by Bruno Militelli, São Paulo, Brazil. 1st Place.

Macro Art contest it continues to inspire viewers to see the beauty in tiny things, and aspiring photographers may still enter the International Garden Photographer of the Year awards in multiple categories. There are photographers around the world who submit their pictures to enter the contest.

Each photo exhibited is rich in color, detail, and texture despite the tiny subjects. Through these stunning images  of the finalists you will be able to enjoy a hidden world of the garden life.

“Mountain of Tulip Petals” by Anne MacIntyre, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. 2nd Place.

“Shepherd’s Purse Seed” by Zhang Ye Fei, Jiangyin, Jiangsu, China. 3rd Place.

“Rainbow Lily” by Ecaterina Leonte, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Finalist.

“Vortex Blossom” by Bruno Militelli, São Paulo, Brazil. Finalist.

“Common Blues on Apple Mint” by Tony North, Hoe Grange Quarry Butterfly Nature Reserve, Derbyshire, England. Highly Commended.

“Peep through the Window” by Minghui Yuan, Dabie Mountains, Hubei Province, China. Highly Commended.

“On the Look Out” by Christine Blanchin Dos Santos, Torreira, Aveiro, Portugal. Highly Commended.

“Silver-Studded Blues on Heather” by Qasim Syed, London, England. Commended.

“Jewels” by Wei Fu, King Rama IX Park, Bangkok, Thailand. Commended.

The Hunter” by Rob Blanken, Veenwouden, Friesland, The Netherlands. Commended.

“Posing” by Barbora Polivkova, Rainforest, Costa Rica. Commended.

“Leaf Structure” by Dinah Jayes, RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, London, England. Commended.

“Butterfly Wing V” by Petar Sabol, Goričan, Croatia. Commended.

“Flying Wishes” by Kristina Zvinakeviciute, Manchester, England. Finalist.

“The Presence” by Peter Pullan, Carmel, Western Australia, Australia. Finalist.

“Enigma Rubra” by Peter Pullan, Bridgetown, Western Australia, Australia. Commended.

“Camassia after the Rain” by Marie Phelan, Studio, Republic of Ireland. Commended.

“You Can Leave Your Hat On” by Ingeborg Hartgerink-Grandia, Hoogerheide, North Brabant, The Netherlands. Commended.

“Wild Carrot Flowers in the Late Afternoon” by Rachele Z.Cecchini, Private Garden, Salzburg, Austria. Commended.