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Close-up Photography of the Year winners revealed

Close-up Photography of the Year winners revealed

French photographer Galice Hoarau has been named overall winner of Close-up Photographer of the Year competition (CUPOTY) with his image of an eel larva spotted off the island of Lembeh (Indonesia) during a blackwater dive. Hoarau takes home £2,500 and the CUPOTY trophy. “Peering through the darkness with your torch can be stressful the first time you do it, but it gets fascinating quickly, explains Hoarau, a professor in marine molecular ecology. “After sunset, small pelagic animals (like this larva) rise close to the surface to feed where the sunlight has allowed planktonic algae to grow. At sunrise, they dive into the depths and stay there during the day to escape predators.” © Galice Hoarau More than 6,500 pictures were entered this year, from 52 countries. There were seven categories: Animals, Insects, Plants & Fungi, Intimate Landscape, Manmade World and Micro (for images created using a microscope), plus Young […]

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