Nature’s Variety is Captured in Minuscule Element within the 2022 Shut-Up Photographer of the 12 months Festival — Colossal




January 8, 2023

Kate Mothes

A photograph of yellow slime mold.

Nathan Benstead, “Hemitrichia calyculata,” Younger Class Winner. All pictures © the photographers and Shut-Up Photographer of the 12 months, shared with permission

Some of the successful pictures of the Shut-Up Photographer of the 12 months contest, frilly slime mildew stems from leaves, sublime bugs splay colourful wings, and microscopic patterns create vibrant abstractions. Now in its fourth 12 months, the festival attracted greater than 9,000 entries from 54 nations.

The entire winner of this 12 months’s festival used to be captured by means of Samantha Stephens and glimpses two tiny amphibians trapped within a carnivorous plant. She explains, “In most cases, those vegetation ceremonial dinner on invertebrates corresponding to moths and flies, however lately, researchers on the Algonquin Natural world Analysis Station came upon a stunning new merchandise at the plant’s menu: juvenile Noticed Salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum).” It used to be a well timed seize; by means of the next day, the creatures had sunk to the ground of the pitcher.

See a few of our favourite captures under, and discuss with the competition’s web site to view the Most sensible 100 pictures of the 12 months.


A photo of a moth on a leaf.

Uday Hegde, “Atlas Moth.” 2d Position Dragonflies and Butterflies Class Winner

A photo of two juvenile salamanders in a pitcher plant.

Samantha Stephens, “Nature’s Pitfall,” Total Winner and Animals Class Winner

A photograph of an insect that has been eating holes out of a leaf.

Minghui Yuan, “Little Naughty Draw Circle,” 3rd Position Bugs Class Winner

A photograph of slime mould that looks like tiny mushrooms.

Andy Sands, “Slime Mildew [Didymium Squamulosum] on Holly Leaf,” 3rd Position Fungi Class Winner

An abstracted photograph of water in seaweed.

Angelo Richardson, “Sea in Fan,” 3rd Position Intimate Panorama Class Winner

A microscopic image of algae.

Marek Miś, “Batrachospermum Crimson Algae,” First Position Micro Class Winner

A photograph of a gordion worm knot.

Ben Revell, “Gordian Bug Knot,” 2d Position Invertebrate Portrait Class Winner

Viktor Lyagushkin, “Little Predator,” Underwater First Position

A photograph of a pink fish among shells on the sea floor.

Kate Jonker, “Good looks and the Beast,” 2d Position Underwater Class Winner

A photograph of two birds on a table outside of a pizza shop in Germany.

Anton Trexler, “Doner Kebab and Pizza,” 3rd Position Younger Class Winner




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