Close Up Photographer of the Year shares gorgeous photos of “two of a kind”

Feb 8, 2022

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Feb 8, 2022

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Close Up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) shared its last year’s winners in late 2021. And while we wait for the 2022 winners – there’s the “Two of a Kind” challenge to bring us more fantastic photos. It’s a themed contest that runs outside the annual CUPOTY competition, and this time it’s all about tandems.

Just like the main contest, the challenge chooses the overall winner as well. This year, the title went to Dutch photographer Alex Pansier. The winning image shows a heart-warming scene of a pair of European ground squirrels sharing a faded poppy on a lawn in Vienna. These animals are classified as vulnerable, mainly due to habitat loss.

© Alex Pansier/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022

British photographer Barry Webb took second place with his image of a pair of slime molds. “Although these slime molds are minuscule,” said competition co-founder Tracy Calder, “Barry has transformed them into majestic trees making us wonder what else we pass by without noticing.”

© Barry Webb/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022

The third place was awarded to Julia Briggs and her photo of two delicate leaf skeletons. This retired school teacher photographed them in her conservatory, saying that the structure of these leaf skeletons reminds her of lace.

© Julia Briggs/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022

Other than the first three places, there is a selection of 19 more images that made it to the finalist list. All of them, along with the winners, will be published in Amateur Photographer magazine in February 2022. Enjoy the rest of the images below, and make sure to visit CUPOTY’s website for more information.

© Barry Webb/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022
© Angi Wallace/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022
© Roman Willi/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022
© Roelof de Hoog/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022
© Rob Blanken/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022
© Ria Bloemendaal/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022
© Pål Hermansen/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022
© Noelle Bennett/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022
© Mathieu Foulquié/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022
© Luc Rooman/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022
© Joris Vegter/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022
© Javier Lafuente/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022
© Hugo Camacho/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022
© Henrik Spranz/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022
© Heidi Egerman/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022
© Gerd A. Günther/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022
© Carlos Pérez Naval/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022
© Alan Clark/Close Up Photographer of the Year 2022

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Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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