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Petal power

With 19,000 individual entries, the 11th International Garden Photographer of the Year competition closed on a high, and the results are now in. IGPOTY celebrates all things botanical, from plant portraits to grand floral vistas. It’s open to photographers of all ages and welcomes work from amateurs and professionals alike.

This year, the overall title has been awarded to Marcio Cabral from Brazil for his picture ‘Cerrado Sunrise’ (see right). ‘Marcio has captured a spectacular vision of plant life in the cerrado, displaying the flowers of stretching out on countless filaments towards the first light of the rising sun,’ says Tyrone McGlinchey,

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