Global photography social network Agora's latest contest tasked its community with taking portraits of small things, and the resulting highlights run the gamut from an extraordinary close up of a tiny damselfly to some shots of humans eclipsed by the scale and majesty of Mother Nature.
The top prize, voted on by Agora’s community of photographers, went to Bangladeshi wildlife and aerial artist Rafid Yasar. His winning shot zooms in on a Black Naped Monarch hatchling, presumably crying out for a meal. Yasar takes home US$1,000 for his winning photograph.
Unsurprisingly, lots of insect close-ups featured in the contest highlights. Perhaps the most compelling coming from Spanish photographer Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz focusing on the extraordinary way droplets of water sit on the head of a red Damselfly.
Other interpretations of the contest theme looked at the macro over the micro, zooming out and showing how small human beings can be when placed into massive landscapes. Here are a few award winning micro photographs as a feast to your eyes.
Award winning micro photography close of a damselfy by bilbao Award winning micro photography balck and yellow seahorse by jakarta Award winning micro photography spider by rajshahi Award winning micro photography water drops by malagaAward winning aerial photography by da nang Award winning aerial photography train by glenfinnan Award winning wildlife photography cheetah by tanzania Award winning landscape photography bridge by ishurdi Award winning nature photography golden river by moscow Award winning nature photography sunrise by passo
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