Entries are now open for the annual International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. Founded in 2007, the competition is open to any photographer in any part of the world and typically attracts more than 20,000 entries. The top prize is £5000.
Sarah-Fiona Helme of Lanarkshire, Scotland, was a finalist in this year’s Wildlife in the Garden category with this image of a small white butterfly feeding on the powder blue flowers of the forget-me-knot. Wildlife in the Garden is one of eight competition categories.
The closing date for entries to the 2016 competition is October 31. A selection of winning and finalist images from this year’s contest can be seen in the May issue of Wild Planet, available to download from April 15.
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