Very bright clean, tight paperback copy with minor wear to cover. Inside is in fine condition. The International Garden Photographer of the Year contest is the world's premier competition and exhibition for garden, plant, flower, and botanical photography. Sponsored by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this annual event draws entries from the best professional and amateur photographers around the globe. This lavishly illustrated volume showcases the winners and highlights from this year's competition and accompanies a major exhibition at Kew that will tour the United Kingdom and the United States in 2011. Based on the theme "Images of a Green Planet," this year's entries include stunning landscape, nature, wildlife, still life, and portrait photographs. The book features all the winning pictures from each category (plant portraits, garden views, wildlife in the garden, people in the garden, wildflowers, trees, and young garden photographer of the year), as well as top photographs that did not win awards. These beautiful images are accompanied by technical and artistic insights into the winning images by the photographers themselves, judges' commentary, and practical advice for improving your own garden and plant photography. International Garden Photographer of the Year will be an inspirational primer for aspiring and veteran botanical photographers alike.