The final winner for #MyCanonWorld is up!

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If you’re interested in photography, you can’t have missed the awesome competition we’ve been running with Canon over on Instagram. We wanted to show that you don’t need expensive gear or long visits to exotic locations to get great nature photos. We asked readers to capture images of the natural world in urban spaces – and received over 3000 entries!

From bugs to plants to pigeons, there were so many creative and beautiful entries that it was very difficult to choose a winner. But ultimately, there could only be one:

Photo by Cameron Gouws.

Cameron says: “I wanted to shoot a Cape Town cityscape from above Bo-Kaap but I arrived late and the light was already harsh. So I went looking for other things to shoot and found a few squirrels playing on a barbed-wire fence. This particular one was in the perfect spot. Winning this competition is awesome, and really means a lot to me!”

 

First prize: Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera + 18-35mm IS STM lens kit worth R32999.

Cameron wins a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera + 18-35mm IS STM lens kit worth R32999.

Here’s a look at the other images we really loved:

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Hadedas of Doom, by Heloise Alexandra.

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Concrete Bloom, by Jacob Kritzinger.

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The Flutter, by Kris Barnard.

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Dassie Daycare, by Yaseen Moolla.

Thanks to everyone who took part!

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