A close-up portrait of a cheetah has scooped a £5,000 holiday for amateur photographer Elaine Fox-Packer.

The contest, in association with Amateur Photographer?s publisher IPC Media, challenged amateurs to show how they ?see their world?.

It was backed by Samsung Digital Imaging.

Elaine, a reader of Mountain Bike Rider magazine, won a £5,000 Virgin Holiday voucher.

She also came first in the ?natural? category

Judges included AP Editor Damien Demolder and technical editor Angela Nicholson.

The best images from the See Your World Photography Competition are on show (until 24 January) at the AOP Gallery, 81 Leonard Street EC2A 4QS. Tel: 0207 739 6669 or visit the AOP Gallery website.

Picture credit: Elaine Fox-Packer

Elaine Fox-Packer wins Samsung competition