Aug 31

A big thank you to everyone who entered our Invertebrate Photography Competition, held jointly with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

With so many amazing photographs of splendid snails, fabulous flies and majestic mantids Wildscreen asked three professionals from the world of wildlife photography to judge the winners. Sophie Stafford (BBC Wildlife magazine Editor), Rosamund Kidman Cox (WildPhotos Producer, editor and writer) and Helen Gilks (Managing Director, Nature Picture Library and Blue Green Pictures) deliberated over the 100s of entries to select 20 finalists and the overall winner.

Overall winner

Six-spot burnet moths (Zygaena carniolica) gathered on grass seed heads


View a gallery of the 20 finalist photographs

  • Siusaidh (August 31st, 2012 at 5:06 pm):

    Some wonderful work, indeed. But one question – why is Iran the only country identified?

  • Sharon Baron (August 31st, 2012 at 5:15 pm):

    Wonderful images! Wish I send some in but will do next time

  • Sharon Baron (August 31st, 2012 at 5:15 pm):

    Wonderful images! Wish I send some in but will do next time

  • Paul Steffen (August 31st, 2012 at 10:23 pm):

    How to pick a best from this group…? Everyone is a winner in my experience. Congratulations to each photo master!

  • Diane (September 1st, 2012 at 1:44 am):

    All finalists were impressive and fascinating. Thank you!

  • VIVI (September 1st, 2012 at 1:45 am):

    Wonderful collection

  • Doug Norris (September 1st, 2012 at 6:31 am):

    Nice. Can we please see some more entries.

  • patrick walsh (September 1st, 2012 at 1:58 pm):

    Is this typical of Burnet gathering

  • Harriet (September 1st, 2012 at 4:57 pm):

    What a stunning array. Well done ARKive for organising such a fantastic competition!

  • sudhir (September 5th, 2012 at 12:24 pm):

    beautiful photographs.

  • maria OTALECU (September 5th, 2012 at 2:29 pm):



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