Photo of jellyfish wins award
The 2011 winners of the British Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced. A stunning photograph of an invertebrate won the overall competition.
27th September 2011
The winning photograph of a jellyfish taken by Richard Shucksmith was pictured at Sula Sgeir (meaning Gannet Rock) in a small uninhabited Scottish island. The island and surround area is home to a variety of wildlife including this beautiful jellyfish.
|Winner of British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011. Jellyfish © Richard Shucksmith |
Jellyfish are invertebrates, meaning they have no backbone, in fact, jellyfish have no bones at all. Like many invertebrates jellyfish are threatened. There are a number marine invertebrates of conservation concern, including the Ivell’s sea anemone which is presumed extinct. Buglife works to conserve invertebrates, everything from bees and beetles to jellyfish and jumping spiders. You can make a difference by joining Buglife today.
Buglife sponsored the Hidden Britain category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards for the third consecutive year. We are delighted to see a Scorpionfly taken by Leslie Holburn win the category this year. It is a common misconception that Scorpionflies can sting because the male tail resembles a scorpion.
|Scorpionfly © Leslie Holburn |
If you have been inspired by these beautiful invertebrate images and would like to help make our planet wildlife rich for future generations join Buglife today. Click on the link to find out more about the British Wildlife Photography Awards