Buglife Bug Photography Awards

Stag Beetle behind a leaf © Martijn Nugteren (Luminar Bug Photography Awards 2020 Beetles 2nd Place winner)
In 2020 We partnered with Photocrowd to launch the inaugural year of the Buglife Bug Photography Awards  – showcasing the best invertebrates photography from around the world, and raising vital funds for Buglife. The 2021 competition has now concluded.

After a fabulous first edition, the Bug Photography Awards are back for their second year.

The 2020 awards saw over 5,000 images submitted, 652 of which were shortlisted across the 11 categories. The winning images caught the imagination of the world’s press, and were featured in publications such as National Geographic, the Guardian, and the New Scientist.

The 2021 competition winner raised some questions around ethical photography and how to police it and as a result a consultation is under way to tighten the rules for 2022

© Mofeed Abu Shalwa ‘Red palm weevil’ by Mofeed Abu Shalwa, who has been crowned Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020.

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