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Winning Photographs 2014

© Jose Ramos, II, (Philippines)

Warming up, the light giver, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>Warming up, the light giver, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Lucia Chmurova, (East Yorkshire, United Kingdom)

Blend in to survive, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>Blend in to survive, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Denise Bishop, (Essex, United Kingdom)

Warming up, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>Warming up, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Adam Poledníček (Cornwall, United Kingdom)

My annoying housemate, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>My annoying housemate, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Narayan Patel, (Gujarat, India)

Grasshopper nymphs, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>Grasshopper nymphs, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Shelley Barkley, (Alberta, Canada)

Tachinid fly, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>Tachinid fly, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Rory Morrisey, (Bedfordshire, United Kingdom)

A snout of distinction, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>A snout of distinction, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Bob Eade, (East Sussex, United Kingdom)

Mayfly, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>Mayfly, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Peter Sabol, (Croatia)

Zerynthia polyxena wing, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>Zerynthia polyxena wing, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Paul Giles (Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom)

Migrant hawker, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>Migrant hawker, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Martin Smith, (Haskovo, Bulgaria)

Longhorn beetle (close-up), Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>Longhorn beetle (close-up), Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Peter Paul Smith, (Warwickshire, England)

Acorn weevil (Curculio glandium) on a stem of grass, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>Acorn weevil (<em>Curculio glandium</em>) on a stem of grass, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Richard Davies, (Suffolk, United Kingdom)

‘Jeff Goldblum lookalike’ (unidentified fly), Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>‘Jeff Goldblum lookalike’ (unidentified fly), Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Mrs Iuliana Dediu (Brăila, Romania)

Soldier, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>Soldier, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© David William Harris, (Northamptonshire, United Kingdom)

Banded demoiselle, male, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautul category

<p>Banded demoiselle, male, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautul category</p>
© Dr Tim Cockerill - (East Yorkshire, United Kingdom)

Striking a pose, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>Striking a pose, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Beverley Brouwer (The Netherlands)

Dromedarius, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>Dromedarius, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Kerry-Ann van Eeden (Perth, Australia)

Male feather-horned beetle, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>Male feather-horned beetle, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Peter Sabol, (Croatia)

Anax imperator eye, Second Prize 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p><em>Anax imperator</em> eye, Second Prize 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Dr Tim Cockerill (East Yorkshire, United Kingdom)

Wallace’s Cyriopalus beetle (Cyriopalus wallacei), First Prize 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>Wallace’s Cyriopalus beetle (<em>Cyriopalus wallacei</em>), First Prize 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Jose Ramos, II

Alone in the dark, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Alone in the dark, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Beni Arisandi (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Mate, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Mate, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Claire Waring, (Northamptonshire, United Kingdom)

A katydid completes its moult, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>A katydid completes its moult, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Claire Waring, (Northamptonshire, United Kingdom)

Even educated weevils do it! Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Even educated weevils do it! Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Dr Tom Houslay, (Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom)

Parental care, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Parental care, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© João Petronilho (Portugal)

Resting time, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Resting time, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Dr Anthony Cooper (Leicestershire, United Kingdom)

Large rose sawfly laying eggs, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive

<p>Large rose sawfly laying eggs, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive</p>
© Adam Poledníček (Cornwall, United Kingdom)

Sleeping Nomada, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insect Alive category

<p>Sleeping Nomada, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insect Alive category</p>
© Adam Poledníček (Cornwall, United Kingdom)

Lunchtime, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Lunchtime, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Rabin Chakrabarti (India)

Male blue tiger butterfly with tiger moth caterpillar on Crotalaria pods, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Male blue tiger butterfly with tiger moth caterpillar on <em>Crotalaria</em> pods, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Dr Ann Mills (Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom)

Coupled blue-tailed damselflies, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Coupled blue-tailed damselflies, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Brian Pearson (Staffordshire, United Kingdom)

Five-spot burnet (Zygaena trifolii) feeding on buttercup, Commended 2014 Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Five-spot burnet (<em>Zygaena trifolii</em>) feeding on buttercup, Commended 2014 Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Brian Pearson (Saffordshire, United Kingdom)

I see you, I have eyes in the back of my head, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>I see you, I have eyes in the back of my head, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Icy Ho (Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom)

The Alamo! Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>The Alamo! Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Beverley Brouwer (The Netherlands)

New coat, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>New coat, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Beverley Brouwer (The Netherlands)

Family planning, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Family planning, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Bob Eade, (East Sussex, United Kingdom)

Marbled whites mating, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Marbled whites mating, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Peter Sabol, (Croatia)

Orthetrum cancellatum dragonflies mating, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p><em>Orthetrum cancellatum</em> dragonflies mating, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Dipesh Bhatt (Gujarat, India)

Honeymoon on flower, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Honeymoon on flower, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Paul Giles (Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom)

Reed beetle preening, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Reed beetle preening, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Kerry-Ann van Eeden (Perth, Australia)

Cuckoo wasp laying an egg, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Cuckoo wasp laying an egg, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Richard Davies, (Suffolk, United Kingdom)

Small white feeding, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Small white feeding, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Parameswaran Pillai Karunakaran (Kerala, India)

Small paper wasp building nest, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Small paper wasp building nest, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Nick Milsum (New Zealand)

Well captured, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Well captured, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Liz Pearson, (Florida, USA)

My annoying housemate, Commended in the 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>My annoying housemate, Commended in the 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Mr Nick Milsum (New Zealand)

Multi-tasking, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Multi-tasking, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Liz Pearson, USA

Life in the lilypads, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive

<p>Life in the lilypads, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive</p>
© Narayan Patel, Gujarat, India

Ready! Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Ready! Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Adam Poledníček

Manganese drill bit, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Manganese drill bit, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Keith Pursall

Fire and brimstone! Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive

<p>Fire and brimstone! Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive</p>
© Dr Anthony Cooper

Sawflies eating a birch leaf, Second Prize 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Sawflies eating a birch leaf, Second Prize 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Mr Peter Sabol, (Croatia)

Damselflies mating, First Prize 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Damselflies mating, First Prize 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>
© Marc Brouwer

Close up of damselfly eyes in Genemuiden, Netherlands. Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

<p>Close up of damselfly eyes in Genemuiden, Netherlands. Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category</p>
© Tim Withall

Four-spotted chaser dragonfly sparring with broad-bodied chaser dragonfly, Winsor, New Forest UK, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

<p>Four-spotted chaser dragonfly sparring with broad-bodied chaser dragonfly, Winsor, New Forest UK, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category</p>

Did you know?

Flea jumping

Fleas use their leg joints as levers to crouch down, before springing up to 200 times their body length.

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