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National Insect Week returns in 2022

Competitions

Competitions

Our biennial photography competition opens during National Insect Week, see past winning entries and entry information on our Photography pages.

Tips for insect photography

1. Take your time Try not to rush your photographs. There is a huge diversity of insects that can be photographed and each species has its own behaviour to take into account. For example, if you would like to photograph an adult dragonfly, take the time to observe the insect's hovering and perching...

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Hottest and most explosive

Bombardier beetles spray boiling phenolic liquid at predators like shrews, at several squirts per second!

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