And finally some amazing images of the mini-beasts.

Winners announced in the Buglife Bug Photography Awards 2021 - Buglife

snail reaching upward against a blakc baground
“Reach for the sky” © Steve James Shortlisted in the ‘Snails and Slugs’ category This snail was found in Steve’s garden, and shot with a 2x macro 100mm Laowa lens, before being returned to the garden to continue its destruction of his plants.

The winners have been announced in the Buglife Bug Photography Awards 2021.

Over 4,500 images were submitted from around the globe, competing for a total prize pool of £21,000.


The judging panel contained well-known figures including TV presenters Gillian Burke and Nick Baker; Buglife Emeritus President Germaine Greer, and some of the world’s most renowned invertebrate photographers and entomologists.

The grand prize winner, and ‘Buglife Bug Photographer of the Year 2021’ is Steve James, a Northampton, UK-based photographer who has had a lifelong passion for macro wildlife photography. During lockdown he was amazed to see how insect life quickly thrived in the grass verges that went unmowed, and he hopes that his bug photography will help create a greater appreciation of, and sympathy for, invertebrates. Alongside his title he wins a cash prize of £2,500.


To see all the winning images, runners up and shortlisted images, visit the Buglife Bug Photography Awards 2021 website.

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Posted On: 26/11/2021

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