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Major contest reveals fantastic bug shots

Major contest reveals fantastic bug shots

The winners have been announced in the Luminar Bug Photography Awards 2020 , in association with Europe’s leading invertebrate charity, Buglife. Over 5,000 images were submitted from around the world, competing for a total prize pool of £23,000. The judging panel contained well-known figures including Buglife President, Germaine Greer; TV presenter and naturalist Nick Baker; and well-respected invertebrates photographer, Levon Biss. The grand prize winner, and ‘Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020’ is Mofeed Abu Shalwa, a Saudi Arabian photographer who started photographing invertebrates as way of overcoming his childhood phobia of insects. Alongside the title he wins £2,500 in cash, and additional prizes worth £2,000. Credit: Mofeed Abu Shalwa Jamie Spensley from Solihull in the UK has been crowned ‘Luminar Young Bug Photographer of the Year 2020’. Jamie is 17 years of age, and in his second year at college studying Creative Media. He won with a […]

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