The Winners of the Luminar Bug Photography Awards 2020 Have Just Been Announced

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 globe. The overall winning photographers were, Mofeed Abu Shalwa and Jamie Spensley.


Mofeed Abu Shalwa won Luminar bug photographer of the year. This photograph is of a red palm weevil. (Photo by Mofeed Abu Shalwa/Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020)

More: Luminar Bug Photography Awards, Instagram, Facebook


A flower crab spider, shot in Saudi Arabia by Mofeed Abu Shalwa. The flower crab spider can alter the colour of its body to blend in with its surroundings. (Photo by Mofeed Abu Shalwa/Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020)


The Luminar young bug photographer of the year 2020 winner: a carder bee, shot by Jamie Spensley. (Photo by Jamie Spensley/Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020)


Aquatic bugs category winner: a diamond squid by Galice Hoarau, shot in Siladen, Indonesia, during a night-time dive. After sunset, pelagic predators like the diamond squid come close to the surface to hunt. (Photo by Galice Hoarau/Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020)


Aquatic bugs category 2nd place: a larval wonderpus octopus by Galice Hoarau, taken in Lembeh, Indonesia. Aptly, its scientific name is Wunderpus photogenicus. (Photo by Galice Hoarau/Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020)


Bug homes category winner: Home Sweet Home by Lee Frost. It shows a mining bee and a Willughby’s leaf-cutter bee emerging from a bee hotel. (Photo by Lee Frost/Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020)


Arachnids category winner: Microspur by Lung-Tsai Wang. This shot of a lynx spider (Oxyopidae) with its young was taken in the mountains of Taiwan. Lung-Tsai says: “The small oxyopidaes were climbing out, followed by two days of cannibalism, and the last one to survive is the king. It was quite a spectacle!”. (Photo by Lung-Tsai Wang/Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020)


Arachnids category 3rd place: dancing spider by Raed Ammari. Male jumping spiders (in this case a Phidippus insignarius) perform a courtship dance in which they almost form a heart shape with their legs. This one was shot in Colorado. (Photo by Raed Ammari/Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020)


Beetles category winner: 3 … 2 … 1 … Takeoff!, by Christian Brockes. An acorn weevil (Curculio glandium) takes flight. (Photo by Christian Brockes/Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020)


Snails and slugs category winner: Snail by David Lain. A classic portrait of a garden snail, plucked from his garden rockery, UK. (Photo by David lain/Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020)


Beetles category 2nd place: A stag beetle behind a leaf by Martijn Nugteren. (Photo by Martijn Nugteren/Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020)


Flies, bees, wasps and dragonflies category winner: Three Mayfly on Crested Dogstail by Peter Orr was shot on the River Kennet near Kintbury, in the UK. (Photo by Peter Orr/Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020)


Butterflies and moths category winner: Swallowtail by Sara Jazbar. A swallowtail butterfly, newly hatched from the chrysalis and waiting for its wings to dry before its first flight. (Photo by Sara Jazbar/Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020)


All the other bugs category winner: Tug of War by Reynante Martinez. This dramatic shot shows two weaver ants pulling apart a smaller species. (Photo by Reynante M. Martinez/Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020)


Extreme close-up winner: Potter Wasp by Riyad Hamzi in Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Riyad Hamzi/Luminar Bug Photographer of the Year 2020)

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

More Inspiring Stories:

Bizarre Cameras Used Before GoPros Existed – This Is How People Filmed Their Stuff
Beautiful Intimate Portrait Photos Of Young People Of San Diego In The Early 1970s
"Hail The Dark Lioness": An Important Series Addressing Identity Politics And Racial Injustice
Funny Underwater Pictures Capture Dogs Diving Head First Into Swimming Pool
Shocking Photographs Show Japanese Drinkers Using Pavements, Doorways And A Plant Pot As Impromptu Pillows After Succumbing To The Effects Of Alcohol
Catholic School Characters By David Stoker
Chinese Artist Creates Creepy Celebrity Portraits Made From Other People’s Faces
Photographer Emily Lauren Wants To Change The Way We See Female Beauty
Taking A Walk And Taking Pictures In 1980s New York – Robert Herman's Vibrant Kodachrome Street Photography Of NYC
Attractive Photos from the Urban Photographer of the Year 2015 Competition
Underwater Photographer Jordi Benitez Castells Captures Jellyfish Off Spanish Coast
People’s Choice Finalists from the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest
Brazil Through The Lens Of David Alan Harvey
Photographer Transforms His Kitchen Into a Skatepark for Fruits and Vegetables
Beautiful 1980s Portraits Capture The Vibrant Residents Of A Single East Berlin Street
Stunning Black and White Photographs Captured the Spirit of Early 20th Century Athletics
Artist Photographs Workers On The Streets Of Tokyo To Pay Homage To The Proud Work Ethics Of Japan
World Press Photo Contest 2019 Winners
These Portraits Show How People Are Just Like Their Pets
Spain's Falleras Bring Historic Opulence To Life Through The Lens Of The Photographer Luisa Dörr
Photo of the Day: Biting Away Summer
A Striking Photo Series Of Beautiful Adoptable Black Cats Posing Against A Dark Background
An Artist Re-Creates Certain Serial Killers’ Last Meals In His Photography Series
The Big Chill: Europe Gripped by Coldest Weather in Decades
Beautiful Winning Photos From The GDT Nature Photographer Of The Year 2020
Cherry Cake
Photo of the Day: Terminator Genisys
Inside the McLaren MP4-12C factory
A Man Who Renamed Himself Darth Vader Lives A Surprisingly Mundane Life
Imagine A 'New America': Reclaiming The American Flag