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Photo Competition - November Results

Staying with the subject of creepy-crawlies, here's another mildly disturbing shot, this time from Taha Gad, of Tampere in Finland. Says Taha: "I took this photo in Dubai last Christmas with my good old Canon Powershot G3. I saw a huge dead wasp (or whatever it was) next to the pool and it didn't take long for the ants to find it. It really surprised me that they could actually drag it several metres. Those little things really are strong. The ant on the right looks like it's giving commands and supervising their work."

We're not done with the smaller species yet. Here's a fantastic photo from James Bownass of St Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK, of some caterpillars making short work of a Nasturtium leaf, something sure to send a shudder down the spine of any keen gardener. James used his Canon EOS 40D with a 60mm macro lens and a 430EX flash.

Our final insect photo is this great shot of a Praying Mantis from Harry Fowler of Bristol, UK. Harry is another fan of the Fujifilm S9600, and took this shot while on holiday in Switzerland. I didn't know Mantises were found that far north, but then there are probably a lot of things I don't know.


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