Thank you to everyone who entered our Wild Pollinator Count & Slopes 2 Summit Photo Competition! We were excited by the diversity of wild pollinator insects captured by the entrants. Taking photos of pollinators can be tricky – even expert photographers have plenty of ‘near misses’ too. Taking photos can also be a great help in trying to identify the insect later, or to provide a record of your observation.
We are pleased to announce 10 prizewinners across the competition categories. We are grateful to Slopes 2 Summit and the NSW Government Environmental Trust for providing these prizes.
POLLINATOR PORTRAIT: Stephen Schilg, Macro honey bee
MULTIPLE POLLINATOR INSECTS: Angela Cook, Native bee and blue banded bee
NEAR MISS: Joanne Diver, Blurry bee with salvia
STUDENT: Matilda Willinck, beetle on Burgan
MOBILE PHONE/TABLET: Dan Jones, Silky oak bees
POINT & SHOOT CAMERA: Joanne Diver, Pollinator stopped by for a drink
OZPOLLINATORS (4 winners):
Erica Siegel, Homalictus urbanus on salvia
Faye Arcaro, Paper wasp on milkweed
Yvonne Davila, Wasp are you lookin’ at?
Iris Curran, Sawfly on Flying Duck orchid
Each prizewinner will receive a voucher for photography gear or books to the value of $100. You can view all the entries in our Flickr album.