Posing Prettily--and Not So Prettily

Dec 22, 2009

Every year the Entomological Society of America (ESA) invites its members and other interested persons to enter the Insect Salon juried photo competition.

It's a highly competitive event, drawing photographs from around the world. The non-profit Peoria (Ill.) Camera Club coordinates it.

The macro images are amazing. You'll see, on the Insect Salon Web site, insects in the act of being themselves: feeding, flying, crawling, taking off, resting, hanging around, mating--and yes, even a honey bee cleaning her tongue. (That would be one I took of a cooperative bee in Tomales, Calif.)

The winning images include bumble bees, carpenter bees, damsel flies, dragonflies, katydids, grasshoppers, monarchs, moths, scorpion flies, skippers, swallowtails, robber flies, and assorted beetles. 

ESA members viewed the winning images on screen at their recent meeting in Indianapolis. 

Bigger than life! 

By Kathy Keatley Garvey
Author - Communications specialist

Attached Images:

HONEY BEE cleaning her tongue was one of the images accepted in the international juried show, Insect Salon, affiliated with the Entomological Society of America. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cleaning Her Tongue