Title: Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum)

The Hummingbird Hawk-moth (is a species of hawk moth) with a long proboscis, and regularly hovers, making an audible humming noise. These two features make it look remarkably like a hummingbird when it feeds on flowers.

Taken using D300, 200mm, f/16, 1/250sec, ISO400, Multiple Flash.

SNPY 2017 Scoreboard UM

Title: Lichen Huntman Spider (Pandercetes gracilis)

They are also known as the giant crab spiders, due to their appearance; larger specimens of these spiders are also sometimes referred to as wood spiders, due to their preference for inhabiting woody places.

Taken using D300, 200mm, f/22, 1/4sec, ISO400, Fill Flash

SNPY 2017 Scoreboard UM

Title: Robberfly

A fearsome flies that hunt for it’s prey by stabbing it in mid air with its piercing mouth. It then inject victims with saliva containing neurotoxic and proteolytic enzymes which paralyze and digest the insides; the fly then sucks the liquefied meal through the proboscis.

Taken using D700, 200mm, f/22, 1/1.3sec, ISO800, -0.3EV, Fill Flash


  1. NPSS-HHM.jpg

  2. NPSS-Huntman.jpg

  3. NPSS-RF.jpg