POLLINATOR’S PARASITOID

SYCOSCAPTER SP.

For some days I watched these parasitoid wasps lay their eggs in some figs, attacking the tiny wasp that pollinates the species. These wasps, only three millimetres long, are just one example of how nature can be so stunning, so deadly and yet so tiny.

Brisbane, Queensland

Canon Eos 60D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens with 135mm bellows, 1/250, f/9.0, ISO 100, Canon Speedlite 580EX II with diffuser flash, handheld

by James Dorey, Queensland