JUNIOR – Runner-up

The common housefly is a creature with which we are all too familiar – however, up close, Musca domestica looks unnervingly sci-fi, covered with hair capable of taste, red compound eyes composed of myriad lenses, and antennae waiting to sniff out forgotten meals.
Perth, Western Australia
Olympus Pen E-p3, 60mm macro lens, 1/125, f8, ISO 200, flash, handheld

by Chelsea McCann, Western Australia, age 16 years