RUNNER-UP, ANIMAL PORTRAIT
Termite, unidentified species
Storms finally broke the dry grip of drought, creating perfect conditions for termite nuptial flights. Making the most of their small window of time, some were lucky, but others were not – like this termite alate. Entranced by the reflective surface, it was trapped by the pond. Serenely beautiful in death.
Mt Perry, Queensland
Nikon D610, Tamron 90mm, 1/125, f/5.6, ISO 250, handheldby Melissa Christi, Queensland