DEATH MOSAIC

Termites, unidentified species

Following the first big spring rain, the sky fills with thousands of flying termites on the hunt for new territory. Only a very small proportion of these termites survive. This image shows dozens of flying termites that have been trapped after landing in the water of a slow-moving creek.

Bega, New South Wales

Canon 7D Mk II, EF70–200mm f2.8 L IS II USM, 1/160, f/4.5, ISO 320, handheld

by Harrison Warne, New South Wales