A photographer based in Argentina has won a global competition that sought images of amazing insects and bugs, with photographers from the UK bagging second and third places.

© Mario Gustavo Fiorucci 

 

Mario Gustavo Fiorucci triumphed in the Amazing Insects Photography Competition, beating more than 125 entries.

Mario, from La Pampa, Argentina, won a year’s membership to The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers, the body that organised the competition.

Mario’s image ‘captured the beauty of the topic of the competition’, the Society’s CEO Phil Jones said.

London-based photographer Ludwig Wagner and Simon Tamasa from Essex were named second and third respectively.

To view the 18 commended images, see HERE.