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2019 Waterbug Photo Competition Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Waterbug Blitz Photo Competition. We received a great selection of photos of a high standard across three categories and all entries can be viewed here Waterbug Photo Competition slideshow. The winners were announced on 6th December and received an Olympus Tough TG-6 camera. The camera is waterproof and has great macro-focus making it perfect for underwater waterbug photography. We encourage you to keep sharing your waterbug photos with the hastag #waterbugblitz. 
Congratulations to the winners - 
1. Instream waterbug - Kerrie-Lee Harris "water striders in tandem - Tenagogerris euphrosyne pair - the smaller insect is the male, photo taken at Merrica River on 14/10/19"
2. Offstream waterbug - Kim Nguyen "Lethocerus distinctifemur - one of only two species of Lethocerus in Australia, and the only one located in WA" 
3. Waterbug blitz location - Alicia Bowman "Put my Citizen Scientist hat on this morning & learned about collecting & identifying waterbugs with Freshwater Ecologist John Gooderham" (Main Creek, Mornington Peninsula, 20/10/2019)

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Waterbug Blitz Location photo winner - Alicia Bowman

Blitz Location - Alicia Bowman

 

Instream Waterbug photo winner - Kerri-Lee Harris

Instream Photo - Kerri-Lee Harris

 

Offstream Waterbug photo winner - Kim Nguyen

Offstream photo - Kim Nguyen