Splendid cuckoo wasp

Date:31 July 2014 Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Captured by Simon van Noort, this close-up shot of the thorax of a splendid cuckoo wasp was the winning entry in the “Science Close-Up” category in the 2007 Southern African Science Lens (SA Science Lens) photography competition.

Organised and sponsored by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), the SA Science Lens competition has been going since 2002. From portraying science in our everyday lives or showing something not visible to the naked eye, to simply showing the beauty of science – there have been many striking images that have come out of the now biennial competition.

Credit: Simon van Noort | SA Science Lens