The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has announced the top ten finalists in its second annual Pest Photo Contest, a national online competition that challenged photographers to submit images of common household pests, rodents and small wildlife.
To enter, photographers – amateur and avid alike – submitted their favorite pest photos to the PestWorld Photography Contest group on Flickr.
All entries were judged on criteria including originality and creativity, adherence to creative assignment and overall appeal.
The NPMA received almost 500 stunning pest photos from talented photographers around the world.
Check out the ten finalists, listed in no particular order:
┬áBumble Bee by Steve Pidan
Carpenter Ant by t.alley
Cicada by Mary Faber Photography
Dragonfly by rockstarblu
Fly by Olympus&NikonianRay
Fly Eyes by tle73
Grasshopper by modgilla
Hover Fly & Spider by SHAUN>D
Spider by Maxwell Rocha
Wheelbug by Bug Zero