Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Nature / Wildlife

Evolution of Adaptive Behaviour In Invertebrates

  • Photographer
    Amit Roy
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D500, Tamron 90 Mm Vc Lens, Godox 860iin Ttl Flash And Diffuser, Adobe Photoshop
  • Photo Date

Invertebrates have evolved over millions of years to become masters of survival. This image series threads together several of these adaptive strategies employed by them. Development of hair -pencils in butterflies and moths to attract mates, symbiotic relationship between butterflies and host plants, mimicry, cannibalism, social carrying behaviour, motherhood, bluffing, and opportunistic feeding behaviour have been finessed and carried over successive generations. The images have been recorded in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

I am an amateur wildlife photographer specializing in photo documentation of smaller life forms, specially Arthropods. Their astonishing lives are normally elusive to the human eyes. The documentation is aimed at raising awareness on the vital role played by insects, spiders and other tiny organisms in sustaining our ecosystems.