Between Sparks of Water

Wildlife in the Garden
Between Sparks of Water by Pepe Badia Marrero

Image details - Between Sparks of Water

Photographer: Pepe Badia Marrero (see profile)
Competition: Competition 15
Category: Wildlife in the Garden
Location: Els Muntanyans Natural Park, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


A digger wasp - Prionyx kirbii sleeps clinging to the stem of a dry and twisted reed. At the same time, fine ‘sparks’ of water from a nearby sprinkler sparkle in the background. This type of parasitic wasp uses its powerful jaws to cling to plants and stems at night.

I manually changed the colour temperature directly from the camera before taking the photo, with the intention of enhancing the red of the abdomen with the cool tones of the background.


Finalist - Wildlife in the Garden