In the Mood for Love

Wildlife in the Garden
In the Mood for Love by Minghui Yuan

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Photographer: Minghui Yuan (see profile)
Competition: Competition 17
Category: Wildlife in the Garden
Location: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Yunnan Province, China


After a rainstorm, a stink bug from the Pentatomidae family, fell on the decayed leaves in the mud. There are traces of insect bites on the rotten leaves; in the process of gradual decay of the leaves, they have produced flower like patterns. The dark colours (and patterns) of the leaf surface contrast well with the bright colours of this strikingly patterned insect. This bug is like a colourful flower that falls to the ground, bringing bright emotions to the dark depths of the rainforest.


2nd place - Wildlife in the Garden