Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Insects, Spiders & Other Category) - Family - Tipulidae - Crane Fly

This challenge closed over 5 years ago.

The Challenge

The 5th in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of CRANE FLIES.

Interesting Facts

> Also known in the UK as daddy long-legs.

> Some species of Crane Fly do not feed, once they become adults they mate and die, these Crane Flies although they have mouth parts they do not have a digestive system.

> Sizes range from a mere 2mm all the way up to a recorded 100mm (tropical species).

> Female abdomens contain eggs, and as a result appear swollen in comparison to those of males. The female abdomen also ends in a pointed ovipositor that may look somewhat like a stinger, but is in fact completely harmless.

> Crane flies do not bite.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia and E Facts.

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite.

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s permanently posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information


Cover Image: Crane Fly by Kane Slater


The Top Ten

Crane Fly Tipula maxima by Ray Allen

Crane Fly Tipula maxima by Ray Allen was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 3 votes.

  • Cranefly resting by Gabor Pozsgai
  • The Crane Fly by EbelArt

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