Lauren Nichols recently attended the BugShot Insect Photography Course in Belize this past September and came home with some spectacular photographs (and stories). She was shooting photos of arthropods non-stop over the course of a week – even, as you’ll read below, at the airport! Expect to see more of Lauren’s work featured on the blog in coming days, joining that of our other photographer superstars, Alex Wild and Matt Bertone.
How many insects can you find and photograph in a median strip outside the Belizean airport in 20 minutes?
This was the spur-of-the-moment challenge I issued myself when I unexpectedly discovered I had a half hour to spare before my return flight from Belize City back to Raleigh. It seemed a shame to spend my last few minutes in Belize flipping through postcards with glossy photos of the insects that might possibly be lying right beyond the airport terminal’s sliding glass doors. Glancing at the short security line, I calculated that I could get through it in 10 minutes max, leaving me a good 20 minutes to run outside for one last insect photo shoot.