Beautiful Bloodsucker Wall Print

Quick guide to selecting your wall print:

1. Choose the type - canvas, photo paper or fine art paper. Need more details? See the wall prints guide.

2. Select the size - the options in the drop-down menu refer to the print before a frame is added (including any border). All images are produced in their original uncropped format, so the actual image size may vary depending on your selection.

Canvas prints: the full image covers the entire front face. There is no border and the edges are white. The size selected from the drop-down size menu will be the actual image size.

Photo paper or fine art paper (framed or unframed) - actual image size within the border will be:

Paper size: width x height  Actual image size: width x height
40cm x 30cm 28cm x 18.6cm
50cm x 40cm 40cm x 26.6cm
70cm x 50cm 54cm x 35.9cm
100cm x 70cm 80cm x 53.3cm

3. Pick a frame (or choose not to). Frames are 2cm wide and stand 2.3cm from the wall.

4. Add to basket and you're done!

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Description / Beautiful Bloodsucker Wall Print

Beautiful Bloodsucker © Gil Wizen 2021. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by the Natural History Museum, London.

Behaviour: Invertebrates, Highly Commended 2021

When this ornamented mosquito landed on Gil, he kept still and framed it, head on, with its proboscis poised. Focus-stacking six exposures highlighted its jewel-like body and iridescent wings. The bite, he admits, was rather painful.

Just four millimetres long, Sabethes mosquitoes are found in Central and South America. Only females bite, as they need a blood meal to produce eggs. Although mosquitoes can act as vectors for diseases, they also play a role in ecosystems, serving as pollinators and as food.