Tasmanipatus barretti

Photograph by James Wood.

Photography contest, Honorable Mention.

Tasmanipatus barretti – giant velvet worm found in a rotting log in northeast Tasmania. This species is restricted to a range of 600 km2 in the northeast corner of the state and is listed as rare under Tasmanian state legislation.

We have been going through our archives to find excellent contest entries that have not so far been posted. We begin with this picture, which dates from the first photography contest in 2009. Our apologies to the photographers, but we had an embarrassment of riches the first few years.