This is a magnet from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019, Highly Commended 2019, 10 Years and Under by Alfons Lilja, Sweden.
On a warm summer’s day, eight-year-old Alfons spotted this small pearl-bordered fritillary flying close to the ground. It paused to drink nectar from a clump of goldenrods and Alfons was delighted that it stayed still long enough for him to capture this shot. Framing the insect slightly off-centre, he caught its delicately patterned wings.
- Dimensions: 5.3cm H x 8cm W