Getaway Gallery Photo Competition June 2019 Here’s the latest selection of the best readers’ photographs submitted to the Getaway Gallery Photographic Competition for June 2019. Getaway Gallery is a prestigious showcase of the best photographs our readers have to offer. We have exciting prizes to be won this year worth over R140,000 – from equipment through to a dream trip to Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort, a private paradise in Mozambiques’s Bazaruto Archipelago. Vote for your favourite image Every month, you can also vote for your favourite image over on our Facebook page and the winner gets a year’s subscription to Getaway. Vote here. Highly Commended – Bling with a sting – I have photographed many cuckoo wasps (family Chrysididae) but they're mostly the green and blue ones, and if I'm lucky, the red and blue ones, so when I saw this one flying against the window of our home in Bloemfontein, I didn't think much of it, until I looked closer and saw more than two colours. I immediately closed all the windows so that it couldn't escape before I could take a photo of it on our kitchen counter. They're very "busy" and small insects, so it was difficult to get a proper photo. I was very happy with the results, and the little guy continued to happily fly against the window. I suspect that this is Chrysis concinna. -By Rudi Steenkamp, Bloemfontein. Nikon D5500 , Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM macro, ISO 400, f/16, 1/200 sec.