Gil Wizen

About me

I am a naturalist with a great affection for small creatures. This is what led me to study biology and later to focus on entomology (the study of insects) as my main field of research. I created this website to present my inspirations and work in greater detail, as well as to educate and ignite a similar passion in others. Small organisms, and arthropods in particular, display a huge diversity of interesting behaviors and adaptations for survival but they are often overlooked or worse – feared of for no good reason. I hope this website will help to show their true beauty.

Since an early age I have been fascinated by the natural world, and I spent many days in the field, observing and collecting insects and small invertebrates. I started taking photographs of animals and plants when I was 14 years old, after I bought my first SLR camera. Following 10 years of enjoying film photography, I decided to move into digital photography and today I mostly use Canon’s gear.

I am also a science communicator involved in creating educational programs, encouraging people to get outside and pay more attention to small organisms in their surroundings. My photos have been featured in numerous magazines, books, newspapers, and broadcasted media, and won in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. See this page for my research publications. Lastly, I am a professional keeper, breeder, and wrangler of invertebrates, and occasionally provide services for institutions interested in establishing live invertebrate displays.

Feel free to contact me for collaborations. You can also follow my social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

* Unless indicated otherwise, all the photographs on this website are copyright protected and may not be copied or reproduced without my permission. Read my full image use policy here. All images are available for commercial licensing. Please contact me with inquiries about image permissions.

Gil Wizen