Capturing Ecology 2017
The incredible winning images from our 2017 Photographic Competition: Capturing Ecology
Overall winner: Christopher Beirne, University of Exeter and Crees Foundation, On the trail, ocelot during the night in Peru
Overall runner-up: Mark Tatchell, Toco toucan looking back
Overall student winner: Leejiah Dorward, University of Oxford, I see you, flap-necked chameleon in Tanzania
Category 1 – Up close and Personal
An image displaying the intricacy of nature using close-up or macro photography.
Winner: Roberto García Roa, University of Valencia, White silk, Anolis lizard changing skin
Student winner: Karen O’Neill, KerryLIFE and University of Dundee, Canopy bubble, showing the reflection of trees in water
Category 2 – Dynamic Ecosystems
Demonstrating interactions between different species within an ecosystem.
Winner: Zoe Davies, University of Kent, Salmon run, a brown bear catching sockeye salmon in Alaska
Student winner: Leejiah Dorward, University of Oxford, Venomous vine, a savanna vine snake struggles with a speckle fronted weaver in Tanzania
Category 3 – Individuals and Populations
A unique look at a species in its environment, either alone or as part of a population.
Winner: Nilanjan Chatterjee, Wildlife Institute of India, Crossing the line, a tiger with her cub
Student winner: Leejiah Dorward, University of Oxford, Shivering sylph, a long tailed sylph shakes of rain drops after a tropical shower in Colombia
Category 4 – Ecology and Society
A look at how people and society engage with wildlife and their environment.
Winner: Leejiah Dorward, University of Oxford, Home sweet home, a nycterid bat triggers a camera trap
Student winner: Adam Rees, Plymouth University, Female leatherback turtle gets into trouble
Category 5 – Ecology in Action
Showcasing the practice of ecology in action.
Winner: Dominic Cram, University of Cambridge, Meerkat morning weights
Student winner: Nick Harvey, University of Manchester and Chester Zoo, A sedated giant, white rhino in South Africa
Category 6 – The Art of Ecology
A creative and original take on photography denoting ecology.
Winner: Jesamine Bartlett, University of Birmingham and British Antarctic Survey, Divided, a crack in a Swedish lake stretches the entire width of the lake, dividing the white ice with a deep black scar
Student winner: Sanne Govaert, Ghent University, The jar effect, a butterfly in a used transparent container
Tim Kasoar, You lookin’ at me – Submitted to Dynamic Ecosystems
Irene Steves Negev – Wolf spider peeking out of its burrow – Submitted to Individuals and Populations
Krisztina Fekete, Pink Dream – Submitted to The Art of Ecology
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