Capturing Ecology 2018

The incredible winning images from our 2018 Photographic Competition: Capturing Ecology

Overall Winners

Overall winner: Chris Oosthuizen, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Stand out from the Crowd

Overall runner-up: Peter Hudson, Penn State University, USA, Pollination!

Overall runner-up: Roberto García Roa, University of Valencia, Spain, Living fossil

Overall student winner: Adria Lopez Baucells, University of Lisbon, Portugal, Shadows in the sky

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, Spain, Web of life

Student winner: Alex Edwards, University of Plymouth, UK,Look into my eyes

Category 2 – Dynamic Ecosystems

Demonstrating interactions between different species within an ecosystem.

Winner: Chris Oosthuizen, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Stinkpot special: Penguin a la King

Student winner: Sandra Angers-Blondin, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Fox on the hunt

Category 3 – Individuals and Populations

A unique look at a species in its environment, either alone or as part of a population.

Winner: Adria Lopez Baucells, University of Lisbon, Portugal, Flying in the rain 

Student winner: Adria Lopez Baucells, University of Lisbon, Portugal, Climbing in the tropics

Category 4 – People and Nature (In affiliation with Wiley)

A look at how people and society engage with wildlife and their environment.

Winner: Nibedita Mukherjee, University of Exeter, UK,Man in mangrove

Student winner: Lydia Gibson, University College London, UK,Birds of a feather

Category 5 – Ecology in Action

Showcasing the practice of ecology in action.

Winner: Dominik Behr, University of Zurich and Botswana Predator Conservation Trust, The tables have turned

Student winner: Ella Cooke, BSc Ecology and Conservation, UK, UV Beetle Tracking

Category 6 – The Art of Ecology

A creative and original take on photography denoting ecology.

Winner: Mark Tatchell, Retired, UK, Marine iguanas warm up

Student winner: Mathilde Le Moullec, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, Can you feel the harsh climate of the high Arctic?