Magnificent Photos: British Ecological Society Photo Winners

Laurie says:

The British Ecological Society announced the winners of its annual photography competition, with first place going to an image of a Malagasy tree boa. The photos are stunning and I wanted to share them.
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“During my visit to Madagascar, I had the pleasure of finding this outstanding snake and photographing it.
“To offer a dramatic scenario reflecting the conditions that these snakes are suffering, I used an external red light as a source of light and severe blurring to capture the environment.
” – Roberto Garcia Roa
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The winning images and an additional 15 highly commended images, taken by international ecologists and students, celebrate the diversity of ecology; capturing flora and fauna from across the planet.
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A birch forest in autumn in the Mogilev region, Belarus – Mikhail Kapychka
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When flying high over Lake Magadi, [Kenya,] I watched this flock form themselves into a heart shape
– Peter J Hudson
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Fluorescence is a biological phenomenon seen across kingdoms, from bacteria to animals, [including] this small scorpion found in Madagascar – Roberto Garcia Roa