The British Ecological Society has revealed the winners of its Capture Ecology photography competition,media New Atlas reported. These photographs were taken around the world by ecologists or students, and cleverly capture the beauty and fragility of nature.
Roberto Garc?a Roa won the championship with this picture of the Madagascar tree. “Unfortunately, many parts of Madagascar are under intense human pressure, including poaching and fire, and pythons are becoming increasingly difficult to spot,” the postdoctoral researcher at the University of Valencia said of his award-winning work. “During my visit to Madagascar, I was very happy to find this attention-grabbing snake and take this picture. To provide a dramatic scene that reflects the conditions of the snakes, I used external red light as a light source and severe blur to capture the environment. “
Professor Richard Bargett, president of the British Ecology Society, said: “This impressive image captures not only the beauty of Madagascar’s unique Madagascar tree, but also its fragility, particularly in relation to poaching and fires. An extraordinary image and a well-deserved winner. Roa also received awards in the categories of “Close” and “Personal and Dynamic Ecosystem.”
In addition, Nilanjan Chatterjee, a phdalmon from the Indian Wildlife Research Institute, won the student group championship with a photo of male red-tailed otters preying on aquatic insects.
Mikhail Kapychka, on the other hand, was runner-up with a picture of an autumn birch tree.
The winners were selected by a six-member panel of ecologists and wildlife photographers. The works will be on display at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on 11 February 2020.
You can view all the winning entries by clicking on the uk EcoSociety Photography Competition website.