Check out the incredible winners of the British Eco-Society Photography Contest

Overall winner. The art of flying. Window of the flying Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus). An internationally endangered bird species. The image has been slightly redesigned with tonal changes, maneuverability, burning, saturation changes, sharpening, and noise reduction. Loan: Alvin Hardenbol / British Ecological Society

A picture of a flying Dalmatian Pelican by Alvin Hardenbol was awarded at the British Ecological Society’s annual Photography Capture Ecology Competition.

The winning pictures taken by international environmentalists և students և the additional 16 highly rated paintings mark the diversity of ecology. catching flora and fauna from all over the planet. Objects range from a race between a traveler’s ‘tangled snake’, a flamingo feasting at sunset, and a large photo of a friendly chalk.

On his winning image, Alvin, a candidate of sciences from the University of Finland, said: “I called this picture ‘The Art of Flying’ because how impressive this bird’s wings are in the picture, you can almost see the bird flying in front of you, even though it is still a still image.

“I used a technique called panning, which involves slow shutter speeds տեղափոխ moving the camera with the bird during the flight. In a perfect scenario, the background of the bird և will show most of the motion blur, but the head should be sharp. I took thousands of pictures, and although most of them failed, I was very happy with this shot.

“Winning such a competition as an environmentalist allows me to continue combining my research with my passion for nature photography.”

President Jane Ein Memot, President of the British Ecological Society, commented: “The photo perfectly describes the bird’s movement, grace and beauty. The Pelicans were one of my favorite birds watching the ocean voyages while I was working as a graduate student in Costa Rica, and this picture reminds me of those days. Challenge to shoot a photo և Deserved winner.

“As always, the standard of photography is impressive, it was fun to study them all. Congratulations to all the winners ակալություն thank you to all the participants for their applications. ”

Alvin also won the People-Nature category for his image of a cat-legged bird, an internationally vulnerable species, nesting on a collapsed building in the Norwegian town of Varanger.

Fall Rvege Swift

Total Student Winner: Fall Rvege Swift. Like most Swift species, the Great Dusky Swift (Cypseloides senex) can be found sitting on vertical cliffs. However, this particular species takes its habitat to extremes և, known in Latin America literally as “fall fast”, Large Twilight Swifts are found in rocky walls up to 80 m high around Iguaz Falls, often flying over waterfalls that offer are a unique show. Loan: Pablo Javier Merlot / British Ecological Society

The overall winner is Pablo Javier Merlot, who is studying biology at the National University in Cordoba, Argentina. Pablo is pictured sitting in the Twilight Swift perched on the steep rocky walls of Iguaz Falls, Argentina. These birds, known in Latin America as “waterfall balloons”, can be found flying in 80-meter-high waterfalls.

Pablo said. “Iguazu National Park is very important because it protects a very diverse natural ecosystem, the speed of the waterfall is a powerful reflection of Iguazu’s diversity.

“I am very grateful to have been selected as one of the winners. I am motivated to continue learning about photography, which is a great tool for showing the wildlife of our planet, how it relates to its environment.”

The Independent Judicial Panel consisted of six highly respected photographers, including prominent environmentalists and award-winning wildlife photographers.

Among them was Gabriela Stabler, who has a 30-year career in wildlife photography. He said. “The isolated images show not only great photography skills, but also love and emotions for wildlife. By influencing people, they will contribute to the preservation of nature. Congratulations to the photographers. “

The mouth of Roberto Garcia Roa

The mouth of Roberto Garcia Roa

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Cope’s Vine Snake (Oxybelis brevirostris) adopted this aggressive behavior when I found it. Although harmless, Cope’s Vine snakes (Oxybelis brevirostris) often adopt this aggressive behavior when they find that they open their mouths to frighten predators. Although they usually avoid attack, they move quickly with their mouths open, suggesting a scenario that many animals eventually decide to abandon.

Complete list of winners.

Overall winner. Alvin Hardenbol, University of Archelia, Finland
The art of flyingShot in the window of a flying Dalmatian (Pelecanus crispus). An internationally endangered bird species.

General vice-champion. Pichaya Lertwilla, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of San Diego, California
Hatching:Paralarvae of Octopus bimaculatus emerging from egg sacs. The newcomers were still carrying the yolks for the first few days of their new journey.

General vice-champion. Upamanyu Chakraborty, no affiliation
Ant fairyKnitting ants are social animals. This photo is a large photo of a weaving colony where ants move their immature members to a safer place.

Total student winner. Pablo Javier Merlot, National University of Cորդrdoba, Argentina
Fall Rvege Swift. Cypseloides senex is a fast-growing species known in Latin America literally as the “Water Rage”. It can be found on the steep rocky walls of Iguazú Falls (up to 80 meters high), which often fly near these waterfalls, offering a unique display.

Category 1 – Close և Personal
An image that shows the intricacies of nature using a close-up or macro shot.

Winner: Michal Smielak, University of New England, Australia
Breath Adjust. RelaxBearded chameleon (Rieppeleon brevicaudatus), with its rather oppressive “beard” consisting of only a few raised scales. The species is endemic to the mountains of the eastern arches of Tanzania and Kenya. This one was spotted during a night out in Udzungwas.

Student winner Lauren Henley, University of Exeter
Look into my eyes. This staple (Cheilinus undulatus) swam to me at the end of the Great Barrier Reef and looked me straight in the eye.

Category 2 – Dynamic ecosystems
Demonstration of interactions between different species within an ecosystem.

Winner: Peter Hudson, Penn State University
Roadrunner stunning danceThe traveler dances around the snake behind the western diamond, keeping its wings and feathers open in a hidden position of the body, thus minimizing death if the snake strikes.

Student winner Sam England England, University of Bristol
In the lion’s denThe jumping spider (family Salticidae), built under the lord of the rainforests of Kata Rica, sits on the edge of its lair as it triumphs over its unfortunate insect prey.

Category 3 – Individuals և population
A unique look at the types of its environment, either alone or as part of a population.

Winner: David López-Idiáquez, Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology (CEFE-CNRS) երկրի University of the Basque Country
The last meal of the dayAt the Villeneuve-les-Maguellone salt factory near Montpellier, France, a group of larger flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) feeds just before the end of the day.

Student winner Elena Raiska, Brooks University, Oxford
I see youMadagascar night (Caprimulgus madagascariensis), day rest.

Category 4 – People և Nature
An interesting: original perception of human-nature relationships.

Winner: Alvin Hardenbol, University of Archelia, Finland
Apartment for threatIn Varanger, kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) often like to nest in dilapidated buildings. This is quite a fascinating behavior for these species of internationally vulnerable birds.

Student winner Elena Raiska, Brooks University, Oxford
This is our playgroundAs the day turned into night, the magnificent tourists gathered to witness the majesty of the baobabs under the deep colorful sunset. The axes stood silently և as high as for centuries. Suddenly, out of nowhere, two children appeared. Falling through this theater of shadow and fading light. They ask for their playground.

Category 5 – Ecology in Action
Demonstration of ecological practice in action.

Winner: Peter Hudson, Penn State University
The charm of the wolfMy classmate Ellen is watched by fascinating visitors to Yellowstone as she examines one of her research animals, a wolf killed in a struggle for supremacy. The female was exiled from the Junction Butte box after she killed her alpha female puppies, her own sister.

Student winner Or Ames Day, Dublin Trinity College
Constant flowThis photo is a panorama consisting of many photos of the long-term impact of Nature Milky Way Above the experimental flow system consisting of 128 mesocosms. As part of my PhD, I helped conduct multiple stress experiments by testing the individual և combined effects of different climate change stressors on freshwater food chains. Each of the 128 mesocosms or middle worlds had diverse ecosystems, from bacteria to fish. The pumps were constantly pumping water from a nearby river to eight major reservoirs, and then descending through our mesocosms for five weeks, day and night.

Category 6 – Art of the Environment
Creative և original perception of nature photography.

Winner: Roberto García Roa, University of Valencia
Mouth:Cope’s Vine Snake (Oxybelis brevirostris) shows some reptile behavior throughout Squamata phylogeny. Although harmless, they have no venom; these snakes open their mouths to frighten predators when they are found. Although they do not use attack, they move quickly with their mouths open, suggesting a scenario that many animals eventually decide to abandon.

Student winner San Govart, University of Ghent
Common nettleUrtica dioica is a species that is often considered a weed. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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