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- Wild animals exhibiting rather human-like traits are among the prize-winning pictures in the British Ecological Society's annual photography competition.
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Animals - they're just like us, according to the winning and highly commended pictures from the British Ecological Society's annual photography competition which show them doing surprisingly human-like things.
"Capturing Ecology," as the photography competition is known, features 15 prize-winning images capturing nature in all its glory around the world, and 15 highly commended runners-up.
The winning images will be exhibited at the Society's annual conference in Belfast from December 10 to 13. They will also be displayed at a free exhibition at Ulster Museum beginning February 11, 2020.
Here are the prize-winning images and runners-up.
Overall winner: "Red night" by Roberto García Roa
Overall Runner Up: "Autumn texture" by Mikhail Kapychka
Overall student winner: "Flames in fumes" by Nilanjan Chatterjee
Individuals and Populations category winner: "Sleeping still" by Felix Fornoff
Individuals and Populations student winner: "Watchful" by Khristian V. Valencia
Dynamic Ecosystems category winner: "Small warrior" by Roberto García Roa
Dynamic Ecosystems student winner: "Are you seeing the same as me?" by Pablo Javier Merlo
Up Close and Personal category winner: "Fluorescence" by Roberto García Roa
Up Close and Personal student winner: "Harlequin" by Khristian V. Valencia
People and Nature category winner: "Why did the sloth cross the road?" by Andrew Whitworth
People and nature student winner: "Thawing away" by Gergana Daskalova
Ecology in Action category winner: "The Rhino's Annual Haircut" by Molly Penny
Ecology in Action student winner: "Capturing tundra vegetation change" by Gergana Daskalova
The Art of Ecology category winner: "For the love of flamingos" by Peter Hudson
The Art of Ecology student winner: "Teeny tiny world" by Sanne Govaert
Dynamic Ecosystems highly commended: "Battle in the undergrowth" by Ben Goodheart
Dynamic Ecosystems highly commended: "Iceland's lady" by Hannah Westhenry
Up Close and Personal highly commended: "A stab in the dark" by Ed Hall
Up Close and Personal highly commended: "A glass frog blending in" by Emilie Ellis
The Art of Ecology highly commended: "Movement or not" by Roberto García Roa
The Art of Ecology highly commended: "Misty crater lake" by Tessa Driessen
The Art of Ecology highly commended: "Green life" by Veronica Nava
People and Nature highly commended: "A side of fries" by Nigel Taylor
People and Nature highly commended: "I don't think I will need those fishing lines to catch my food" by Andrea Parisi
People and Nature highly commended: "One peregrine to eat them all" by Gergana Daskalova
Individuals and Populations highly commended: "Bringing up bee remains" by Peter Hudson
Individuals and Populations highly commended: "Cooperation" by Roberto García Roa
Individuals and Populations highly commended: "Sleeping beauty" by Katherine Mullin
Individuals and Populations highly commended: "Bringing the bacon home" by Peter Hudson
Individuals and Populations highly commended: "Do I know you?" by Ellie Kent
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