These striking photos showcase Australia’s unique ecology

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Australia’s unique ecology and environment arguably make it quite the easy place to photograph.

It’s why there’s a host of spectacular images from the Ecology in Action Photographic Competition, run by the Ecological Society of Australia. It’s just announced its winners and finalists for 2016, and there are plenty of visual treats to devour.

The competition aims to highlight the diversity of the country’s ecology, while also celebrating the important work that ecologists do out in the field. Categories include “Out Standing in the Field”, which looks at ecologists in action; and “Niches & Hollows”, covering adaptive behaviour and biodiversity.  Read more…

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25 striking wildlife photos that show nature at its most tranquil and brutal

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LONDON — The winners of the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition have already been declared, but now you can have your say, too. 

You have until Jan. 10, 2017 to cast your online vote for the Museum’s annual People’s Choice Award.

Members of the public are encouraged to choose their favourite from 25 images, which have been shortlisted from nearly 50,000 worldwide submissions.

Here are this year’s breathtaking contenders: 

“Confusion” by Rudi Hulshof, South Africa

Image: Rudi hulshof / Wildlife Photographer of the Year Read more…

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