The BES photography contest features images by ecologists and students and captures rare flora and fauna from around the world.
Overall winner: Stand Out From the Crowd
Photographed on Marion Island (Prince Edward Islands).
An adult king penguin is surrounded by chicks at a large breeding colony.
Populations of the species inhabiting Sub-antarctic islands face an uncertain future, as climate change threatens to shift oceanic fronts where the animals feed, pushing them further away from breeding sites
Photograph: Chris Oosthuizen/University of Pretoria/British Ecological Society
Adélie penguins on an ice floe in Hope Bay, Trinity Peninsula, Antarctica.
Just outside Hope Bay, the Antarctic Sound connects the Bransfield Strait to the Weddell Sea where Greenpeace is conducting scientific research to strengthen the proposal to create an Antarctic ocean sanctuary, the largest protected area on the planet.
Image Credit: Photograph by Christian Aslund/Greenpeace/2018 Earth Photo