Taken by flash at night, the winning photo shows a rock mouse licking viscous nectar off a pagoda lily, which sheds pollen on the mouse’s nose to be carried to the next lily.
Petra Wester/BMC Ecology Image Competition
A researcher monitoring black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys) colonies on a Falkland island was moved by the sight of a mother feeding her chick.
Letizia Campioni/BMC Ecology Image Competition
Even on a single blossom, many ecological processes are in play. A crab spider chows down on a bee that had just filled his “saddlebags” with pollen; a moth looks for nectar; and the edges of some petals show possible signs of fungal blight. The picture w
Andrew J. Crawford/BMC Ecology Image Competition
During the winter, king penguin chicks (Aptenodytes patagonicus) huddle together by the thousands while the parents are away fishing to fend off giant petrels that hunt them.
Laetitia Kernaleguen/BMC Ecology Image Competition
In Central Chile, a parasitoid fly swoops in to attack a Camponotus morosus ant. The ant was involved in a fight with ants from another nest, and the fly might have found its target by getting a whiff of the ants’ alarm chemicals.
Bernardo Segura/BMC Ecology Image Competition
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