Winners and shortlisted entries for the Royal Society of Biology's annual amateur photography competition. Click on the images to find out how the photographs fit the 2015 theme: Conflict and Survival.

The Society would like to congratulate the winners who were celebrated at the Biology Week Annual Award Ceremony on Thursday 15th October.

Photographer of the Year 2015

Impala Fighting Barbara Stanley

Red Ant Scared Off By Sawfly Caterpillars Anthony Cooper


The Last Sardine Davide Gaglio







Young Photographer of the Year 2015

Small One Oliver Tidswell

Loneliness and Stubbornness Timofej Zubarev


Mating Darpan Basak







Special mentions

Double Trouble Beverley Brouwer

The Herons Debdatta Chakraborty


Headbutts Fabio Pupin

All All Alone Paddy Ryan



The Society wishes to thank Eppendorf for their support of this competition.

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Special thanks to judges

Tim Harris, Nature Picture Library and Bluegreen Pictures
Alex Hyde, natural history photographer and lecturer at The University of Nottingham
Louise Murray, freelance photojournalist
Linda Pitkin, Underwater photographer