Biology Photography Award 2014

The theme of this year’s competition was Home, Habitat and Shelter and the Society of Biology received nearly 800 entries. The annual Photographer of the Year competition is open to amateur photographers, aged over 18, and has a top prize of £1000. The Young Photographer of the Year competition is open to amateur photographers, aged 18 and under, and has a top prize of £500. The winners will be announced at the Society of Biology Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 14th October at the King’s Fund, London.

The theme of this year's competition was Home, Habitat and Shelter and the Society of Biology received nearly 800 entries

Bison on Grand Prismatic Spring by Lukas Gawenda. Two Bison on the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park- the largest colourful hot spring in the USA.Location: Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming, USA

Bison on Grand Prismatic Spring by Lukas Gawenda. Two Bison on the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park- the largest colourful hot spring in the USA.Location: Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming, USA

Parental care in parasitoid wasps by Thomas Endlein. Parasitoid wasps building clay pots, bottom left, and providing a paralysed caterpillar as food for offspring inside, top right. Location Brunei Darussalam, Borneo

Parental care in parasitoid wasps by Thomas Endlein. Parasitoid wasps building clay pots, bottom left, and providing a paralysed caterpillar as food for offspring inside, top right. Location Brunei Darussalam, Borneo

A Shelter Designed by Nature by Robert Cabagnot. A chick embryo in a hardened eggshell is sustained until full development.Location: Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines

A Shelter Designed by Nature by Robert Cabagnot. A chick embryo in a hardened eggshell is sustained until full development.Location: Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines

A Lively Belly in the Freshwater by Matteo Riccardo Di Nicola. An adult female Italian crested newt stationed below the fresh water surface.Location: Sesia valley, Piedmont, Italy

A Lively Belly in the Freshwater by Matteo Riccardo Di Nicola. An adult female Italian crested newt stationed below the fresh water surface.Location: Sesia valley, Piedmont, Italy

Life and Environment by Dimple Pancholi. A farmer protects his family and animals from mosquitos.Location: Nal Sarovar, Ahemadabad, Gujarat, India

Life and Environment by Dimple Pancholi. A farmer protects his family and animals from mosquitos.Location: Nal Sarovar, Ahemadabad, Gujarat, India

Spider Like From Another World by Krasimir Matarov. A spider at sunset in its natural habitat.Location: Predel, Bulgaria

Spider Like From Another World by Krasimir Matarov. A spider at sunset in its natural habitat.Location: Predel, Bulgaria

The Suburban Mum by Billy Clapham. A female blackbird holding a dried mealworm in her mouth set in a suburban garden.Location: Utterby, Lincolnshire

The Suburban Mum by Billy Clapham. A female blackbird holding a dried mealworm in her mouth set in a suburban garden.Location: Utterby, Lincolnshire

Striving Succulent by Kelsey Green. A plant quickly takes advantage of the available shelter of a dilapidated house.Location: Kolmanskop Ghost Town, Namibia

Striving Succulent by Kelsey Green. A plant quickly takes advantage of the available shelter of a dilapidated house.Location: Kolmanskop Ghost Town, Namibia

Courage doesn’t always roar by Nagarjun Ram. The 17 year old photographed a leopard in its natural habitat.Location: Kabini, Karantaka, India

Courage doesn't always roar by Nagarjun Ram. The 17 year old photographed a leopard in its natural habitat.Location: Kabini, Karantaka, India

Meal Time by Boris Barath. The 17 year old’s picture of a sea turtle eating a jellyfish was one of the three images shortlisted in The Young Photographer of the Year competition. Location: Madoogali, Ari Atoll, the Maldives

Meal Time by Boris Barath. The 17 year old's picture of a sea turtle eating a jellyfish was one of the three images shortlisted in The Young Photographer of the Year competition. Location: Madoogali, Ari Atoll, the Maldives

Man-Made Forest by Ysabel M Victoriano. The 18 year old photographed siblings watering newly planted seedlings. To mitigate the environment destruction caused by quarrying, the people living near the wawa dam (former water reservoir), planted a forest of mahogany trees. Location: Rodriguez, Rizal, Philippines

Man-Made Forest by Ysabel M Victoriano. The 18 year old photographed siblings watering newly planted seedlings.