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BMC Ecology image competition 2017 winners announced

Recently (well not that recently actually!) BioMed Central Ecology announced the winners of the 2017 image competition. This year 32 images made the cut to be mentioned in the editorial piece here – https://doi.org/10.1186/s12898-017-0138-8. Of this number there were 7 runners up, and just one image named ‘overall winner’.

Crowned overall winner. Podocnemis expansa. “The Giant South American turtle (Podocnemis expansa), also known as the tartarugadaamazônia, is the largest of the sideneck turtles. This picture was taken in one of the most important areas of conservation for this species: the Cantão State Park, in Tocantins, Brazil. The Park is located in the Brazilian “Savanna” or Cerrado, a biodiversity hotspot that is yet poorly known but is thought to be equally or even more biodiverse than the Amazon ecosystem. I was there as part of a research group working in the field to collect data on the status of reptiles and amphibians’ populations for conservation purposes.” Attribution: Ana Carolina Lima. CC BY4.0
Runner up.“Photograph taken in forest in French Guiana. An ant (Ectatomma sp) on alert defending its territory on a leaf.” Attribution: Maïlis Huguin. CC BY 4.0

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