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Royal Society of Biology Announces Photography Competition 2017 Shortlist

06.10.2017

The Royal Society of Biology is pleased to announce the shortlist for their 2017 Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year competitions.

The Royal Society of Biology is pleased to announce the shortlist for their 2017 Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year competitions.

Over 600 entries were narrowed down to a shortlist of two for the Young Photographer of the Year award and a shortlist of 11 for the Photographer of the Year award.

Click here to view the shortlisted entries.

The winners will be announced at the annual Royal Society of Biology Annual Awards Ceremony on 12th October at The Hatton, London, as part of Biology Week 2017.

This year the competition theme was The Hidden World. The natural world harbours a wealth of secrets and surprises, and photographers were invited to uncover this hidden world of biology. The entries featured a wide variety of species from across the globe, from as far as Indonesia and Madagascar, and ranged from microscopic insights into the development of frogspawn, to the incredible emerald hues of an Indian lake photographed from 30,000 feet.

The competition was judged by:
    > Tim Harris, Nature Picture Library and Bluegreen Pictures
    > Alex Hyde, natural history photographer
    > Linda Pitkin, underwater photographer

The Photographer of the Year Competition is open to amateur photographers aged 18 and over, and has a top prize of £1000. The Young Photographer of the Year competition is open to amateur photographers aged under 18, and has a top prize of £500.

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