Congratulations to the winner, runner-up and highly commended photography competition entries below. The 2012 theme was 'How can biology save the world' and our judges were really impressed by the way these images captured a range of biological issues. The winners details and description of the entries can be seen by clicking on the below images.

Photographer of the year

Farming the sea - Chi Keung Wong Web Farming the sea - Chi Keung Wong Web

The pollinator - William Richardson HIGHLY COMMENDEDweb

Young Photographer of the year

Mangroveseedling for life webLichen on Mission - Lvainia Herath JOINT RUNNER-UPweb Weathering crops -Jessica White JOINT RUNNER-UPweb


Special mentions

Prevent avian influenza - Andi Anshari SPECIAL MENTIONweb For a better tomorrow


Within the seedFishing - traditional way - Partha Pratim Saha SPECIAL MENTION web


Maternity conservation of the species - Filipa Scarpa SPECIAL MENTIONweb The rain - soucre of drinking water - Khalid Rayhan Shawon SPECIAL MENTIONweb