The 2017 photo competition was judged by Dr Erica McAlister, here are the winners and the comments she had for each!


1st – Royal Flycatcher by Anna David, Mexico Expedition.

This very much represents Operation Wallacea. You have a magnificent animal (the plumage is amazing) being held by a researcher. And it looks as angry as every bird i have seen in this position!

2nd – Sunset over Marathi by Jennifer Linton, Greece Expedition

A very arresting image that captures the forceful nature of the sea

3rd – Malachite by Quinn Parker, Madagascar Expedition

A beautifully poised image of a very iconic species. A deadly hunter waiting to strike!

Our staff pick was Cloud Forest by Emily Sheraton, Honduras Expedition. That was a hard fought battle but Emily just managed to get the votes in the end.