30 best photos of nature, made by researchers
• 30 best photos of nature, researchers have done
The world is full of amazing wildlife beauty of living creatures and amazing events, but we do not always understand those eternal laws, which alone can explain the essence of what is happening.
Many photographers make great pictures of the animal world, but few of them know exactly what is actually happening in front of the camera - if only the photographer will not appear at the same time a research scientist.
Competition environmental photography, held a British publishing company BioMedCenter "BMC Ecology Image Competition" aims to show not only the beauty of nature, but also a fascinating work of researchers that help us to understand it.
2014 winners of the competition were announced recently years, whose amazing photos we present to our readers.
Let's start with work, marked by incentive prizes.
These eastern swallowtail so often gather on the banks of the rivers in the eastern part of the US to resupply the necessary minerals (author - JP Lawrence.)
Justin Heyverd photographed by researchers Stephanie Irvine and Kaylee Seyts collecting samples on the shore of an isolated natural pond. It has its own name - Skippy pond, and is a unique coastal ecological system, located on the territory of the nature reserve "Ahihi-Kina'u" on the island of South Maui, Hawaii
These monkey gelada make incredible leaps to save his life at the slightest change of light is indicative of the threat of a predator (photographer - Ryan J. Burke.)
This yearling cub chimpanzees is still very small, and feeds mainly on mother's milk, but it has been here, perhaps for the first time, the fruit, which treats of the mother in a cozy hideaway hidden in the branches of a tree on vosmidesyatimetrovoy height. Photographed Alan Houle in Uganda
This male Chilean digger took the time defenseless females carrying nest in its prey in order to carry out the pairing procedure (operation Bernardo Segyura)
Gardeners consider these tiny insects, sucking leaf juice, dangerous pests. However, they in turn are food for many living beings, that is simply a continuation of the food chain. Author photos - Suvik Mandal, a researcher from the Institute of Natural Sciences in India
The photographer and researcher Sayantan Das explains that the young Ceylon Lorikeet "parked" at its branch in the Eastern Ghats (a mountain range in India), waiting for his mother to catch insects for dinner
The chicks spotted owl is rarely shown outside in daylight, says Suvik Mandal. In recent years, the habitat of this species is strongly reduced due to the development of the industry in South Asia
This arctic hare grows a white pelt, in preparation for the long winter, Greenland, says Daniel Carstensen
Photographer R. Anandbabu made pictures of garden lizards that settled throughout Asia. They eat everything smaller than their own size, including other lizards
These are small freshwater crustaceans are attacked even more tiny parasites, says the author of a photo Nina Shlotts
Shannon Graham argues that although this battle between the two hippos in Kenya pond looks like a territorial dispute, is likely to "restrain aggression" shows that here is purely intimate and it comes to mating
Paresh Poriyya took this photo during her research for a dissertation on the biological structures of tidal zones. Barnacles and coral polyps zoantharia - colonial cnidarians, related to corals - are fighting for territory
A herd of wild wildebeest grazing in the meadows savannah in Amboseli National Park in Kenya - is in turn food for the lions, says Shannon Graham
The same author made this photograph of a lion and a lioness tearing in two adult antelope impala carcass in Pilpnesbergskom National Park in South Africa
Laetitia Campioni looking for black-browed albatrosses nest on New Island, one of the Falkland Islands
Benjamin P. Lee says scientists need to examine the bat population more intensively, to understand the mechanism of spread of infectious diseases from animals to humans. This scientist pictured produces Malay korotkonosogo fruit bat after inspection
Paresh Poria shows how people in Western India is traditionally get their food in the coastal area in the summer season and premonsoon
The growing human population and industrial development lead to the fact that some beings have to look for ways of coexistence with people, explains Nagendra Ray - and this process is not always easy to pass
Nitsshke Matthew says that the army of crabs soldiers helps researchers analyze the condition of coastal waters. They absorb pollution, containing heavy metals in tidal zones and mangroves, which can detect pollution in the tissues of these animals before they can be fixed in the water samples
Grown petrel chicks lose their orientation within the city of lights, said Airam Rodriguez. This Mediterranean shearwater lost due to them during the flight to Tenerife in the Canary Islands
Benjamin P. Lee took this picture at the crossing for animals, connecting the two nature reserves in Singapore, between which the eight-paved highway
And now - the winners of the contest:
BMC journal Theoretical Ecology Section of Ecology noted Prize collage Kyle Harrington, illustrating features of predators and their victims disguise
The winner in the category of landscape ecology and ecological systems - Photo by Benjamin Blonder, which shows the rare plants that can survive in Death Valley
In the photo, the declared winner in the conservation of biological diversity, depicted Tubbataha Natural Park in the Philippines, located in the heart of the Coral Triangle. Keyterin Kim made this photograph of young corals stretching to the sun, as the young trees in the jungle
thomisidae (another name - spider-crab) attacks the bee on the flower petals, while the butterfly collects nectar - this is the story pictures which won in the category of populations and makroekologii. Andrew J.. Crawford photographed this dramatic scene in eastern Panama
Bernardo Segyura is the author of the picture, the Award in the category of animal behavior and biopsychologist. It's hard to believe, but the photo bee is attacked by a tiny fly parasite, but not vice versa
Special admiration aroused this photo Leticia Kernalegen, where thousands of king penguin chicks huddled together in a dense crowd, trying to keep warm in the icy wilderness of Antarctica, while the adult members of the colony get food, perhaps a few hundred kilometers away,
In the second place among the absolute winners - photo Laetitia Campioni, a portrait of the black-browed albatross chicks made in the Falkland Islands
Finally, the Grand Prix went to a tiny rocky hamster Namakua photographed Petra Wester. The picture was taken at the time when the animal collects nectar from a lily-Pagoda in South Africa, covered with the layer of pollen, which then transfers it to the neighboring flowers