Nick Robertson-Brown wins Evolutionary Biology category in the Royal Society Photography Publishing Competition 2016

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Scubaverse.com’s very own Underwater Photography editor Nick Robertson-Brown has been announced as the winner of the Evolutionary Biology category in this year’s Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition with his stunning shot ‘Departing Eagle Ray’ (pictured above).

The Royal Society invited scientists and alike to submit their best biological photographs to their 2016 photography competition.

In addition to Evolutionary Biology, other categories in the competition included Behaviour, Ecology and Environmental Science, and Micro-imaging. The competition was judged by Alex Badyaev, an evolutionary biologist and previous category winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition; Ulrike Muller, Editor for Proceedings of the Royal Society B; Claire Spottiswoode, Editor for Biology Letters and David Maitland, nature photographer and former winner of the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

From an octopus beneath the sea, to mayflies in the sky, insects camouflaged against the leaves of a tree, Velella velella stranded on a beach and the microscopic image of a seed pod, the Royal Society received over 1000 entries across dozens of countries demonstrating biological phenomena in a range of environments.

From those entries, 12 finalists were eventually selected, so to win a category is a major achievement – congratulations Nick from everyone at Scubaverse HQ!

The winning pictures from the other categories and all the runners up and special commendation shots can be found here.

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