The Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition celebrates the power of photography to communicate science and the role great images play in making science accessible to a wide audience. It is run in collaboration between our journals Biology Letters, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Open Biology, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Proceedings of the Royal Society B and Royal Society Open Science.
The 2016 competition received over 1000 entries from all around the world. Entries to the competition featured a wide range of the Earth’s complex environments and showcased a number of ecosystems, as well as a variety of living taxa. The 12 finalists were eventually selected and, together with the shortlisted entrants, are presented here.