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British Ecological Society photo competition winners

Winning images from the British Ecological Society's annual competition are released to celebrate the society's centenary.
Gavin Ballantyne took this photograph of a crab spider waiting to capture an insect. The spider held its front legs up to threaten the photographer as he lent in with his camera.
A crab spider on a purple flower
Ready for dinner? This jumping spider is feasting on a delicious honey bee. It was captured by Jacob Bishop.
A jumping spider (Salticidae) wrestles with an impressive honeybee catch (Apis mellifera)
Anna Carter was a runner-up for her portrait of a tuatara. The female lizard's movements to and from her nesting area were tracked using a spool of cotton on her tail.
Female tuatara being tracked to and from her nesting rookery with a spool of cotton attached to her tail
This spooky shot was taken by Carsten Meyer. It shows de-finned sharks washed up on the Pacific shore of Mexico - thousands of miles from fin consumers in China.
Carcasses of de-finned sharks washed up on the Pacific shore of Mexico (near Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur)
These beautiful photographs are the winners of the British Ecological Society's yearly competition. Photographer Zoe Davies was crowned the winner for this snap of these black-browed albatross greeting each other.
Black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys) pair greeting one another, Saunders Island, Falkland Islands.
This pink bloodwood tree is resprouting among the grass stalks after a forest fire. It was snapped by Daniel Metcalfe.
A fallen pink bloodwood (Corymbia intermedia) and blady grass (Imperata cylindrica) resprout
This close-up image of a tassel hyacinth was taken by Hans de Kroon in Greece. The winning snaps from the British Ecological Society's competition are on display in London until 27 August.
Tassel Hyacinth (Muscari comosum) in the wild (Lefkas, Greece)
Student Elli Tzirkalli won a prize for this image of the Levantine Leopard butterfly, commonly found in Cyprus. (If you don't like spiders, skip the next photograph!)
Levantine Leopard (Apharitis acamas) butterfly