Where a photographic eye might see natural beauty, an ecologist tends to see a complex network of organisms interacting with each other and their environment. As such, the open-access journal BMC Ecology decided to host a competition that sees the world from an ecological perspective. Two hundred entries poured in from professional ecologists around the world. Below, and on the following slides, is an abridged version of the paper published with the winning entries (and runners up).
“The camera industry is one of the few innocuous parasites in wild nature.”
–Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac