The results from our 2018 Animal Behaviour photo contest.
- Winner: Barry Chapman
We followed these 5 cheetahs for a couple of days until they singled out a full grown Willdebeast from a large herd. After a brief 15 second chase they then struggled for 15 minutes before finally bringing down the herbivore. Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Masai Mara, Kenya
- Runner-Up: Roie Galitz
Mother Polar Bear is breastfeeding her twins with reach fat milk. Her nurturing of the young cubs will keep them alive and help them grow to being successful mature bears in the harsh environment of the high Arctic.
- Runner-Up: Karthik AK
This night frog, endemic to the Western Ghats of India, exhibits a unique breeding behaviour. The males call for females, the females come and lay the eggs, then the males fertilise them. In this image, the male has successfully fertilised a clutch of eggs from a female. He is calling out for other females to lay eggs.
- Highly Commended: Greg Lecoeur
Sharks hunting at night in French Polynesia
- Highly Commended: Petr Bambousek
Leopard and Warthog
During my trip to Botswana I was lucky to se very intensive moment. Warthogs use old termite nests as a hide. This Leopard knows the behavior and wait for warthogs leaving the hide. In this particular moment warthog below know who is above and the leopard is waiting for right moment to jump. Tension between both animals was incredible. Lynianti, Botswana
- Highly Commended: Roie Galitz
The Brown Bear patiently waits on the lake's shore for the right moment, as the Salmons are keeping their distance from him and they're exactly out of his reach. It's a game of patience and opportunity, as it usually is with wildlife.
- Highly Commended: Dave Shaffer
If you’re a bear, there is nothing more satisfying than a good back scratch
- Highly Commended: Sudhir Gaikwad
THE MUDSKIPPERS ARE HIGHLY TERRITORIAL AND WILL NEVER ALLOW ANY INTRUSION INTO ITS TERRITORY....
AS WE WERE PHOTOGRAPHING KINGFISHERS AND LOOKING OUT FOR THE ELUSIVE BENGAL TIGER IN SUNDARBAN TIGER RESERVE , WE NOTICED THIS TOOTH N NAIL FIGHT BETWEEN THESE TWO MUD SKIPPERS....
- Highly Commended: Victor Rotaru
The Great Cormorant fliping a fish in his beak.
- Highly Commended: Santosh Jana
Gharial off springs frequently fall prey to various predators both aquatic and avian. Ghrial babies after hatching out of eggs are eaten up in lots by big fishes and birds. To save its small infants, the adult Gharial takes them on its back so that fishes can not catch hold of them and when the big birds try to catch them the adult drives them away by any means they can manage to do. this is a natural phenomenon frequently seen in some rivers of India.
- Highly Commended: DON DUBIN
A Mothers Resolve
A mother Wildebeest is protecting her newborn from hyena's
- Highly Commended: talal al rabah
photo for crocodile hunting wildebeest during migration
Congratulations to the featured photographers and a big thank you to all who entered! Thank you also to the generous support of our contest sponsors: