The British And Irish Association Of Zoos And Aquariums Has Announced The Winning Images In Its Annual Photography Competition

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) has announced the winning images in its annual photography competition. The 2020 winners show the important work of zoos and aquariums at an immensely challenging time. After months of closures, these conservation organisations are reeling from the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.


Winner, Life in a BIAZA Collection category: The Boy in the Red Coat, by Robert Everett at Chester Zoo. Species: Humboldt penguin (and human). (Photo by Robert Everett/BIAZA 2020 Photography Competition)

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Runner-up, Life in a BIAZA Collection: Return of the Mac(aque), by Chris Townsend at Newquay Zoo, Wild Planet Trust. Species: Sulawesi black crested macaque. (Photo by Chris Townsend/BIAZA 2020 Photography Competition)


Highly commended, Life in a BIAZA Collection: Markhor overlooking his enclosure, by Alyson Houston at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Species: Markhor. (Photo by Alyson Houston/BIAZA 2020 Photography Competition)


Winner, Behind the Scenes category: Hold your gaze, by Donovan Lewis at Blue Planet Aquarium. Species: Sand tiger shark. (Photo by Donovan Lewis/BIAZA 2020 Photography Competition)


Runner-up, Behind the Scenes: Owl have to be weighing you, by Niall Owen at Welsh Mountain Zoo. Species: Great grey owl. (Photo by Niall Owen/BIAZA 2020 Photography Competition)


Highly commended, Behind the Scenes: Even giants start small, by Emma Lawlor at Sparsholt College. Species: Giant katydid. (Photo by Emma Lawlor/BIAZA 2020 Photography Competition)


Winner, Heart and Minds category: Thao whipping frogs, by Eleanor Stobbart at Paignton Zoo, Wild Planet Trust. Species: Thao whipping frog. (Photo by Eleanor Stobbart/BIAZA 2020 Photography Competition)


Runner-up, Heart and Minds: Nifty nose, by Samantha Allworthy at Longleat. Species: prehensile tailed porcupines. (Photo by Samantha Allworthy/BIAZA 2020 Photography Competition)


Highly commended, Hearts and Minds: Ethiopian Mountain Adder, by Daniel Kane at ZSL London Zoo. Species: Ethiopian mountain adder. (Photo by Daniel Kane/BIAZA 2020 Photography Competition)


Winner, People’s Choice category: Wearing her heart on her nose, by Jo Thrower at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. Species: Siamang gibbon. (Photo by Jo Thrower/BIAZA 2020 Photography Competition)


Runner-up, In the Moment – People’s Choice category: Mischievous kit, by Leanne Aldred at Wingham Wildlife Park. Species: Binturong. (Photo by Leanne Aldred/BIAZA 2020 Photography Competition)


Highly commended, In the Moment – People’s choice category: Perfectly Poised, by Clare Wilkie at Crocodiles of the World. Species: American alligator. (Photo by Clare Wilkie/BIAZA 2020 Photography Competition)

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