Highlights of The Royal Society of Biology’s Photography Competition 2021, from Ants Feasting on Honeydew to Zebras Drinking in The Savannah – Design You Trust

Highlights of The Royal Society of Biology’s Photography Competition 2021, from Ants Feasting on Honeydew to Zebras Drinking in The Savannah

Winner: Mutualism. Thane, India

The mutualistic relationship between ant and aphid. The ants consume honeydew excreted by a yellow aphid, and in return the ants protect the aphid from other organisms such as red mites. (Vishwanath Birje/Royal Society of Biology)

More: Royal Society of Biology h/t: guardian

Runner-up: Fractals. UK

The patterns in this image are of Bacillus subtilis being grown on a dextrose agar plate. The patterns form depending on the conditions of the bacteria’s environment and how bacterial cells move after coming into contact with each other. (Alice Feng/Royal Society of Biology)

Shortlisted: The hunt. West Bengal, India

The interaction between the jewel wasp and cockroach is anything but friendly. The jewel wasp injects venom into the cockroach’s brain, paralysing the latter. The wasp then lays an egg in the zombified cockroach. (Ripan Biswas/Royal Society of Biology)

Shortlisted: Bite for survival. Bangkok, Thailand

The tokay gecko bites back despite being held in the coils of the golden tree snake. (Wei Fu/Royal Society of Biology)

Highly commended: Watering hole antics. Kenya

A pair of Grevy’s zebra drink from a watering hole. (Hayden Wood/Royal Society of Biology)

Winner: Submerged. Somerset, UK

A tyre being reclaimed by nature in the Vallis Forest, Somerset, showing the connection between people and the natural world. (Roan Jones/Royal Society of Biology)

Shortlisted: Solar power plant. Zhejiang province, China

A large group of night herons perch on solar power panels at dusk. (Gu Guanghui/Royal Society of Biology)

Shortlisted: Spiderman of our body. Missouri, USA

Immune cells communicate with each other to protect our body from invading foreign particles or micro-organisms. Here, neutrophil cells (light blue) release web-like structures (yellow) to defend against tuberculosis bacteria (pink). (Chanchal Sur Chowdhury/Royal Society of Biology)

Shortlisted: A tiny gathering. Pampanga, Philippines

A small group of thief ants are gathered to enjoy a few drops of syrup on top of a wax apple leaf. (John Ishide Bulanadi/Royal Society of Biology)

Shortlisted: The plague. Borana, Kenya

In 2019, Kenya and most of east Africa saw its worst locust outbreak in 70 years. Varying weather due to climate change and travel and shipping restrictions have meant the outbreaks are getting larger and harder to control. (Henry Harte/Royal Society of Biology)

Shortlisted: Family quarrel. Córdoba, Spain

Bee-eaters are easily spotted birds because of their colours. They spend most of their time flying in search of insects. (Alfonso Roldán Losada/Royal Society of Biology)

Runner-up: Hon Yen marine ecosystem. Phu Yen, Vietnam

Every year between May and August, the coral of this rich and diverse ecosystem becomes exposed at low tide. (Truong Hoai Vu/Royal Society of Biology)

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

The Monster Building: Photographer Tristan Zhou Captures Epic Photos Of Dystopian Asian Cityscapes
11 Captivating Pictures Of A Young And Sexy Clint Eastwood In 1956
The Qajar Series, Inspired by The Studio Portraiture First Introduced to Iran in The Late 19th Century
"Hail The Dark Lioness": An Important Series Addressing Identity Politics And Racial Injustice
Four Month Old Northern Lynx Kittens get their First Public Outing
Do You Know Who You Are?: Superb Cinematic Photo Works By Nariman Darbandi
Burning Man 2018 Mega-Post: Awesome Photos From The World’s Biggest And Craziest Festival
If Sailor Moon Was Goth
Australian Photography Awards Winners Show the Beauty and Weirdness of The Time that We Live In
Earth From Above: Stunning Drone Photography By Demas Rusli
Jack London’s Extraordinary Photos of London’s East End in 1902
"Play With Your Food": Pop Culture Icons Recreated With Sausages
Ukrainian Photographer Creates Powerful Photo To Overcome Anxiety, And Here’s How She Did It
Photographer Justin Earsing
Fabulous Portrait Photos of Celebrities Taken by Patrick Lichfield
Funny Finalists Photos Of Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2022
Beautifully Nostalgic Photos Of The Constant Change In Dubai
Fascinating Photographs of Old Shopfronts Taken in the East End of London in 1988
This Photographer Doesn’t Just Take Women’s Portraits. She Makes Them Believe In Themselves
Faces: Fantastic Macro Worlds Of Mofeed Abu Shalwa
You Have To See These Astonishing Photos Taken By A 14-Year-Old Boy
Stunning Winning Images of The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022
Photographer Adrienne Salinger’s Series Of Teenage Bedrooms From The 90s
Kate Moss for Mango, Fall 2012