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A bee hovers close to a purple flower in front of a vivid green background. (Elin Videvall/SWNS)

Capturing The Natural World - The Winners Of The BMC Ecology Photography Competition

The fragile beauty of the natural world, the relationship between humans and nature, and Earth’s endless biodiveristy have been captured by the winners of the 2016 BMC Ecology Photography Competition.

The contest aims to find the photos that best show the ecological activity of our planet in a beautiful and pertinent way.

The winning images – as well as being visually arresting – show the issues facing the world at the moment, and the current greatest threats to nature.