The latest images from
The Biologist magazine
Pigment scales in the skin of a Porbeagle shark,by David Linstead.
The image, taken from a Victorian slide mount of shark skin, received a special mention in the Society's Photographer of the Year Awards, 2016.
Barnacle appendages by Dr Igor Siwanowicz. These bristly appendages are used to sweep plankton and other food into the barnacle’s shell. The image was captured with confocal microscopy and was shortlisted in the Olympus BioScapes Competition.
Taken on Dartmoor by Peter Burkill FRSB
Many types of marine invertebrate can accumulate as ‘coral sand’ on the sea floor
Featured in the Royal Photographic Society’s International Images for Science 2015 exhibition, taken by David Maitland
A parasitoid wasp ( Venturia canescens) under a microscope
By Seline Dilmec AMSB during lab research for her final year thesis at the University of Leeds in 2012-13
Longhorn Beetle with Tufted Antennae taken by Jackie Caine. A top-heavy beetle seen in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica was later identified as Cosmisoma plumicorne by Max Barclay at the Natural History Museum.
Vegetation hanging on to the banks of the Thames at Cliveden
Taken by Robert Greenhill MSB
Insect eggs on the underside of a Rowan ( Sorbus sp) leaf
Photographed in Edinburgh by James Iremonger
By Dr Lewis Halsey MSB, taken on the Crozet Islands, a Subantarctic archipelago in the Indian Ocean
Unusual weather on Île de l'Est, or East Island
Taken by Dr Lewis Halsey while researching penguins on the subantarctic archipalago of the Crozet Islands
The eye of an Indian elephant
Taken in Chitwan, Nepal, by Alexandra Bickell
Oil beetle ( Meloe proscarabaeus)
Taken in La Rioja mountains by David Urry MSB
King penguins in their natural habitats on sub Antarctic islands
Taken by Dr Lewis Halsey MSB
Mission golden-eyed tree frog
Native to the treetops in South American rainforests, Lara Husain AMSB spotted this one at London's Horniman Museum
A Coati ( Nasua narica) Taken by Amy Padfield MSB in Costa Rica
A display of 404 dire wolf skulls at the Page Museum, La Brea Tar Pits, LA, California
Taken by Rajith Dissanayake AMSB
Adorable little lichens belonging to the genus Cladonia
Taken by Jim Gardner AMSB at Wigtown Harbour, Scotland
Cup fungi ( Pezizaceae family)
Taken by Seline Dilmec AMSB during a research trip in the Amazon, in the Pacaya-Samiria region
Stunning autumnal colours
By Kugan Kumaraswamy, the tree is a branched, flowering & angiosperm plant, but fruits show gymnosperm characteristics
Taken by John Huisman, the photo was shortlisted in the Vaucheria, a common freshwater algae, can become infected by microscopic animals known as rotifers. British Phycological Society’s Hilda Canter-Lund Annual Photography Award.
Algae and air bubbles trapped among frogspawn in a pond
Taken by Tim Moor as part of the Society’s 2015 photography competition. This year’s theme is ‘
From Big to Small’.
A pair of mating common blue damselflies are disturbed by another male competing for the female
Taken by by Richard Nutter as part of the Society’s 2015 photography competition.
Lytechinus variegatus larva skeleton has rainbow colours through its transparent body, due to the light angle
Featured in the Royal Photographic Society’s International Images for Science 2015 exhibition, taken by Rachael Inglis
A ghost goby shelters within a ‘sea pen’, a type of soft coral that forms stalk-like structures anchored to the seabed
Taken in Bali, Indonesia, by Marcus Commodore
A cheetah uses a small granite kopje as a lookout for prey in the Serengeti region of Tanzania
Taken by Peter Burkill FRSB
Disc winged bats in a rolled up leaf at the Parque Nacional Corcovado, Costa Rica
Taken by Simon Hoyte
A coconut octopus (
Amphioctopus marginatus) hiding inside a shell
Taken by Alex Varani
A small marine fish sheltering in a jellyfish, pictured off the Far Islands, Koh Lipe, Thailand
Taken by Jim Catlin
A polka dot tree frog found during a research trip in the Pacaya-Samiria region of the Amazon
Taken by Seline Dilmec AMSB
The aim of
BioPic is to combine biology with the best of our readers’ photography skills. For consideration, simply email a high resolution image relating to biology or wildlife, whether taken at work or on holiday, in the lab or garden. Please accompany your pictures with a 50 word caption explaining the shot, where it was taken, and information about yourself. Send your photos to Tom Ireland.