Sunday 31 August 2014

BMC Ecology Prize

The overall winner of the BMC Ecology Image Competition 2014 is Petra Wester of the Institute of Sensory Ecology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany. Her winning photo of a Namaqua Rock Mouse (Aethomys namaquensis, Muridae) is the first time "nocturnal rodent pollination" has been captured on film in the wild. The mouse is lapping nectar from the flowers of a Pagoda Lily (Whiteheadia bifolia, Hyacinthaceae). His nose is dusted with pollen, which it will transfer to another flower. CLICK for a BBC show of excellent category-winning photos. CLICK for BMC Ecology journal for lots of technical details.


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