Our Urban Biodiversity Photo Competition attracted over 60 submissions, coming in from every corner of Europe. From Ireland to Italy and Madrid to Malmö, the photos were not only versatile regionally, but also in terms of their topics and style.

The different takes on urban biodiversity captured in the photographs offered us insight into how biodiversity and greening in the cities are understood, and gave ideas and inspiration for our research work.

The 12 winners were selected to represent the different aspects of urban flora and fauna and to portray how nature can interact with people and built environments.

Our panel of judges congratulates all the winners and thanks everyone who participated in the competition!



PHOTO 1

The third space - a sensuous space between inside and outside, between nature and culture. Dome of Visions.
By Jonathan Kronborg Grevsen/NCC/Dome of Visions, Copenhagen, Denmark


PHOTO 2

Plot 14 in winter, Victoria Jubilee Allotments
By Simon & Linda Baddeley, Birmingham, United Kingdom

PHOTO 3

Rabbits appearing from underneath a house on the beach.
By Miguel Ángel Bedate Tirado, St. Andrews, Scotland

PHOTO 4

Honeycomb at an urban apiary. The darker and lighter patches show the variety of flowers the bees visited when collecting their food.
By Christina Stadlbauer, Brussels, Belgium

PHOTO 5

A house sparrow (passer domesticus) waiting to enter its nest and carrying a larva in its beak.
By Víctor Fernández Tascón, Espinosa de la Ribera, Spain

PHOTO 6

Vertical garden in the first days of autumn.
By Francesca Stenico, Trento, Italy

PHOTO 7

In a vibrant busy city like London, there is nothing nicer to see than a swan (Pen) with her babies (cygnets) having a leisurely swim, oblivious to the fast pace & noisy life of the city.
By Tara Mc Namee, London, England

PHOTO 8

"The roof-top of my house, Heron House, where my wife, Joy Skinner, has made a beautiful garden overlooking the River Thames in London. Apart from a lawn mown by free-range hamsters and flowers she also grows fruit and vegetables there. "
By James Skinner, London, England

PHOTO 9

Flowers on the streets of Brussels.
By Christina Stadlbauer, Brussels, Belgium

PHOTO 10

This image is of a common frog lying in wait to snatch his prey!
By Tara Mc Namee, Surrey, England

PHOTO 11

Indoor Living Wall at SoHo in kødbyen, Copenhagen
By Dan Boding-Jensen, Copenhagen, Denmark

PHOTO 12

Nymphalis polychlorus over tree.
By Víctor Fernández Tascón, Candamia Park, Leon. Spainn