Galápagos Conservation Trust Photography Competition 2018

See the winning and shortlisted images from Galápagos Conservation Trust's annual photography competition.

Animal Behaviour Category 2nd place: Achoo! © Joseph Sullivan.

For over 20 years, Galápagos Conservation Trust (GCT) has been working to promote the conservation of the unique biodiversity of Galápagos and sustainable development within the Islands.

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This photography competition celebrates all aspects of the Galápagos Islands, ranging from its wonderful wildlife to its local communities.

Winners of the competition were featured in an exhibition at the Galápagos Day event at the Royal Geographic Society, London. To find out more about the competition, and the event, visit the GCT website.

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To view the images as a slideshow, click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the photos below.

Overall image and Man in the Archipelago category Winner. Sea lion and kayaks. © Lutz Bunger.
Overall image and Man in the Archipelago category Winner. Sea lion and kayaks. © Lutz Bunger.
Overall 2nd place: Old timer smile. © Christopher Turner.
Overall 2nd place: Old timer smile. © Christopher Turner.
Overall 3rd place: Surprised Ghost. © Caroline Joan Marmion.
Overall 3rd place: Surprised Ghost. © Caroline Joan Marmion.
Animal Portrait Category Winner: Footprints. © Flavio Geo.
Animal Portrait Category Winner: Footprints. © Flavio Geo.
Animal Portrait Category 2nd place: An Elizabethan lava lizard. © Caroline Joan Marmion.
Animal Portrait Category 2nd place: An Elizabethan lava lizard. © Caroline Joan Marmion.
Animal Behaviour Category Winner: Galapagos sea lion with octopus. © Jose Guerrero Vela.
Animal Behaviour Category Winner: Galapagos sea lion with octopus. © Jose Guerrero Vela.
Animal Behaviour Category 2nd place: Achoo! © Joseph Sullivan.
Animal Behaviour Category 2nd place: Achoo! © Joseph Sullivan.
Botanical Category Winner: Coconut trees. © Joseph Sullivan.
Botanical Category Winner: Coconut trees. © Joseph Sullivan.
Botanical Category 2nd place: Miconia forest. © Rene Erazo.
Botanical Category 2nd place: Miconia forest. © Rene Erazo.
Man in the Archipelago Category 2nd place: Whale shark scientist. © Simon Pierce.
Man in the Archipelago Category 2nd place: Whale shark scientist. © Simon Pierce.
Landscape Category Winner: Floreana. © Judi Lapsley Miller.
Landscape Category Winner: Floreana. © Judi Lapsley Miller.
Landscape Category 2nd place: Sunrise at Kicker Rock. © Jonathan Giroux.
Landscape Category 2nd place: Sunrise at Kicker Rock. © Jonathan Giroux.