2020 BIAZA photography competition: winning images from zoos and aquariums – in pictures

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) has announced the stunning winning images in its annual photography competition.

The 2020 winners show the important work of zoos and aquariums at an immensely challenging time. After months of closures, these conservation organisations are reeling from the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

The competition, only open to zoo or aquarium staff and volunteers, received hundreds of entries capturing amazing moments from pensive monkeys to a diver swimming with sharks. It was judged by TV naturalist Nick Baker, among others.

Judge and BIAZA spokesperson Andrew Hall said: “Every day our zoos and aquariums are sharing the extraordinary beauty and fragility of the natural world and this is evident in the incredible winning photos.”

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