Amateur photographer Barbara Stanley has been crowned Royal Society of Biology Photographer of the Year with a striking image of impalas locking horns.

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[Photo credit: © Barbara Stanley]

Barbara, from Hertfordshire, bagged the £1,000 top prize in the international contest for her photo of two male impalas, captured at Etosha National Park in Namibia.

Tim Harris from Nature Picture Library, one of the judges, praised Barbara for catching a ‘dramatic moment of behaviour and interaction, with lovely composition and lighting’.

The Young Photographer of the Year was named as 17-year-old Oliver Tidswell, also from the UK, who won £500 for his shot of an alpine plant in India.

Small One_Oliver Tidswell_LOW RES[Photo credit: © Oliver Tidswell]

The contest, which was open only to amateurs, adopted the theme ‘Conflict & Survival’, and attracted almost 350 entries worldwide.

For further details visit www.rsb.org.uk/get-involved/awards-and-competitions/photography-competition.