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Big macaque and fries

Save some
for me!
Macaques at
tourist draw
Batu Caves
in Malaysia
NIGEL TAYLOR

A MACAQUE tucks in to McDonald’s fries — watched jealously by his pal — while a sloth seems to be hoping to save her legs and hitch a ride.

These stunning images are among the winners and runners-up in the British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition.

Going nowhere fast: Three-toed sloth on road in Costa Rica PICTURE: ANDREW WHITWORTH

Good horning’s work: Trimming rhino in South Africa PICTURE: MOLLY PENNY

The sight of a scorpion glowing when exposed to ultra-violet light in Madagascar catches the eye.

And the chimango bird calmly perching on a cow looks like it knows who’s boss. Another image shows important work to protect rhinos by trimming their horns.

Top of the tree: Boa, shot with red filter, won prize PICTURE: ROBERTO GARCIA ROA

Viewing platform: Cow and chimango in Andes PICTURE: PABLO JAVIER MERLO

But the overall winner captures a Malagasy tree boa in Madagascar.

Let it glow: Scorpion PICTURE: ROBERTO GARCIA ROA