The Society of Biology has announced the winners of its 2014 photo contest. The annual competition is open to amateur photographers, but you'll scarcely believe it after looking at these stunning photos.

The theme for this year was "Home, Habitat, and Shelter." Judges evaluated over 800 entries, granting a top prize of ÂŁ1,000 (USD$1,617) and ÂŁ500 (USD$807) for participants under the age of 18. Here are the best biology photographs of 2014 as chosen by the Society of Biology.

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All images courtesy Society of Biology.

Overall Winner: The Suburban Mum

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By Billy Clapham.

Runner Up: Parental Care in Parasitoid Wasps

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By Thomas Endlein.

Highly Commended: Bisons on Grand Prismatic Spring

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By Lukas Gawenda.

Winner: Young Photographer of the Year: Courage Doesn't Always ROAR

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By Nagarjun Ram.

Runner Up for Young Photographer of the Year: Man-made Forest

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By Ysabel M. Victoriano.

Highly Commended for Young Photographer: Meal Time

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By Boris Barath.

Shortlisted: Striving Succulent

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By Kelsey Green.

Shortlisted: Life and Environment

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By Dimple Pancholi.

Shortlisted: Spider Like From Another World

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Krasimir Matarov.

Shortlisted: A Lively Belly in the Freshwater

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By Matteo Riccardo di Nicoila.

Shortlisted: Spectral Tarsier

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By Wolfgang Weinhardt

Shortlisted: A Shelter Designed by Nature

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By Robert Cabagnot

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