Frontiers EcoPics: an ongoing natural history photo series

The Ecological Society of America’s Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment is continuing to accept submissions for its new series, “Frontiers EcoPics.” We are looking for photos that tell an intriguing natural history story, plus a 200- to 250-word description. The photo(s) should show a behavior or trait that reflects an interesting or little-known aspect of an organism’s natural history. The accompanying description should be more than a series of facts about the organism. Instead, we recommend giving a brief introduction, discussing the natural history aspect shown in the photo(s), and concluding (where appropriate) with an open question – something that will make readers think about the science behind the photo.

Published submissions will be included in both the print and online versions of the journal, will receive a unique DOI, and will be free to read online.

For examples of published EcoPics, see:
Oases for insects
Hazardous hermit crab homes
Leafy lodging

Image specifications: photos should be sharp and properly exposed, high enough resolution to print at 300 dpi (at least 1200 pixels wide), and supplied as JPG, TIFF, or PNG files.

Please send submissions directly to