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 150- to 250-word description. Frontiers EcoPics is not just a series of attractive photos: the image and accompanying text should showcase an interesting and little-known aspect of an organism’s behavior and natural history. 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.

Due to space constraints, we ask that each submission have a maximum of two authors and affiliations.

Published submissions will receive a unique DOI, and will be included in the print version of the journal as well as online, where EcoPics are free for all to read.

For examples of published EcoPics, see:
Oases for insects
Hazardous hermit crab homes
Leafy lodging
A grim spot for a goose nest?
Arachnid ambush
A tale of four swallowtails
For some tropical birds, home is where the rot is
Opportunistic fishing buddy
Precipitation could spell peril for penguins
Wielding a leaf may dissuade mischief
A dewy diet for moth larvae
Not just corals – sponges are bleaching too!
Hanging out for a drink
Enigmatic display
Now you see me, now you don’t
An old tree and its many-shaped leaves
A woody chamber of secrets
A rattlesnake finds refuge
An unexpected visitor
New recruit at the tree line
Mating mayhem
Dance of the sawshelled turtles

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