The competition run by Pro Natura – Switzerland’s oldest environmental group – was divided into several categories including “Large wild animals on the move”, “Small wild animals on the move” and “Wilderness ways”. A separate category was given over to the public’s favourite photos.
Here are all the winners.
Large wild animals on the move - first prize: A red deer in the Parc Ela nature park in Graubünden. Photo: Ueli Stahel
Large wild animals on the move - second prize: A chamois herd above Curaglia in Graubünden. Photo: Roland Beck
Large wild animals on the move - third prize: A fox in the Gantrisch Nature Park in the canton of Bern. Photo: Melanie Weber
Small wild animals on the move - first prize: A European tree frog climbing in reeds in Uster in the canton of Zurich. Photo: Astrid Hauzenberger.
Small wild animals on the move - second prize: A stoat in Bosco Gurin in the canton of Ticino. Photo: Samuel Morisoli
Small wild animals on the move - third prize: Mating grass frogs in Thundorf, canton Thurgau. Photo: Sandra Schweizer
Wilderness ways – first prize: A drone capture of a wildlife bridge over the A1 motorway near Kirchberg in the canton of Bern. Photo: David Haggman
Wilderness ways – second prize: An ibex on a narrow cliff ledge at the Creux du Van cirque on the border of the cantons of Vaud and Neuchatel. Photo: Urs Grossniklaus
Wilderness ways – third prize: A roebuck in Chavannes-de-Bogis in the canton of Vaud. Photo: Lucas Margueron
Public's favourites – first prize: A deer hiding among cereal crops in Bollingen in the canton of Bern. Photo: Adrian Schmid
Public's favourites – second prize: A young ibex on the Nufenen Pass which connects the cantons of Valais and Ticino. Photo: Kevin Gundi
Public's favourites – third prize: A grass snake in Neuhaus in the canton of St Gallen. Photo: Mike Wörner
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