The winners and results from the World BioQuest!

Note: There are a few sightings from the BioQuest still pending, but without mathematical possibility of changing the overall winners. If by chance one of the pending sightings is verified as a major find, we will post the result here and award multiple winners.

BioQuest Stats

20-22 May 2017 : 72 hours

11,646
TOTAL OBSERVATIONS

2,440
PHOTOS

9,403
IDENTIFICATIONS

689
SPECIES


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World BioQuest Champion
Highest overall score from both submitted sightings and identifications
Winner of a GoPro Hero5 Session Action Video Camera

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Austin
sightings score: 13,764
ids score: 8,864
total score: 22,628
 

Runner up: Scott Gilmore
Winner of a Smartphone Lens Kit (Macro, Fish Eye, Wide Angle) Action Cases & Photo Accessories

 

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Champion Spotter
Highest score from submitted sightings
Winner of a Rapaki 26 Pack

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Austin
score: 13,754
 

Runner up: Dennis
Winner of a Smartphone Lens Kit (Macro, Fish Eye, Wide Angle) Action Cases & Photo Accessories

 

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Champion Identifier
Highest score from sightings identified
Winner of Dawn Peak 10x25 Binoculars

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Scott Gilmore
score: 9,957
 

Runner up: Austin
Winner of a Smartphone Lens Kit (Macro, Fish Eye, Wide Angle) Action Cases & Photo Accessories

 

Best Find
Highest scoring single sighting

Winner of 'A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia'

Score: 964. Image: Stick Insect (Onchestus gorgus), by QuestaGamer Ben Revell, identified by Dr. Paul Brock of the Natural History Museum, London. First photographic record on major biodiversity databases. CC BY-NC

Score: 964. Image: Stick Insect (Onchestus gorgus), by QuestaGamer Ben Revell, identified by Dr. Paul Brock of the Natural History Museum, London. First photographic record on major biodiversity databases. CC BY-NC

Score: 910. Image: Stick Insect (Candovia granulosa), by QuestaGamer Ben Revell, identified by Dr. Paul Brock of the Natural History Museum, London. Second photographic record on major biodiversity databases. CC BY-NC

Score: 910. Image: Stick Insect (Candovia granulosa), by QuestaGamer Ben Revell, identified by Dr. Paul Brock of the Natural History Museum, London. Second photographic record on major biodiversity databases. CC BY-NC

Other Top Finds
Highest scoring single sightings

Score: 582. Image: Brolga (Grus rubicunda), by QuestaGamer Andrew McCC BY-NC

Score 597. Image: A rarely reported Cranefly (Phoroctenia vittata, or Ctenophora vittata), by QuestaGamer Scott Gilmore, CC BY-NC

Score: 399. Image: Pacific Baza (Aviceda subcristata), by QuestaGamer Grisper, CC BY-NC

Score: 373. Image: Bark Snail (Zonitoides arboreus), by QuestaGamer Grisper, CC BY-NC

Score: 503. Image: Green Paddle Worm (Phyllodoce novaehollandiae), by QuestaGamer Grisper, CC BY-NC

Score: 535. Image: Spiny Katydid (Phricta sp.), by QuestaGamer Ben Revell, CC BY-NC

Score: 535. Image: Spiny Katydid (Phricta sp.), by QuestaGamer Ben Revell, CC BY-NC

Score: 514. Image: Brown Treesnake (Boiga irregularis), by QuestaGamer Ben Revell, CC BY-NC

Score: 394. Image: Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus), by QuestaGamer Dennis, CC BY-NC


Best Photo
As voted by you on our QuestaGame Facebook page

Winner of 'A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia' 

Image: Brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) by Ben Revell, CC BY-NC

Image: Leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius sp.) by Ben Revell, CC BY-NC

Runner up: Winner of a Smartphone Lens Kit (Macro, Fish Eye, Wide Angle) Action Cases & Photo Accessories

Photo Finalists

Image: Cane Toad (Rhinella marina) by Ben Revell, CC BY-NC

Image: Great egret (Ardea alba) by Andrew Mc, CC BY-NC

Image: Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) by Fonibear, CC BY-NC

Image: Common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) by Morag Miller, CC BY-NC

Image: Tettigoniidae (To be confirmed) by Ben Revell, CC BY_NC

Image: To be confirmed by Ben Revell, CC BY-NC

Image: King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis) by Grisper, CC BY-NC

Image: Flame robin (Petroica phoenicea) by Austin, CC BY-NC

Image: Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) by Andrew Mc, CC BY-NC

Image: Brolgas (antigone rubicunda) by Andrew Mc, CC BY-NC

Image: Australasian darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae) by Morag Miller, CC BY-NC

Image: Australasian darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae) by Morag Miller, CC BY-NC

Image: Pale Swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon) by Scott Gilmore, CC BY-NC

Image: Australian raven (Corvus coronoides) by Robbi and Elisa, CC BY-NC

 

Top 5 Spotters

1. Austin: 13,754

2. Dennis: 13,370

3. Scott Gilmore: 8,730

4. Grisper: 7,780

5. Ben Revell: 7,294

Top 5 Identifiers

1. Scott Gilmore: 9,957

2. Austin: 8,864

3. Grisper: 3,845

4. Dennis: 3,227

5. Fonibear: 2,559

Top 5 Most Spotted

1. Gilled Mushrooms

2. Australian Magpie

3. Ants

4. Magpie-Lark

5. Beetles

 

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QuestaGame World Bioquest

Could playing a game on your mobile phone help protect life on earth? That’s the idea behind the First Ever World BioQuest, a global competition launched by an Australia-based mobile gaming venture, QuestaGame. The competition, held May 20-22 2017, commemorates the International Day of Biological Diversity and involves over 30 different environmental organisations.