Animals in their Environment

Photo © Sudipta Maulik

1st classified

Attack
by Sergey Gorshkov


In late May, about a quarter of a million snow geese arrive from North America to nest on Wrangel Island, in northeastern Russia. They form the world’s largest breeding colony of snow geese. I spent two months on the remote island taking pictures there. Arctic foxes take ad...

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2nd classified

Pandas Gone Wild
by Ami Vitale


Ye Ye, a 16-year-old giant panda, lounges in a massive wild enclosure at a conservation center in Wolong Nature Reserve. Her 2-years-old cub, Hua Yan (Pretty Girl) was released into the wild after two years of "panda training." Her name, whose characters represent Japan and Chin...

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3rd classified

Baby Sea Lion
by Filippo Borghi


While diving in the waters of Mexico, I came across a curious sea lion cub, which left the other cubs to approach my camera and play.

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Honorable mention

Tarpon in a cloud of glass fishes
by Davide Vezzaro


The rays of the sun filtering into the cave produce magic light effects on the little silver fish swimming in a herd. They seem to dance together to protect each other and escape the predator ready to attack them for food.

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Honorable mention

Diver
by Felipe Foncueva


Northern gannets are the largest seabirds in the north Atlantic. They fish by diving into the sea and can do it from a height of 30 meters at a speed of 80 km/h. The small island of Noss is one of the most important nesting point, with 7000 breeding pairs. I took this picture in...

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Honorable mention

Lionrock
by Gabriela Staebler


During a safari, I discovered this male lion sleeping in the shade of a huge rock. It seemed that the lion was stopping with his leg the rock from rolling over him. Next to this huge rock the mighty lion seemed small and fragile.

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Will you?
by Henrik Spranz


These rare European ground squirrels seem to discuss about what to do with their plant; the left one even seems to offer it. It's always nice watching squirrels interact among themselves, with the environment and it's a fantastic feeling to catch a moment like this.

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Kuril Lake
by Valter Bernardeschi


A Grizzly brown bear was photographed right in the moment when he was capturing a big fish in the water of Lake Kuril, in the south part of the Kamchatka Peninsula.

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Different ways
by Panos Laskarakis


Winter morning in northwestern Namibia bordering with Angola , where the river Kunene from the Hartmann valley meets the absolute desert and the land of the impressive antelope gemsbok (Oryx gazella). At the top of a sand dune, in the middle of nowhere, I was waiting for the ant...

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Honorable mention

From above
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This photo shows a Northern Gannet flying over the nesting area of its colony, in search for its nest and mate. Note how the nests are equally spaced, making it hard for the birds to find where to land. They mostly rely on the cry of their mate to get back, so usually they will...

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Honorable mention

Four bears
by Sergey Gorshkov


This is the largest salmon-spawning site in Asia which like a magnet has always attracted bears to its shores. I have been shooting bears in Kamchatka for many years and visited the whole region. My journey to the wildlife of Kamchatka has been so interesting and exciting that th...

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Honorable mention

Living in the trash
by Greg Lecoeur


At the end of a dive in the waters of the islands of Raja Ampat, I crossed this Sargassum Frogfish, whose habitat are the sargassum algae, completely surrounded by the garbage carried by the stream.

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Honorable mention

Red Army
by Youshu Hu


A long shooting time and the reflection of the pink flamingos on the water, give to this image a dreamy sense of peace and the impression that one is observing a painting rather than a photo.

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Whale Trail
by Beau Pilgrim


This male Humpback Whale spent over an hour playing in the water and swimming around us, putting on a phenomenal show for the camera. It was an incredible interaction in the wild which I will never forget. This photo was captured as the pectoral fin swiped through the surface of...

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view from below
by Sergey Gorshkov


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David vs. Goliath
by Daniel Ottmann


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In the city
by Tommy Pedersen


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Zebras in the night
by Marco Poggioni


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Whale Tail
by Rodney Bursiel


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Dancing Octopus
by Barathieu Gabriel


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Look me in the eye
by Prelena Soma Owen


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Red over red
by Daniel Buron


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Peak
by Petar Sabol


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Green Turtle close-up
by Greg Lecoeur


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Love fighting
by Pierluigi Rizzato


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L'ora del lunch
by Marco Mercuri


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il cormorano
by Filippo Borghi


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Pink Dreams
by Alessandra Meniconzi


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