Animals in their Environment

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1st classified

Facing Reality
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A leopard seal got into a lagoon just before low tide. The seal was hiding, waiting to ambush young penguins as they got closer. When a penguin got close enough, the seal moved extremely fast and caught the penguin by its feet dragging it to the open water. I was following parall...

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2nd classified

The Hunt
by Shivang Mehta


A young and inexperienced tiger cub attempts to hunt a chital (spotted deer) in Ranthambore National Park, India; but the chital turned out to be too big for this young cub. I captured the moment when the tiger cub was struggling to get the prey down, as his siblings and mother w...

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3rd classified

Arctic Fox
by Peter Mather


I encountered this fox scavenging a Caribou's carcass on the coastal plains of Alaska's Arctic. I spent two hours slowly approaching it until I took this picture from six feet away, as she finished her meal. It was a surreal and unforgettable experience and a rare opportunity t...

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3rd classified

Sperm Whale Herd
by Tony Wu


The sperm whales pictured here had just emerged from milling around in a gigantic cluster, with many of the whales defecating to such an extent that the water was opaque with secretions. This scene was part of a large, multi-day aggregation comprising hundreds, perhaps thousands...

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Honorable mention

Jump
by Milo Angelo Ramella


A snowy owl takes flight alarmed by the call of another female. This species gives particular care to protecting its own hunting territory.

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Honorable mention

Surrounded Bear
by Roie Galitz


In this image from above, the Brown Bear is surrounded by salmon in Kurile Lake. The salmon are circling the bear and keeping their distance, just out of his reach.

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Stolen Horn
by Fahad Alenezi


Despite all efforts trying to protect animals from poachers, cases like this one are very common, where horns are stolen from rhinos.

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Mind the Gap
by Andrew Peacock


A small group of Emperor Penguins huddles near a crack in an ice floe, in a pristine area of the Southern Ocean adjacent to Antarctica, known as the Ross Sea.

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Hyaena
by Pierluigi Rizzato


A hyaena is roaming in the water looking for food on a misty morning. The black and white image conveys a sense of quiet.

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Snowy Owl
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I live in a rural farming area in south-central Ontario. Every winter, Snowy Owls fly south from the Arctic to spend the winter hunting meadow voles in the farm fields. On this particular day, as blizzard conditions persisted, this Snowy Owl remained hunkered down on the ground....

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The Beakful of the Hoopoe
by Jacopo Rigotti


Looking, as usual, for the nests of the most beautiful bird species in Trentino, I unexpectedly saw this hoopoe and I immediately grasped the opportunity to photograph it.

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Rhino Silhouette
by Khai Chuin Sim


I was taking an early ride out from the camp in Masai Mara National Park, searching for the Great Migration, when I saw a rhino from far away standing beside a tree. The backlight from the early sun was too strong, so I took a silhouette instead.

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Killer Whale in Polar Night
by Audun Rikardsen


A killer whale emerges on the surface while hunting in an Arctic Norwegian fjord during the polar night.

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Hanging in the Primary Forest
by Marco Gaiotti


A wild Sumatran orangutan in Gunung Leuser National Park, in Northern Sumatra. This species is critically endangered according to the IUCN red list, due to habitat loss, as a consequence of palm oil exploitation and logging. Less than 3,500 orangutans still survive in the wild....

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Honorable mention

Unity
by Mdzakirul Mazed Konok


Unity is the strength, as with teamwork and collaboration with which wonderful things can be achieved. Here this frog wanted to eat the ants, but its own life is at risk in the face of their unity.

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Remarkable Artwork

Snowy Ballerina
by Barbara Fleming


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Malaika, una cacciatrice indomabile.
by Marco Mercuri


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Run!
by Christoph Kaula


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Love on the rocks
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White to white
by Emanuele Biggi


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Egrets Fight
by Hamad Bouresli


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nemo in the house
by Matteo Visconti


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It came to me in a dream
by Manoj Shah


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Lion in the night
by Arnfinn Johansen


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Duo d'artiglio
by Lorenzo Shoubridge


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Leap of Leopards
by Hetal "teeku" Patel


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Duel in the Snow
by Matthew Polvorosa Kline


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From the cloud
by Franco Banfi


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Vulture and jackal
by Willem Kruger


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kitten
by Sergey Gorshkov


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Dolphin hunting
by Greg Lecoeur


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SCHOOL OF BARRACUDA
by Francis Pérez


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