Animals in their Environment

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1st classified

Black Rhino at Night
by William Burrard-lucas


Black rhinos are predominately active at night, so I wanted to capture them in their nocturnal environment. This is a single exposure taken with a camera trap on a moonless night. I used a long, 25-second exposure time to expose the stars. At the start of the exposure, two flashe...

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2nd classified

Midnight Feast
by Hannes Lochner


After a huge fight between two hippo bulls, the older male died of his wounds. A few days later, the scent of the carcass abandoned by crocodiles attracted hyenas. The hyenas walked in carefully to drag the remains out until two lions appeared on the other side of the river. To a...

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3rd classified

Emperor Penguin Parenting
by Thomas Vijayan


The emperor penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The male and female are similar in plumage and size. After a courtship of several weeks, a female emperor penguin lays one single egg and leaves the male to protect it from...

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Honorable mention

Throne of Kelp
by Ellen Cuylaerts


A grey seal rests on a bed of kelp, revealing the serenity of this protected area that hosts the largest seal colony in the UK.

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Honorable mention

The Adams River
by Yung-sen Wu


The Adams River is a tributary to the Thompson and Fraser Rivers in British Columbia, Canada. Beginning in the Monashee Mountains to the north, it is one of the most important sockeye salmon breeding areas in North America.

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Honorable mention

Face to Face
by Bartosz Stróżyński


The Leopard seal, a species endemic to the Antarctic Peninsula, reveals all its beauty and power in an amazing underwater dance in the waters off the Petermann Island.

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Follow Me
by Nadia Aly


A group of Emperor Penguins begin their long trek to the ocean’s edge in search of food. Some of them will be parents to young chicks, and it’s necessary for them to make it back with food for them. Never touching land, and breeding only on sea ice, these penguins endure some of...

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Honorable mention

The Attack
by Paolo Rizzola


I’d been following this owl for a few months, first with a camera trap, and then in person with my camera. Having diligently observed it, I learned its habits and could finally take close-up images.

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Honorable mention

Top of the World
by Sonalini Khetrapal


It was August and I had to travel all the way to the 83rd parallel North to find sea ice. When I spotted a bear in the middle of the pack, I used a fisheye lens to capture the magnificence of this powerful animal in its marvelous surroundings.

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Krill View
by Thomas Vijayan


A pair of emperor penguins caught in an unusual perspective, emphasized by the presence of the foreground. I had to wait for many hours before I could get this shot, which I had been dreaming of for some time.

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Honorable mention

The Fox
by Vladimir Cech Jr.


A nocturnal red fox (Vulpes vulpes), photographed with the help of homemade camera traps in the border region of the Bohemian Forest in the Czech Republic, crosses a natural footbridge. A gentle snowfall accentuates the tranquil atmosphere.

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Honorable mention

Alien Dancer
by Songda Cai


Wunderpus adults dwell mostly on coral reef sands, but in their juvenile stages, they float in the open waters. The transparency and symmetry of the image emphasizes the beauty of this tiny octopus, which is very difficult to locate in black water.

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Hello, Friends
by Sergey Anisimov


It was March and I was on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal, Siberia, when I took this shot of a young Lake Baikal seal, endemic to the place, in this curiously friendly pose.

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Honorable mention

The Look of Hope
by Mohammad Murad


I waited for a small group of elephants to get closer to take a shot with a long exposure time to show the sense of movement of the pachyderms. Nevertheless, I managed to catch the eye of a small elephant who, protected by the group, appeared intrigued by my presence.

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Remarkable Artwork

Polar bear in backlight
by Dmitry Arkhipov


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Red Purpo Viper 2
by Chin Leong Teo


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Return
by Weijun Chen


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Ghost of the Andes
by Thomas Rajan


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Hairy
by Nadia Aly


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Motherhood
by Sonalini Khetrapal


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Humpback whales
by Scott Portelli


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Bears. Underwater view.
by Mike Korostelev


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Homeland
by Qiong Bu


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Polar Bear Family in a Melting World
by Roie Galitz


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Food on ice
by Eduardo Del Álamo


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Whale shark encounter in West Papua
by Marco Zaffignani


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Capture easily
by Shouzhi Wang


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Eyes to eyes
by Roman Shteynbrekher


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