Animals in their Environment

Photo © Ivan Pedretti

1st classified

Food for Weeks
by Ronan Donovan


A camera trap placed inside of a large muskox carcass was used to take this shot of a pack of 10 wolves, the members of which returned to feed for over a month. This location became the de facto rendezvous site for the pack in the months to come.

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2nd classified

Elephant's Last Embrace
by Roie Galitz


An elephant that died of natural causes became a big opportunity for a young lion. A lion's daily meat requirement can reach 5 kg for adult females and 7 kg for males, but the animals can eat much more when more food is available.

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3rd classified

Flying in The Rain
by Nicolas Reusens Bodén


With a very complicated setup, I was able to trigger 2 sets of flashes during a single exposure of only 1/25 second. This photo is the result of three days shooting, trying to get a single picture with an intense atmosphere, of a Brown inca hummingbird (Coeligena wilsoni).

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Honorable mention

The Dance of Life
by Raffaele Livornese


A couple of sea lions dance above a herd of sardines that seem to copy their movement, drawing two mirror waves. While the sea lions dance for fun, the sardines are trying to avoid predators.

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Honorable mention

Lessons for Life
by Amit Eshel


A Puma kitten jumping on his mother's neck from behind to practice his skills as a future hunter of Guanaco by jumping on his prey from behind in a similar way. I have spent weeks following a female puma and her four kittens near Torres Del Paine. The puma of Patagonia have made...

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Honorable mention

The Watching Eye
by Bernt Østhus


The Polar Foxes change color to blend in with their environment through seasons. They are nearly extinct in Norway and climate change makes them even more vulnerable, as their camouflage fails to work when snow is late.

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Honorable mention

Big Dipper
by Bence Mate


A grey heron walks through the pool on a perfectly clear and windless night, the Big Dipper visible in the sky above. Seventy-four days spent in the wildlife blind combined with years of experiments and preparation went in to making this image.

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Honorable mention

Gardener of the Forest
by Aneesh Sankarankutty


After the sunset, an elephant slowly emerged from the thick foliage towards the open swamp. Although I have been observing him regularly for almost a decade, I have never seen him in such a beautiful garden set by nature herself. Elephants are called Gardeners of the Forest as th...

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Honorable mention

Floral Bathtub
by Mousam Ray


A female crimson sunbird refreshing herself with the water stored in the petal of an ornamental banana flower in a very unusual pose for a bird.

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Honorable mention

Looking For Its Mother
by Jennifer Hayes


A harp seal pup peers through the sea looking and waiting for its mother to return to the nursery. Harp Seals are born on the sea ice in late February and nursed for 12-15 days before their mother abandons them to mate and migrate back to the Arctic. Pups require stable ice to su...

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Honorable mention

Another Day at The Office
by Nicolas Reusens Bodén


Hummingbirds are very territorial and sometimes aggressive. For years, I have been photographing them around the feeders and their favorite flowers in order to get action shots in a different way. After a few days at this location I managed to gain their trust and get very close...

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Honorable mention

Savannah Storm
by Maymoni Maya


It was one of the most spectacular lightning storms I have ever seen. I was very lucky to be in a magnificent unique natural setting of dramatic clouds, twinkling stars, sturdy giraffes, and incredible lightning.

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Honorable mention

Come High Water
by Mac Stone


The Everglades is defined by a wet season and dry season. Climate change has made these seasonal fluctuations less predictable and less stable. During the dry season when rain is scarce, mammals and birds alike begin nesting. This winter when three inches of rain fell over two da...

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Remarkable Artwork

Under the Arc
by Yashpal Rathore


A simple brief of the Bandhavgarh FD asking me to train their staff about camera trap and document Tiger images for their upcoming coffee table book got me thinking. In order to bring out perspectives which had to be very much from the core of the Park unlike touristy images of T...

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Remarkable Artwork

The Matriarch
by Ronan Donovan


A pup bites at a feather in held by its big sister while another pup nuzzles the pack’s aging matriarch, White Scarf (far right). After a challenging hunt, White Scarf made sure the pups ate first and later disappeared out on the tundra and was never seen again. As the pack mourn...

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Remarkable Artwork

Center Stage
by Kerry Griechen


Great White Egret perches on a rotting stump in a majestic Bald Cypress & Tupelo Gum forest, draped in Spanish Moss in the swamps of a South Louisiana Fall.

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Remarkable Artwork

Whiteout
by Roie Galitz


Polar Bears in courtship, during a whiteout in Svalbard. The wind was so strong and the snow was blown so strongly, I almost couldn't point my camera steadily to frame the bears. We were lost in this whiteout for hours, with no point of reference around us. The white Polar Bears...

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Remarkable Artwork

Flight of the Night Hunter
by Neil Aldridge


A lesser horseshoe bat hunts over meadows on a clear night. Bats came in for a lot of blame during the global pandemic but in reality it’s humans that are pushing bats to the brink. Habitats have been decimated by farming and development, leaving bats like the lesser horseshoe ba...

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Remarkable Artwork

Ham Tuck
by Irma Szabo


The cormorant wasn’t among my favourite birds. I came to realize that they are pretty birds, especially when wearing their nuptial plumage, with beautiful green eyes and shiny, dark green feathers. Sometimes they came very close, so I decided to take a portrait. I managed to capt...

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Remarkable Artwork

The Landlord
by Pruthvi B


India has an estimated nearly 15,000 leopards, most of which are found outside protected areas. These nocturnal creatures are masters of stealth and often live amongst human dominated lands. After tracking leopards in urban area for many years, I setup camera traps hoping to capt...

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Remarkable Artwork

Panther Slough
by Mac Stone


An estimated 200 endangered Florida panthers remain in the wild, constrained to wilderness areas within the Everglades. As Florida's population booms, the habitat for these wide-ranging cats is further fragmented, imperiling the next generation of panthers. Protecting these cats...

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Remarkable Artwork

The Goddess
by Rahul Sachdev


Two Tigers roaring and fighting at around 15 feet from a vehicle. Not something that is for the faint hearted. I was just lucky that I could manage to keep them in the frame. This image almost makes it seem as if a single tiger has 4 forearms and thats what made me give the name...

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Remarkable Artwork

My New Toy
by Celia Kujala


When I was diving at Hornby Island, I saw this young sea lion playing with a starfish. As I watched her, she swam over to me to show me her beautiful toy. I was able to capture the image just as she was presenting the starfish to me. Sadly, Steller sea lions are listed as Near Th...

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