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We are delighted to announce that NPL represents Hungarian photographer Bence Mate who was overall winner of the 2010 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Aged just 25, Bence is the youngest ever winner of the competition, and was also winner of the Eric Hosking Award with a portfolio of six images.


NPL contributor Fergus Gill won the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for the second year in a row, with his eye-catching image of a fieldfare feeding on rowan berries.


Altogether more than 20 images by NPL photographers were section winners, runners-up or commended images this year in Wildlife Photographer of the Year and several more had success in the British Wildlife Photography awards.


Adding to the international success of our photographers, Pete Cairns was the overall winner of the US Nature's Best competion with his dramatic osprey fishing image, shot during his contribution to the Wild Wonders of Europe project. Meanwhile, several NPL photographers were winners in the European Nature Photographer of the Year competition, organised by GDT in Germany.
Leafcutter ants (Atta sp) colony harvesting a banana leaf, Costa Rica. OVERALL WINNER: Wildlife Photoghrapher of the Year 2010 from Eric Hosking Award portfolio image 2/6 - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Leafcutter ants (Atta sp) colony harvesting a banana leaf, Costa Rica. OVERALL WINNER: Wildlife Photoghrapher of the Year 2010 from Eric Hosking Award portfolio image 2/6
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) fishing, Kangasala, Finland, August 2009. Winner of 2010 Nature's Best Competition. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION. Wild Wonders kids book. - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) fishing, Kangasala, Finland, August 2009. Winner of 2010 Nature's Best Competition. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION. Wild Wonders kids book.
Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) feeding on Rowan berries (Sorbus hupehensis) in winter, Perthshire, Scotland. WINNER: Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 - Fergus Gill
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Fergus Gill / Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) feeding on Rowan berries (Sorbus hupehensis) in winter, Perthshire, Scotland. WINNER: Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) stalking deer, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India, Winner of the Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Wildlife at the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the... - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) stalking deer, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India, Winner of the Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Wildlife at the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the...
Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus) successfully nesting on amber traffic light in city centre, Yorkshire. Winner of the Man and Nature category of the German GDT 2010 competition - Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus) successfully nesting on amber traffic light in city centre, Yorkshire. Winner of the Man and Nature category of the German GDT 2010 competition
European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) at night in urban park near l'Arc de Triomphe, with Champs Elyses in background, Paris, France. HIGHLY COMMENDED: Urban Wildlife category, Wildlife Photograph... - Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) at night in urban park near l'Arc de Triomphe, with Champs Elyses in background, Paris, France. HIGHLY COMMENDED: Urban Wildlife category, Wildlife Photograph...
Red-throated Diver (Gavia stellata) taking off with fish, Vaala, Finland, June. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Red-throated Diver (Gavia stellata) taking off with fish, Vaala, Finland, June. Magic Moments book plate.
Baby Olive Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) struggles against the swell to swim away from the beach where it hatched, Ostional, Costa Rica. October. Winner of the Underwater category of the G... - Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Baby Olive Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) struggles against the swell to swim away from the beach where it hatched, Ostional, Costa Rica. October. Winner of the Underwater category of the G...
Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) running across wind swept snow field, near Carrbridge, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, January 2010. Highly commended in the Habitat category of the BWPA competition... - Mark Hamblin
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Mark Hamblin / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) running across wind swept snow field, near Carrbridge, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, January 2010. Highly commended in the Habitat category of the BWPA competition...
Musk ox (Ovibos moschatus) snowed in in snow storm, Dovre-Sunndalsfjella National Park, Sor-Trondelag, Norway, March, HIGHLY COMMENDED: Animals in their Environment, Wildlife Photographer of the Year... - Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Musk ox (Ovibos moschatus) snowed in in snow storm, Dovre-Sunndalsfjella National Park, Sor-Trondelag, Norway, March, HIGHLY COMMENDED: Animals in their Environment, Wildlife Photographer of the Year...
Gespensterwald (ghostly forest) - European Beech forest (Fagus sylvatica) in snow, Nienhagen, Germany. RUNNER-UP: Creative Visions of Nature - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 - Sandra Bartocha
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Sandra Bartocha / Gespensterwald (ghostly forest) - European Beech forest (Fagus sylvatica) in snow, Nienhagen, Germany. RUNNER-UP: Creative Visions of Nature - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010
Flooded birch and alder woodland in autumn, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, November, RUNNER UP: In Praise of Plants category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2010 - Peter Cairns
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Peter Cairns / Flooded birch and alder woodland in autumn, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, November, RUNNER UP: In Praise of Plants category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2010
Low angle view of grey heron feet (Ardea cinerea), leaping to attack gret white egret (Egretta alba), egret wings visible. Hungary. WINNER: Erik Hosking Award portfolio image 1/6 - Wildlife Photograph... - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Low angle view of grey heron feet (Ardea cinerea), leaping to attack gret white egret (Egretta alba), egret wings visible. Hungary. WINNER: Erik Hosking Award portfolio image 1/6 - Wildlife Photograph...
Jacare / Yacare caiman (Caiman crocodilus yacare) with young armadillo prey ib its jaws. Pantanal, Brazil. WINNER: Eric Hosking Award portfolio image 3/6 - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Jacare / Yacare caiman (Caiman crocodilus yacare) with young armadillo prey ib its jaws. Pantanal, Brazil. WINNER: Eric Hosking Award portfolio image 3/6 - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010
Two newly fledged burrowing owl chicks (Athene cunicularia) one being groomed by its mother (far left) Pantanal, Brazil. WINNER: Eric Hosking Award portfolio image 4/6 - Wildlife Photographer of the Y... - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Two newly fledged burrowing owl chicks (Athene cunicularia) one being groomed by its mother (far left) Pantanal, Brazil. WINNER: Eric Hosking Award portfolio image 4/6 - Wildlife Photographer of the Y...
Head portraits of King vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) right, and Black vulture (Coragyps atratus) left. Santa Rita, Costa Rica. WINNER: Eric Hosking Award portfolio image 6/6 - Wildlife Photographer of t... - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Head portraits of King vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) right, and Black vulture (Coragyps atratus) left. Santa Rita, Costa Rica. WINNER: Eric Hosking Award portfolio image 6/6 - Wildlife Photographer of t...
Grass fire at night in Pantanal, Brazil. WINNER: Eric Hosking Award portfolio image 5/6 - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Grass fire at night in Pantanal, Brazil. WINNER: Eric Hosking Award portfolio image 5/6 - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010
Helicopter flying over volcanic eruption near Eyjafjallajoekull glacier, Iceland, 24th March 2010. Volcano previously dormant since 1821. - Uri Golman
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Uri Golman / Helicopter flying over volcanic eruption near Eyjafjallajoekull glacier, Iceland, 24th March 2010. Volcano previously dormant since 1821.
Chub fish (Leuciscus cephalus) and Mute swan (Cygnus color) swimming over,  Rhine river, Schaffhausen, Switzerland. RUNNER-UP - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010. - Michel Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Chub fish (Leuciscus cephalus) and Mute swan (Cygnus color) swimming over, Rhine river, Schaffhausen, Switzerland. RUNNER-UP - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010.
Wild Western / Horsfield's tarsier (Tarsius bancanus) in the rainforest at night. Danum Valley Conservation Area, Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia, Endangered species. HIGHLY COMMENDED  Gerald Durrell Award fo... - Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Wild Western / Horsfield's tarsier (Tarsius bancanus) in the rainforest at night. Danum Valley Conservation Area, Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia, Endangered species. HIGHLY COMMENDED Gerald Durrell Award fo...
Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) balancing on rye stem, Norway. HIGHLY COMMENDED: Animal Portraits - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 - Roy Mangersnes
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Roy Mangersnes / Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) balancing on rye stem, Norway. HIGHLY COMMENDED: Animal Portraits - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010
Elk (Cervus canadensis) in a snowstorm. National Elk Refuge, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA.  HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ten years and under in the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2010 - Russell Laman
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Russell Laman / Elk (Cervus canadensis) in a snowstorm. National Elk Refuge, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA. HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ten years and under in the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2010
Male Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) in winter plumage, camouflaged against snow, Cairngorm National Park, Scotland, UK. HIGHLY COMMENDED: Young Awards, 15-17 Years, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 - Fergus Gill
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Fergus Gill / Male Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) in winter plumage, camouflaged against snow, Cairngorm National Park, Scotland, UK. HIGHLY COMMENDED: Young Awards, 15-17 Years, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010
Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) in winter plumage, Grampian Mountains, Scotland, February 2010. Highly commended in the Habitat category of the BWPA competition 2010 - Mark Hamblin
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Mark Hamblin / Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) in winter plumage, Grampian Mountains, Scotland, February 2010. Highly commended in the Habitat category of the BWPA competition 2010
Veliki Prstavci waterfalls close to Gradinsko lake at dawn, Upper Lakes, Plitvice Lakes NP, Croatia, October 2008. Highly commended in GDT European Nature Photographer of the Year competition 2010. - Wild Wonders of Europe / Biancar
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Biancar / Veliki Prstavci waterfalls close to Gradinsko lake at dawn, Upper Lakes, Plitvice Lakes NP, Croatia, October 2008. Highly commended in GDT European Nature Photographer of the Year competition 2010.
Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) rear view of bird hanging in air over steep cliffs, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK. ~HIGHLY COMMENDED - Animals in their environment -  Wildlife Photographer of the Year co... - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) rear view of bird hanging in air over steep cliffs, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK. ~HIGHLY COMMENDED - Animals in their environment - Wildlife Photographer of the Year co...
Veliki Prstavci waterfalls close to Gradinsko lake at dawn, Upper Lakes, Plitvice Lakes NP, Croatia, October 2008 WWE BOOK. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION PRESS IMAGE. WINNER - Wild Places category of Wildlif... - Wild Wonders of Europe / Biancar
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Biancar / Veliki Prstavci waterfalls close to Gradinsko lake at dawn, Upper Lakes, Plitvice Lakes NP, Croatia, October 2008 WWE BOOK. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION PRESS IMAGE. WINNER - Wild Places category of Wildlif...
Stemless gentian (Gentiana clusii) flowers, an ant in one of them, Liechtenstein, June 2009. HIGHLY COMMENDED - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010. - Wild Wonders of Europe / Giesber
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Giesber / Stemless gentian (Gentiana clusii) flowers, an ant in one of them, Liechtenstein, June 2009. HIGHLY COMMENDED - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010.
Orchid (Ophrys apulica) flower abstract, Vieste, Gargano National Park, Gargano Peninsula, Apulia, Italy, April 2008 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION. HIGHLY COMMENDED - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010. - Wild Wonders of Europe/ Bartocha
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Wild Wonders of Europe/ Bartocha / Orchid (Ophrys apulica) flower abstract, Vieste, Gargano National Park, Gargano Peninsula, Apulia, Italy, April 2008 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION. HIGHLY COMMENDED - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010.
Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) feeding on fish thrown by fishermen, Lake Kerkini, Macedonia, Greece, February 2009 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION. WWE BOOK PLATE. PRESS IMAGE.  HIGHLY COMMENDED - Wild... - Wild Wonders of Europe / Peltomä
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Peltomä / Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) feeding on fish thrown by fishermen, Lake Kerkini, Macedonia, Greece, February 2009 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION. WWE BOOK PLATE. PRESS IMAGE. HIGHLY COMMENDED - Wild...