April 2012 was a fabulous month for new imagery at Nature Picture Library, with more than 5000 pictures added to our site.There was a really global spread to the new material, with rarities from Cuba, endangered primates from India and Africa, Russian wildlife, great new koalas, dolphins from Portugal, and mountain hares and urban peregrines from the UK.
August & September 2012 Highlights
We've got 2 months of great new images to share with you. Here are some of the highlights:
•Graphic and moody landscapes from Jack Dykinga and David Noton
•Camargue horses and flamingos from Konrad Wothe
•All manner of rarities including Irrawaddy dolphins from Roland Seitre
•Rare Chinese wildlife from Shibai Xiao
•British wildlife from Danny Green and Fergus Gill
•Cute marmots from Edwin Giesbers and crafty raccoons from Bertie Gregory
Award Winners 2012
Nature Picture Library photographers enjoyed great success in 2012 in the world's leading wildlife and nature photography competitions. Ingo Arndt won the Fritz Polking portfolio award in the German GDT competition, Ole Jorgen Liodden won the Animals in Environment category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, and Cheryl-Samantha Owen and Nick Upton won second and third prizes in the Mankind and Nature portfolio section of the French Melvita Nature Awards. Other commendations and awards came from Nature's Best in the USA, the Lux Awards in Spain and the British Wildlife Photographer Awards.
February 2012 was another busy month of adding great new images to our site: dramatic sharks from Nuno Sa, Chinese cormorant fishing from Florian Mollers, great new British and European wildlife including Alex Mustard's eye-catching underwater material from the 2020VISION project, and an inspiring first submission of creative wildlife images from new contributor Ole Jorgen Liodden.
Our photographers travelled the world to bring us exciting new images during January 2012 - long-nosed frogs from New Guinea, killer whales and penguins in Antarctica, the world's largest poisonous snake from India, nesting leatherback turtles in French Guiana, plus great British, European and African wildlife, beautiful North American landscapes, and dramatic herds of galloping ponies.
Lots of inspiring and unusual images to the site were added to our site in June 2012. Highlights included Vladmir Medvedev's amazing images of wild Amur leopards and Siberian tigers, great coverage on endangered species and their conservation from new contributor Roland Seitre, Florian Mollers' gorgeous golden snub-nosed monkeys from China, and magical Scandinavian wildlife and landscapes from Erlend Haarberg and Markus Varesvuo. You'll also find a wealth of bold new British, African and North American wildlife from our top photographers.
We added almost 5000 images to our site in March 2012, from all parts of the world. Anup Shah and Andy Rouse were busy shooting African wildlife, Oriol Alamany photographed rare species from Chile, Dave Watts and Konrad Wothe added some great Australian wildlife, and Sven Zacek amazingly creative roe deer images from Estonia. Closer to home, there were great new cuckoos, urban foxes and deer, and European otters, plus the latest contributions from 2020VISION and the new Meet Your Neighbours project.
May 2012 saw some great new material added to our site. We uploaded great new pandas (giant and red), unusual penguin and polar bear shots, vibrant underwater material from Alex Mustard, a fascinating mustang story form Carol Walker, plus a wealth of new images of British and North American wildlife, iconic landscapes and summer activities. Not to mention mayflies, silk moths and illustrations of dinosaurs and extinct species.
Highlights of images uploaded to the NPL site in Novemer and December 2013 included rare western lowland gorillas from Anup Shah and Fiona Rogers, weird Japanese giant salamanders from Yukihiro Fukuda, more endangered Amur leopards, and a wealth of great coverage on dolphins, penguins, albatrosses, seabirds from Christmas Island and the dramatic eruption of Plosky Tobalchik volcano in Kamchatka. New contributors David Pattyn and Paul Stewart joined us in 2012 and have added a new dimension to our collection with graphic European wildlife and illustrations of many extinct species.
September & October 2012
This is our editor's choice of the best images added to our collection in September and October 2012. There was some great new material: rare wild Amur tigers from Vladimir Medvedev; dramatic sharks from new contributor Cheryl-Samantha Owen; great new dolphins from Brandon Cole, Tui de Roy's comprehensive Galapagos coverage; Sandra Bartocha's creative flower and landscape work; Solvin Zankl's innovative insect portraits using digital focus stacking; Anup Shah's new Kenyan material including a lion/waterbuck confrontation; British wildlife from Andy Rouse, including brown hares in action; unusual reptile and amphibian portraits from Michael Kern;
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