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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.
Whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus) in snowfall. Martin Mere Wetlands Trust, Lancashire,UK, January. 'Animal Portraits' category, British Wildlife Photographer Awards (BWPA) competition 2012. - Ben Hall
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Ben Hall / Whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus) in snowfall. Martin Mere Wetlands Trust, Lancashire,UK, January. 'Animal Portraits' category, British Wildlife Photographer Awards (BWPA) competition 2012.
Wild Horse / Mustang shaking head and mane, Adobe Town Herd Area, southwestern Wyoming, USA, WINNER OF WILD HORSE SECTION, EQUINE IDEAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2012 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Wild Horse / Mustang shaking head and mane, Adobe Town Herd Area, southwestern Wyoming, USA, WINNER OF WILD HORSE SECTION, EQUINE IDEAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2012
Mountain Hare (Lepus timidus) in winter pelage, running across snow. Scotland. January 2010. Highly commended, 'Animal Behaviour' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012. - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Mountain Hare (Lepus timidus) in winter pelage, running across snow. Scotland. January 2010. Highly commended, 'Animal Behaviour' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012.
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) adult defending carcass from Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes), Sinite Kamani National Park, Bulgaria, Europe. February. Commended, Behaviour : Birds category, Wildlife Photogra... - Stefan Huwiler
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Stefan Huwiler / Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) adult defending carcass from Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes), Sinite Kamani National Park, Bulgaria, Europe. February. Commended, Behaviour : Birds category, Wildlife Photogra...
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) sitting on floe in vast thawing sea-ice landscape. Spitsbergen, Svalbard, August 2011. Second place, Mammals Category, GDT 2012 competion. Winner in ANIMALS IN THEIR ENVIR... - Ole Jorgen Liodden
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Ole Jorgen Liodden / Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) sitting on floe in vast thawing sea-ice landscape. Spitsbergen, Svalbard, August 2011. Second place, Mammals Category, GDT 2012 competion. Winner in ANIMALS IN THEIR ENVIR...
Green Turtle, (Chelonia mydas), Swimming over volcanic sandy bottom, Armenime cove, South Tenerife coast, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic Ocean, May 2011, Commended in Wildlife Photographer of the Yea... - Jordi Chias
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Jordi Chias / Green Turtle, (Chelonia mydas), Swimming over volcanic sandy bottom, Armenime cove, South Tenerife coast, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic Ocean, May 2011, Commended in Wildlife Photographer of the Yea...
Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) flocking above urban streetlights at dusk. Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK, March. 'Urban Wildlife' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 20... - Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) flocking above urban streetlights at dusk. Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK, March. 'Urban Wildlife' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 20...
Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum), close up portrait. Tamar Lake, Cornwall, UK, June. Highly commended, 'Hidden Britain' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 20... - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum), close up portrait. Tamar Lake, Cornwall, UK, June. Highly commended, 'Hidden Britain' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 20...
Young Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) exploring an underwater cave, Lundy Island, Devon, UK, English Channel, June. Winner, 'Habitat' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 20... - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Young Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) exploring an underwater cave, Lundy Island, Devon, UK, English Channel, June. Winner, 'Habitat' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 20...
Pine marten (Martes martes) juvenile in pine tree in woodland, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK, July. Highly commended, 'Animal Portraits' category, British Wildlife Pho... - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Pine marten (Martes martes) juvenile in pine tree in woodland, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK, July. Highly commended, 'Animal Portraits' category, British Wildlife Pho...
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) at woodland pool, feeding on nut, Scotland, UK, November. Highly commended, 'Animal Portraits' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012. - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) at woodland pool, feeding on nut, Scotland, UK, November. Highly commended, 'Animal Portraits' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012.
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) in meadow of buttercups. Derbyshire, UK, June. British Wildlife Photographer of the Year (BWPA) competition 2012, 'Outdoor Photography editor's choice' category. (Non-ex) - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) in meadow of buttercups. Derbyshire, UK, June. British Wildlife Photographer of the Year (BWPA) competition 2012, 'Outdoor Photography editor's choice' category. (Non-ex)
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) perched with ringlet butterfly in bill. West Sussex, England, July. Highly commended, 'Animal Portraits' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) com... - Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) perched with ringlet butterfly in bill. West Sussex, England, July. Highly commended, 'Animal Portraits' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) com...
Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) adult killing and plucking feathers from collared dove. Derbyshire, UK, November. British Wildlife Photographer of the Year (BWPA) competition 2012, 'Animal Behaviour' ca... - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) adult killing and plucking feathers from collared dove. Derbyshire, UK, November. British Wildlife Photographer of the Year (BWPA) competition 2012, 'Animal Behaviour' ca...
Underneath the ice of Llyn Dinas lake, Snowdonia NP, Wales, December - Graham Eaton
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Graham Eaton / Underneath the ice of Llyn Dinas lake, Snowdonia NP, Wales, December
Redwings (Turdus iliacus) squabbling over an apple in snow. Derbyshire, UK, February. British Wildlife Photographer of the Year (BWPA) competition 2012, 'Animal Behaviour' category. (Non-ex) Winner of... - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Redwings (Turdus iliacus) squabbling over an apple in snow. Derbyshire, UK, February. British Wildlife Photographer of the Year (BWPA) competition 2012, 'Animal Behaviour' category. (Non-ex) Winner of...
Deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) in a home eating bread on cooker. Montana, USA, June. Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) Competition 2012 'Urban Wildlife' category; specially commended. - Alexander Badyaev
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Alexander Badyaev / Deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) in a home eating bread on cooker. Montana, USA, June. Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) Competition 2012 'Urban Wildlife' category; specially commended.
Male Great bustard (Otis tarda) caught in fence whilst displaying at a lek, La Serena, Extremadura, Spain, April 2009. Commended in THE WORLD IN OUR HANDS category, 2012 WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE Y... - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstra
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstra / Male Great bustard (Otis tarda) caught in fence whilst displaying at a lek, La Serena, Extremadura, Spain, April 2009. Commended in THE WORLD IN OUR HANDS category, 2012 WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE Y...
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) flying in snow, Rhayader, Wales, 2012. Commended, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012 competition - Graham Eaton
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Graham Eaton / Red Kite (Milvus milvus) flying in snow, Rhayader, Wales, 2012. Commended, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012 competition
Schreiber's long fingered bat (Miniopterus schreibersi) in flight in cave, Grotta Monte Majore, Sardinia, Italy. Highly commended, Mammals category, GDT 2012 competition. - Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Schreiber's long fingered bat (Miniopterus schreibersi) in flight in cave, Grotta Monte Majore, Sardinia, Italy. Highly commended, Mammals category, GDT 2012 competition.
Fungus (Mycena sp.) gills backlit, seen from low angle. Dartmoor, Devon, UK. 'Wild Woods' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012. - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Fungus (Mycena sp.) gills backlit, seen from low angle. Dartmoor, Devon, UK. 'Wild Woods' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012.
Scots Pine trees (Pinus sylvestris) in evening sunlight. January. Specially commended, Creative Visions category, Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) 2012 competition. - Sandra Bartocha
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Sandra Bartocha / Scots Pine trees (Pinus sylvestris) in evening sunlight. January. Specially commended, Creative Visions category, Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) 2012 competition.
Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris) drinking at water's surface from floating leaf. Captive, UK. 'Hidden Britain' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012. - Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris) drinking at water's surface from floating leaf. Captive, UK. 'Hidden Britain' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012.
Texas leafcutter ant (Atta texana) workers carrying leaves during rain, New Braunfels, Central Texas, USA. Highly honoured, Small world Spectacular Category, Natures Best competition 2012. - Rolf Nussbaumer
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Rolf Nussbaumer / Texas leafcutter ant (Atta texana) workers carrying leaves during rain, New Braunfels, Central Texas, USA. Highly honoured, Small world Spectacular Category, Natures Best competition 2012.
Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella) male grasping stem with eyes and head in sharp focus. Sheffield, UK, May.  'Animal Portraits' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012. - Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella) male grasping stem with eyes and head in sharp focus. Sheffield, UK, May. 'Animal Portraits' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012.
Royal Penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli) diving underwater near Macquarie Island, Sub-Antarctica, Australia. Highly commended, GDT competition 2012. - Ole Jorgen Liodden
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Ole Jorgen Liodden / Royal Penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli) diving underwater near Macquarie Island, Sub-Antarctica, Australia. Highly commended, GDT competition 2012.
Red sea star (Echinaster sepositus) and bryozoans fauna. Channel Islands, UK July. Highly commended, 'Habitat' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012. - Sue Daly
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Sue Daly / Red sea star (Echinaster sepositus) and bryozoans fauna. Channel Islands, UK July. Highly commended, 'Habitat' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012.
Common / Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) seen from below. Cardigan Bay, Wales, June. Highly commended, marine category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012. - Graham Eaton
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Graham Eaton / Common / Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) seen from below. Cardigan Bay, Wales, June. Highly commended, marine category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012.
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) beside drainage ditch at sunrise, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK. Highly commended, 'Habitat' series category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition... - Mark Hamblin
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Mark Hamblin / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) beside drainage ditch at sunrise, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK. Highly commended, 'Habitat' series category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition...
Aerial view of a dense flock of Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) resting on a sandbank at Scroby Sands along with a mixed species flock of gulls including Greater black-backed gulls (Larus marin... - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Aerial view of a dense flock of Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) resting on a sandbank at Scroby Sands along with a mixed species flock of gulls including Greater black-backed gulls (Larus marin...
Curlews (Numenius arquata) group flying over the sea during storm. Wales, UK December. Highly commended, 'Habitat' division, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012. - Ben Hall
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Ben Hall / Curlews (Numenius arquata) group flying over the sea during storm. Wales, UK December. Highly commended, 'Habitat' division, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012.
Whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus) two on water during snow storm, Loch Insh, Cairngorms NP, Highlands, Scotland, UK, March 2011. Highly commended, 'Habitat' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (... - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus) two on water during snow storm, Loch Insh, Cairngorms NP, Highlands, Scotland, UK, March 2011. Highly commended, 'Habitat' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (...
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) beneath waterfall. Ambleside, Lake District, UK, November. Highly commended, 'Habitat' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012. Did you know? I... - Ben Hall / 2020VISION
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Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) beneath waterfall. Ambleside, Lake District, UK, November. Highly commended, 'Habitat' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012. Did you know? I...
Common sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) adult in flight over misty loch at dawn. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK. Highly commended, 'Habitat' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA)... - Mark Hamblin
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Mark Hamblin / Common sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) adult in flight over misty loch at dawn. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK. Highly commended, 'Habitat' category, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA)...
Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) adult in winter plumage, taking off at dawn from tranquil lake.  (Non-ex) Derbyshire, UK. Highly commended, GDT competition 2012, Nature's studio categor... - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) adult in winter plumage, taking off at dawn from tranquil lake. (Non-ex) Derbyshire, UK. Highly commended, GDT competition 2012, Nature's studio categor...
Puffin (Fratercula arctica) standing on a rock, posing for a tourist holding a camera, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July 2011. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? Although the largest colonies of pu... - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Puffin (Fratercula arctica) standing on a rock, posing for a tourist holding a camera, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July 2011. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? Although the largest colonies of pu...
Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) released after hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) this Cape gannet is released at sea near... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) released after hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) this Cape gannet is released at sea near...
Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) juvenile released at sea near Robben Island, Table Bay, after hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SAN... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) juvenile released at sea near Robben Island, Table Bay, after hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SAN...
Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) being washed to remove the oil that coats its feathers at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). Vulnerable species. Third place... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) being washed to remove the oil that coats its feathers at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). Vulnerable species. Third place...
Cape gannet (Morus capensis) coated in oil swimming in pool at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). Vulnerable species. Third place in Mankind and Nature  portf... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Cape gannet (Morus capensis) coated in oil swimming in pool at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). Vulnerable species. Third place in Mankind and Nature portf...
Cape gannet (Morus capensis) coated in oil swimming in pool at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). Cape Town, South Africa. Vulnerable species. Third place... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Cape gannet (Morus capensis) coated in oil swimming in pool at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). Cape Town, South Africa. Vulnerable species. Third place...
Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) juvenile at hand rearing and rehabilitation facility at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Cape Town, South Africa. Vulnerable... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) juvenile at hand rearing and rehabilitation facility at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Cape Town, South Africa. Vulnerable...
Cape gannet (Morus capensis) coated in oil swimming in pool at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). Vulnerable species. Third place in Mankind and Nature  p... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Cape gannet (Morus capensis) coated in oil swimming in pool at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). Vulnerable species. Third place in Mankind and Nature p...
Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) being rinsed after a wash with soap to remove the oil that coated its feathers at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). Vulnerab... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) being rinsed after a wash with soap to remove the oil that coated its feathers at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). Vulnerab...
Cape gannet (Morus capensis) drying in a heated pen (a heat lamp illuminates the pen with a red light) after its first wash, which removed some of the oil that coated its feathers. Some oil remains on... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Cape gannet (Morus capensis) drying in a heated pen (a heat lamp illuminates the pen with a red light) after its first wash, which removed some of the oil that coated its feathers. Some oil remains on...
Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) juvenile being transported by boat in a cardbord box. To be released after hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coast... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) juvenile being transported by boat in a cardbord box. To be released after hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coast...
Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) juvenile being transported by boat in a cardbord box. To be released after hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coast... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) juvenile being transported by boat in a cardbord box. To be released after hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coast...
Cape gannet (Morus capensis) drying after a swim in the pool. Its feathers are still coated in oil and once the bird is strong enough it will be washed. Southern African Foundation for the Conservatio... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Cape gannet (Morus capensis) drying after a swim in the pool. Its feathers are still coated in oil and once the bird is strong enough it will be washed. Southern African Foundation for the Conservatio...
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