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Once again, Nature Picture Library's photographers enjoyed great success in the major international photography competitions of 2013. Alex Mustard was the overall winner of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Michel Poinsignon and David Hackel won the main prize in the Melvita Nature Images Awards in France. Andy Rouse won the African Wildlife category of the Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards. Sergey Gorshkov and Pal Hermansen were category winners in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Ann Toon won the IUCN grant in the Melvita awards for her portfolio on elephant vasectomy. Pal Hermansen won the Fritz Poelking award at GDT for his Car Cemetary portfolio. Adam Burton maintained his superb record of being commended in each year of the Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition. Enrique Lopez Tapia won the Nature category of the Pollux Awards. Fifteen images by NPL photographers were highly commended in the British Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards.
A long exposure renders Bar jacks (Carangoides ruber) as ghostly trails as they swim around a sponge, on a coral reef, at night. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Overall winner of GDT competiti... - Alex  Mustard
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Alex Mustard / A long exposure renders Bar jacks (Carangoides ruber) as ghostly trails as they swim around a sponge, on a coral reef, at night. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Overall winner of GDT competiti...
Sillhouette of Black woodpecker {Dryocopus martius} flying from nest hole in tree trunk in mist / rain, ancient forest, Vosges mountains, Lorraine, France. Overall winner and winner of the Birds categ... - Poinsignon and Hackel
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Poinsignon and Hackel / Sillhouette of Black woodpecker {Dryocopus martius} flying from nest hole in tree trunk in mist / rain, ancient forest, Vosges mountains, Lorraine, France. Overall winner and winner of the Birds categ...
Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) from different angles, only one in focus. Virumaa, Estonia, Europe, March. Winner of the Mammals category in GDT competition 2013. 2nd Prize in the Mammals Category of M... - Sven Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) from different angles, only one in focus. Virumaa, Estonia, Europe, March. Winner of the Mammals category in GDT competition 2013. 2nd Prize in the Mammals Category of M...
Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) silhouetted by beams of light from setting sun, Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa. Winner of the African section of the Natures Best Windland Smith Rice... - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) silhouetted by beams of light from setting sun, Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa. Winner of the African section of the Natures Best Windland Smith Rice...
Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) on fruit tree in snow. Helsinki, Finland. January. Overall winner in the Swiss Ornithological Institute photography competition 2013. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) on fruit tree in snow. Helsinki, Finland. January. Overall winner in the Swiss Ornithological Institute photography competition 2013.
Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) portrait, Vosges Mountains, France. October 2012.  Highly Honoured in the wildlife category  Natures Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competitio... - Radomir  Jakubowski
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Radomir Jakubowski / Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) portrait, Vosges Mountains, France. October 2012. Highly Honoured in the wildlife category Natures Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competitio...
Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) on Horsetail (Equisetum), Herbitzheim near Saarbruecken, Saarland, Germany. Finalist in the Macro category and winner of the audience award in the Montpho... - Radomir  Jakubowski
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Radomir Jakubowski / Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) on Horsetail (Equisetum), Herbitzheim near Saarbruecken, Saarland, Germany. Finalist in the Macro category and winner of the audience award in the Montpho...
Tolbachik Volcano erupting with lava flowing down the mountain side. Kamchatka, Russia. November 29th 2013. Winner of the Wildscapes category, Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (WPOY competitio... - Sergey  Gorshkov
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Sergey Gorshkov / Tolbachik Volcano erupting with lava flowing down the mountain side. Kamchatka, Russia. November 29th 2013. Winner of the Wildscapes category, Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (WPOY competitio...
Song thrush (Turdus philomelos) feeding chicks in a nest in an old car, Bastnas, Sweden, July. Winner of the Urban Wildlife Category at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (WPOY) 2013. Winner... - Pal Hermansen
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Pal Hermansen / Song thrush (Turdus philomelos) feeding chicks in a nest in an old car, Bastnas, Sweden, July. Winner of the Urban Wildlife Category at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (WPOY) 2013. Winner...
Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) resting on iceberg, Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, March 2010. WINNER OF NATURE CATEGORY OF POLLUX COMPEITITON / AWARDS 2013 - Enrique Lopez-Tapia
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Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) resting on iceberg, Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, March 2010. WINNER OF NATURE CATEGORY OF POLLUX COMPEITITON / AWARDS 2013
Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) attacking Jay (Garrulus glandarius) Telemark, Norway, September - Pal Hermansen
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Pal Hermansen / Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) attacking Jay (Garrulus glandarius) Telemark, Norway, September
Pair of Common european toads (Bufo bufo) with strings of toadspawn, in pond, Germany. Specially commended in Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPOY) 2013, Underwater Worlds Category. - Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Pair of Common european toads (Bufo bufo) with strings of toadspawn, in pond, Germany. Specially commended in Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPOY) 2013, Underwater Worlds Category.
Beech trees (Fagus sylvatica) in autumn, seen from under bubbling brook, the Netherlands, November. Runner up  in Creative Visions category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 competition - Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Beech trees (Fagus sylvatica) in autumn, seen from under bubbling brook, the Netherlands, November. Runner up in Creative Visions category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 competition
Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) underwater view of group feeding, Lake Kirkini, Greece. Highly commended in the GDT competition 2013. Commended in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards c... - Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) underwater view of group feeding, Lake Kirkini, Greece. Highly commended in the GDT competition 2013. Commended in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards c...
Wild female Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) on rocky hillside, Kedrovaya Pad reserve, Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia, January. Critically endangered species. Commended in Wildlife Photograp... - Vladimir  Medvedev
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Vladimir Medvedev / Wild female Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) on rocky hillside, Kedrovaya Pad reserve, Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia, January. Critically endangered species. Commended in Wildlife Photograp...
Hazel Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) hibernating amongst leaves and acorns. Captive. Leicestershire, UK, October. - Danny Green
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Danny Green / Hazel Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) hibernating amongst leaves and acorns. Captive. Leicestershire, UK, October.
Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) landing at sunset. North America.  Highly honoured in the Art in Nature category of the Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition... - Diane  McAllister
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Diane McAllister / Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) landing at sunset. North America. Highly honoured in the Art in Nature category of the Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition...
Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) in flight, Boundary Bay, British Columbia, Canada. February. First place in the Overall Category of the 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count photo competition. - Diane  McAllister
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Diane McAllister / Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) in flight, Boundary Bay, British Columbia, Canada. February. First place in the Overall Category of the 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count photo competition.
European hare (Lepus europaeus) in grass field, UK, May - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / European hare (Lepus europaeus) in grass field, UK, May
European hares (Lepus europaeus) courtship chase, UK, February - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / European hares (Lepus europaeus) courtship chase, UK, February
European hare (Lepus europaeus) male standing on hind legs watching female, UK, April - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / European hare (Lepus europaeus) male standing on hind legs watching female, UK, April
Red-throated diver (Gavia stellata) adult on nest amongst cotton grass, Flow Country, Highland, Scotland, UK, June. Animal Portraits category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competit... - Mark  Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Red-throated diver (Gavia stellata) adult on nest amongst cotton grass, Flow Country, Highland, Scotland, UK, June. Animal Portraits category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competit...
Stunted oak woodland covered in moss, Wistman's Wood, Devon, UK. August. Highly Commended in the Wild Woods category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2013. - Ben  Hall
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Ben Hall / Stunted oak woodland covered in moss, Wistman's Wood, Devon, UK. August. Highly Commended in the Wild Woods category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2013.
Black headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) taking flight, artistically blurred photograph. Cheshire, UK, October. Highly honoured in the Art in Nature category of the Nature's Best Windland Smith... - Ben  Hall
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Ben Hall / Black headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) taking flight, artistically blurred photograph. Cheshire, UK, October. Highly honoured in the Art in Nature category of the Nature's Best Windland Smith...
Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) with perch in its beak, Cheshire, UK, October. Highly Commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2013. - Ben  Hall
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Ben Hall / Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) with perch in its beak, Cheshire, UK, October. Highly Commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2013.
Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) pair performing courtship displaying at dawn, backlit and surrounded by mist, Cheshire, UK, April. Highly honoured in the Birds Category of Nature's Best Windl... - Ben  Hall
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Ben Hall / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) pair performing courtship displaying at dawn, backlit and surrounded by mist, Cheshire, UK, April. Highly honoured in the Birds Category of Nature's Best Windl...
Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) in flight, artistically blurred photograph, Cheshire, UK, February. Highly Commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2013.... - Ben  Hall
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Ben Hall / Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) in flight, artistically blurred photograph, Cheshire, UK, February. Highly Commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2013....
Amphipod (Iphimedia obesa) on top of a colony of Deadman's fingers (Alcyonium digitatum) coral, Loch Carron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, UK, April. - Alex  Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Amphipod (Iphimedia obesa) on top of a colony of Deadman's fingers (Alcyonium digitatum) coral, Loch Carron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, UK, April.
John dory (Zeus faber) portrait, Babbacombe Bay, Devon, UK, October - Alex  Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / John dory (Zeus faber) portrait, Babbacombe Bay, Devon, UK, October
Common / Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) swarming in shallow water over kelp, Cardigan Bay, Wales, June. Highly commended in Coast and Marine category, British Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awar... - Graham Eaton
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Graham Eaton / Common / Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) swarming in shallow water over kelp, Cardigan Bay, Wales, June. Highly commended in Coast and Marine category, British Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awar...
Long underwater exposure of a mountain stream, with Green algae (Chlorophyceae sp.) moving in the current, River Ogwen, Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, UK, October 2009 - Graham  Eaton
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Graham Eaton / Long underwater exposure of a mountain stream, with Green algae (Chlorophyceae sp.) moving in the current, River Ogwen, Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, UK, October 2009
A misty morning over a mixed woodland in autumn, Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park, Perthshire, Scotland, November 2011. Highly commended in the Wild Woods Category of the British Wildlife Photography Award... - Fergus  Gill / 2020VISION
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Fergus Gill / 2020VISION / A misty morning over a mixed woodland in autumn, Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park, Perthshire, Scotland, November 2011. Highly commended in the Wild Woods Category of the British Wildlife Photography Award...
Black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus) alighting on water at dawn, Cheshire, UK, November. Highly Commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2013. - Ben  Hall
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Ben Hall / Black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus) alighting on water at dawn, Cheshire, UK, November. Highly Commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2013.
European Badger (Meles meles) on the North Downs above Folkestone. Kent, UK, June. Camera trap photo. - Terry  Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / European Badger (Meles meles) on the North Downs above Folkestone. Kent, UK, June. Camera trap photo.
Loughrigg Tarn surrounded by misty autumnal countryside, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England. October 2012. Highly commended in the  Landscape Photographer of the Year competition 2013 - Adam Burton
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Adam Burton / Loughrigg Tarn surrounded by misty autumnal countryside, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England. October 2012. Highly commended in the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition 2013
Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) hunting Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) into shore, Cuverville Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. Highly honoured in the Wildlife category of Nature's Best Pho... - Ben  Cranke
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Ben Cranke / Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) hunting Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) into shore, Cuverville Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. Highly honoured in the Wildlife category of Nature's Best Pho...
Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), adults perched on branch in winter feeding on apple. Lorraine France.  3rd Prize in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2013. - Michel  Poinsignon
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Michel Poinsignon / Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), adults perched on branch in winter feeding on apple. Lorraine France. 3rd Prize in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2013.
Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) portrait, Lake Kerkini, Greece. February. Highly honoured in the Birds Category of Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition... - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) portrait, Lake Kerkini, Greece. February. Highly honoured in the Birds Category of Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition...
Pasque flowers (Pulsatilla vulgaris) in rain, Lorraine, France, April. 3rd Prize in the Other Nature Topics category of Melvita Nature Images Awards 2013. - Michel  Poinsignon
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Michel Poinsignon / Pasque flowers (Pulsatilla vulgaris) in rain, Lorraine, France, April. 3rd Prize in the Other Nature Topics category of Melvita Nature Images Awards 2013.
Spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) resting in shrinking pool, Pouso Alegre lodge. Pantanal, Brazil. Highly commended in the Other Animals Category of the GDT competition 2013. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) resting in shrinking pool, Pouso Alegre lodge. Pantanal, Brazil. Highly commended in the Other Animals Category of the GDT competition 2013.
Bridled parrotfish (Scarus frenatus) clownish grin reveals its power tools: grinding teeth used to scrape algae from rock, Maldives, Indian Ocean. Highly commended in the Underwater World Category of... - Franco Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Bridled parrotfish (Scarus frenatus) clownish grin reveals its power tools: grinding teeth used to scrape algae from rock, Maldives, Indian Ocean. Highly commended in the Underwater World Category of...
White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) with muddy fish slipping from its claws as it flies up from the water. Hungary. Highly commended in the Birds category, GDT Competition 2013 - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) with muddy fish slipping from its claws as it flies up from the water. Hungary. Highly commended in the Birds category, GDT Competition 2013
Tengmalm's Owl (Aegolius funereus) close-up of eye. Kuusamo Finland, May. Winner of the Birds Category in the Finnish Nature Photo of the Year Competition 2013 - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Tengmalm's Owl (Aegolius funereus) close-up of eye. Kuusamo Finland, May. Winner of the Birds Category in the Finnish Nature Photo of the Year Competition 2013
Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)Kuusamo Finland February 2012 - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)Kuusamo Finland February 2012
Wolf (Canis lupus) approaches a small herd of Red deer (Cervus elephas) in snow, Abruzzo, Italy. Highly commended in the Mammals category of the GDT Competition 2013 - Bruno DAmicis,Bruno  D'Amicis
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Bruno DAmicis,Bruno D'Amicis / Wolf (Canis lupus) approaches a small herd of Red deer (Cervus elephas) in snow, Abruzzo, Italy. Highly commended in the Mammals category of the GDT Competition 2013
Moose (Alces alces) herd on a cold -18 C morning amongst frozen willow bushes, with snow, in Tartumaa, Estonia. January. Highly commended in the Mammals category of the GDT competition 2013. - Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Moose (Alces alces) herd on a cold -18 C morning amongst frozen willow bushes, with snow, in Tartumaa, Estonia. January. Highly commended in the Mammals category of the GDT competition 2013.
Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) portrait. Vauldalen, Sor-Trondelag, Norway. Highly commended in the GDT 2013 Competition. - Erlend  Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) portrait. Vauldalen, Sor-Trondelag, Norway. Highly commended in the GDT 2013 Competition.
Abstract black and white shot of distantt Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) flying by Seljaland waterfall, Iceland, February. Runner up in the Birds Category of the GDT competition 2013. - Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Abstract black and white shot of distantt Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) flying by Seljaland waterfall, Iceland, February. Runner up in the Birds Category of the GDT competition 2013.
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