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NPL photographers enjoyed great success in the major European photography competitions of 2014. This gallery shows award-winning and commended individual images and portfolios. Here are some of the major awards:

• Neil Aldridge was overall winner of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
• Alex Badyaev, Bruno D’Amicis, Tim Laman and Bence Mate were all category winners in the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
• Ben Cranke, Pal Hermansen and Sven Zacek won first prizes in the Melvita awards.
• Pete Cairns, Alex Mustard, Andrew Parkinson and Nick Upton each won a category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards.
Pair of Blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus) galloping across the open flood plains of the Bushman's River, Kariega Game Reserve, South Africa. Overall winner of the GDT Competition 2014. - Neil Aldridge
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Neil Aldridge / Pair of Blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus) galloping across the open flood plains of the Bushman's River, Kariega Game Reserve, South Africa. Overall winner of the GDT Competition 2014.
Young Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) cub, offered for sale to the photographer by the young man who trapped it in the desert. Kebili Region, Tunisia. May 2014. Winner of the World in our Hands category, Wi... - Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Young Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) cub, offered for sale to the photographer by the young man who trapped it in the desert. Kebili Region, Tunisia. May 2014. Winner of the World in our Hands category, Wi...
Deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) on giant puffball mushroom, watching mosquito in the moonlight. Blackfoot Valley, Western Montana, USA, July. Winner of the Mammals category, Wildlife Photographer... - Alexander Badyaev
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Alexander Badyaev / Deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) on giant puffball mushroom, watching mosquito in the moonlight. Blackfoot Valley, Western Montana, USA, July. Winner of the Mammals category, Wildlife Photographer...
Aerial view of three Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) walking in line along trail in snow, with long shadows  before sunset, Estonia, May. Winner of the Mammals category and the Animal stories portfolio... - Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Aerial view of three Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) walking in line along trail in snow, with long shadows before sunset, Estonia, May. Winner of the Mammals category and the Animal stories portfolio...
Herons at night on Lake Csaj, Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary. Winner of the Birds category, Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPOY) Competition 2014. - Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Herons at night on Lake Csaj, Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary. Winner of the Birds category, Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPOY) Competition 2014.
Ural owl (Strix uralensis) flying to nest with star trails in sky above, Estonia, May. Winner of the Birds category in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014. - Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Ural owl (Strix uralensis) flying to nest with star trails in sky above, Estonia, May. Winner of the Birds category in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014.
Blue shark (Prionace glauca) near the surface of the English Channel. Penzance, Cornwall, England, British Isles. North East Atlantic Ocean, August.  Winner of British Nature in Black and White catego... - Alex  Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Blue shark (Prionace glauca) near the surface of the English Channel. Penzance, Cornwall, England, British Isles. North East Atlantic Ocean, August. Winner of British Nature in Black and White catego...
Blue sharks (Prionace glauca) cruise beneath the surface of the English Channel. Penzance, Cornwall, England, British Isles. North East Atlantic Ocean, August. Winner of the Coast and Marine category... - Alex  Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Blue sharks (Prionace glauca) cruise beneath the surface of the English Channel. Penzance, Cornwall, England, British Isles. North East Atlantic Ocean, August. Winner of the Coast and Marine category...
Crab Eater Seals (Lobodon carcinophagus) resting on an iceberg, Antarctica, February. - Russell  Laman
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Russell Laman / Crab Eater Seals (Lobodon carcinophagus) resting on an iceberg, Antarctica, February.
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
Birch tree (Betula sp) in autumn, blurred, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, November. Winner of the Wild Woods Category of BWPA competitions 2014. - Peter Cairns
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Peter Cairns / Birch tree (Betula sp) in autumn, blurred, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, November. Winner of the Wild Woods Category of BWPA competitions 2014.
Snow leopard (Uncia uncia) walking down snow covered slope, Hemas National Park, Ladakh, India. Winner of the Long Lens catergory in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014. - Ben  Cranke
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Ben Cranke / Snow leopard (Uncia uncia) walking down snow covered slope, Hemas National Park, Ladakh, India. Winner of the Long Lens catergory in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014.
Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) male on mountainside at sunrise, Bernese Alps, Switzerland, July. Received honourable mention in the Big Picture Competition awards 2014. Nominated in the Melvita Nature Image... - Radomir  Jakubowski
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Radomir Jakubowski / Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) male on mountainside at sunrise, Bernese Alps, Switzerland, July. Received honourable mention in the Big Picture Competition awards 2014. Nominated in the Melvita Nature Image...
Grandidiers baobab (Adansonia grandidieri) trees on starry night, Baobab Alley, Menabe, Madagascar. Honorable Mention in the Landscapes, Waterscapes and Plant Life category of the Big Picture 2014. - Ben  Cranke
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Ben Cranke / Grandidiers baobab (Adansonia grandidieri) trees on starry night, Baobab Alley, Menabe, Madagascar. Honorable Mention in the Landscapes, Waterscapes and Plant Life category of the Big Picture 2014.
Rose-ringed / ring-necked parakeets (Psittacula krameri) in flight on way to roost in an urban cemetery, London, UK, January. Finalist in the Birds category, Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (... - Sam Hobson
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Sam Hobson / Rose-ringed / ring-necked parakeets (Psittacula krameri) in flight on way to roost in an urban cemetery, London, UK, January. Finalist in the Birds category, Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (...
High magnification photo of Nudibranch (Nembrotha kubaryana), showing orange mouth parts and sensory rhinophores, and green gills (out of focus) Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Moluc... - Alex  Mustard
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Alex Mustard / High magnification photo of Nudibranch (Nembrotha kubaryana), showing orange mouth parts and sensory rhinophores, and green gills (out of focus) Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Moluc...
Small tortoiseshell butterfly (Aglais urticae) on stain glass window of church, Sheffield, England, UK. Commended in the Other Animals Category of the GDT competition 2014. - Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Small tortoiseshell butterfly (Aglais urticae) on stain glass window of church, Sheffield, England, UK. Commended in the Other Animals Category of the GDT competition 2014.
Guerrilla Gardener planting a flowerbed in a one ton sandbag at night. Model released. - Tom  Gilks
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Tom Gilks / Guerrilla Gardener planting a flowerbed in a one ton sandbag at night. Model released.
Young urban Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) standing on a wall at night. Bristol, UK, September. Nominated in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014. - Sam Hobson
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Sam Hobson / Young urban Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) standing on a wall at night. Bristol, UK, September. Nominated in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014.
Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) jumping, Vosges Mountains, France. Nominated in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014. - Radomir  Jakubowski
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Radomir Jakubowski / Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) jumping, Vosges Mountains, France. Nominated in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014.
Ladys slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus), Bavaria, Germany, May. 2nd Prize in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014. - Radomir  Jakubowski
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Radomir Jakubowski / Ladys slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus), Bavaria, Germany, May. 2nd Prize in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014.
Brown-lipped snail (Cepaea nemoralis) on fungus, reproduced in a bokeh affect, Sheffield, England, UK. November. Commended in the Nature's Studio Category of GDT competition 2014. - Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Brown-lipped snail (Cepaea nemoralis) on fungus, reproduced in a bokeh affect, Sheffield, England, UK. November. Commended in the Nature's Studio Category of GDT competition 2014.
Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) jumping out of the sea, Cuverville Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. Highly commended in the Single Species Portfolio of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards... - Ben Cranke,Ben  Cranke
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Ben Cranke,Ben Cranke / Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) jumping out of the sea, Cuverville Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. Highly commended in the Single Species Portfolio of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards...
Blue shark (Prionace glauca) close up, Azores, Portugal. Finalist in Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (WPOY) Competition 2014 - Jordi  Chias
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Jordi Chias / Blue shark (Prionace glauca) close up, Azores, Portugal. Finalist in Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (WPOY) Competition 2014
Reticulated Glass Frog (Hyalinobatrachium valerioi) male guarding egg clutch on leaf, Costa Rica. Finalist, Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPOY) 2014 competition, Amphibians and Reptiles category. - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Reticulated Glass Frog (Hyalinobatrachium valerioi) male guarding egg clutch on leaf, Costa Rica. Finalist, Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPOY) 2014 competition, Amphibians and Reptiles category.
Blue shark (Prionace glauca) swimming near the surface of the English Channel. Penzance, Cornwall, England, British Isles. North East Atlantic Ocean, August. Highly commended in the Portraits category... - Alex Mustard,Alex  Mustard
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Alex Mustard,Alex Mustard / Blue shark (Prionace glauca) swimming near the surface of the English Channel. Penzance, Cornwall, England, British Isles. North East Atlantic Ocean, August. Highly commended in the Portraits category...
Indian fox (Vulpes bengalensis) pups at play by a den in the Little Rann, Kutch, Gujarat, India.  Honorable mention in the Land Mammals category of the BigPicture Competition 2014. - Sandesh  Kadur
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Sandesh Kadur / Indian fox (Vulpes bengalensis) pups at play by a den in the Little Rann, Kutch, Gujarat, India. Honorable mention in the Land Mammals category of the BigPicture Competition 2014.
Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus) eating the eggs of another salamander, Japan, August. Finalist, Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPOY) 2014 competition, Invertebrates category. - Yukihiro  Fukuda
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Yukihiro Fukuda / Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus) eating the eggs of another salamander, Japan, August. Finalist, Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPOY) 2014 competition, Invertebrates category.
Night shot of Laciola species fireflies in their thousands flying about within a single wild almond or coastal catappa tree ^Talisay^ (Terminalia catappa) Camarines Sur, Luzon, Philippines 2008. Final... - Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Night shot of Laciola species fireflies in their thousands flying about within a single wild almond or coastal catappa tree ^Talisay^ (Terminalia catappa) Camarines Sur, Luzon, Philippines 2008. Final...
Badger (Meles meles) at entrance to sett, Derbyshire, England, UK, June. Highly commended in the Habitat category of the BWPA competition 2014. - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Badger (Meles meles) at entrance to sett, Derbyshire, England, UK, June. Highly commended in the Habitat category of the BWPA competition 2014.
Guillemots (Uria aalge) in flight in snow, Vardo, Norway, March. Winner of 2nd Prize in the Nature (Single images) category of the World Press Photo Competition 2014. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Guillemots (Uria aalge) in flight in snow, Vardo, Norway, March. Winner of 2nd Prize in the Nature (Single images) category of the World Press Photo Competition 2014.
Badger (Meles meles) sub-adult badger among some ragwort, Derbyshire, England, UK, July. Highly commended in the Habitat category of the BWPA competition 2014. - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Badger (Meles meles) sub-adult badger among some ragwort, Derbyshire, England, UK, July. Highly commended in the Habitat category of the BWPA competition 2014.
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) blowing, with Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) in the water spray. Spitsbergen, Svalbard, August. Runner up in the Birds category of GDT competition 2014. - Ole Jorgen Liodden
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Ole Jorgen Liodden / Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) blowing, with Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) in the water spray. Spitsbergen, Svalbard, August. Runner up in the Birds category of GDT competition 2014.
Toads (Bufo bufo) two males and female, in amplexus in a pond, underwater image, Yorkshire, England, UK, April. Highly Commended in the Animal Behaviour Category of BWPA competition 2014. - Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Toads (Bufo bufo) two males and female, in amplexus in a pond, underwater image, Yorkshire, England, UK, April. Highly Commended in the Animal Behaviour Category of BWPA competition 2014.
Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in fog at sunset, Estonia, September. Nominated in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014. - Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in fog at sunset, Estonia, September. Nominated in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014.
Brunnich's Guillemot (Uria lomvia) cliff colony, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, July. Commended in the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2014. - Ole  Jorgen Liodden
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Ole Jorgen Liodden / Brunnich's Guillemot (Uria lomvia) cliff colony, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, July. Commended in the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2014.
Green tree ant (Oecophylla smaragdina) group building nest by pulling on leaves together, Kakadu National Park Northern Territory, Australia.  Commended in the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of th... - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Green tree ant (Oecophylla smaragdina) group building nest by pulling on leaves together, Kakadu National Park Northern Territory, Australia. Commended in the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of th...
Water Vole (Arvicola amphibius / terrestris) on old pump wheel, East Mailing, Kent, UK, February 2014. Highly commended in the Urban Wildlife Category of the BWPA competitions 2014. - Terry  Whittaker
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Terry Whittaker / Water Vole (Arvicola amphibius / terrestris) on old pump wheel, East Mailing, Kent, UK, February 2014. Highly commended in the Urban Wildlife Category of the BWPA competitions 2014.
Okavango robbers (Rhabdalestes maunensis) fish swimming up the temporary Selinda Spillway, northern Botswana. This shallow river cuts across the Kalahari Desert and joins the Okavango River system wit... - Neil Aldridge
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Neil Aldridge / Okavango robbers (Rhabdalestes maunensis) fish swimming up the temporary Selinda Spillway, northern Botswana. This shallow river cuts across the Kalahari Desert and joins the Okavango River system wit...
A large colony of Mountainous star coral (Montastraea faveolata) spawning at night on a coral reef, showing the synchronous release of bundles of eggs and sperm, East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / A large colony of Mountainous star coral (Montastraea faveolata) spawning at night on a coral reef, showing the synchronous release of bundles of eggs and sperm, East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands...
Giant scallop (Pecten maximus) close up detail, Channel Islands, UK June Highly commended in the category of Close to Nature Category of the BWPA Competition 2014. - Sue Daly
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Sue Daly / Giant scallop (Pecten maximus) close up detail, Channel Islands, UK June Highly commended in the category of Close to Nature Category of the BWPA Competition 2014.
Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) buck, Vesneri, Estonia, March. Winner of the Animal stories portfolio in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014. - Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) buck, Vesneri, Estonia, March. Winner of the Animal stories portfolio in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014.
Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) buck in snowy field, Vesneri, southern Estonia, March. Winner of the Animal stories portfolio in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014. - Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) buck in snowy field, Vesneri, southern Estonia, March. Winner of the Animal stories portfolio in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014.
Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in the snow, two running away towards a third facing the camera, Vorumaa, Estonia, January. Winner of the Animal stories portfolio in the Melvita Nature Images Awards co... - Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in the snow, two running away towards a third facing the camera, Vorumaa, Estonia, January. Winner of the Animal stories portfolio in the Melvita Nature Images Awards co...
Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) males with developing antlers in velvet, one in focus, one not. Virumaa, Estonia, Europe, March. Winner of the Animal stories portfolio in the Melvita Nature Images Awar... - Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) males with developing antlers in velvet, one in focus, one not. Virumaa, Estonia, Europe, March. Winner of the Animal stories portfolio in the Melvita Nature Images Awar...
Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) buck with does, Vesneri, Estonia, March. Winner of the Animal stories portfolio in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014. - Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) buck with does, Vesneri, Estonia, March. Winner of the Animal stories portfolio in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014.
Two Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) sniffing each other in the snow, Vorumaa, Estonia, January. Winner of the Animal stories portfolio in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014. - Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Two Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) sniffing each other in the snow, Vorumaa, Estonia, January. Winner of the Animal stories portfolio in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014.
Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) buck and doe interacting, Vesneri, Estonia, March. Winner of the Animal stories portfolio in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014. - Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) buck and doe interacting, Vesneri, Estonia, March. Winner of the Animal stories portfolio in the Melvita Nature Images Awards competition 2014.
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