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Nature Picture Library's photographers were successful in many of the major photography competitions in 2019. Here is our gallery of winners and commended images, with all the relevant competition details from Wildlife Photographer of the Year, GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature's Best, Mont Photo and many more...
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) hunting Guanaco (Lama guanicoe) male, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile, sequence 3 of 12. Joint winner of the Mammal Behaviour Category of the Wildlife Ph... - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) hunting Guanaco (Lama guanicoe) male, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile, sequence 3 of 12. Joint winner of the Mammal Behaviour Category of the Wildlife Ph...
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) colony, males huddling whilst incubating eggs. Atka Bay, Antarctica. July. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019. - Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) colony, males huddling whilst incubating eggs. Atka Bay, Antarctica. July. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair practising incubating with a snowball. Atka Bay, Antarctica. May. Winner of the Polar Passion Category of the Nature's Best Photography Competition 2019. - Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair practising incubating with a snowball. Atka Bay, Antarctica. May. Winner of the Polar Passion Category of the Nature's Best Photography Competition 2019.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), two males, one with hatching egg, the other with young chick. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Winner of the Bird Category of the GDT Nature Photographer of the Ye... - Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), two males, one with hatching egg, the other with young chick. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Winner of the Bird Category of the GDT Nature Photographer of the Ye...
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair mating on sea ice. Atka Bay, Antarctica. May. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019. - Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair mating on sea ice. Atka Bay, Antarctica. May. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) egg hatching on father's feet. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019. - Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) egg hatching on father's feet. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chick looking upwards to parents beak. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019. - Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chick looking upwards to parents beak. Atka Bay, Antarctica. August. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.
Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chicks huddling together for warmth, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019. - Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chicks huddling together for warmth, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) adults and fledglings aged 20-24 weeks diving into sea. Atka Bay, Antarctica. January 2017. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the... - Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) adults and fledglings aged 20-24 weeks diving into sea. Atka Bay, Antarctica. January 2017. Winner of the Portfolio category of the Wildlife Photographer of the...
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) mother and four month old cubs playing, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile. Highly commended in the Animal Portraits Category of the Wildlife Photographer o... - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) mother and four month old cubs playing, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile. Highly commended in the Animal Portraits Category of the Wildlife Photographer o...
Young Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) exploring a seaweed garden in summer, Cairns Of Coll, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, North Atlantic Ocean, June. Overall Winner of the Marine Catego... - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Young Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) exploring a seaweed garden in summer, Cairns Of Coll, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, North Atlantic Ocean, June. Overall Winner of the Marine Catego...
Yellowtail tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum) male and female turn belly to belly during spawning to ensure fertilization. Temple, Ras Umm Sid, Sharm El Sheikh, Sinai, Egypt. Red Sea. This action is very fast... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Yellowtail tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum) male and female turn belly to belly during spawning to ensure fertilization. Temple, Ras Umm Sid, Sharm El Sheikh, Sinai, Egypt. Red Sea. This action is very fast...
Common swift (Apus apus) flying low to water while hunting, Norfolk, England, UK, July. Winner of Animal Behaviour Category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019. - Robin Chittenden
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Robin Chittenden / Common swift (Apus apus) flying low to water while hunting, Norfolk, England, UK, July. Winner of Animal Behaviour Category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019.
Close up of Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) feathers, with one foot held up, Trondelag, Norway. Winner of the Attention to Detail Category of the Bird Photographer Competition 2019. - Pal Hermansen
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Pal Hermansen / Close up of Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) feathers, with one foot held up, Trondelag, Norway. Winner of the Attention to Detail Category of the Bird Photographer Competition 2019.
Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) on the move, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape, South Africa, January. Second place in the Mammals Category of the GDT European Nature Photographer of the Year... - Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) on the move, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape, South Africa, January. Second place in the Mammals Category of the GDT European Nature Photographer of the Year...
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) two adults brooding chicks age 5 weeks, Antarctica. Highly commended in the Polar Passion Category of the Nature's Best Photography Awards 2019. - Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) two adults brooding chicks age 5 weeks, Antarctica. Highly commended in the Polar Passion Category of the Nature's Best Photography Awards 2019.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), recently laid egg incubating on feet. Atka Bay, Antarctica. June. Highly commened in the Polar Passion category of  Nature’s Best Photography Competition. - Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), recently laid egg incubating on feet. Atka Bay, Antarctica. June. Highly commened in the Polar Passion category of Nature’s Best Photography Competition.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) incubating egg on feet. Atka Bay, Antarctica. June. Highly commended in the Birds category of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019. - Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) incubating egg on feet. Atka Bay, Antarctica. June. Highly commended in the Birds category of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.
Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) yawning, lying on ice. Atka Bay, Antarctica. April. Commended in the Mammals Category of the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2019 - Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) yawning, lying on ice. Atka Bay, Antarctica. April. Commended in the Mammals Category of the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2019
Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) fighting in water. Beaufort Sea , Kaktovik Alaska. USA. Highly commended in the Polar Passion category of the Nature's Best Photography Competition 2019. - Diane  McAllister
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Diane McAllister / Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) fighting in water. Beaufort Sea , Kaktovik Alaska. USA. Highly commended in the Polar Passion category of the Nature's Best Photography Competition 2019.
People framed in crystal clear ice on diamond beach, Iceland. Commended in the Nordic Nature Photo Contest 2019. - Espen Bergersen
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Espen Bergersen / People framed in crystal clear ice on diamond beach, Iceland. Commended in the Nordic Nature Photo Contest 2019.
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag in snowy pine forest. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, March. Highly commended in the Wild Woods Category of the BWPA Awards 2019. - Neil MacIntyre
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Neil MacIntyre / Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag in snowy pine forest. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, March. Highly commended in the Wild Woods Category of the BWPA Awards 2019.
Black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) male perched on tree trunk, trees covered in hoar frost. Kuusamo, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. February. Commended in the Birds in the Environment Category of t... - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) male perched on tree trunk, trees covered in hoar frost. Kuusamo, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. February. Commended in the Birds in the Environment Category of t...
Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) in snowfall, Aviemore, Highlands, Scotland, UK, February. Highly commended in the Habitat Category of the BWPA Competition 2019. - Ben  Hall
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Ben Hall / Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) in snowfall, Aviemore, Highlands, Scotland, UK, February. Highly commended in the Habitat Category of the BWPA Competition 2019.
Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) low angle perspective of open bills whilst feeding, Lake Kerkini, Greece, February. Highly commended in World of Birds category in the Cadiz Photo Nature Competi... - Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) low angle perspective of open bills whilst feeding, Lake Kerkini, Greece, February. Highly commended in World of Birds category in the Cadiz Photo Nature Competi...
Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) hunting in reeds, Bulgaria. Horizontal version of 01609394. Highly honoured in the Bird Category of the Nature's Best Photography Competition 2019. - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) hunting in reeds, Bulgaria. Horizontal version of 01609394. Highly honoured in the Bird Category of the Nature's Best Photography Competition 2019.
Barn owl (Tyto alba) young in nest about to fledge, Lincolnshire, UK. Highly commended in the Black and White Category of the BWPA Photography competition 2019. - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Barn owl (Tyto alba) young in nest about to fledge, Lincolnshire, UK. Highly commended in the Black and White Category of the BWPA Photography competition 2019.
Black and white photo of school of Bigeye trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus) form a circular shoal in open water, on the drop off of a coral reef. Ras Mohammed National Park, Sinai, Egypt. Red Sea. Highly... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Black and white photo of school of Bigeye trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus) form a circular shoal in open water, on the drop off of a coral reef. Ras Mohammed National Park, Sinai, Egypt. Red Sea. Highly...
Silhouette of birds flying around Birskoy Bird cliff, Andoya, Norway. August. Second place in the Bird Category of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards competition 2019 - Espen Bergersen
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Espen Bergersen / Silhouette of birds flying around Birskoy Bird cliff, Andoya, Norway. August. Second place in the Bird Category of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards competition 2019
Californian sea lion (Zalophus californianus) swimming in Southern sea palm (Eisenia arborea) and Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) forest, San Benitos Islands, Baja California Pacific Islands Biosphe... - Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Californian sea lion (Zalophus californianus) swimming in Southern sea palm (Eisenia arborea) and Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) forest, San Benitos Islands, Baja California Pacific Islands Biosphe...
Northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) in flight with waves, Arctic Sea. Commended in the Biophoto Competition 2019. - David Allemand
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David Allemand / Northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) in flight with waves, Arctic Sea. Commended in the Biophoto Competition 2019.
Catalina Desert Iguana (Dipsosaurus catalinensis), Catalana (Santa Catalina) Island, Loreto Bay National Park, Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California, Mexico, May, Second place in Visions... - Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Catalina Desert Iguana (Dipsosaurus catalinensis), Catalana (Santa Catalina) Island, Loreto Bay National Park, Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California, Mexico, May, Second place in Visions...
Photographer David Allemand walking with a pulka sled over ice, Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia. Winner of the Mountain Activity Category of the Montphoto Nature Photography Competition 2019. - David Allemand
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David Allemand / Photographer David Allemand walking with a pulka sled over ice, Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia. Winner of the Mountain Activity Category of the Montphoto Nature Photography Competition 2019.
Cracks in ice, Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia. Highly commended in the Natures Studio Category of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Cracks in ice, Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia. Highly commended in the Natures Studio Category of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.
Diversity of insects accidentally caught  by a lamp during summer.  Akershus, Norway. Highly Commended in the Idees Fixes section of the Montier Photo Competition 2019. - Pal Hermansen
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Pal Hermansen / Diversity of insects accidentally caught by a lamp during summer. Akershus, Norway. Highly Commended in the Idees Fixes section of the Montier Photo Competition 2019.
Termite (Macrotermes mossambicus) winged individual on pile of wings shed by other termites, with winged male Carpenter ants (Camponotus). Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. Highly commended in the... - Piotr Naskrecki
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Piotr Naskrecki / Termite (Macrotermes mossambicus) winged individual on pile of wings shed by other termites, with winged male Carpenter ants (Camponotus). Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. Highly commended in the...
Rattlesnake skins pinned to a wall, with bloody handprints and signatures of those who have skinned snakes at at the annual Rattlesnake Roundup, Sweetwater, Texas, USA. Highly commended in the Wildlif... - Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
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Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals / Rattlesnake skins pinned to a wall, with bloody handprints and signatures of those who have skinned snakes at at the annual Rattlesnake Roundup, Sweetwater, Texas, USA. Highly commended in the Wildlif...
RF - Denise's pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus denise) looks out from its home in a sea fan (Annella sp.). Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. Tropical West Pacific Ocean. (This image... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - Denise's pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus denise) looks out from its home in a sea fan (Annella sp.). Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. Tropical West Pacific Ocean. (This image...
Scalefin anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) male with a long exposure. Ras Katy, Sharm El Shiekh, Sinai, Egypt. Red Sea. Commended in the GDT Photography competition 2019. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Scalefin anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) male with a long exposure. Ras Katy, Sharm El Shiekh, Sinai, Egypt. Red Sea. Commended in the GDT Photography competition 2019.
Jellyfish (Catostylus sp.) swims beneath a slick of plastic debris. Indian Ocean off Sri Lanka. Highly commended in the Environmental Report section, Montphoto competition  2019 - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Jellyfish (Catostylus sp.) swims beneath a slick of plastic debris. Indian Ocean off Sri Lanka. Highly commended in the Environmental Report section, Montphoto competition 2019
Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) with some stems supporting clusters of Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) Lake Neuchatel, Switzerland. Highly commended in the Plants category of the Wildlife Pho... - Michel Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) with some stems supporting clusters of Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) Lake Neuchatel, Switzerland. Highly commended in the Plants category of the Wildlife Pho...
Aerial view of a small forest lake in Karula National Park, Valgamaa county, Southern Estonia. Highly commended in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019. - Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Aerial view of a small forest lake in Karula National Park, Valgamaa county, Southern Estonia. Highly commended in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.
Aerial view of clearing with felled logs in Bialowieza Forest UNESCO World Heritage Site, Poland. Highly commended in the Wildlife Photojournalism Category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awa... - Joris  van Alphen
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Joris van Alphen / Aerial view of clearing with felled logs in Bialowieza Forest UNESCO World Heritage Site, Poland. Highly commended in the Wildlife Photojournalism Category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awa...
Spider (Amyciaea) resting. Lambir Hills National Park, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Highly commended in the Macro Category of the MontPhoto Competition 2019. - Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Spider (Amyciaea) resting. Lambir Hills National Park, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Highly commended in the Macro Category of the MontPhoto Competition 2019.
Mantis (Leptomantella sp.) transparent exoskeleton with crawling on a leaf, Lambir Hills National Park, Sarawak, Borneo. Highly commended in the Macro Category of the MontPhoto Competition 2019. - Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Mantis (Leptomantella sp.) transparent exoskeleton with crawling on a leaf, Lambir Hills National Park, Sarawak, Borneo. Highly commended in the Macro Category of the MontPhoto Competition 2019.
Tadpoles living in pitcher plant, Lambir Hills National Park, Sarawak, Borneo. Highly commended in the Other animals category of MontPhoto Competition 2019. - Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Tadpoles living in pitcher plant, Lambir Hills National Park, Sarawak, Borneo. Highly commended in the Other animals category of MontPhoto Competition 2019.
Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) wintering in Oyamel pine forests (Abies religiosa) Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve / Reserva de Biosfera de la Mariposa Monarca UNESCO World Heritage Site,  An... - Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) wintering in Oyamel pine forests (Abies religiosa) Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve / Reserva de Biosfera de la Mariposa Monarca UNESCO World Heritage Site, An...
Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus), two males fighting on lichen covered branch. Oland, Gotland, Sweden. June. 2019 Highly commended in the Magical Nature Contest hosted by Association of Slovenian Nature P... - Pal Hermansen
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Pal Hermansen / Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus), two males fighting on lichen covered branch. Oland, Gotland, Sweden. June. 2019 Highly commended in the Magical Nature Contest hosted by Association of Slovenian Nature P...
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