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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...
Joris van Alphen / Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus) mother attempting to shelter her chicks from the rain, Flevoland, the Netherlands. July.
Joris van Alphen / Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus) preparing to land at her nest, clasping a songbird. Viewed from below. Groningen, the Netherlands. July.
Joris van Alphen / Pitchers of a Splendid pitcher plant (Nepenthes edwardsiana) in the cloud forest of Mount Kinabalu, Borneo. Endemic.
Joris van Alphen / Snail eggs laid inside the pitcher of a Splendid pitcher plant (Nepenthes edwardsiana) a giant carnivorous plant?rotecting them from predators, Mount Kinabalu, Borneo. Endemic.
Joris van Alphen / Barn owl (Tyto alba) male flying into a barn carrying a vole for brooding mate, Thiarache, France. August.
Joris van Alphen / Common lobster (Homarus gammarus) at a water pumping station in the Grevelingen, the Netherlands. October.
Joris van Alphen / Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) nesting in brick wall of old cowshed. Thierache, France. July.
Joris van Alphen / Barn owl (Tyto alba) chick, removed from nest for inspection. Thierache, France, August.
Joris van Alphen / Garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus) emerging from an old barn, La Thierache, France. October.
Joris van Alphen / Spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) feeding its chicks. Thierache, France, July.
Joris van Alphen / Spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) helping its chick swallow a butterfly that is almost too large for it to handle. Thierache, France, July.