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David Pattyn / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) carrying chick on its back to keep it warm, Valkenhorst Nature Reserve, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands,May. Vogelwarte Photo Competition 2022 - Birds category...
Orsolya Haarberg / European shags (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) in breeding plumage, perched on rock, with Common guillemot (Uria aalge) flock in flight in background, Hornoya Island, Finnmark, Norway. March.
Pal Hermansen / Red-throated diver (Gavia stellata) taking off, Sweden.(Winner of bird category Wildlife Photographer of the Year 1993 competition)
Pal Hermansen / Whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus) gathered in snow. Tysslingen nature reserve, Sweden. March.
Pal Hermansen / Northern hawk-owl (Surnia ulula) holding rodent in talons to feed to young. Telemark, Norway. May.
Pal Hermansen / Arctic skuas (Stercorarius parasiticus) in flight, ready to attack anyone walking too close to their nest nearbyHotellneset, Svalbard archipelago. July.
Pal Hermansen / Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) juvenile flying off from perch.Telemark, Norway. February.
Pal Hermansen / Whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus) sitting in snow covered landscape. Akershus, Norway. November.
Pal Hermansen / Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) about to catch fish on misty morning. Norway. August.
Klein & Hubert / Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) male, perched on lichen covered branch in rainforest, Costa Rica.
Klein & Hubert / Keel-billed toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) jumping over an epiphyte, Costa Rica.
Erlend Haarberg / Two Spotted redshanks (Tringa erythropus), rival males, fighting on snow, Finnmark, Norway. May.