The winners of the contest wildlife photos 2012
This week at London's Natural History Museum announced the winners of wildlife photos 2012 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Each year, more than 20,000 jobs are sent to this contest. With some winners we meet today.
The winners were determined in several age categories. Let's start with the youngest photographers.
Photographers younger than 10 years and
Caught red-handed. This fox climbed into the yard, killed 4 chickens. At the time of the shooting she had been caught at the top of the chicken coop with a full mouth of feathers.
2 nd place. Jay in Kouvola, Finland.
1st place. Flying at dawn. The photograph was taken in the fog in the Polish reserve. Gray cranes - majestic birds with a wingspan of up to 2 meters. The population of gray crane is slowly declining. The main reason for reducing the number of areas considered to be a reduction of areas suitable for nesting.
Photographers 10-14 years
Blood donation. Macro picture of a mosquito. There are more than 3000 species of mosquitoes belonging to 38 genera.
2 nd place. Tucked away in the snow. "I've spent countless hours lying tall grass and trying to photograph birds. I could not believe my luck when I came across this rabbit in the snow just a few meters away from me. "
1st place. Soaring hunter and aircraft. This red kite - a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. with a wingspan of up to 2 meters. Also, this shot is the winner photos of wildlife in 2012 among young photographers up to 17 years.
Lynx at the time of the jump on the prey, South Dakota.
Image copyright walking in the national park in Gaspé, Canada hoping to take a photo of wild black bears. Suddenly, the road ran out of the bushes a young moose, bear and he jumped on his back.
2 nd place. The flowers in the frost on the edge of the Meteor Crater Nordlinger Rice in Bavaria.
1 st place. Gull. The picture was taken in Canary Wharf - Londonaa business district, located on the Isle of Dogs.
Go to the adult category photographers.
Maelifell an extinct volcano in Iceland.
Bay of Tossa de Mar in the north-east of Spain in the moonlight.
2 nd place. Lapland forest at dawn. The picture is taken from a seaplane.
1 st place. Northern Lights should be ice in the north of Norway.
Evening snack. "I have long suspected that a family of mice living under the plate, taste my food. Late in the evening, I left on the plate sandwich with peanut butter, and came back into the kitchen he found a gray mouse for business. "
2 nd place. Squirrel on the bumper. The photograph was taken at the dump in Sweden. Here abandoned more than 60 years ago cars absorbed nature.
1 st place. Secret Life. "Once upon a time, about 40 years ago, a family of 13 people lived in this house in Finland. Since then the building fell into disrepair, but it still is home to many forest creatures, including for that red squirrels living in the attic. "
Sea Turtle in Tenerife.
Skate on Grand Cayman.
2 nd place. Emperor Penguin returning to the colony after fishing.
1 st place. This image was also the big winner of the entire contest wildlife photos 2012 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Emperor penguins in the Ross Sea in Antarctica.
Black and white
Cheetahs in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
1 st place. A plowed field and the hare in Burgenland, Austria.
The winner in the category "Conceptual Photography" - original and unusual nature. Whirlwind of flamingos.
The focus of this category are plants, fungi and algae.
Lonely spruce and Lake, Vancouver, Canada.
Magic Forest. Amanita.
Plant Bugloss our galaxy - the Milky Way.
1 st place. Picture of snow. Through the snowflakes barely visible dark tree trunks.
The winner in the category "Mammals". Practical lessons. The female cheetah caught but not killed gazelle Thomson to young can practice hunting.
A diligent father - shirokorot twilight. Protects the fertilized eggs by holding them in the mouth.
1 st place. Little Tyrannosaurus - caiman in the Pantanal - a vast swampy tectonic basin in Brazil.
Duel. In late May, about a quarter of a million geese arrive from North America on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean. Image copyright witnessed the battle fox and goose. The fight was almost equal, but the polar fox managed to steal one egg birds.
Natural Park "Blue stones" in Bulgaria. "I have long watched as the golden eagle eating its prey. But what happened next took me by surprise. Fox stole and tried to snatch food from a bird of prey. "
1 st place. Freeze! Emperor penguin jumping out of the water.
The natural habitat of
In this category the natural environment should be an important part of the frame and give a sense of connection with animals.
Lion on a tree at the National park Queen Elizabeth, Uganda.
"Ice Bird". The background for the image became a giant iceberg the size of a 14-storey building, drifting in the Southern Ocean.
Ghost Forest. British Columbia, Canada.
2 nd place. Sleeping Lion and lightning in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa.
1 st place. Life on thin ice. Around Spitsbergen.
Portraits of animals
Black crested macaques.
Lioness hunting catches smells in the air. Botswana.
Relaxation. Japanese macaque.
2 nd place. Ruffled raven. National Park Dzhasperna southern Canada, Alberta.
1 st place. A dinosaur from the past. In large alligators eyes gleaming red in small animals - green. On this basis an alligator can be found in the dark.
In this overview of the winners of wildlife photos 2012 finished. The main winner, we have already seen, it is in the category of "Underwater Worlds", as well as on the main photo.