Tanya Chubko by Gabriele Dimola

Tanya Chubko’s lithe frame and flower-crowned head feature on Bambi Magazine‘s latest cover. It’s a perfect choice for an issue filled with images that marry purity and sensuality, mythology and modernity. Photographer Gabriele Dimola catches a haze of springtime romance that makes you wish you could see a field of blossoming flowers outside your window, even if the reality is a pile of fallen leaves.

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The Puffins of Dyrhólaey | Ian Plant

Wonders of Iceland: The Puffins of Dyrhólaey
by Ian Plant

ianplant001 ianplant002 ianplant003“Dyrhólaey is a promontory reaching out into the ocean on the south coast of Iceland, near the town of Vik. The cliffs of Dyrhólaey stand almost 400 feet high, and include an enormous sea arch and numerous nearby rock pillars and sea stacks. Many nesting birds make Dyrhólaey their summer home, including fulmars, guillemots, razorbills, gannets, seagulls—and, my personal favorite—puffins!”

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National History Museum | Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

Get up close to extraordinary images of our planet from photographers around the world.
From animal portraits and botanical realms to underwater worlds, be amazed at the diversity of our planet at this acclaimed photography exhibition
Selected from thousands of international entries, the 100 award winning images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 competition will be showcased to dramatic effect in the exhibition gallery.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

gregdutoitNHM1Grand title winner Essence of elephants Greg du Toit

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Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

UdayanRaoPawarNHM1Grand title winner Mother’s little headful Udayan Rao Pawar

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Adult awards
Animal Portraits

PeterDelaneyNHM1Joint runner-up Showdown Peter Delaney

HannesLochnerNHM1Joint runner-up Curiosity and the cat Hannes Lochner

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Behaviour: Birds

IsakPretoriusNHM1Winner Sticky situation Isak Pretorius

CharlieHamiltonJamesNHM1Runner-up Light path Charlie Hamilton James

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Behaviour: Cold-Blooded Animals

LuisJavierSandovalNHM1Winner Dive buddy Luis Javier Sandoval

JulianCohenNHM1Runner-up Confusing beauty Julian Cohen

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Behaviour: Mammals

JoeMcDonaldNHM1Winner The spat Joe McDonald

AndrewWalmsleyNHM1Runner-up Bad boys Andrew Walmsley

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Animals in their Environment

PaulSoudersNHM1Winner The water bear Paul Souders

WimvandenHeeverNHM1Runner-up Surfing delight Wim van den Heever

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Botanical Realms

MichaelNicholsNHM1Winner The President’s crown Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols

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Underwater Worlds

BrianSkerryNHM1Winner Feast of the ancient mariner Brian Skerry

AlexTattersallNHM1Runner-up Lionfish bait Alex Tattersall

JordiChiasPujolNHM1Specially commended The shy crocodile Jordi Chias Pujol

SolvinZanklNHM1Specially commended Pearls of spring Solvin Zankl

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Wildscapes

SergeyGorshkovNHM1Winner The cauldron Sergey Gorshkov

EllenAnonNHM1Runner-up Ice aurora Ellen Anon

AdamGibbsNHM1Specially commended The enchantment Adam Gibbs

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Urban Wildlife

PalHermansenNHM1Winner Life after rust Pål Hermansen

StanislaoBasileoNHM1Runner-up Dam difficult Stanislao Basileo

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Nature in Black and White

RichardPackwoodNHM1Winner The greeting Richard Packwood

AndrewSchoemanNHM1Runner-up Shot in the dark Andrew Schoeman

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Creative Visions

JasperDoestNHM1Winner Snow moment Jasper Doest

TheoBosboomNHM1Runner-up Fish-eye view Theo Bosboom

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Eric Hosking Portfolio Award

ConnorStefanisonNHM1 ConnorStefanisonNHM2 ConnorStefanisonNHM3 ConnorStefanisonNHM4 ConnorStefanisonNHM5 ConnorStefanisonNHM6Winner Connor Stefanison
The flight path, Silent flight, Hot-spring magic, Lucky pounce, Evening peace, Camouflage

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Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species

ToshijiFukudaNHM1Winner Tiger untrapped Toshiji Fukuda

ValeriyMaleevNHM1Runner-up Survivors Valeriy Maleev

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World in Our Hands

MikeVeitchNHM1Winner The fish trap Mike Veitch

GarthLenzNHM1Runner-up Oil spoils Garth Lenz

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Wildlife Photojournalist Award

BrentStirtonNHM1Winner God’s Ivory Brent Stirton

DanielBeltráNHM1Runner-up The Dammed Rainforest Daniel Beltrá

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Young awards
10 Years and Under

LouisPattynNHM1Winner Peacock at sunrise Louis Pattyn

AdvaiteshaBirlaNHM1Runner-up Crouching leopard Advaitesha Birla

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11-14 Years

SanderLodoenNHM1Runner-up Catch of the day Sander Lødøen

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15-17 Years

MateuszPiesiakNHM1Winner Last light Mateusz Piesiak

EtienneFranceyNHM1Runner-up Freeze frame Etienne Francey

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Kai Ziehl | Black and white architecture photography

German artist Kai Ziehl approaches architecture photography with a certain style that results in visually powerful, contemplative moments. Ziehl transforms architectural structures into stunning geometric shapes and lines that fill each composition. Light and shadow complement each other in the high contrast scenes filled with mesmerizing abstract forms and feelings of solitude and isolation.

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