Полюшко Сергей | Sergey Polyushko

Полюшко Сергей | Sergey Polyushko

Allez, je ne mords pas !

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SergeyPolyushko02В лучах света
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SergeyPolyushko03Как белка орех прятала
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SergeyPolyushko04Длинный язык
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Полюшко Сергей | Sergey Polyushko

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Nature Wallpapers

Nature Photography

NatureNG11aThe Dark Side
Photo and caption by Brendon Cremer
A lioness backlit by a spotlight, lies alert to the distant calls of the territorial males, her breath visible as she breathes out into the chill of the winters night.

NatureNG11bThe rebirth of first Atayal tribe after 921 earthquake
Photo and caption by Haw Haw Tseng
The Atayal (Taiya) tribe, which is the second largest tribal group of fourteen indigenous tribes in Taiwan, resides mostly in central and northern Taiwan.It is rumored that Ruei-yian tribe is the first Atayal tribe.However, the 921 earthquake in 1999 shattered the dwellings and landscapes in Ruei-yian tribe.The reconstructions has lasted for 12 years. In 2011 , the tribe that is reborn seems like a castle floating in the sky, winning it the laudatory title “Hanging city”

NatureNG11cFragile Beauty
Photo and caption by Ben Bowes
In the reefs of Apo Island, an MPA off the coast of Dauin in the Philippines, lies a beautiful, vast stretch of corals, that illuminate in the glistening sunlight during a cloudless day. The coral reefs look like a beautiful metropolis full of wondrous varieties of luminous structures. Within the thousands of different species that take residence in this metropolis, one particular fish I came across during my dives caught my attention. The fragile nature of the juvenile Clark’s anemone fish, taking shelter in the anemone made me realise how delicate these beautiful fish are to human impacts.

NatureNG11dTiger in the Tunnel
Photo and caption by A Apana
This sub-adult tiger was photographed at India’s Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. Seeing the bamboo tunnel, I had envisaged this image. He was around a bend in the road and we could not even see him as we were the last jeep. As luck would have it he then got up and walked around, making us the first vehicle. He wandered all over the road and just for an instance paused in the middle of the road, which is when I took this image.

NatureNG11eWhitebark Pine – Smoky Hills
Photo and caption by Paul Glasser
This photo, taken on the north side of Oregon’s Mt. Hood thirty minutes before sunset, shows a portion of a dead whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis), an endangered tree that grows at high elevations across North America. These trees survive heavy snow loads and high winds by growing in mats low to the ground. Ironically it is only when they have died and shed their needles that the stark beauty and sinuous grace of their limbs are revealed. The hills in the background are bathed in smoke from the many fires that were burning across Oregon at the time.

NatureNG11fAutumn Storm
Photo and caption by Amanda Beardslee
On my drive home from work I rounded the corner and found this amazing cloud formation during an autumn storm. This is snapped on the side of the road with my iPhone, no filters. Words cannot describe how beautiful it was to see, and the colors were amazing the way they contrasted with each other.

NatureNG11gWeather Together
Photo and caption by Zestin Soh
A cheetah and her cubs huddle together for warmth during one cold evening downpour.

NatureNG11hWalking on water
Photo and caption by Jonathan Armstrong
In remote parts of Alaska, foxes are often bold and unafraid of people. Last summer I was able to closely observe a young red fox, following close behind as she trotted through the brush searching for salmonberries, or waded the lake shore looking for fish carcasses. Once I even got to watch her taunt a grizzly bear as if she were playing a game of tag. As a storm came in one evening, I snuck outside hoping to take her portrait in dramatic light. I used a diffused light off-camera so that I could illuminate the fox while still capturing the dark mood of the storm.

NatureNG11iShoulder Check
Photo and caption by Henrik Nilsson
A wild short eared owl completes a shoulder check in case something was missed. Northern harriers were also hunting in the field and these raptors will often steal a kill from the owls.

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Portraits of Time: Ancient Trees

Portraits of Time: Ancient Trees
Photographs and text by Beth Moon
“”Portraits of Time” is a series of portraits of ancient trees from around the world that explores time and survival, celebrating the wonders of nature that have endured throughout the centuries. This fourteen-year project has taken me on an exhilarating journey to many parts of the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.”

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Portraits of Time: Ancient Trees
by Beth Moon

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Martha Hunt by David Bellemere

Martha Hunt by David Bellemere
for Marie Claire Italia, December 2014

Martha Hunt captures the color of love in a Holiday Story by David Bellemere for Marie Claire Italia, December 2014. Hunt takes to the streets with the heat, moving through the city like a jungle cat. Playing with fire, fashion explodes with looks that celebrate the season…

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David Bellemere Photography

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Welcome to St. Tropez by Marijo Cobretti

Alexandra Knapp by Marijo Cobretti
Breathe the magic of Saint Tropez

Traveling from Monaco to Saint Tropez, Alexandra Knapp doesn’t mind taking us along as she follows what is her luxurious journey across the French Riviera. Expect to see less of the charming little streets dipped in pastel hues, and more of the sumptuous locations that cater to the fantasy of having coffee by the port, a sweet treat at Laduree, and an even more lavish indulgence courtesy of Chanel.

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National Wildlife Photo Contest Winners

Winners of the 44th Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest
This is the 44th year that National Wildlife has celebrated the wonders of the natural world through our annual photographic competition. Selected from more than 29,000 entries, the 2014 award winners include a Grand Prize recipient who spent several years perfecting a unique photographic technique that resulted in a one-of-a-kind image of grey herons and another winner who grabbed his camera just in time to take a rare picture of praying mantis nymphs hatching on his backyard deck. The images below have been selected by our panel of judges as winners of this year’s contest.

NationalWildlife001 Nathan Goshgarian | Woburn, Massachusetts | First Place, Baby Animals

NationalWildlife002Ursula Dubrick | Woodridge, Illinois | Second Place, Baby Animals

NationalWildlife003Mark Brinegar | Bloomington, Indiana | First Place, Backyard Habitat

NationalWildlife004Megan Lorenz | Etobicoke, Ontario | Second Place, Backyard Habitat

NationalWildlife005Jackson Carvalho | Caruaru, Brazil | First Place, Mammals

NationalWildlife006Joseph Anthony | Hong Kong, China | Second Place, Mammals

NationalWildlife007Dennis Brown | Wilmington, North Carolina | First Place, Other Wildlife

NationalWildlife008Cheryl Rose | Hopkinton Massachusetts | Second Place, Other Wildlife

NationalWildlife009Antonio Busiello | Ventura, California | First Place, Birds

NationalWildlife010Richard Rothstein | Lakewood Ranch, Florida | Second Place, Birds

NationalWildlife011Bence Máté | Pusztaszer, Hungary | Grand Prize

NationalWildlife012Charles Meyer | New York, New York | First Place, Youth

NationalWildlife013Patrick Carney | River Edge, New Jersey | Second Place, Youth

NationalWildlife014Ron Henderson | Dallas, Texas | First Place, Connecting People and Nature

NationalWildlife015Mark Lotterhand | West Townsend, Massachusetts | Second Place, Connecting People and Nature

NationalWildlife016Cristobal Serrano | Alicante, Spain | First Place, Landscapes and Plant Life

NationalWildlife017Milko Marchetti | Ferrara, Italy | Second Place, Landscapes and Plant Life

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