Through the Photographer’s Eye

A photographer often sees the world in a different way to everyone else, making the invisible visible.

Wistmans wood, Dartmoor
by Richard Limb
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Regression
by Richard Lingo
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Underneath
by Paul C
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Jan Shooting At Marilyn Pond In Infrared
by Mike Cunningham
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The dark Hedges from the south west
by Paul Nash
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Through the Photographer’s Eye
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The LUMIX People’s Choice Award

The Natural History Museum has chosen 25 of the best images from the WPY 2019 competition shortlist. Which one captures your imagination?

Beak to beak
by Claudio Contreras Koob, Mexico

Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve in the state of Yucatán is home to Mexico’s largest flock of Caribbean flamingos. This chick is less than five days old – it will stay in its nest less than a week before it joins a crèche of other youngsters who wander around the colony searching for food.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Canon 300mm f2.8 Lens + Canon 2X Teleconverter II; 1/160 sec at f11; ISO 1600; Camo throwover blind.
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The unwelcome visitor
Salvador Colvée Nebot, Spain

Over several months, Salvador watched different species of bird use the dead flower spike of this agave in Valencia, Spain as a perch before descending to a small pond to drink. A pair of common kestrels were frequent visitors though each time they came magpies would hassle them.

Nikon D500 + Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens; v1/400 sec at f6.3; ISO 5000; Tripod and cable release.
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Station squabble
Sam Rowley, UK

Sam discovered the best way to photograph the mice inhabiting London’s Underground was to lie on the platform and wait. He only saw them fight over scraps of food dropped by passengers a few times, possibly because it is so abundant. This fight lasted a split second, before one grabbed a crumb and they went their separate ways.

Nikon D500 + 105mm f2.8 lens; 1/125 sec at f2.8; ISO 1000.
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Winter’s tale
Valeriy Maleev, Russia

Valeriy encountered this Pallas’s cat while it was out hunting in the Mongolian grasslands – it was -42°C (-44°F) on that frosty day, but the fairy tale scene cancelled out the cold. Pallas’s cats are no bigger than a domestic cat and they stalk small rodents, birds and occasionally insects.

Nikon D4 + 80-400mm lens; 1/1000 sec at f7.1; ISO 1250.
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A suitable gift
Marco Valentini, Italy

Marco was in Hortobágyi National Park, Hungary when he spotted these kestrels displaying typical courtship behaviour. Here the female has just received an offering of a young green lizard from her suitor and in this touching moment she tenderly took hold of his claw.

Canon 5D Mark III + Canon 500 IS ii lens; 1/640 sec at f.8; ISO 500.
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The LUMIX People’s Choice Award
more at Natural History Museum

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Slovenia in Winter

Slovenia: Snow Covered Mountains, Lakes, and Historic Churches
Discover this amazing region with towering mountains, glacial lakes, snow covered forests, and historic villages including the city of Ljubljana.

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Slovenia in Winter
more at Muench Workshops

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Yellowstone in Winter

Yellowstone National Park is the oldest and most picturesque National Park in the world. It is home to a vast number of unique hydrothermal wonders and contains 67 species of mammals, hundreds of species of birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles.

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Yellowstone in Winter
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Winter Royalty | Tracking one Cool Cat!

Megan Lorenz of Etobicoke spent months bonding with and photographing a spectacular Canada lynx.

Canada lynx are said to be elusive and secretive but that hasn’t been my experience. Every now and then, you come across an animal that doesn’t follow the expected behaviour of their species, and appears to seek human company from certain individuals. I’m not referring to habituated animals that have learned to beg for food, or ones that live in a campground and are comfortable around any person they see. Some animals appear to develop a bond with a chosen person or people while avoiding others. I can’t explain this behaviour, but I’m lucky to have experienced it.

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Winter Royalty
Tracking one Cool Cat!
by Megan Lorenz

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The perfect moment

Images that sum up the perfect moment.
Whether that’s a bride and groom kissing on their wedding day, the moment a kingfisher swoops down to catch a fish, the instance the sun hits the horizon creating a starburst effect…

Will you…?
by Henrik Spranz
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untitled
by Steve Fleetwood
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Eye to Eye
by Ken
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Catching some morning air
by Richard Whitson
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Remember Say Nothing!
by Cmz
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The perfect moment
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