The Finalists Of The 2016 Wildlife Photographer Of The YearTranslate

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Organized for 52nd time, the annual competition 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' (WPY) has recently presented this year finalists. To the great joy of the nature lovers, the completion was entered by a hornbill that is eating a termite, by a curious fox caught in an urban area, and by mayflies gathered around in a starry night. Those images and several others were picked by the judges as being the best examples of the wildlife photography.

The 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' competition started in 1965, when around 500 photographers entered it. Today, some fifty years later, the number of the wildlife photographers reached 50 000, including amateurs and professionals coming from 95 countries around the globe.

The images are divided into three categories and are selected due to their creativity, originality, and technical presentation. Winners will be announced on 18 October. This impressive WPY52 exhibition will be presented at the Natural History Museum in London, starting on 21st of October.

#1 "Splitting The Catch" By The Photographer Audun Rikardsen From Norway

#1 "Splitting The Catch" By the Photographer  Audun Rikardsen from Norway
This image looks like cartoon with its pure color. The chaotic swarming of mayflies on Hungary’s River Rába captivated the photographer who managed to capture this spectacle under the starry sky. For several days each year (usually at the end of July or in the beginning of August), many adult insects emerge from the Danube tributary. On that day, the insects emerged after sunset and stayed close to the water. Once they mated, the females gained altitude.

#4 "The Disappearing Fish" By The Photographer Iago Leonardo From Spain

#4 "The Disappearing Fish" By the Photographer Iago Leonardo from Spain
The open ocean does not offer many options for hiding, yet the lookdown fish have found a solution. May be its name comes from the steep profile of its head, as its mouth is set low and it has large eyes high, but that creature is a master of camouflage. It uses special platelets hidden in its skin cells in order to reflect polarised light and in this way it becomes almost invisible to the predators. 

#10 "Golden Relic" By The Photographer Dhyey Shah From India

#10 "Golden Relic" By the Photographer Dhyey Shah from India
Gee’s golden langurs are fewer than 2,500 mature adults left in the wild, found only in some parts of the northeastern India (Assam) and Bhutan forest. They are living high in the trees and are difficult to observe. This one was photographed on the tiny island of Umananda, where is the temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

#11 "Thistle-Plucker" By The Photographer Isaac Aylward From UK

#11 "Thistle-Plucker" By the Photographer Isaac Aylward from UK
This linnet was spotted by the photographer as he was hiking in Bulgaria’s Rila Mountains. He managed to catch up with the tiny bird when it settled to feed on a thistle flowerhead. The bird pulled out the little seed parachutes, nipped off the seeds and then discarded the feathery down.
Additional information: nhm.ac.uk



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