2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

By Guido Trombetta on 10:12 PM ,
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a competition organized by the Natural History Museum of London and BBC Wildlife Magazine. On 30th October the winners of 2008 edition have been announced. As usual the prized pictures are absoultely amazing and I'm pretty happy that the majority of them is related to water, snow or animals leaving in these elements that means exactly the perfect subject for this blog!
The following are the overall winner and some of the category winners (with pictures related to water). Don't forget to go to the official site for more info, to see all the other photo and.. why not? to sign up for the next edition!

2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
©Steve Winter
Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Overall Winner

Steve Winter (United States of America)

Snowstorm leopard


2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
©Antoni Kasprzak
Animal Behaviour: Birds - Winner

Antoni Kasprzak (Poland)

Clash of eagles


2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
©David Maitland
Animal Behaviour: All Other Animals - Winner

David Maitland (United Kingdom)

Deadlock


2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
©Brian Skerry
The Underwater World - Winner

Brian Skerry (United States of America)
First encounter


2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
©Cece Fabbro
In Praise of Plants - Winner

Cece Fabbro (United States of America)

Swamp cypress


2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
©Andy Biggs
Wild Places - Winner

Andy Biggs (United States of America)

Skeleton Coast


2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
©Yongkang Zhu
Animals in their Environment - Winner
Yongkang Zhu (China)
Snow swans

2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
©Carlos Virgili
Nature in Black and White - Winner
Carlos Virgili (Spain)

Sun jelly


2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
©Miguel Lasa
Creative Visions of Nature - Winner

Miguel Lasa (United Kingdom)

Polar sunrise


National Geographic has also published an article about the 2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year, being many of the winners their usual photographers.
Some of these pictures are so incredible that I will speak of them again in dedicate posts. Stay tuned!

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2 Response to '2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year'

  1. Magadi
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/2008-wildlife-photographer-of-year.html?showComment=1275990537436#c5382109500807134219'> June 8, 2010 at 11:48 AM

    Astounding, beautiful! Shows why we need to conserve. If we kill all this by unbridled human activity, life would not be worth living.

     

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