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!
Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Overall Winner
Steve Winter (United States of America)
Animal Behaviour: Birds - Winner
Antoni Kasprzak (Poland)
Clash of eagles
Animal Behaviour: All Other Animals - Winner
David Maitland (United Kingdom)
The Underwater World - Winner
Brian Skerry (United States of America)
In Praise of Plants - Winner
Cece Fabbro (United States of America)
Wild Places - Winner
Andy Biggs (United States of America)
Animals in their Environment - Winner
Yongkang Zhu (China)
Nature in Black and White - Winner
Carlos Virgili (Spain)
Creative Visions of Nature - Winner
Miguel Lasa (United Kingdom)
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!