Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009 is one of the best competition for nature photographers, and each year is a wonderful source of very inspiring pictures. It's organized every year thanks to London's Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine and sponsored by Veolia Environment. As I did one year ago with a post about the 2008 edition, I would like to show you here a selection of my favourite award-winning pictures from this edition (as always I've chosen just amongst water or snow related images...). Some photographs are just perfect for the beauty of colours, composition and atmosphere like the one here above (my personal favourite). In some others, like the one here below with a king penguin chick examining footprints in the sand on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, the best part is what you can read "behind" the photograph itself.
Don't forget to visit the official website to see all the other pictures and read the interesting captions.