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Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photos

The Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photography competition winners have
been announced. (The spelling, Environnement, is
correct; it’s a French company.)  The competition is operated by
the Natural History
Museum (London) and BBC Wildlife Magazine, sponsored by Veolia
Environmental Services.

The overall winner is this one (click to enlarge)

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My favorite is one of the Highly Commended photos in the
10-years-and-under age category:

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The photo of the leaping wolf was href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8318226.stm">written up
on the BBC news website:

Jose Luis Rodriguez captured the imaginations of the judges
with a picture that he had planned for years, and even sketched out on
a piece of paper.

“I wanted to capture a photo in which you would see a wolf in an act of
hunting – or predation – but without blood,” he told BBC News. “I
didn’t want a cruel image.”

With a great deal of patience and careful observation of the wolves’
movements, he succeeded in taking the award-winning photograph.

Mr Rodriguez used a custom-built infrared trap to snap the wolf as it
leapt into the air.

The entire collection, comprising 17 categories, is at the href="http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/temporary-exhibitions/wpy/onlineGallery.do">Natural
History Museum website.  What is most remarkable to me, is how
many good photographs are taken by young people.

Comments

  1. #1 rijkswaanvijand
    October 29, 2009

    Sure it’s not by gimp?