Photographer: Audan Rikardsen
The golden eagle is a remarkable bird of prey. It took Audun 3 years to capture this particular eagle in northern Norway. The camera set up by the photographer greatly intrigued the bird and its inquisitiveness at the strange object made for a wonderful moment.
“Losing the fight”
Photographer: Aaron Gekosk
Like other wild animals, orangutans, too, deserve to be in their natural habitat. Unfortunately, they’ve been used as a form of entertainment by humans for long - either in circuses or in other tourist attractions. Photographer Aaron Gekoski has attempted to express a poignant message through this frame.
Photographer: Ingo Ardnt
The Torres del Paine National Park, in Patagonia, Chile, has one of the richest puma populations in the world. However, these elusive animals are very hard to track. Photographer Ingo Ardnt followed the pumas of the national park for over two years before he could capture this amazing click. This female had gotten used to Ardnt’s presence and one day she fell asleep when he was nearby. When she opened her eyes, the photographer was able to frame the puma at her most relaxed state.
Photographer: Jake Davis
In the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada, humpback whales were seen displaying exceptional teamwork by photographer Jake Davis. Here, the leader whale was diving to spot the fish at the moment it was photographed. Once the prey was located the remaining pod members arrived, blowing bubbles to create a net to trap the fish.
Photographer: Salvador Colvée Nebot
A giant panda is considered one of nature’s most adorable-looking animals. Here, one of them presents a rather grim image while seen sitting in its cage in a breeding center in Shaanxi, China. These breeding centers have been established to raise giant pandas safely and rerelease them into the wild. However, it doesn’t look like these endangered animals are being treated appropriately.
Photographer: Michael Schober
Marmots in Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria, have become used to the presence of humans. These furry little animals allow photographers to observe them and shoot them from close quarters. Here, a family of marmots is captured sharing a joyful moment.
Photographer: Michel Zoghzoghi
Photographer: Sam Rowley
The London Underground Metro system has a huge mice population that is always on the lookout for crumbs of food left behind by passengers. Photographer Sam Rowley wanted to capture the rodents in action and saw a pair engaging in a short brawl over food. While the fight lasted only a few seconds, Rowley was fortunate enough to snap them during combat.
Photographer: Stefan Christmann
When photographer Stefan Christmann initially encountered this penguin couple in Atka Bay, Antarctica, he assumed they were looking at their egg. However, on closer observation, he found that they were actually with a snowball. Apparently, these assiduous creatures were practicing egg transfer and training themselves for when the real egg arrived. It is very likely that an extraordinary moment like this has never been shot before with penguins.