Final Leap by WimvandenHeever

This years WPY image.
What a privileged it was to go back for the awards in London.

I had followed this female Leopard for days trying desperately to hunt. She was most unusual using the vast open plains in Etosha to hunt and stalk her prey. What was even more amazing was how short the grass was that she was hunting in. This morning after missing her first hunt due to a change in wind direction I watcher the leopard disappear in the short grass with an approaching big male Springbok ram. I could not believe my eyes when she launched herself only just managing to catch the Springbok in what can only be described as an amazing feat of agility and strength.

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Natural Frame by morkelerasmus

I have just returned from a week in London to attend the gala awards of the BBC/NHM Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards. What an amazing privilege to be among the awarded photographers (only 100 out of 42,000 entries are awarded). This photo of mine is an awarded finalist in the “Black & White” category, and is also featured on the cover of the annual portfolio book!

Check out the whole portfolio of winning images here:
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2015

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Shake it Off by morkelerasmus

A massive African Elephant bull shakes his head in indignation…shooting from a hidden underground bunker allowed me to get a low perspective and accentuate his size.

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Perfect timing !!!!!!!!!! by judylynn

The lilac breasted roller has been a long time favorite of mine and one never tires of their incredible beauty. Some years we did not see many but the past two years in Etosha we have been fortunate to see numerous rollers in varying parts of the area. Needless to say it is always a thrill. They are small but packed with dynamite color and they leave you feeling well just awesome.

Wishing you all a blessed Thursday !!!!!!!!!!

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Elephant Calf mock charging by JohanSwanepoel_00

Baby Elephant (Loxodonta Africana) mock charging – Etosha National Park (Namibia)

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