2012: Animals in their Environment
The habitat must be as important a part of the image as the species being photographed, and the picture must convey a feeling of the relationship between them.
Winner Living on thin ice Ole Jørgen LioddenView
Runner-up Lion by lightning Hannes LochnerView
Specially Commended Spirit of the forest Paul NicklenView
Commended Where petrels dare Mark TatchellView
Commended Lion in the spotlight Joel SartoreView
Commended Ice birds Jeanine LovettView
Commended Rocky stranding Alessandra MeniconziView
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