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The LUMIX People's Choice Award

Valeriy Maleev, Russia

Big ears

Valeriy was on a summer expedition to the Mongolian part of the Gobi Desert when he happened upon a long-eared jerboa. As blood moves through the ears of these usually nocturnal animals, excess heat dissipates across the skin and so the jerboa is able to stay cool.

Technical specification

Nikon D700 + Tamron Macro 1:1 90mm 1:2.8 lens; 1/400 sec at f5.6.


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