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Face to Face with the Animal Kingdom
November 11, 2010 6:06 PM   Subscribe

In the search to find this year's European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the German Society of Wildlife Photographers has compiled a collection of the most spellbinding moments caught on camera in the natural world.
posted by Obscure Reference (21 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nice stuff... the hummingbird and the snake is outstanding!
posted by HuronBob at 6:13 PM on November 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


yeah, i wish i could see a video of the next 30 seconds after that shot.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 6:21 PM on November 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


I liked how the photo on the title page is of some duck feet.
posted by orme at 6:24 PM on November 11, 2010


I like the birdie in the streetlight.
posted by oflinkey at 6:35 PM on November 11, 2010


NO I DO NOT WANT TO TRANSLATE THIS PAGE
posted by rhizome at 6:40 PM on November 11, 2010 [5 favorites]


I keep looking at that snake/hummingbird shot. Trying to figure the odds of trying to take that photo. I would love to hear the backstory on how that happened (assuming, of course, that they weren't both stuffed and photoshopped)....
posted by HuronBob at 6:46 PM on November 11, 2010


Coming Face Ass to Face with the Animal Kingdom
posted by jimmythefish at 6:51 PM on November 11, 2010


The rodent-frog photo looks like an alien devouring a human.
posted by vidur at 6:56 PM on November 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


Why put the pictures on 22 different pages if you're not going to also put an ad on each? Congratulations, you've created an annoying interface and failed to monetize it, Der Spiegel.

Also, needs more levitating grizzly bears.
posted by axiom at 7:04 PM on November 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


I love shot 8 with the snail. For an animal with a rudimentary brain, it sure does look contemplative.
posted by Jilder at 7:21 PM on November 11, 2010


I love the snowy owl shot; looks like a painting.
posted by kenko at 7:24 PM on November 11, 2010


Congratulations, you've created an annoying interface and failed to monetize it, Der Spiegel.

What do you bet there's a word for that in German?
posted by snofoam at 7:31 PM on November 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


the hummingbird and the snake is outstanding!
You can go to Bence Máté's hide and take your own shots.
posted by unliteral at 7:36 PM on November 11, 2010


That guy must have waited a loooong time for the snail to creep into the slowly moving patch of sunlight. Or, he just picked up up and plopped it there. Either way, a brilliant photograph.

I can't pick a favorite. The starfish in the surf, the snowy owl and the tree, the tree in ice, the snake and the hummingbird, the bird in the traffic light...great moments captured spectacularly.

I feel a little guilty liking the winter shots as much as I do - snow and ice are so stark and photogenic, it's almost like cheating.
posted by Xoebe at 8:02 PM on November 11, 2010


This one seems sadly ominous, or ominously sad. It took me a while to locate the bird.
posted by scratch at 8:03 PM on November 11, 2010


All that time and effort to dust a woodpecker with flour.. For a measly second place..

What does a man have to do, I ask you?

This was wonderful. Thank you.
posted by Ahab at 8:44 PM on November 11, 2010


wassuuuuuuuuup!
posted by liza at 8:49 PM on November 11, 2010


The Veliki Prstvaci waterfalls are lovely!
posted by Harald74 at 12:39 AM on November 12, 2010


One of my happier moments in life was getting a lift back to Zadar when no bus showed up in a tiny car driven by an apparently drunk Croatian with 5 American grad students after swimming under the waterfalls in Plitvice. It's a stunning place.
posted by nfg at 2:02 AM on November 12, 2010


Harald74: "The Veliki Prstvaci waterfalls are lovely!"

Yes! It looks almost too beautiful. Like a it should be in Rivendel or something...

I pretty much liked all of of these, but the polar bear feet make me smile.
posted by severiina at 7:31 AM on November 12, 2010


NO I DO NOT WANT TO TRANSLATE THIS PAGE

For the record, this appears to have been a Google Chrome problem, not a Spiegel one. Go to Options > Under the hood > Translate to turn it off.
posted by rhizome at 6:08 PM on November 12, 2010


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