2016 Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Winners

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“Entwined Lives”. Tim Laman, US Winner, Wildlife photographer of the year. A young male orangutan makes the 30-metre climb up the thickest root of the strangler fig high above the canopy in Gunung Palung national park, one of the few protected orangutan strongholds in Indonesian Borneo. Laman had to do three days of climbing to position several GoPro cameras that he could trigger remotely. This shot was the one he had long visualised, looking down on the orangutan within its forest home. (Photo by Tim Laman/2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

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“The pangolin pit”. Paul Hilton, UK/Australia Winner, Wildlife photojournalist award: Single image category. Nothing prepared Hilton for the sight of 4,000 defrosting pangolins (five tonnes) from one of the largest seizures of the animals on record. They were destined for China and Vietnam for the exotic meat trade or for traditional medicine. Pangolins have become the world’s most trafficked animals, with all eight species targeted. (Photo by Paul Hilton/Greenpeace/2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

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“The moon and the crow”. Gideon Knight, UK Winner, Young wildlife photographer of the year. A crow in a tree in a park: a common enough scene. It was one that Gideon had seen many times near his home in London’s Valentines Park. But as the blue light of dusk crept in and the full moon rose, the scene transformed. (Photo by Gideon Knight/2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

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“Pursued by fire”. On the riverbank, an orangutan and her youngster seek refuge from the burning forest. Tim photographed them through thick smoke from a boat on the Mangkutup river in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. The fires that affected much of Indonesia in 2015 damaged or destroyed vast tracts of habitat, putting the critically endangered Bornean orangutans and the even-rarer Sumatran orangutans (population 6,600) in an ever more precarious situation. (Photo by Tim Laman/2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

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“End of the line?”. Rescue centres such as this one in Ketapang, West Kalimantan, reported a huge influx of orphan orangutans as a result of the fires in 2015. The caretakers do a magnificent job, here taking a barrow-full of one- and two-year-old Bornean orangutans to play in the forest, where they will learn some of the basic skills of survival. (Photo by Tim Laman/2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

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“Eviction attempt”. Ganesh H. Shankar, India Winner, Birds category. These Indian rose-ringed parakeets returned to their roosting and nesting hole high up in a tree in India’s Keoladeo national park, only to find that a Bengal monitor lizard had taken up residence. The birds immediately set about trying to evict the squatter. They bit the monitor lizard’s tail, hanging on for a couple of seconds at a time, until it retreated into the hole. They would then harass it when it tried to come out to bask. This went on for two days. (Photo by Ganesh H. Shankar/2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

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“Wind composition”. Valter Binotto, Italy Winner, Plants and fungi category. This hazel tree is near Binotto’s home in northern Italy, and to create the dark background, he positioned himself to backlight the flowers. Hazel has both male and female flowers. “The hardest part was capturing the female flowers motionless while the catkins were moving”, he explains. “I searched for flowers on a short branch that was more stable”. Using a long exposure to capture the pollen’s flight and a reflector to highlight the catkins, he took many pictures before the wind finally delivered the right composition. (Photo by Valter Binotto/2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

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“The alley cat”. Nayan Khanolkar, India, Urban category winner. At night, in a suburb of Mumbai bordering Sanjay Gandhi national park, leopards slip through the maze of alleys, looking for food. Despite close encounters and occasional attacks, the cats are an accepted part of the Warli people’s lives and culture. Nayan was determined to use his pictures to show how things can be different with tolerance and planning. Positioning his flashes to mimic the alley’s lighting and his camera so that a passing cat would not dominate the frame, he finally – after four months – got the shot he wanted. (Photo by Nayan Khanolkar/2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

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“Requiem for an owl”. Mats Andersson, Sweden Winner, Black and white category. Every day in early spring, Andersson walked in the forest near his home in Bashult, southern Sweden, enjoying the company of a pair of Eurasian pygmy owls – until the night he found one of them lying dead on the forest floor. “The owl’s resting posture reflected my sadness for its lost companion”, he said. Preferring to work in black and white – “it conveys the feeling better” – he captured the melancholy of the moment, framing the solitary owl within the bare branches, lit by the first light of dawn. (Photo by Mats Andersson/2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

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“Snapper party”. Tony Wu, US Winner, Underwater category. For several days each month, thousands of two spot red snappers gather to spawn around Palau in the western Pacific Ocean. The action is intense as the fish fill the water with sperm and eggs, and predators arrive to take advantage of the bounty. Noticing that the spawning ran “like a chain reaction up and down the mass of fish”, Wu positioned himself so that the action came to him. On this occasion, with perfect anticipation, he managed to capture a dynamic arc of spawning fish amid clouds of eggs in the oblique morning light. (Photo by Tony Wu/2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

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“Star player”. Luis Javier Sandoval, Mexico Winner, Impressions category. Curious young sea lions in the Gulf of California. One of the pups dived down, swimming gracefully with its strong fore-flippers, grabbed a starfish and started throwing it to Sandoval. As the pup was playing very close to the breaking point of the waves, Sandoval’s timing had to be spot-on. Angling his camera up towards the dawn light – just as the pup offered him the starfish and another youngster slipped by close to the rocks – he created his artistic impression of the sea lion’s playful nature. (Photo by Luis Javier Sandoval/2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

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魚類研究者、「質問よろしいですか?」の声に驚いて振り向くと「ほ、本物だ・・」

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素人質問で悪いのですが・・



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【画像】 6歳少年、犬に襲われた妹を救出し90針縫う大けが 「もし誰かが死んでしまうくらいなら、自分がそうなろうと思った」 全米が涙

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CNNが入手した家族の声明によると今月9日、ブリッジャー・ウォーカー君は4歳の妹が1匹の犬に襲われているのに気付いて助けに飛び込んだ。



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ネズミ同士が二足立ちで格闘。それを陰から見つめていたのは猫!とかいう奇跡の光景

ネズミ同士の戦いを見つめる猫


ありのまま 今起こった事を話すぜ。目の前でネズミとネズミが取っ組み合いの喧嘩をしていで、それを猫が観戦していたんだ。何を言っているのかわからねーと思うが、俺も何が始まってるのかわからなかった

 ジョジョの奇妙な冒険の、ジャン=ピエール・ポルナレフ風に説明するとそういうことになる。

 シンガポールでの出来事だ。自宅マンションに帰宅した女性が通路で目撃した、アニメに出てくるような展開の一コマである。 続きを読む

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Amazing Photographs Of Trees Growing Through Classic Cars

For unknown reasons trees seem to like the apocalypse-style of growing through abandoned vehicles. Why? Good protection for seedlings? h/t: vintag.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/07/amazing-photographs-of-trees-growing-through-classic-cars/

麻生久美子、旧芸名でググるととんでもない写真が出てくることが判明し衝撃走る 「これ見えてるやん・・」

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女優の麻生久美子が7月10日に放送されたトーク番組『A-Studio+』(TBS系)に出演。もともとアイドルに憧れていたという麻生は、「若いころに〝いかがわしい雑誌〟に出たことがある」と、自ら黒歴史を明らかにした。


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Babies Who Ruined Their Parent’s Pinterest-Perfect Photoshoots

Kirsty Grant Babies are cute, and babies are adorable. But they’re also full of pee and poo, and even the cutest babies aren’t afraid to make you aware of this fact at the most inopportune times. Getting ready to go out, just put on a new diaper, and got your kid’s snowsuit on? Sounds like the perfect time to fill that Pampers! Just got to the studio, with no change of clothes, to take some cute...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/07/babies-who-ruined-their-parent-s-pinterest-perfect-photoshoots/

アムウェイの勧誘を簡単に断ることが出来る裏技が話題に

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素晴らしいライフハック。



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Stunning Photographs Of The Old Cincinnati Library Before Being Demolished, 1874-1955

One of the large cast-iron book alcoves that lined the Main Hall. Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Built in 1874 on the site reserved for an opera house, the Old Cincinnati Library was a thing of wonder. With five levels of cast iron shelving, a fabulous foyer, checker board marble floors and an atrium lit by a skylight ceiling, the place was breathtaking.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/07/stunning-photographs-of-the-old-cincinnati-library-before-being-demolished-1874-1955/

感染した青森の警察官、デリへル利用客であることを否定し検査を拒否 濃厚接触26人

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青森市に住む20歳代の男性警察官が新型コロナウイルスに感染したことが確認され濃厚接触者は26人に上っています。警察官は感染した風俗業の女性の接客を受けていましたが市の連絡に対して客であることを否定し検査を拒否していました。


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A Journalist Takes Pictures Of Mumbai’s Taxi Ceilings, And Proves Beauty Can Be Found Everywhere

Some people collect fridge magnets or postcards, but Rachel Lopez has an unusual hobby. She takes pictures of colorful plastic patterns that cover ceilings of Mumbai taxis. When you’re sitting in a cab, you rarely think of looking up at the ceiling, but if you’re taking a taxi in Mumbai, you can find fruit plates, flowers, or even zebra patterns over your head. More: Instagram h/t:

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/07/a-journalist-takes-pictures-of-mumbai-s-taxi-ceilings-and-proves-beauty-can-be-found-everywhere/