Nature Photographer of the Year

Summary

Dozens of images made it through to the final round of the Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 competition, organised by the Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT). Pictures were submitted in the mammals, other animals, plants and fungi, landscapes, nature’s studio, and this year’s special category, animal portraits. Here is a selection of the best photos including the best picture in overall category by Hermann Hirsch according the Gardian.

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- Overall and mammals category winner: Red Fox in sunset light by Hermann HirschPhotograph: Hermann Hirsch/GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 -

- Winner in birds category: Icy resting place by Bernd NillPhotograph: Bernd Nill/GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 -

- Birds runner-up: Returning from the hunt by Michael Lohmann Photograph: Michael Lohmann/Magische Momente/GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 -

- Mammals category third place: When it gets dark by Christoph Kaula Photograph: Christoph Kaula/GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 -

- Mammals runner-up: Fox in cloudy forest by Klaus EchlePhotograph: Klaus Echle/GDT -

- Winner in other animals category: In the spotlight by Klaus Tamm Photograph: Klaus Tamm/GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 -

- Runner-up other animals category: Wingtips by Karsten Mosebach Photograph: Klaus Tamm/GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 -

- Plants and fungi category winner: Woman shoe by Ariane Müller Photograph: Ariane Mueller/GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 -

- Plants and fungi runner-up: Maple in cloudy forest by Joachim Wimmer Photograph: Joachim Wimmer/GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 -

- Landscapes category runner-up: Blooming landscape by Sandra BartochaPhotograph: Sandra Bartocha/GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 -

- Nature’s studio winner: ‘Blubb’ by Sigi Zang Photograph: Sigi Zang/GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 -

- Nature’s studio runner-up: Indian summer by Katharina Becker Photograph: Katharina Becker/GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 -

- Special category 2013 animal portraits winner: Grouse portrait by Klaus Echle Photograph: Klaus Echle/GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 -

- Animal portraits runner-up: Young lion by Carsten Ott Photograph: Carsten Ott/GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 -

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