Flight paths  Owen Hearn

The Winners of Veolia Environmental Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 Competition were announced. There are so many beautiful photographs…  2012 Veolia Environnement Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Winner: Flight paths  Owen Hearn (UK)

Here is a small selection of winners of the 48th annual Veolia Environmental Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, featuring 100 incredible photos selected from 48,000 entries originating from 98 countries.



Bubble-jetting emperors   Paul Nicklen

2012 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year- Winner: Bubble-jetting emperors Paul Nicklen (Canada)

The snow herd   Vladimir Medvedev (Russia)

2012 The Eric Hosking Portfolio Award – Winner: The snow herd Vladimir Medvedev (Russia)

Dog days   Kim Wolhuter (South Africa)

2012 The Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species – Winner: Dog days Kim Wolhuter (South Africa)

Ice matters   Anna Henly (UK)

2012 The World in Our Hands – Winner: Ice matters Anna Henly (UK)

Garbage picking   Jasper Doest (The Netherlands)

2012 The World in Our Hands – Commended- Winner: Garbage picking Jasper Doest (The Netherlands)

Deadly Medicine   Brent Stirton (South Africa)

2012: The Wildlife Photojournalist Award – Runner-up- Winner: Deadly Medicine Brent Stirton (South Africa)

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