Winners 2010

Winners 2010


Here you can see the winner photos of EuroNatur's Photography Competition 2010. We thank all photographers for participating. Please try again! We would be very happy to receive many first-class photos again next year.

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© Gunther Willinger
© Gunther Willinger

The twelve awarded photographs decorate the Euronatur-Calendar 2011 in large format and supreme printing quality. You can order the calendar now exclusively at the EuroNatur-Shop - it will be in stock from September 2010.  

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Common Ravens Courting

© Willi Rolfes
© Willi Rolfes

1st price: Willi Rolfes

The Common Raven starts courting already in the late winter.  Courting of the pairs is especially characterized by joint aerial displays; they use the ascending air current to shoot up, sail and to perform audacious aerial acrobatics. But the mutual care of their plumage, exchanging caresses with their bill and mutual feeding are also part of their courting habits.


Grass snake

© Heinz Buls
© Heinz Buls

2nd price: Heinz Buls

In a pond in Rothtal/Bavaria, this well-camouflaged Grass Snake is waiting in the duckweeds for frogs, its favourite prey.


Marbled White

© Andreas Böhling
© Andreas Böhling

3rd price: Andreas Böhling

The Marbled White butterfly can be found in unimproved grasslands such as speciose flower fields, outskirts of forests and embankments. Due to the intense use of land, its habitat has constantly diminished during the past years.


Top of the valley at Vøringsfossen, Norway

© Rainer Mirau
© Rainer Mirau

4th price: Rainer Mirau

Vøringfossen is one of the highest waterfalls and one of the most visited nature attractions in Norway. The falls are 183 m high. Being used for electric power during production during winter, its full height of fall can only be admired in the summer.


Display flight of two White-tailed Eagles

© Juan Carlos Munoz
© Juan Carlos Munoz

5th price:  Juan Carlos Munoz

What appears to be a fight between life and death, in reality is the beginning of a lifelong and loyal partnership. During courtship, the pairs impress with breakneck aerial acrobatics, alternating between joint circling, nose diving and playful collisions.


Starlings

© Hans-Martin Braun
© Hans-Martin Braun

6th price: Hans-Martin Braun

Starlings are highly sociable birds, associating in flocks throughout the year, sometimes forming huge flocks. Before frequenting their roosting site, they usually gather on exposed locations such as trees or power lines before proceeding in flocks of varying sizes to their actual roost.


Rock Ptarmigan

© Bertrand Muffat
© Bertrand Muffat

7th price:  Bertrand Muffat Joly

Perfect camouflage: the Rock Ptarmigan adapts to the season by moulting its feathers; in winter, its plumage is snow-white, perfectly adapting to its habitats in the Alps and in Northern Europe, where winters are still long and snowy.


Eurasian Red Squirrel

© Massimo Bottoni
© Massimo Bottoni

8th price:  Massimo Bottoni

Red squirrels have perfectly adapted to their life on trees. Their strong and disproportionately long hind legs provide an excellent bounce, enabling them to jump from tree to tree with up to four meters long leaps.


Juvenile Little Owl in Sunflower Field

© Franco Sala
© Franco Sala

9th price:  Franco Sala

This young Little Owl is certainly not interested in the crispy sunflower seeds. His favourite preys are insects, mice, small birds, amphibians and reptiles.


Death's-Head Hawkmoth Larva

© Nicolas Chalwatzis
© Nicolas Chalwatzis

10th price: Nicolas Chalwatzis

Larva of a Death's-Head Hawkmoth in its final instar before pupating. It is characterized by the black-coloured mandibles, the blue and purple pattern on the upper side of its abdomen, and the yellow, downward-curved and tail horn.


Cub with female brown bear

© Berndt Fischer
© Berndt Fischer

11th price:  Berndt Fischer

Together with his mother, this cub benefits from the midnight sun to search for food in the Taiga forests of Finland. In the Finnish forests, brown bears still live in the wild.


Bearded Tit

© Heinz Buls
© Heinz Buls

12th price: Heinz Buls

Bearded Tits are easy to identify due to their orange-brown colour and long tail. Large reed beds are their preferred habitat; that's why their population in Europe is very fragmented. Larger populations can still be found in Central Europe at the coasts of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, at Lake Neusiedl in Austria and "Wollmattinger Ried" at Lake Constance.

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