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As we cruised the ice fields near Prince Regent Inlet in the Canadian high arctic we came across a lone Polar Bear wandering across the ice seeking a meal.© Bill Klipp 2016 -- Check out my Photo Website at: http://www.WKimages.net
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Los asombrosos finalistas del concurso de fotografía de National Geographic

Finalizada la etapa de inscripción de la versión 2016 del concurso National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year, analizamos las imágenes presentadas y elegimos nuestras favoritas.


Los fotógrafos participan en cuatro diferentes categorías: Paisajes, Cuestiones Ambientales, Acción, y Retratos de Animales. “Las cuatro categorías del concurso de este año van a ofrecer a los fotógrafos la oportunidad de capturar la complejidad y la belleza que se encuentra en el mundo que nos rodea”, comentó Sarah Polger, productora de Nacional Geographic Travel y responsable del concurso de fotografía de National Geographic.

El ganador del gran premio disfrutará de un viaje de 10 días para dos personas a las Islas Galápagos junto a National Geographic Expeditions, y también tendrá la oportunidad de que los editores de National Geographic examinen su portfolio, o sea, el sueño de todo fotógrafo hecho realidad.

A continuación, algunas de las impresionantes imágenes finalistas de esta nueva edición del concurso:

near the chamonix glacier, panorama
Cmoon View – Paisaje en los alrededores del Glaciar Chamonix
Aerial shot was taken in Baja California, where Colorado river meets the ocean
Stas Bartnikas – Baja California, donde el Río Colorado desemboca en el océano.
This lil humming bird baby was caught in my home. Here he is recouping from what was a stressful time being stuck. Minutes later her flew away. Canon 5Dmkiii 100Lmm
Emily Riley – Colibrí en primerísimo plano
Waves of fog roll over a neighborhood in Mill Valley, California, as seen from the top of Mount Tamalpais.
Christopher Markisz – Olas de niebla en Mill Valley, California.
Capturing the immensity of the landscape in Greenland is difficult. The sky is huge, the mountains are gigantic and the icebergs are colossal. When our zodiac rounded this beautiful iceberg, our sailing ship was in the background, giving some sense of scale to this whipped iceberg.
Philip Friedman – Iceberg en Groenlandia
While photographing flowers at eye level, this grasshopper surprised me by crawling overhead and pausing to watch. To get the effect of a wide-angle macro image, I used an inexpensive lens with an extension tube attached. This allowed me to focus at a very close range to capture minor details, yet still allowed for a wide composition. I was so close that the front element of the lens nearly touched the subject.
Alex Wiles – Langosta
We were returning from a very successful day in the Masai Mara and were rushing to make it out the gate at the opposite end of the park, late one evening, when this scene presented itself. The beautiful melting orb of the sun, seeping through the clouds, lighting the sky a vibrant orange and in the foreground were these 4 zebras, set against that backdrop.
Zhayynn James – Atardecer con cebras en Masai Mara, Kenia
Our beloved possessions - Kalispell, Montana. Aerial Image (shot from a plane). Automobile emissions are the number one source of carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen oxides, and volatile organic compounds released into the atmosphere according to the EPA.
Jassen T. – Depósito de autos en Kalispell, Montana.
Kingfisher ( Alcedo athis) male with an engagement present for the female.
Andrès Miguel DomÌnguez – Un martín pescador le trae un obsequio a su pareja.
Sunrise over the Erta Ale lava lake created a dramatic dichotomy between the power and intimidation of the angry volcano and the childlike innocence of a dancing stick-figure. The spewing and showering of molten lava, the charred, cracking of the newly formed black basalt, and the fiery sunset within the sulfuric haze created for a dramatic, ethereal experience akin to a "gateway to hell." The volcano had erupted only three weeks before this image was taken.
Brina Bunt – Atardecer sobre el lago de lava Erta Ale
A scene of sunrise rays which is reflected on an intense smoke of Bromo eruption.
Rifky Setya – Nube de bromo
This image was taken last summer on Skomer Island, Wales. It is well known for its wildlife, the puffin colony is one of the largest in U.K.The photo shows a detail or study of an Atlantic puffin resting peacefully under the rain. As Skomer is inhabited, puffins do not feel afraid of humans, and so people can be close to puffins and the photographer can think about the right composition and take this kind of intimate portraits. Also that morning the conditions came together: rain and light.
Mario Suarez Porras – Frailecillo descansando luego de la lluvia.
We arrived at one of the watering holes in Etosha National Park in the late evening. Four Lions were devouring a large kudu that they killed. A pack of hyenas appeared from the bush nearby attracted by the smell of blood and food for them. What ensued was a fight for the dead kudu between 4 female lions and 16 hyenas. Needless to say, in the end the hyenas won and got the prized kudu.
NingYu Pao – Hienas y leonas luchan por la comida en el Parque Nacional Etosha.
The island of Borneo, which is split between the countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei, was once covered with a lush tropical rainforest, but in the wake of ongoing deforestation and the expansion of plantation farming, the habitats of the islandís endemic and endangered species are being destroyed rapidly. Relentless deforestation has precipitated the loss of 90% of the orangutan population in 100 years. At this rate, some expect this species to become extinct within the next 20 years.
Yosuke Kashiwakura – Orangután en la Isla de Borneo.
As we cruised the ice fields near Prince Regent Inlet in the Canadian high arctic we came across a lone Polar Bear wandering across the ice seeking a meal. © Bill Klipp 2016 -- Check out my Photo Website at: http://www.WKimages.net
Bill Klipp – Oso Polar en el estrecho Prince Regent, en el Artico.

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