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Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year

There are so many amazing photos from the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. One of my personal favorites? The lioness smiling under pink African skies crashing with lightening.

[The competition], founded in 1964, is an annual international showcase for the very best nature photography. Owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, the contest includes 18 individual categories, ranging from birds and mammals to “Creative Visions” and “Nature in Black & White.” This year’s competition drew more than 48,000 entries from 98 countries. The winning photos will be on exhibit at the Natural History Museum in London until March 3, 2013.

The Atlantic

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