The best photos of National Geographic for January 2013
Focus on the best Photographers January 2013th of National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Russia.
Geyser throws in the sky two-meter column of water. Colored marks on Geyser Hill left cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae - ancient microbes that produce oxygen.
Loggerhead turtle gliding above thickets. This predator rarely eats sea grass, preferring jellyfish, crabs and shellfish. (Photo by Brian Skerry)
Boy cleans three buffaloes in the river.
Fox in the Aleutian Islands
Aleutian Islands - an archipelago of volcanic origin, forming an arc from the coast of Alaska to the bottom of the Kamchatka Peninsula. The archipelago limits the south Bering Sea.
King Penguins Chicks
A few months after the appearance of young parents no longer take care of them vigilantly, and to the young for the sake of security and warmth we have to stick together.
Tadpoles among the "jungle" of red stems on Vancouver Island, Canada.
Preparing to pounce, Penguin revolves around its axis, to look around at 360 degrees. Jumping out of the water, he landed with a thump and screech - and then lose all their elegance.
"Mountain Stream Fight your way through the glacier, forming amazing beauty of the cave. It was very chilly, wet and cold, icy water jet dripped by the neck, arms, equipment. However, two hours of recording time passed like a flash ", - says Natalya Belentsova, author photo, the winner of the photo contest" Wild Russia "
The lioness and a calf, Botswana
From November to March, when there are calves, lions - the feast. But the birth rate in buffalo is quite high, and their numbers are growing.
Fish-flute resting in the coral reef gardens on the atoll in Belize Lighthouse off the coast.
rhino family in National Park Lake Nakuru, Kenya.
Merlin and snipe, United Kingdom
Merlin deftly dodges the sheer impact of his victim - a snipe, at which he attacked near Whitby in the north of England. Small bird - the staple food of this predator, although he does not shrink from any mammals or insects.
Newly born turtle first set sail in the Atlantic Ocean in Florida.
leopard seals, Antarctic
Leopard seal - the only kind of seals, which are the basis of the diet - warm-blooded animals. It is able to reach speeds up to 40 km / h and immersed to a depth of 300 meters. This is a very terrible predator.
leopard seal teeth
The female leopard seal makes a low sound like the roar of a jackhammer, to scare away relatives.
the sunset tsianeya
Aurelia (Aurelia aurita) - the most common jellyfish oceans. In the White Sea jellyfish grow in diameter and 70 centimeters.
A herd of elephants, Kenya
Land Giants in the National Park of Kenya during a thunderstorm.
Floods by surprise litter of foxes. One of the cubs climbed up on a log. Stronger obviously sailed with his mother in the forest on the island were four fox. Lipetsk region, the river Voronezh.
Friends of Antarctica
Newly hatched penguin first look at the world around us. It seems like it.
In the world there are 6800 species of grasshoppers. They live on every continent except Antarctica. The vast majority of grasshoppers are omnivores with a penchant for predation.
Narwhal males, crowded in a divorce, try not to touch the tusks neighbors. Tusk - a huge tooth, growing out of the upper jaw, in females it is rare.
This male leopard in his prime. He is about six years old and the owner of a vast territory in the north of Botswana, where three females live.
Iceberg, George Land
Iceberg washed ashore on Earth George. Bright blue color is due to a large ice age - it is practically no air and impurities.
Showdown in cats
This rare footage was filmed in Botswana. Leopard (left) decided skhalyavit and instead of hunting cheetahs away from freshly caught prey. Scuffle ensued. But the leopard - is stronger and big cat, cheetah and had to retreat.
Sleeping shepherd and his cow, India
Cow in India - a sacred animal, so there does not eat beef - it is considered a great sin.
The veil of the coastal fog in the national park Humboldt nourishes the old giants, growing next to the young redwoods second landing. Out of the mist sequoias are more than thirty percent of the necessary moisture.
Stingrays at Grand Cayman
Big Kayman- the largest of the three Cayman Islands. By the way, on the slopes of the site has recently been a great article.
Eurasian otters in the Shetland Islands.
Splashing in flood waters Boat demonstrates impressive muscle strength and mobility.
without the hind legs
Sleeping in South Africa.
Ladybug and daylily
The vast majority of ladybirds - predators.
Goatsin, a bird the size of a pheasant, living near swamps, digests food by fermentation, like a cow, and in general is so unusual that researchers still can not classify it accurately.
Stripes black and white stripes ...
Mom and little zebra foal, Botswana.
Giant sequoia loves the snow and brings great long winters in the mountains. The fire she also liked: thick bark will not burn wood, but bumps will reveal it.
family of cheetahs Tanzania
seals Cape, South Africa
The seals are very curious, playful and love to touch their flippers diver-photographer.
The load of responsibility
Gennady Yushin, the author of the photo: "Watching the bear fishing, I noticed a young bear sitting alone. He struck his pose. At first I thought he was asleep. But, coming closer, he saw that his eyes were wide open and he was just ... thinking. What thought this handsome, I'll never know "