National Geographic: Best Photos of April 2013

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Focus on the best photography April 2013th of National Geographic magazine.

The last moments
Gray owl hunting in the state of Minnesota. (Photo by Tom Samuelson)
Oasis in the desert
This is one of the most ancient Berber oases, the most characteristic of the Libyan Sahara, and even for the whole of the desert as a whole. The houses are made of sun-dried bricks held together by mud and surrounded by lush palm trees. Like many other ancient city of Ghadames emerged at the crossroads of caravans. (Photo by George Steinmetz)
Zebra and wildebeest gathered on the river bank, waiting for the right moment to cross it. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
One of the features of the park is the migration of animals. Each year more than one million wildebeest and about 220,000 zebras move from the northern hills to the southern plains, where at this time are short-lived tropical rains. Ancient animal instinct drives them so hard that neither drought nor swindlers, including crocodiles, filling the river, can not stop them. (Photo by Giulio Zanni)
Lost Mountain
Monte Perdido (“Lost Mountain”) – the third highest mountain in the Pyrenees. This limestone mountain was in 1997 declared a World Heritage Site. When the clouds are omitted here, this place is like some ancient abode of the gods or the giant dragons. (Photo by Maxime Daviron)
Elephants in Tanzania
(Photo by Amanda Schmidt)
Surreal garden in Mexico
When a sudden frost ruined orchids in his Mexican estate, eccentric Englishman Edward James created Las Posas – surreal garden with quirks, like concrete Bamboo Palace – is immune to the vagaries of nature. The park is situated on an altitude of 600 meters above sea level, and there are all sorts of surreal sculptures. (Photo by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel)
Butterfly and rhododendron
(Photo by Julia Baverstock)
The Milky Way, New Zealand
Milky Way – a galaxy in which our Earth, the solar system and all the stars visible to the naked eye. (Photo by Stefan Mutch)
Elephant seals on the beach in San Simeon, California. (Photo by Mike Gin)
Badlands National Park
The landscape of the Badlands park includes sharpened erosion steep hills (badlands, from whom the name of the park), sharp cliffs and peaks and the largest by area in the U.S. protected prairie. (Photo by Dan Dady)
Giant manta
Manta ray, or giant sea devil – the largest of the rays, the width of the body of individuals up to 7 meters. (Photo by Violeta Jahnel)
Chicken Farm, PA
(Photo by Peter Essick)
Mesa Arch
25-meter high arch Mesa is located on the edge of the plateau at an altitude of 1862 meters above sea level in Canyonlands National Park. (Photo by Chris Carvalho)
Diamond rattlesnake
In the U.S., the largest snake – is the diamond rattlesnake. It grows to a length of 2 meters. Diamond rattlesnake is considered among the most poisonous rattlesnake. The tip of its tail, as well as other members of the species of rattlesnakes, adorns the rattle of the hardened remnants of the old skin. (Photo by Fred LaBounty)
The lava flow goes around the newly-formed Flat Tolbachik cinder cone. Also read an article about the eruption of a volcano in Kamchatka Tolbachic . Part 2 (Photo by Sergey Gorshkov)
Iguazu Falls
Most accurately Iguazu Falls, located on the border of Brazil and Argentina, described the wife of U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor: “Our Niagara against the Iguazu looks like a stream of water from the kitchen faucet.” Read more in the article ” Seven New Wonders of Nature . ” (Photo by Dmitry Moiseenko, Stanislav Sedov, Sergei Semenov | AirPano)
Emperor penguins, Antarctica
Hunt in the sea and having produced food for the young, adult penguins swim on the surface to take a breath in the feathers. “Re-energize” this kind of fuel, they dive deeper, gaining speed rapidly and sweep up. (Photo by Paul Nicklen)
Little Bittern hunting
Little bittern keen on hunting. The picture was taken at the pond, which is located in the center of Szeged in southern Hungary. (Photo by Bence Mate)
Paradise Flycatcher, Pakistan
“I love birds” – says nature photographer Ahmed. He spent two months in the salt lake near Kallar Kahar-to make this a picture of the paradise flycatcher, feeding chicks. The males of this bird for a long time taking care of their offspring: feed the kids and hatch the eggs in the nest. (Photo by Zaur Ahmed)
Sources Three Sisters, FL
The close proximity of people with the manatees in the narrow channel at the source Three Sisters was the cause of almost dramatic differences. The animals have to endure for the sake of kayakers and divers warm water, without which there through the winter. (Photo by Paul Nicklen)
Golden Eagle, Finland
Eagles – birds of prey: they have the same diet with wolves and bears. (Photo by Lassi Rautiainen)
Otters, UK
The kids are fighting for fun, and his mother dries around them. Do otters no subcutaneous fat, and not to freeze to death, they have to carefully take care of “fur” – to clean and dry the fur between dives, then it will retain heat insulation. Having reached the age of two, toddlers begin an independent life. (Photo by Charlie Hamilton James)
Tadpoles, Canada
Jones pictures of water lilies at a depth of about one meter under water when the corner of his eye he saw “a black cloud.” Swept past the cloud of tadpoles. “This went on for ages – says the photographer. – Like a huge flock of birds flew through the forest, but in silence. ” (Photo by Eiko Jones)

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