National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

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Focus on the best photos of the december of the 2013th National Geographic magazine.

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013:

Underwater in Papua New Guinea

(Photo by David Doubilet):

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Secrets of the underwater world

(Photo by Paul Nicklen):

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Cubs, Serengeti National Park

Pride of lion cubs Simba still too small to kill, but old enough to want meat. Hunt females and males sometimes. In the rainy season the best production – zebra and wildebeest. (Photo by Mike Nichols)

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Ushakov Island, Russia

In summer the island Ushakov run thousands of small streams, rivers. Ending with mini waterfalls, they attack with a 20-meter height in the Arctic Ocean. (Photo by Andrey Kamenev):

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Grasshopper, mushroom and sea moss

(Photo by Andrey Antov):

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Kirk fjord, Norway

Surrounded by the high peaks of the Norwegian Lofoten fjord Kirke – some special, unearthly world. (Photo Orsola Harberg)

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Leopard on a baobab

Rare shot of the leopard sitting in an ancient baobab tree in Botswana. Leopard fine climbs trees, often settling there for a day or stay in the ambush, and sometimes even catch monkeys in the trees. (Photo by Beverly Joubert):

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Crinoids, Papua New Guinea

Appearance crinoids deceptive: in fact it is not plants, and animals. If the wipers, they taketh away the dust of plankton Kimbe Bay. In these waters literally pulsing with life. Bay – an inexhaustible source of food for these predators like barracudas. (Photo by David Dubile)

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Cougars, USA

Previously, scientists thought that the Cougars rarely communicate with each other, but in the midst of spring living in the vicinity of the National Park Grand Teton female F51 during walks and meals throughout accompanied by another female. Eventually girlfriend became the foster mother of one of the young F51. (Photo by Steve Winter):

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Inseparable

Penguins in Antarctica. (Photo by Marius Ilies):

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Sahara, Algeria

Residents of a village in the oasis Timimunskom build fences made of palm leaves, trying to protect their gardens from the sands – as a result of sand accumulates around the fences. (Photo by George Staynmitsa)

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Lighthouse, Portugal

Storm in Porto in Portugal. (Photo Veselin Malinov):

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Owl Nest

Need to have a keen eye to find these small birds of prey in a hollow tree. (Photo by Graham McGeorge):

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Reflection, Hungary

(Photo by Zsolt Szabo):

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Deer in Richmond Park

Richmond Park – a landscaped park and the National Park area of ​​England in 1012 hectares in the south-west London, in the Richmond area. Second largest park in London and the UK. (Photo by Prashant Meswani):

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Butterflies

Large clusters of butterflies along the Iguazu River on the border of Brazil and Argentina are commonplace. (Photo by Daniel Pinheiro):

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Japanese macaque, Japan

Dzhigokudani (translated as “hell of a Valley”) – Monkey Park. To live here Japanese macaques warm spring days – a paradise, especially compared to the winter cold. (Photo by Jasper eat up):

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka

(Photo Yashani Shantha):

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Shepherd with his flock, Iraq

(Photo by Juan Aguilar):

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Western lowland gorilla, zoo Cincinnati

This baby gorilla just five weeks old, his mother abandoned zoo in Texas, it was grown men. In Cincinnati Zoo ten people fed, petted and wore baby until he was adopted by a one of the local gorillas. (Photo by Joel Sarturi)

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Lions, Serengeti National Park

Playful lion 20 months old peremahival across the back of a lion named Hildur in rainy savanna. This girl – perhaps a daughter Hildur. Lions make time for family, patiently borne the mischief kids, but their main task – to protect territory from other males. (Photo by Mike Nichols)

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

Atlantic walrus, Norway

In Spitsbergen male feels safe – hunting walrus banned here since 1952. “That is why it so long tusks – said photographer Paul Nicklen. – If the walrus tusks have time to reach similar length – so the population is protected. ” (Photo by Paul Nicklen)

National Geographic: Best Photos of December 2013

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