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Foto animali: le immagini più belle dei fotografi di tutto il mondo

Una selezione delle foto più strane di animali scattate nel corso degli anni da fotografi di tutto il mondo. Ecco la nostra top ten.

Fotografie che hanno lasciato il segno, memorabili, uniche, geniali. Stiamo parlando delle foto animali più belle scattate da fotografi professionisti e non, alcune vincitrici di importanti concorsi, altre nate perché qualcuno si trovava nel posto giusto al momento giusto. Ecco la nostra top ten.

1 – Burrowing owl di Shane Keena

Tra le foto animali carini, questo gufo immortalato da Shane Keena mentre sbadiglia è davvero il top. Uno scatto meraviglioso che lo cattura in un momento inusuale, contribuendo a rendere l’immagine straordinaria.

2 – Foto animali: The Harpy eagle di Karine Aigner

Tra le foto animali strani si aggiudica il primo posto questa immagine di Karine Aigner, supportata da National Geographic Society. Si tratta di un’aquila arpia, tra le più potenti al mondo, con un’apertura alare di circa 2 metri e artigli posteriori lunghi fino a 8-10 cm.

Immortalata all’altezza degli occhi, risulta davvero surreale, anche perché si tratta di una creatura molto difficile da vedere, figuriamoci da catturare con la macchina fotografica.

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Photo by Karine Aigner @kaigner | // Supported by Nat Geo Society/Wyss Campaign for Nature committed to protecting 30% of the planet by 2030. // The Harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) is considered one of the largest and most powerful eagles in the world—with a wingspan of 6.5 feet (2 m), rear talons up to 3 or 4 inches (8-10 cm) long, and a body weight of 9-20 pounds. Photographing this creature at eye level, from a 22-meter-high tower, was nothing short of surreal. This magnificent rainforest predator inhabits the highest treetops in the canopy. An elusive and difficult-to-see hunter, the harpy eagle has legs as thick as human wrists and feeds on sloths, two-foot-long howler monkeys, armadillos, baby deer, and even peccaries. The harpy mates for life; the female lays two eggs, and the parents spend several months nurturing the first to hatch (the second often perishes). With severe habitat loss, the harpy is a near-threatened species. If the Harpy’s home is protected, so are all the species living in its habitat. Follow me @kaigner for more human wildlife relationship stories! #harpyeagle #worthmorealive #brazilwildlife #eagles #onassignment

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3 – Lokwe Bai (lowland gorilla) di Michael Nick Nichols

Terza nella nostra top ten è questa foto di un gorilla immortalato in una posizione insolita, scattata da Michael Nick Nichols in Congo, presso l’Odzala National Park, per il libro “WILD”.

4 – Bath time di Jasper Doest

Vincitrice del Wildlife Photojournalist Story Award 2019, questa immagine scattata dal fotografo Jasper Doest è davvero straordinaria. Insomma, non è cosa da tutti i giorni vedere delle scimmie fare il bagno insieme ad un’umana in una vasca domestica. Tra le foto animali buffi si aggiudica il primato.

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Initially sceptical about the ethics of capturing and training wild macaques, after spending some time with this group @jasperdoest noted the empathetic relationship some trainers had with their captive monkeys. Rather than treating them purely as money-makers in a profitable business, they showered the macaques with affection and cared for them like children. For more images and stories from this thought-provoking and powerful photo story check out our recent posts, and tomorrow's post too. Image: Bath time by @jasperdoest, The Netherlands. Winner 2019, Wildlife Photojournalist Story Award. #WPY #WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear #Nature #NaturePhotography #Wildlife #WildlifePhotography #Animals #Photojournalism #AnimalWelfare #WildlifeIssues #Photojournalist #JasperDoest #Photography #PhotographyCompetition #NaturePhotos #Instanature #Photographer #NaturalWorld #AnimalBehaviour #Macaques #JapaneseMacaques #Conservation #Environment #NaturePhotos #AnimalsInCaptivity

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5 – Foto animali: Migrant megamoths di Lorenzo Shoubridge

Con questa fotografia selezionata nell’ambito del Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Lorenzo Shoubridge ha voluto immortalare le falene intente a cercare cibo. Sembra un quadro surrealista!

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Convolvulus hawkmoths were flying back and forth, looking for food when @shoubridgelorenzo was intrigued by their activity. He tracked the moths over several evenings, dulling his torch with a cloth to not disturb them. After many attempts, he finally captured the feeding forays of these two individuals. Moths often travel very long distances in search of food and suitable environments in which to lay their eggs. In the Apuan Alps the landscape is fast-changing. The extraction of marble from the mountains creates significant air and water pollution, threatening the region's biodiversity and reducing the moths' natural habitat. Image: Migrant megamoths by Lorenzo Shoubridge, Italy. Highly commended 2019, Behaviour: Invertebrates. #WPY #WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear #Nature #Wildlife #Animals #Photography #NaturePhotography #Moths #WildlifePhotography #Invertebrates #Insects #Behaviour #Conservation #WildAnimals #NaturalHistory #NaturalHistoryMuseum #Photographer #Instanature

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6 – Kuhirwa Mourns Her Baby di Ricardo Nuñez Montero

Nella categoria “Comportamenti: Mammiferi” del Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 la vittoria se l’è conquistata questa foto di Ricardo Nuñez Montero.

Il fotografo ha immortalato una giovane femmina gorilla mentre sostiene il corpo del suo cucciolo morto, nel Parco nazionale di Bwindi. A quanto pare la gorilla avrebbe partorito in giorni particolarmente freddi e il clima rigido avrebbe causato il decesso del piccolo. Un’immagine decisamente straziante che ci fa riflettere sul legame emotivo fra madre e cucciolo, indipendentemente dalla specie di appartenenza.

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On this Mother's Day were celebrating an update from #WPYAlumni @ricardonmphotography. In WPY54, Ricardo's category-winning image showed Kuhirwa, a young female mountain gorilla, mourning the death of her baby. She would cuddle and groom othe corpose carrying it piggyback like the other mothers, behaviour that has been interpreted as mourning, reflecting the pain of a mother who has lost her child. Image: Kuhirwa Mourns Her Baby, Ricardo Nuñez Montero, Spain. Winner 2018, Behaviour: Mammals. #WPY #WildlifePhotographerOfTheYear #Nature #Wildlife #Animals #Photography #NaturePhotography #Gorillas #MountainGorilla #Mammals #MothersDay #WildlifePhotography #Behaviour #Conservation #WildAnimals #NaturalHistory #NaturalHistoryMuseum #Photographer #Instanature

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7 – Froid Glacial di Celine Jentzsch

Seconda classificata nella sezione “Genti e popoli” dell’Oasis Photo Contest, questa è una delle foto animali selvatici più originali mai scattate. Il cavallo bianco traina una slitta rivestita con un tappeto e una pelliccia, nel bel mezzo del gelido nulla.

8 – Caught at Play di Maryjean Wall⠀

Tra le foto animali teneri ecco un’immagine davvero spettacolare, scattata da Maryjean Wall per il Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019.

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Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019⠀ Introducing Works Passing the 1st Round of Judging⠀ .⠀ "Caught at Play" ⠀ By Maryjean Wall⠀ The Open Award: single photo⠀ .⠀ A gallery of entries passing the 1st round of Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 is now available on our website!⠀ Also, everyone who has submitted a work to the contest can vote for the "Participants' Choice Prize". ⠀ Login to your My Page to vote for your favorite work!⠀ (Voting period: May 31st, 2019 13:00 JST)⠀ .⠀ To see the gallery, visit the link in our profile ( @nikonphotocontest ) and click the "View the Gallery" button!⠀ .⠀ Awards will be decided after the final round of judging. ⠀ Contest results are scheduled to be announced on our website in August 2019, so please look forward to it!⠀ .⠀ #nikonphotocontest #photography #nikon #competition #contest #photo #movie #motion #graphics #story #storyteller #open #nextgeneration #Change #Identity #Hope #picture #wildlife

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9 – Foto animali: la Lepre di Jason Bantle

La lepre “con racchette da neve“, ovvero il Lepus americanus, viene così chiamata perché ha enormi zampe posteriori che le consentono di planare sulla neve anziché affondare. Eccola immortalata dal fotografo Jason Bantle in questo scatto che ha dell’incredibile.

10 – The Huddle di Stefan Christmann

Tra le foto animali tenerissimi eccoci alla decima classificata della nostra top ten che è “The Huddle” di Stefan Christmann, vincitrice del premio come miglior portfolio fotografico nel 55 ° concorso NHM Wildlife Photographer of the Year. ⁣Perché sono tutti riuniti? Per tenersi caldo!

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The following image is part of my submission which won the prize of best photographic portfolio in the 55th NHM Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣The huddle is the emperor penguins’ secret weapon against the cold and a technique which they use in order to stay warm as a group. It is one of the most marvelous and unique examples of cooperation in the animal kingdom and many scientists have described emperor penguin colonies as super-organisms exactly for this reason. ⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣In a huddle, every bird will be standing close to neighboring birds sharing dissipated body heat with the group. As a result, the birds in the entire group will be able to regulate their body temperature more efficiently and stay warm even on a very cold day. Obviously the center of a huddle is a lot warmer than the outer regions of it, which is the reason why there will be a constant movement of birds from the inside to the outside and back to the inside again. ⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣Especially on a windy day, birds exposed to the wind will break away from the huddle and move to the sheltered side of the group. As more and more birds (who then get exposed to the wind) do the same thing, birds from the outside will slowly be moved to the interior of the huddle as the entire group translates into one direction away from the wind. ⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣Eventually, the center regions of a huddle can become so warm that it becomes unbearable for the birds and huddle breaks open, releasing clouds of steam into the cold Antarctic air. They will then cool down for a certain amount of time and regroup to form a new huddle again.⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣Please follow my work on Instagram: @christmannphoto⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣⁣@nhm_wpy @natural_history_museum @bbcearth @natgeo #earthcapture #birdsofinstagram #penguinworld #antarctica #atkabay #dynasties #bbcdynasties #polar #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #conservation #emperors #emperorpenguins #penguins #photographersforantarctica #nofeenocontent #morethaninstinct #penguinlove #pinguinliebe #globalwarming #thinklongterm #wpy55 #wpoty55 #wpy #wildlifePhotographerOfTheYear⁣ ⁣

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