Wild Russia - 2018

The magazine "National Geographic Russia" holds a competition of the best wildlife photos since 2011. List of nominations every year expands, and this time the work of the participants were distributed to 16 categories. The judges chose the winners among more than 45,000 contest photos.

The biggest winner was the photographer from Novy Urengoy Vitaly Dvoryachenko photo "Walk". He got a cash prize of 300 thousand rubles. The award ceremony was held on December 21 in Moscow in the Central House of Artists, where an exhibition of the best entries in 2018, which runs until 12 January 2019.

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The winners of the photo contest "Wild Russia - 2018":

The main winner of "Wild Russia 2018" and the winner in the category "Mammals"

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"Walk". Photo by Vitaly Dvoryachenko.

The winner in the category "Landscape"

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"The Endless Forest Krasnovishersk". Photo by: Rodion Rogozin.

The winner in the category "Nature in black and white"

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"another galaxy". Photo by: Osipov Aleksandr Vladimirovich. Waste heap near the town of Verkhny Ufaley.

The winner in the category "Macro"

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"Rock Climber". Photo by: Valery Zverev. For a small aphid irregularities old stump is likely to seem a rocky ridge.

The winner in the category "Underwater"

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"Walking Giant Octopus Dofleyna". Photo by: Andrew Shpatak.

Now quite rare to find these giant sea primates is a hole, as they have great pleasure eats seal Larga. And here, I think I was very lucky - a huge individual and calmly walked along the bottom.

The winner in the category "Art in Nature"

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"Guest Night". Photo by: Igor Zubkov.

The winner in the category of "Mom and cubs"

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"A caring mother." Photo by: Vadim Kononenko.

The winner in the "Birds" category

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"At dawn." Photo by: Svetlana Baibekov.

The winner in the category "Protected Russia"

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"Parabola". Photo by Alexander Ryaben'kii.

The winner in the category "Young Talents"

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"waxwings whistled." Photo by: Ekaterina Fedotova.

The winner in the category of "From Dusk Till Dawn"

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"Gray Elbrus". Photo by: Sergey Sutkovoy.

The winner in the category "Urban Jungle"

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"The storm before the storm." Photo by: Andrew Revyakin.

The winner of the special category "Movement in nature"

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"I have water, I water!". Photo by: Olga Gokoeva.

The winner in the category "Mobile photo"

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"appeasement." Photo by: Kseniya Maksimenko.

The winner in the "Plants" category

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"Silence". Photo by: Andrey Kuznetsov.

The winner in the category "Picture Story"

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"territorial conflicts" (series of works). Photo by: Victor Täht.

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A selection of works of the favorites of the competition "Wild Russia - 2018":

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"Moonlight". Author photo: Edward Nuzhdenko.

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"Preparing for bed." Photo by: Andrew S. Parshin. Early Monday morning, bear digs a hole in the snow to lie down to sleep. Izvestia CEC - an archipelago in the South Kara Sea.

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"Predatory Dances". Photo by: Sergey Syresin.

Young Goshawk got a young seagull. And just started to breakfast as I was on the horizon. He tried to fly away with the booty, but it was too heavy. And I did not want to throw! Therefore, for half an hour I was able to get close to it and get great pleasure from the shooting.

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"Thrush Fieldfare". Photo by Alexey Gorokhov.

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"When leaving the ice." Photo by: Gregory Tsidulko.

Walruses - "indigenous" inhabitants of the Arctic. While the sea ice is kept in the shelf zone of the Arctic basin, females with cubs prefer to remain in the ice fields. Not every ice suited to these animals, and with the summer climate change, the ice edge all before leaving the far north. This female with a newborn walrus calves found a tiny, but the "right" piece of ice to rest in the vast Arctic Ocean.

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"This perky little tail." Photo by: Svetlana Humpback.

Kid-colt, who was born in the reintroduction of the Przewalski horse center in the Orenburg Reserve. Photographed in September 2018.

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"Baikal nerpochka". Photo by: Irina Yakunin.

One day during the ski transition through Baikal lucky enough to see a young seal, but not Belka. It was resting on the ice and, although cautious glances in our direction, much fear experienced. At a respectful distance, we were greeted by the only representative mammalian beautiful Lake Baikal.

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"The Keepers of the Caucasus Mountains." Photo by: Natalia Fedosov.

Caucasian tours on the background of mountains Dykhtau - the second highest mountain Russia. Tours - endemic Caucasus, listed in the Red Book. Kabardino-Balkaria mountain reserve.

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"Ballerina". Photo by: Oksana Y. Bystritskaya. Great egrets. Floodplain Usmanka river Voronezh region.

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Kamchatka gopher - "squirrel". Photo by Nikolay Ivanov. Filmed on the phone during the trip to the volcano Mutnovsky, Kamchatka.

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"Panorama of the crater of a volcano Burnt." Photo by Nikolay Ivanov. Epic view of the crater Gorely within which is disposed an acid lake emerald. Picture taken on the phone.

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"On the one, two, three count!". Photo by Konstantin Brown.

Bears-fingerlings almost without lifting his head, in the tracks of sad and sleepy wander along the shore of a mother bear. For them, this is the first winter in the age of reason. They were obviously shocked by the changes taking place in nature .... What awaits them ahead? ... South Kamchatka wildlife preserve them. TI Shpilenok.

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"The very cunning." Photo by: Denis Bud'ko. This is perhaps the most artful fox in Kamchatka.

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"hare". Photo by: Vladislav V. Kostylev. The picture was taken during the rut in hares.

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"The Wild Swans in the Volga delta." Photo by: Fedor Lashkov. Location: Liman district, Astrakhan region.

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"Chintz". Photo by: Sergey Belykh. Endless topic for photographers - birch!

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"Touch of Autumn." Photo by Yuri Pritisko. Reflections in the water and the bottom of the spring in the reserve key Green Mari Chodra (Mari El).

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"Let me introduce myself - Kuzma, just Kuzma." Photo by: Victor Dubinkin.

Sichik billed, the smallest owl in Europe. Despite the charming appearance - an avowed carnivore and a villain. Why Kuzma? Within two months of dating could not leave each other without a name.

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"Winter Time". Photo by Konstantin Brown.

In late November, winter has its ... Every day it's snowing, sweeps drifting snow. Left on Bear Lake on the eve of an important event - occurrence in the den. Kuril Lake, South Kamchatka wildlife preserve them. TI Shpilenok.

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"A Game of Shadows." Photo by: Camille Nureyev.

Shadows filled landscape photograph more depth, interest and meaning. The photo shows the shadow of the trees, which appeared on the riverbank Evoyah during sunset. Shadow that I saw while flying over the forest-tundra, I associate with the pulses. It is taken by a drone. Neighborhood of Novy Urengoy, August 2017.

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"uninvited guests". Photo by: Tamara Morozova. Morning Primorye. First snow and unexpectedly arrived Heron, which complemented the landscape.