Source: BBC News
Check out the awesome photography that won awards in the Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year. 2006 is the 42nd year of this photo contest, specializing in the beautiful art of wildlife photography. Being placed in this competition is something that wildlife photographers, worldwide, aspire to. Professionals win many of the prizes, but amateurs succeed, too. And that's because achieving the perfect picture is down to a mixture of skill, vision, originality, knowledge of nature and luck.
Each year thousands of entries are received and judged by a specially selected expert panel. The winners are announced at an awards ceremony that takes place each October at the Natural History Museum, London. This year's winners are simply breathtaking! Featured are: a walrus, a Hispaniolan treefrog, flamingos, a Kodiak bear, a coconut crab, spotted hyenas, a snowy owl and penguins.