The prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is now in its 53rd year, and this year's edition certain won't disappoint. Today the competition offered a glimpse into this year's finalists, which will be displayed in an exhibition that will tour museums and galleries around the world. This year's competition saw almost 50,000 entries from 92 different countries, with photographers all competing for the top prize of over $6,500. Here are the finalists.
Finland has been named the best country in the world for wildlife travel by the True Luxury Travel's Global Wildlife Index 2019. The factors that made it win against it's 106 competitors included its "high levels of environmental sustainability, its unique and varied diversity of species, beautiful natural landscapes, and conservation efforts". Honestly, this is no surprise as Finlandis home to a number of animals that I, the author, have never seen in my life (and would love to see). Besides, 69% of the country is forest and the rest is filled with crystal clear lakes and quaint towns. Sounds pretty ideal to me.
To show you just how diverse Finland's wildlife is, we've included 15 of the coolest animals that call Finland home. If you visit Finland, you're bound to see a few of these creatures. I'd be pretty happy if I saw one, to be honest!
For 55 years, the Natural History Museum in London has run annual competitions for wildlife photography, and the finalists for the 2019 competition have just been announced. These photos of wild animals in their natural habitat are truly breathtaking, as are the skills of the photographers. Out of 50,000 entries, this collection of photographs made it to the finals - and we can see why!
She's alright, and already out of the hospital. Apparently the group had been standing within 10 feet of the animal for about 20 minutes, which is advised against. This mostly serves as a reminder to not get really close to bison. They are huge and will mess you up. Here's another guy who challenged a bison at Yellowstone if you need more evidence to not mess with bison. Twitter responded with a lot of comments about how it's weird her parents just ran out of the way leaving her to get tossed.
When you put cameras out overnight, you shouldn’t be surprised by what turns up — even if you catch Santa Claus on film.
At least that’s what police in Gardner, Kansas found, according to The Daily Mail.
They set up some motion-activated camera to catch mountain lions at night and ended up with photos of Bigfoot, Santa Claus, the Abominable Snowman, and more. While it’s not confirmed as to whether or not Gardner is a hotbed of paranormal activity, the police there did have a good sense of humor about the pictures.
“We would like to sincerely thank the persons responsible as it made our day when we pulled up what we expected to be hundreds of pictures of coyotes, foxes and raccoons,” Gardner Police Department wrote on Facebook.
“Thank you to the citizens who noticed the cameras. Your effort and sense of humor is greatly appreciated as it made our day.”
Check out what else the police uncovered: