2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest winners


I captured this image during the migration of the sardines along the wild coast of South Africa. Natural predation, sardines are preyed upon by cape gannet birds and common dolphins. The hunt begins with common dolphins that have developed special hunting techniques. With remarkable eyesight, the gannets follow the dolphins before diving in a free fall from 30 to 40 meters high, piercing the surface of the water head first at a speed of 80km/h to get their fill of sardines.

The grand prize winner above is unbelievable. Just amazing. You can view all of the winners here and also download them as wallpapers for your PC, tablet or phone.

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