Best Nature Photography of 2013 (20+ Photos)

Best Nature Photography: Throughout this year, National Geographic editors across many countries have taken some amazing best nature photography from different corners of the world. Hundreds of photographers waited for the right moment and made unique footage from which is just breathtaking.

Here we have selected some of the most memorable nature photography shots of 2013, which depicted the extraordinary grace and beauty of wildlife and the nature. Do not forget to mention your favorite photograph in the comment!!!

Source: National Geography and Adme

Lighthouse, Portugal

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Huge ocean storm. Porto, Portugal, January 2013. © Veselin Malinov

Fenech, Morocco

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Fenech (Latin Vulpes zerda) – miniature fox peculiar appearance, which lives in the deserts of North Africa. In Arabic fenech means “fox”. © Francisco Mignorens

Red pandas, Lincoln Park Zoo

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Two three-month huddle panda in the zoo of Lincoln. Sartori photographed this couple in the framework of its project Ark, which has more than a thousand of rare species. © Joel Sartori

Pair of penguins, Antarctica

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“I took this picture in Port Lockroy during my trip to Antarctica in 2010. Two penguins on the background of the majestic scenery to create a stunning picture.” © Marius Ilies

Reflection, Hungary

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Mysticism and photograph. © George Szabo

Cherry blossoms, Nakameguru

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Nakameguro in Tokyo is one of the most famous places for lovers to enjoy the cherry blossoms. © Giovanni Pasquarella

Lions, Serengeti

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In this picture, they attract the attention of females, while retaining control over the territory. © Michael Nichols

Lake Carezza, Italy

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Fabulous Lake Carezza is located near the Italian city of Bolzano in South Tyrol. This water is stored in a lot of myths and legends. I threw a stone to add a little mystery. © Antonio Chimenti

Mountains, Chile

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Picture taken at the edge of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. © Richard Dyuerksen

Ice diamond, Iceland

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800-pound chunk of ice in the moonlight shines on one of Iceland’s beaches. Glybina broke away from a massive glacier. Photographer James Balog calls these as chunks of ice diamonds, finding beauty in them, as well as a tragedy on the brink of extinction. © James Balog

Owl and mouse, MN

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Great gray owls fly south from Canada to find food. © Tom Samuelson

Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand

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These trees are found in the southern part of New Zealand. The pictures were taken in the frosty morning and only the rays of the sun reminded reigned here recently warmth. © Brad Grove

Waterfall, Iceland

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To get this shot I took more than three years. Here it was important to catch the very moment when the aurora borealis will be strong enough to illuminate the entire waterfall. © Hordur Finnbogason

Giraffe, Tanzania

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“I was sitting on the grass and photographed sunset, when he heard a noise behind. I turned and saw this giraffe, which froze for a moment before turning to the side of the hills. ” Peter Stanley

Blowup eyes, Armenia

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Beauty is in the beheld eye of a 16-year-old boy in Yerevan. In this highly magnified view of his iris’s surface architecture, the central black pool is the pupil, and his lashes are reflected by the cornea. His eyelids appear as pink rims at top and bottom. ©Suren Manvelyan

Tardigrada, Germany

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A color-enhanced electron microscope photo reveals a half-millimeter-long tardigrade in moss. Called water bears, these eight-legged, alien-looking invertebrates can survive extreme pressure, radiation, and temperatures—and years without food. © Eye of Science / Science Source

Greatest density, USA

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Fort on Lake in the Adirondacks-knit group of canoes and kayaks in 1902 trying to break the world record, erecting “the greatest density.” The rules state that participants must hold only hands to combine into one giant boat construction. And it, in turn, need to freely float on water for at least 30 seconds. © Nancy Battaglia

Parson Russell Terrier, United States

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Parson Russell Terrier named Lulu splashed down into the pool in the U.S. Phoenix (Ariz.). To capture the moment when she grabs thrown into the water toy photographer took ten attempts, ability to work under water and fantastic skill. © Seth Casteel

Deer, Richmond Park

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This picture is taken in Richmond Park in early October. Prashan Mesvani

Fjord, Western Norway

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Fjords northeast of Bergen are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. © Erlend Haarberg

Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Argentina

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The most accurate Iguazu Falls, located on the border of Brazil and Argentina, described the wife of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor: “Our Niagara on the background Iguazu looks like a jet of water from the kitchen tap.” © Dmitry Moiseenko, Stanislav Sedov, Sergei Semenov / AirPano

Pyramid, Chichen Itza

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90 foot pyramid marks the greatness was Chichen Itza. This large city was built around the ninth century, in accordance with the scriptures. © Paul Nicklen

Oriental Owl

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Eastern Screech Owls lie in woodpecker nest, which they occupied on the territory of one of the marshes. These little birds reach a height of 8 to 10 inches, so you have to have good eyesight to spot them. © Graham McGeorge

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