Ever since 2002, the Society of German Nature Photographers or Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen (GDT) has held an annual contest in which it awards the author of the photograph it deems to be the best of those submitted the Nature Photographer of the Year honor. According to the rules of the conest, contestants must be full members or sponsored members of the GDT. This year the award was give to Herman Hirsch for his image of an alert fox in tall grass titled "Abendidylle," which is pictured below. In addition to the contest's overall winner, I have included two other GDT award-winning photographs which I found to be particularly moving. Enjoy.
To see all the winners from this year's contest, go to the GDT gallery by clicking here.
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