Best Wildlife Photos of 2007 Announced

Best Wildlife Photos of 2007 Announced
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"Wild Places" Winner
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

U.S. photographer Robert Knight captured wild seas and sculpted ice off the island of South Georgia in the ocean around Antarctica.

Knight said he spotted the scene from afar as a storm approached. He was navigating seas filled with icebergs calved from glaciers on South Georgia, a British territory located about 800 miles (1,287 kilometers) from Antarctica.

From our boat one day we saw a beautiful formation of cyan blue pinnacles and ridges, Knight recalled in a statement. The challenge was to capture something of the beauty and wildness of the scene, while waves buffeted the boat and spray covered me.

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—Photograph ) Robert Knight/Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2007 (Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine)
 
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