I love wildlife photography and i certainly have a LOT of respect for wildlife photographers. It's not an easy task getting a superb image of an animal in the wild. It takes cunning, lots of planning and the right sort of cameras and lenses to get great photos... oh and a massive amount of waiting.
A number of great wildlife images have been posted on the excellent 'The year in pictures' photoblog. This shot by Frederico Veronesi caught my eye but other fantastic photographs of wildlife are also featured including a superb shot of a gathering of bald eagles in Alaska.
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