Escape with these images of animals and nature from around the world

Escape With These Images Of Animals And Nature From Around The World Escape With These Images Of Animals And Nature From Around The World
A penguin cares for its chick
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By Luke Rix-Standing, PA

Unless you happen to live in a bush tent overlooking the Serengeti, you are probably a little short on natural beauty right now.

Beyond a daily walk and reruns of David Attenborough, many of us have spent a lot of time inside away from animals and greenery.

The CEWE Photo Awards hope to provide some brief respite. With over €250,000 worth of prizes across 10 categories, organisers have released the finest photos so far submitted to the animals and nature categories.

Submission don’t actually close until May – until then, these varied beautiful photos range from rivers in Alaska to Antarctica’s frozen wastes…

A crocodile tries to go incognito – Christopher Barnofsky

(Christopher Barnofsky/CEWE Photo Awards/PA)

A horse gets up close and personal – Jane Wintersohl

(Jane Wintersohl/CEWE Photo Awards/PA)

A hungry bear tries to catch lunch – Doris Dörfler-Asmus

(Doris Dörfler-Asmus/CEWE Photo Awards/PA)

A kingfisher stops for a snack – Thomas Hinsche


(Thomas Hinsche/CEWE Photo Awards/PA)

A pair of owls share a tender moment – Christian Mars

(Christian Mars/CEWE Photo Awards/PA)

A penguin cares for its chick – Christoph Bliem

(Christoph Bliem/CEWE Photo Awards/PA)

A pigeon keeps cosy in the cold – Reinhold Fischer

(Reinhold Fischer/CEWE Photo Awards/PA)

A snake emerges from the depths – Radim Hlaváč

(Radim Hlaváč/CEWE Photo Awards/PA)

A trio of meerkats keeps a lookout – Clemens Capek

(Clemens Capek/CEWE Photo Awards/PA)

Oops! A squirrel drops its breakfast – Doris Dörfler-Asmus

(Doris Dörfler-Asmus/CEWE Photo Awards/PA)

Raindrops gather on a spider’s web – Michael Konrad

(Michael Konrad/CEWE Photo Awards/PA)

A puppy unimpressed by its first experience of snow – Talina Lux

(Talina Lux/CEWE Photo Awards/PA)

Two zebras show off their patterned coats – Melanie Frey

(Melanie Frey/CEWE Photo Awards/PA)

Two butterflies show that sharing is caring – Ruurd Visser

(Ruurd Visser/CEWE Photo Awards/PA)

Two dogs wrap up in the cold – René Brunda

(René Brunda/CEWE Photo Awards/PA)

What are you looking at? – Emese Madarász-Grasselly

(Emese Madarász-Grasselly/CEWE Photo Awards/PA)

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