The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

Focus on the best photos May 2014-th of National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Russia.

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

The rocks on Spitsbergen

It is a vast polar archipelago located in the Arctic Ocean, is the northernmost part of Norway.

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

Catfish

A pair of striped catfish of the order Perciformes. The maximum body length of these beauties up to 1.5 meters, and weight - 20 kg.

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

Sparrows, Minsk

"This story struck me, when I came to the balcony to see whether the rain ended, - says Ivan Suslov. - I just took a camera and took a picture of two young sparrows sleeping after a warm May rain on a branch. "

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

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Rice Terraces

Rice terraces - a rare phenomenon of man-made beauty, disguised as a natural phenomenon.

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

Shy owl

Short-eared Owl in a nature reserve Kuwait.

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

Marsiandi Valley, Nepal

Valley Marsiandi river near the village of Manang, Nepal. The height of 3600 meters. Marsiandi is popular with lovers of the alloy, including from Russia.

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

Disassembly deadlocks

Deadlocks - birds living on the sea space and feed by diving into the water. Sometimes it occurs between the dismantling of the territory. Bite into the opponent's neck, usually solves the problem.

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

Reindeer, Canada

Group-Gwich'in hunters Vuntut National Park is approaching and the three embark caribou swimming across the Porcupine River in the Canadian Yukon.

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

Dinosaur, CA

Passing by a fire in Borrego Springs, photographer Chris Mathew Brady stopped at one of the sculptures of dinosaurs. He put the tripod and took 80 pictures with a long exposure. Eye predator Brady backlit via laser pointer, attached to the second tripod.

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

Turtle Island in Europe

turtles Cparivanie can last for several hours: male claw via the tail fins and clings to the female shell. There is flourishing promiscuity in relations, and overwhelmed with passion for males and strive to throw the opponent to the shell of the female.

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

Scientific walk, Utah

Cold evening in May paleontologist Joe Sertik accompanied by volunteer Billy Doran way along a rocky ridge in southern Utah. Often hiking route is only possible in these rich fossil lands.

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

Fledgling snowy owl, Wrangel Island

In August, almost white owl fledglings learn to fly - sometimes with unpredictable consequences. This owlet fearlessly dived into the river and are now struggling working wings, trying to stay afloat.

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

Cherry blossoms and Mt. Fuji

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

The traces theropods, Utah

These traces of theropods, found near the town of Kanab, reached 43 centimeters in length. They are 100 million years older than the time laramidia and once again prove that dinosaurs reigned in these places a very long time.

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Big Blue, Nova Scotia

Only large adult bluefin tuna migrate this far north that swim in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This three-meter fish for 20 years, and they weigh 360 kilograms. The largest representative of the species caught - 679 kilograms - was pulled out of the water here, off the coast of Nova Scotia.

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

Fog on the pastures of Inner Mongolia

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

Two butterflies

The form and the wingspan is very diverse: from 2 mm to 28 cm.

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

Cyclist Morocco

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

The intruder

Buffaloes are the object of attention-techs birds, which, sitting on the back and the animal's head, pulled out of his skin mites and other parasites.

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

The owner of the territory of

The best photos of National Geographic May 2014

Home capybara, Texas

When her first capybara died of liver disease, Melanie Tipaldos from Texas bought Garibaldi Rus. After a trip to Venezuela, a woman loved by a huge rodents, which, alas, often die in captivity.