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((clockwise from upper left) Jon Cornforth; Alex Mody; Rolf Nussbaumer; Phillip Colla; Andy Rouse)

Winners of Nature's Best Photography

Through January 2013, the Natural History Museum is home to stunning photographs of wildlife around the world

Birds Winner: Roseate Spoonbills

Roseate spoonbills
(Michael Rosenbaum)
“When I visited Smith Oaks Rookery for the first time, I spent several mornings photographing spoonbills in overcast and foggy conditions. In this photo the bird coming in to land was being warned off by a spoonbill already occupying the tree branch. The interaction may be two birds engaged in combat, but the soft color and graceful lines of the composition make the behavior appear almost like a kiss.” - Photographer Michael Rosenbaum

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