I will just go ahead and tell you that my favorite Wildlife Photographer won the thing. Paul Nicklen is an amazingly gifted wildlife photographer that has endured frigid arctic waters, and other extreme conditions to get the shot. His winning photo is below. As well, you will find the Young Photographer of the Year that captured their shot on a D90. How awesome is that?
I will also show you some other fantastic shots from the competition as well, and I will include a link to the website so that you can dig around yourself.
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|WINNER WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: Paul Nicklen captured this in Antartica with a Canon 1D Mark IV and an 8-15 F/4 lens|
|WINNER YOUNG WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: Owen captured this shot from his Grandparent's farm in Bedfordshire England with a D90 and an F/4 300mm lens with a 1.4x teleconverter.|
|Mark Tatchell grabbed this shot south of the British Island Territory of South Georgia just North of Antarctica. The background is a huge sea sculpted Iceberg.|