The best photos of National Geographic for May 2013
Focus on the best photos of the month by National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Russia.
Cape Blossom, Wrangel Island
Coastal Spit - a natural barrier, blocking the path to Wrangel Island. It extends as far as Cape Blossom, south-western tip of the island. Today Wrangel Island - one of the most remote natural reserves in the world. To visit it, it takes a few special government permits, and to get here is not easy: in the winter has to fly in a helicopter, and in summer - swimming in the ice-breaker.
Musk oxen, Wrangel Island
Two measures the muskox each other, appraising look. In September, at the height of the breeding season, the males often hold tournaments for head-butting.
Godafoss - the waterfall of the gods Iceland
In India's Bandhavgarh National Park leopard came to a small pool to quench their thirst.
The Village Tokai, South Africa
kangaroo and wombat, Australia
Five-month Anzac kangaroo and wombat Peggy nestled at the Center for the Protection of Wildlife in Kilmore, Victoria. Mother of children died under the wheels of cars. Center leaders hope that the animals will be able to return in due course to the wild.
Great Egret, Florida
Great Egret - a large wading bird.
Portrait of a fox, Canada
Storm in the Canadian prairies
Canadian Prairies - a large area of flat sedimentary lands stretching to the Canadian West by the Canadian Shield to the east to the Rocky Mountains.
Camka spider Phidippus pius
"Very close up of a large adult female Phidippus pius; it is completely covered with his body the tip of my finger. To face jumping spider and see how he responds to your look all its eight eyes (the other four are not visible from this angle) - this was one of the most controversial feelings in my life "- says photographer Thomas Shahan.
Mount Errigal, Ireland
Angora rabbit, Netherlands
Animal exhibition near the Dutch town of Barneveld Visitors intently looked marvelous fur of the Angora rabbit, in fact it is often used to make luxury sweaters and scarves. "He was lying so still that he seemed lifeless," - says Ava Krayenbrink. Ava enlarge the image to see the animal is breathing or not. Rabbit breathing. A clear demonstration of the expression "the stigma of a gun".
Fireworks on background of the moon, USA
Snapshot flash of fireworks on the background of the full moon was placed in the park Pearson in Kansas City.
American crocodile, Mexico
Three-meter American crocodile lurking in the overgrown with sea grass "edge" of mangrove forest in the shallows Chinchorro off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. "Whatever happens, take care that my body was taken home, - muttered Jeff Uildermut, assistant photographer Brian Skerry, when the two of them went into the water. - I do not want to stay somewhere near mangrove log. " When Uildermut poked a long plastic tube crocodile swims, I do not evaded, as it did the shark. Predator opened his mouth and began to approach. "Feel prey - a unique feeling," - said Skerry when they Uildermutom saved.
Arctic fox, Wrangel Island
Has not yet had time to put on a snow-white winter outfit fox cub plays with a carcass lemming. Foxes gladly eat these rodents.
Male kestrels flying home with prey - a lizard. The picture was taken from a tower located in the courtyard of the photographer Bence Mate in Hungary.
To remove abundant harvests, nitrogen need more than the earth can give. This farm in Wisconsin nitrogen content in the soil is increased by planting corn strip between legumes - soya and alfalfa.
The bonobo, Congo
Bonobos, which are also referred to as the dwarf chimpanzee, - unusual primate found only in the forests on the left bank of the Congo River. Among the unique features of the type - authoritativeness and hypersexuality female monkeys of both sexes, the causes of which clarify the current research. Bonobos behave as if he read the Kama Sutra and tried all the positions and variations imaginable.
The Battle of the Eagles, Poland
Last fall, traveling to rural areas in Central Poland, Sylvia Domaratskaya repeatedly watched clashes between eagles. For example, these two birds is not shared place that both wanted to sit down. "They were always staged fights" - Sylvia says.