Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Your attention is a selection of the best photos in July from National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Russia.

Vacationers lions, Tanzania.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

His right to lead the wolf pack males need to stand in a fair fight. One such "sparring", where a huge white wolf, young and hot, trying to prove their superiority gray "alpha male", and captures the photographer. By the way, I defeated in this battle experience, not boyish.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

A stunningly beautiful sight - pink flamingos gather in flocks. As a rule, these graceful birds with plumage surprising colors get in packs, sensing a threat or danger. This flock that lives in Mexico, near the port city of Sisal, Yucatan, this perceived threat of approaching aircraft research, one of which took the picture.

Researchers are studying here are a few large groups of pink flamingos that live in estuaries around the Caribbean and beyond.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Camargue (Camargue Nature Park), the Regional Natural Park, located in the south of France, to the west of the Provence region, the only place in Europe where nesting pink flamingos. It is also home to terns, herons, bitterns, honey buzzard, - only 272 species of birds. However, not only ornithologists will be curious to visit this amazing place.

Image copyright for a month to hunt wild horses, also found in this area, and finally the luck smiled at him - he was able to make this picture, to photograph the most beautiful animals in their natural habitat.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Serengeti National Park is included in the list of the most famous national parks in the world. This savannah stretches from the north of Tanzania, east of Lake Victoria, Kenya to the south, and covers an area of ​​about 30 thousand square meters. km.

In the photo - safari in the Serengeti in February 2012, the author was fortunate enough to capture the image this touching scene when the baby elephant was hiding between the legs of its huge parent.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

An incredibly funny baby macaques inhabiting India, causes a person mixed emotions - affection mixed with surprise and even disgust. Painfully this creature resembles a real live baby, who covered with wrinkles, like a hundred years old ...

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

In the forests of Finland, Medvedev met not so easy, because they avoid walking those paths that are chosen by tourists, hunters and mushroom pickers. But here he is, clumsy bear who goes through the woods. Likely to drink - then that it clicked and the author of the camera gun shot.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

The Mexican State of Baja California - the place is very picturesque. And especially its coast, which is to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean and in the east - the Gulf of California Pacific Ocean. Walking along the shore, you can see bottlenose dolphins, they're big dolphins are very friendly towards people and often saving their lives. The total number of population of bottlenose dolphins in the oceans is not known, but only in the waters of the Gulf of their lives no less than 67 thousand.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Socotra, a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean, which is often called the "island of happiness" and the pearl of Yemen and the entire Arabian region. A treasure trove of unusual flora and fauna, Socotra populated chameleons Chamaeleo monachus, which can only be found here, on the island - as well as 90% of the rest of the animals. Locals believe the reptile magic, they even have a belief that those who hear the whistle of a chameleon, will lose the ability to speak.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Dayntri Sanctuary in Queensland, Australia, is a vast area of ​​pristine rainforest in the bend of the river of the same name. This area is famous for its lush vegetation, giant trees, entwined with vines, palms, ferns and orchids, and in April - glowing mushrooms on a tree. In most of the primeval forest that has existed for millions of years, you can see the most incredible animals: luminous green frog with claws, tentacles, or marsupial cats. Or here, spotted crocodiles, well camouflaged in the shallows.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Photographers, tourists and wildlife lovers will never pass by a place Okondeka that in Namibia. There, at the watering, you can meet various representatives of wild African fauna. In particular, the majestic giraffes and fast, flexible, easily frightened gazelles.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

The glass eel is considered a separate fish species, in fact, is nothing more than a larva eel, but for his incredible looks, strikingly different from the adult, has a special name - Leptocephalus. The transformation leptotsefalov in glass eels occur in the open ocean, and this process takes up to three years, from larvae to glass eel from glass - to the adult eel. Leaving to spawn, able to travel long distances: picked up by the Gulf Stream, the glass eel three years moves with warm water mass to the shores of Europe, and many ichthyologists connect distant migration of eels to changes in the properties of water in the post-glacial period.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Stunning colorful picture Cuban lizard that froze, as if specially prepared for a photo shoot.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

macaques rescued from freezing temperatures, dipping into the hot thermal springs Japanese Harsh winter.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

King vultures are different from other vultures its bright colors and incredible voracity. These beautiful birds are sometimes gorge so that they can not move. They feed on fish, snakes and small mammals, but most of all they like to eat carrion. Thanks to a well-developed sense of smell and sight, king vulture easy to find a dead animal with the height of its flight.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

In Florida, a lot of amazing, beautiful places, and Flamingo Gardens, 60 acres of which is a reserve, bird aviary and botanical garden, is one of them. The symbol of this garden, as can be seen from the name, are considered flamingos. But bright peacocks proudly inflate their beautiful tail, also deserve the attention of visitors to the reserve.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

buddy as well as loved ones, do not choose. And we sometimes wonder unusual, strange, colorful pair and tandem iguanas and pelicans which bask on the rocks coast of the Galapagos Islands, it is surprising and smile.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Fans snorkelling, swimming under the surface of the water with flippers, mask and snorkel, try to go to Moorea, French Polynesia. Its warm, turquoise-blue waters are a place for special meetings and snorkeling lovers of the underwater world with the representatives thereof: sharks and other exotic fish that frolic in sparkling water in the sun.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

White Rabbit from Oregon wonder embodied in such a position that it seems as if he is shy, ashamed, or a prayer. He jumped onto the road directly in front of the car photographer, who raced on the track and barely had time to stop, the brakes squeal. Here is a rabbit, he was afraid, hiding its face in the legs, and giving a chance to capture a conscious driver in this landmark moment.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Foam bear. Bears like to soak in the foam in the turbulent rapids of Kamchatka's rivers.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

dragon tree, Socotra. At the dragon's blood tree branches like hands raised up. This structure helps the tree in arid climates to collect moisture from mist.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

North-Chuya ridge. Panorama of North-Chuya ridge at its foot in the Kurai steppe.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

"The silent evolution." For many years, does not appear in the waters of Cancun albacore gray sea bream passes by the installation.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Stone Forest Wulingyuan. Three of the highest lifts in the world lift the tourists to a height of 326 meters to the top of the cliff of the mountain area Wulingyuan.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Pelicans on the lake Manych. Pink pelicans on Manych - symbols of this paradise for the wildlife photographer. Especially beautiful in the morning off the birds in search of food leaving the place overnight. Row after row upwards synchronously soar several hundred pelican.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Rendezvous pcheloedok. In pcheloedok pairing is directly linked to food. Male, catching dragonflies, offers its female. But she will get a treat immediately.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Wadi Al-Hitan, Egypt. Try to imagine a place on this desert sea where whales swim and dive. People visiting today, Wadi Al-Hitan, pass through the stone-paved path to inspect the remnants that keep the ancient fossils.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Genoese fortress, Crimea. The settlement in the valley to the sea at the site of Sudak was a long time, but came to be known, then it settled when the Republic of Genoa.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Russian Chick falcon. University graduate student, Stavropol Yuri Kryachko holds in the hands of the Russian falcon falcon center.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Spring outfit newt. In the newt, which moved into the pond during the spring mating, poor eyesight. But amphibian has the ability to change color like a chameleon.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

eared turtle in the Volga delta. European pond turtle looking than would eat: this may be the larvae of insects, molluscs, fish, and sometimes algae.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

The Empress Canyon, Australia. This man is opposed to the power of a waterfall in the canyon of the Empress. Even during a mild descent, say kanonery, it may seem that you drown on the fly.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

brown booby, the island of Socotra. Brown booby sits on the beach on the west coast of the island. At least ten species of marine birds hatching on Socotra and neighboring islands.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Westminster Abbey, London. The Westminster Abbey in London has for thousands of years, the sounds of music are solemn worship. This magnificent medieval cathedral symbolized the unity of the divine glory, and kingship.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Buddha, Mogao Caves. 15-meter Buddha is waiting for death, to quietly and peacefully go into a state of nirvana. And his followers depicted in the paintings of walls around his bed, given over to grief.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

dekeneva Sifaka, Madagascar. Fearless acrobat Sifaka dekeneva travels the sharp peaks, looking for food and escaping from predators.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Scene at the trough. Shooting at the trough - the simplest way to capture the original scene with the participation of ordinary birds.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

The evening bathing. Twilight allowing photographers to get closer to the bear at a very close distance.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Pharaoh cuttlefish, Oman. Pharaoh cuttlefish diver punctured, releasing a cloud of ink.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

The pursuit of lightning. Vooruzhenny novym, bolee perfect oborudovaniem Tim Samaras prodolzhaet pogonyu of lightning.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Guardians of Easter Island. Turning his back to the ocean, Easter Island vigilantly guard fifteen moai.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Bear orphan. The only place in Russia, where they can save and return to the nature of orphaned bear cubs - Biological Station "Clean Forest".

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic

Long-nosed viper, a relative of the platypus - the largest egg-laying mammal in the world.

Best pictures from the July 2012 National Geographic