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moths in glasse..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Two moths resting in glasses while team was watching invertebrates in the light trap (Guanales, Cusuco National Park).

2020 Votes

The observer re..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

We found this little red mantis, that looks like a dry leaf, watching us in Base Camp (Cusuco National Park)

1989 Votes

Where the jungl..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Calakmul: where the forest protects the vestiges of an ancient culture. To visit these ruins is going back in time to the era when Mayan Culture coexisted in perfect harmony with nature. In the picture, one of the main ruins

1935 Votes

Up Close and Pe..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Denizens of swamps and rivers throughout much of northern South America, the smooth-fronted caiman (Paleosuchus trigonatus) is the second smallest species in the family Alligatoridae. The species has never been a major target for hunters due to its

1484 Votes

Horned frog

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A cryptically colored horned frog (Ceratophrys cornuta) blends in with the rainforest leaf litter.

1381 Votes

A little too cl..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

This image was taken at a lake by one of our camera traps. We kept wanting to see hippos every time we went there, however, most times they were a no show! Luckily one morning when changing the camera trap

804 Votes

Speckled Racer

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

This stunning juvenile Speckled Racer (Drymobius margaritiferus) was spotted by one of my campmates slithering under a staff tent in Mancolona. A member of the Herps team extracted the snake and measured it to add to his data. He then

775 Votes

On the lookout!

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

This image was taken on the way to one of our camera traps. I managed to spot this brown-hooded kingfisher out the corner of my eye, quickly getting the buggy to stop to try get an image! Very soon after

771 Votes

The fluffiest o..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Take a picture of an insectivorous bats is quite difficult because they are always in a hurry but these little greater sac-winged bat (Saccopteryx bilineata) was very friendly and stayed for 1 minute in a tree at Mancolona

762 Votes

Simplicity

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

I love how this photo shows that sometimes the simplest things in life can be the most enjoyable. We should all take a step back and just enjoy what we have.

665 Votes

Painted Pink

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Early dives meant early nights, and luckily for us, sunsets in Honduras were also early. An wooden open roof above the shore at the Utila dive site enabled my friends and I to watch the sunset every night and be

639 Votes

Split Second

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

On the island of Utila, seeing stars was “normal.” Thunderstorms were also fairly common, but unlike the stars, they would come and go quickly, making them difficult to capture on camera.
In a split second, one strike of lightning lit

638 Votes

Illumination

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

On this particular day in the island of Utila, the sky was clear apart from a few wisps of clouds. Despite the oncoming storm, the stars were exceptionally bright, and dotted the skies like specks of glitter. Contrastingly, the ocean

633 Votes

Illuminated Sti..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

We spotted this stick insect on a particularly unfruitful nighttime Herpetofauna survey at a KM20 transect in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve – which cheered us up when we were down about the lack of reptiles and amphibians!

557 Votes

The Underwater ..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

On a quiet morning dive, it struck me how foreign the world underwater seemed. The terrain is rugged and bursting with life and color, but our perception of the world underwater is skewed from the lack of red light waves.

505 Votes

Specktacular sp..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

I had to throw away my breakfast to go and catch this young and beautiful speckled racer (Drymobius margaritiferus) that was slythering around the staff tents in Mancolona, minding his own business but scaring some volunteers. Best way

458 Votes

Twisted Tree

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Image of the milky way stretching across the sky. The twisted tree has a bit of elephant damage on it (tusk slashes). In the foreground you can see the fence that separated our camp from the rest of the reserve.

389 Votes

Eight legged be..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

It’s always fun when you are just chilling in the camp and a big hairy arachnid decides to show up to say hello to everybody! Especially if it crawls out from a hole that was under the same bench you

362 Votes

Saddle-back Tam..

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Saddle-back Tamarin in Peru

353 Votes

Sunset on the A..

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Sunset over the Pacaya-Samiria reserve in Peru

345 Votes

Peaking out int..

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Could this Possum-bly be any cuter?

318 Votes

Overhang

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We came across a giraffe, overlooking the South African hillside, letting little oxpeckers eat ticks off its hair.

311 Votes

Frog on a branc..

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That look you get when your friends have frog-otten you.

304 Votes

Fire and Flight

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Great Egret flying in a Macaw survey during a sunrise.

293 Votes

Beautiful Blues

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

When coming across mud puddles on hot and sunny days, large groups of butterflies would be feeding on the minerals there. Walking by them would result in a showery storm of butterflies as they fluttered around your feet.

245 Votes

Up Close and Pe..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

A night time Herps survey through the Calakmul jungle at 11pm sometimes yields nothing, but other times a desperate search for a suitable toilet spot can result in the best discoveries. This is a cask headed tree frog, taken in

242 Votes

Sunbathing in C..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

In the couple of days rest in Cancun at the end of the expedition, I managed to spot this Iguana sunbathing on the Mayan ruins near the beach. Unlike me (sweating profusely at this point in the midday sun), it

231 Votes

Sunrise over So..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

This was the last sunrise I saw during my stay in South Africa. A heartwarming goodbye. A view which I will most certainly want to revisit.

231 Votes

Lemur Leap

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

I took this photo as we were walking through Mariarano Village on our way to a route. Above us in the trees was a group of sifakas; I managed to get a shot of this individual in mid-leap!

226 Votes

Misty Morn

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

The Amazon River during a misty morning with hundreds of Great Egrets.

213 Votes

Cheetahs’..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Two cheetahs spotted staring at each other in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

201 Votes

Embrace

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Just as we were setting back to base camp after a productive day of surveys, Eadin said in an off-hand manner ‘So today’s gonna be the day we meet the elephants right?!’. Katherine hastily replied ‘No don’t say that, it

183 Votes

Sunrise during ..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

One of the many beautiful sunrises observed during our month in South Africa whilst working with Opwall.

177 Votes

Crested Coua

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

While on a bird point count at Matsedroy with Laurence we came across this crested coua (Coua cristata), who peered at us though a gap in the leaves long enough for me to take his picture.

174 Votes

Palm Trees in t..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Palm trees and blue skies in the North Buton Forest, South East Sulawesi,
Indonesia

165 Votes

Painted Sky

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

A breathtaking view of the sunset in the Balule Game Reserve.

161 Votes

Sooty Copper in..

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Sooty Copper in Malancrav

158 Votes

Jewels in the W..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Sometimes the most beautiful images are not the most obvious in the landscape. One misty morning, our bird survey sites became filled with these regal beaded webs

139 Votes

Green racer

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Close up of a very docile green racer resting on a log

130 Votes

Fisherman at Su..

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A typical sunset from the island of Hoga, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia

129 Votes

Scarce Swallowt..

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Scarce Swallowtail in Apold

125 Votes

Elephant Snack ..

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Elephant in Dinokeng Game Reserve, South Africa

118 Votes

Aetobatus narin..

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Aetobatus narinari – Spotted eagle ray, taken around the seagrass beds of Akumal beach.

116 Votes

The early bird ..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Thursday 30th June
The early morning wake up calls were always repented by the spectacular sunrises we witnessed on our drives through Thanda. This particular winter’s morning was especially bracing as we all huddled in the back of the truck

107 Votes

Opwall 2016 Ang..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Photo entry #2

104 Votes

Marine Iguana

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Marine iguana silhouetted against the sunset at the dock on Floreana

103 Votes

Forktailed Wood..

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A species of hummingbird photographed hovering in mid air.

103 Votes

Galapagos Sea L..

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This playful sea lion seemed to be enjoying itself swimming with us

93 Votes

Curiosity

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

This Coquerel’s sifaka was part of a troop which frequented base camp. I felt so privileged to share their forest, and amazed that it took absolutely no effort from us to find this endangered species – they just leaped into

93 Votes

The view

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The view of our beach in cuba

91 Votes

88 butterfly

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A beautiful 88 butterfly sipping the moisture from damp patch of sand to obtain water and nutrients.

89 Votes

Cyphoma gibbosu..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Cyphoma gibbosum – Flamingo tongue cowrie, taken around the coral gardens of Akumal beach.

87 Votes

Houses of the C..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

At the end of my time in Peru, we visited the Comunidad SanMartin de Tipishca; a beautiful village located on the banks of the Amazon River.
This was the view from our boat as we approached, and from this moment

84 Votes

My Madagascar E..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

I very much enjoyed my time in Madagascar. I’m a keen photographer and I was astonished by the amount of wildlife and amazing scenery which inspired me to take more photos.
These are some of my favourites of the lemurs

84 Votes

Surface interva..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

A nice long stop at Snake Island, a hour away from Opwall-site in BauBau. This days was nothing but perfect! The drone enjoyed it too!

83 Votes

Might

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

One of the most breath taking moments of the month-long expedition was when we came face to face with the real-life giants.

82 Votes

Opwall 2016 Ang..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Photo entry #1

72 Votes

Transylvanian S..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

First photo of two submitted – This photo captures the sunrise (5:20AM) on the top of an orchard just outside Malancrav, Romania.

71 Votes

Giraffe

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

A picture of a giraffe taken in Balule Reserve on a game transect.

70 Votes

Benjamin Hintz

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

waterbuck

70 Votes

Uroplatus henke..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

We were very lucky to have found this stunning female Uroplatus henkeli in the first week of our expedition, since their camouflage abilities are second to none. There are three Uroplatus species in Mahamavo: a leaf mimic, a twig mimic,

66 Votes

Hanging Lemur

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

A gymnastic lemur hangs from a tree in search of fruit

65 Votes

Mouse Opossum

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Small secretive marsupial from the Amazon jungle.

65 Votes

A Symbiotic Rel..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

When you come across Giraffe in the bush, they stare at you with an expression that could only be described as contempt; providing some excellent photo opportunities. As we drove home one evening, this male and his oxpeckers greeted us

64 Votes

Swallowtail in ..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Swallowtails were a spectacular butterfly to see on surveys, especially if you were lucky enough to catch one and see them up close. This European Swallowtail is one of many butterfly species to be seen in the species-rich meadows of

61 Votes

Cape Buffalo

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

A picture of a Cape Buffalo in Balule Reservation on a game transect.

60 Votes

Mother Bushbuck

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Balule Game Reserve, South Africa. Taken just outside the camp boundaries – our frequent visitor.

60 Votes

Benjamin Hintz

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

rhino

60 Votes

Cheetahs

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

A pair of cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) only a few metres away from research assistants at the Thanda Game Reserve in South Africa.

57 Votes

Resting Pelican

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57 Votes

Sankar of the E..

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Sankar the black caiman outside of the Iwokrama River Lodge one early morning, Guyana.

54 Votes

Early morning b..

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Taken at Labundo, Buton.

53 Votes

Surface interva..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Another moment from a mere 100 meters above the sea. A surface interval at Snake Island had the best weather from the last day of the expedition!

49 Votes

Notched

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

If you look at the ears of this rhino you can see that it has been ‘notched’. Small pieces of skin have been cut out of the ear. This is a common practice in rhino conservation – it allows for

49 Votes

My Madagascar E..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

I very much enjoyed my time in Madagascar. I’m a keen photographer and I was astonished by the amount of wildlife and amazing scenery which inspired me to take more photos.
These are some of my favourites of the lemurs

48 Votes

Peruvian Canopy

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

I felt compelled to take a picture of the stunning amazon canopy after looking upwards while on a survey in the jungle.

47 Votes

owl on top of t..

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picture taken from a telescope of an owl resting on top of a tower

47 Votes

Nature takes ba..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

The photo of an abandoned building in Maradoka, Nosy Be, Madagascar was being taken over by multiple trees which were scaling the building on the inside and out. The building has no roof or windows so was a fantastic place

44 Votes

A friend in the..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

During the driest months in Thanda, South Africa, we were relieved that we did not get caught in the rain, but the animals seemed much more grateful the sky was overcast.

44 Votes

Release the nud..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

‘Release the nudibranchs!’ Chromodoris willani at Pak Kasims, Hoga Island, Indonesia. With dive buddy Shannon O’Geran.

44 Votes

Saddleback Tama..

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An inquisitive Saddleback Tamarin, checking us out.

44 Votes

feeling a bit f..

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One of our great finds while at Cantiles.

43 Votes

Pink blossom (E..

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Taken at Bala, Buton.

43 Votes

Fish of the Gal..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016
43 Votes

Family

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

It was outstanding to see the actual relationships they had between themselves, they tell you that elephants are passionate creatures, but when you experience it first hand, it is simply amazing.

42 Votes

Riverside Giant..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Giant water lilies and butterflies floating on the Essequibo river

42 Votes

Catching Rays

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Found this little lizard basking in the sun when I returned from a morning dive on Hoga Island, Indonesia (March/April 2015)

41 Votes

South African G..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

This image shows the relationship between animals and human infrastructure.

38 Votes

The curious cow

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

A curious cow was watching us while we were discussing about our plans of the day.

34 Votes

The Grumpy Cham..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

This Furcifer angeli was found on a night hike at Matsedroy Camp, Madagascar.
It wasn’t impressed by being woken up.

34 Votes

Vervet Monkey

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A vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) in Sodwana Bay in South Africa sitting on one of the fences of the restaurants after stealing food from 2 tourists.

34 Votes

Beach Front Vie..

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Beach front view off the project site in Nosey-Be

33 Votes

chrysina cavei

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jeweled scarab beetle

33 Votes

Dawning in Than..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Taking in the last bits of this beautiful scenery, watching the sunrise on the last day.

33 Votes

Sunrise

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Sunrise seen from the Intibane Game Lodge, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. On the 11th of July, 2016 at around 6am.

33 Votes

Brown Capuchin

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

A juvenile Brown Capuchin feeds on seeds and fruits above us in the canopy on a sunny afternoon, not a care in the world.

33 Votes

Catching Cows w..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

These cows marched through the meadow right by us with little hesitation, as we scrambled to keep them from trampling on the mist nets. Can’t blame them – we were intruding on their usual grazing grounds! I wonder what that

33 Votes

The Edge of the..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

The photo was taken looking into the jungle from one of the survey boats out on the river.

32 Votes

Sunset

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A gorgeous sunset in Balule Reserve, so lucky to have seen this more than once.

32 Votes

Foggy Restauran..

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Two friends talking during the lizard part of our expedition.

32 Votes

Furcifer angeli

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Baby Furcifer angeli in Matsedroy

32 Votes

Wandering Nyala

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Balule Game Reserve, South Africa. Male Nyala wandering the bush near camp.

32 Votes

Seagrass Supris..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Pipefish when snorkeling the seagrass beds at Base beach, Hoga Island, Indonesia.

32 Votes

Mexican Red Rum..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Extremely close up shot of A Mexican Red Rump Tarantula caught on our first night at Km 20!

31 Votes

Beach View

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A beach we saw during Volconology.

30 Votes

By The River

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Landscape of an african river with hippos in the background.

30 Votes

opwall2016-Xinh..

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The biggist snake caught at the camps.

28 Votes

Mexico Juvenile..

Category : Opwall Photo Competition 2016

Nice and personal with a rattler in Km 20, sniffing us out while being expertly handled by Martin!

25 Votes