The best photos of National Geographic in October 2014
• The best photos of National Geographic in October 2014
Focus on the best Photographers October 2014 by National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Russia.
Svaneti - a historic mining area in the north-west of Georgia, populated Svan. In the event of an attack on the community of enemies Highlanders built in every "household" high guard or defensive tower. Svan towers, most of which was built in the deep Middle Ages, still serve the descendants of their builders. Basically, people use them as a warehouse, shed or pen for pigs, but in tourist areas such as Mestia and Ushguli tower vengeance restored and converted into a museum.
Hummingbirds near a flower in Costa Rica.
Call of the Wild. Lioness in Masai Mara.
Hayfield in northern Poland.
sperm whale Farewell, Sri Lanka.
The tree of the fairy tale. Strzelecki Desert, Avtralii. Desert was discovered by Europeans in 1845 and named in honor of Paul Strzelecki (1797-1873), a Polish researcher.
Polar bear, Canada. Three kilometers from the west coast of Hudson Bay, almost at the Arctic Circle, close-up captures the polar bear. In the summer pack ice melts, and then the biggest bears on the planet had to choose the shore.
golden goal. Beach Farol da Barra in the north-eastern part of El Salvador.
Shy flamingo in Alabama.
Landscapes Annapurna Himalayas.
The underground village, China. Not far from the gigantic cave Miao under the roof of an underground grotto settled 21 ethnic Hmong family. Elders say that they have come here in search of a reliable water source. Since then, people have got a basketball court and a school, which, however, recently closed.
The inhabitants of the reef, the southern Line Islands. Blacktip sharks, bluefin trevally and snappers Bohar (foreground) on guard entrance to shallow lagoon island Millenium. Such apex predator - the key to the prosperity of the healthiest coral reefs in the world.
Autumn in Aomori Prefecture, Japan.
Spawning sockeye salmon, the Commander Islands. "On the Commander Islands is one of the largest sockeye salmon spawning, - says the author of a photo Sergei Shanin. - At the time of spawning sockeye proportions vary greatly, especially in males: a huge bulge grows, jaw longer and bend, teeth sticking out in all directions. "
Heavy rain and a lone giraffe, Africa.
"Frozen" building, Evenkia. Water, which put out a fire, pinned down the house in the capital of Evenkia Tour ice shell. This is a common phenomenon in the conditions of the Siberian winter.
The polar bear, Franz Josef Land. Favorite diet of polar bears - ringed seals and sea hares, which they catch on ice. On land you can profit by sea birds, bird eggs, and even grass. This bear several days grazing at the foot of the cliff Roubini - and finally chewed the remote camera.
Snow Leopard, Mongolia. Pregnant female snow leopard named Aimé hit the lens of the photographer in the Gobi Altai. A total of Mongolia lives of at least five hundred snow leopards.
Fishing Kingfisher. "Watching kingfishers whole morning, I could not understand - why they are called superrybakami - says author picture Sergey Belykh. - Only every fifth attempt could be successful, and the bird comes up with a fish. Then everything became clear: the young departed from mink to fend for themselves. Less than a week as the chicks have learned each attack comes up with Malcolm. "
The village of sea gypsies, Malaysia. Alpaida floats to visit friends who had settled in the pile huts; her face covered with a layer Bedak-sedzhuka, cooling powder of rice and pandan leaves. Family girl belongs to the people, who are called sea gypsies, because they live all year round in the houseboats.
"Dancing" ant. "Ant washed, hanging upside down on a blade of grass. I found it interesting to turn the frame. The result was a fun result - ant dancing. "
Barracuda, South Island Line. Swimming near reef, shoal of barracuda fills the sea stripes. Free from the fishing zone of 12 nautical miles around the southern Line Islands protect barracuda and not so far from intermittent reef fish.