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Germany's best nature photos of 2013 - GDT winners

A selection of the winning photographs from the annual German Nature Photographer of the Year competition
This picture of a young lion came second in the Animal Portraits category and was taken by Carsten Ott.
Young lioness peaking out from the bushes.
After pre-selection by a jury, members made their choice at the weekend from ten images in each of the seven categories: Birds, Mammals, Other Animals, Plants & Fungi, Landscapes, Nature's Studio, and this year's special category ‘Animal Portraits’ which this picture of a capercaillie bird won.
A bird peaking out of the bushes
The competition has several categories, with this photo by Bernd Nill winning in the Best Bird category. It's called 'A frosty resting place.'
Birds resting on a floating ice island in a very cold setting
This picture of penguins came second in the Bird Category and was taken by Michael Lohmann.
Penguins waddling around on ground in a smoky setting
The picture of a fox lurking in the forest was taken by Klaus Echle. It was runner-up in the Mammals category.
Fox in the forest
The photographs in this competition will be exhibited from May 23 until the end of September at the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) in Bonn, Germany.
Spider on a web
Returning home after a day's hunting, this woodland mouse was captured by Christoph Kaula.
A mouse scurrying along a forest floor
Eighteen-year-old Hermann Hirsch has become the youngest ever overall winner of The Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT) annual photo competition. His photo - called 'Evening Lydll' - was chosen as the winner out of 3,577 images which were entered. Hermann would spend several hours a day observing the foxes living near his home.
A fox peaking out behind a green and yellow bush