In Travel on Friday 16th Nov, 2018

GALLERY: 24 of the most spellbinding animal pics you’ll ever see

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The winners of the 2018 Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA) were announced recently, and while we love all of the entries, we’re particularly smitten with the animal photos.

In addition to the winners, successful photographers also took home an “Honorable Mention” or a “Remarkable Award” – given that more than 48,000 entries were submitted from 156 countries, the talented snappers should definitely be proud of their achievements.

To see 24 amazing photos of amazing animals, keep scrolling…

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‘It Came to me in a Dream’ by Manoj Shah. Category: Animals in their Environment. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘Camels in the Desert’ by Weiguo Hu. Location: Naiman, Inner Mongolia. Category: General Color. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘Silberrücken’ by Thomas Kaiser. Location: Zoo Basel, Switzerland. Category: General Monochrome. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘Jump’ by Milo Angelo Ramella. Location: Canada. Category: Animals in their Environment. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘Nemo in the House’ by Matteo Visconti. Category: Animals in their Environment. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘Eyes & Stripes’ by Mario Moreno. Category: General Monochrome. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘Mind the Gap’ by Andrew Peacock. Location: Ross Sea, Antarctica. Category: Animals in their Environment. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘Run!’ by Christoph Kaula. Category: Animals in their Environment. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘Migration’ by Khalid Alsabt. Location: Desert of Dahana, Saudi Arabia. Category: The Beauty of Nature. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘Birds’ by Ye Zhou. Category: General Color. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘Travelers’ by Mariusz Potocki. Location: Bransfield Strait, Antarctica. Category: The Beauty of Nature. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘Cold at Surface’ by Audun Rikardsen. Location: Tromsø, Norway. Category: The Beauty of Nature. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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From ‘The Crossing’ by Anup Shah. Category: Story-Telling. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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From ‘The Crossing’ by Anup Shah. Category: Story-Telling. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘Stolen Horn’ by Fahah Alenezi. Location: South Africa. Category: Animals in their Environment. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘A Giant in the Dark’ by Mario Moreno. Location: Chobe National Park, Botswana. Category: General Monochrome. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘Giant Serenity’ by Mario Moreno. Location: Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Category: General Monochrome. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘Malaika, Una Cacciatrice Indomabile’ by Marco Mercuri. Category: Animals in their Environment. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘Kitten’ by Sergey Gorshkov. Category: Animals in their Environment. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘Leap of Leopards’ by Hetal “Teeku” Patel. Category: Animals in their Environment. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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Lion in the Night’ by Arnfinn Johansen. Category: Animals in their Environment. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘The Duel’ by Sonalini Khetrapal. Location: Etosha National Park, Namibia. Category: General Monochrome. Source: Siena International Photo Awards
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‘Rhino Silhouette’ by Khaichuin Sim. Location: Masai Mara National Park, Kenya. Category: Animals in their Environment. Source: Siena International Photo Awards

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