A ghostly cheetah appears against a charred landscape, hunting prey that has nowhere left to hide. This shot, taken after a bushfire in Tanzania, won Britta Jaschinski the overall GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 prize.
Estonian Sven Zacek was highly commended in the mammals category for this capture. Close inspection reveals that amphibian is on the menu at this riverside feast.
The audience choice prize went to David Allemand and Christophe Sidamon-Pesson for their snowy-owl image. With its heavy white plumage, the bird appears like a feathered snowflake against the tundra.
Marek Kosinski was highly commended for his photograph of a deer amongst cranes. Both animals are considered symbols of longevity in Tibet.
German Gabi Reichert's photograph of tang seaweed was a winner in the plants category. The coarse black seaweed glows where it is touched by the light, washed up on a sandy beach.
Gönye Csaba's photograph of a snail in springtime was another category winner. Snails hibernate during cold weather, emerging in the spring.
This stunning capture of a kingfisher hunting underwater earned Manfred Delpho a commendation. Kingfishers are skilled hunters and will beat their prey to death on a branch after plucking it from the water.
Spot the birdy in Paul Hobson's category-winning image. Many animals have been observed taking advantage of man-made structures to reclaim urban habitats.
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