Finalists in European Amateur Photo Competition: Leaping Capra Ibex, Close-Up Frogs, and More (Slideshow)


Photo: Wild Wonders of Europe

From a leaping capra ibex to a close-up of a frog swimming, shot from below, it's hard to believe that the photos in the Wild Wonders of Europe amateur photo competition are not shot by professionals.

Each month, the competition puts the spotlight on Europe's animals, from endangered Iberian lynxes -- of which fewer than 100 remain in the wild -- to common toads, and draws entries from all over the continent, giving adult and youth photographers the chance to contribute their own unique perspective of the flora and fauna with whom they share the land.

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Tags: Animals | Endangered Species | Photography