Finalists in European Amateur Photo Competition: Doomed Mouse, Leaping Deer, and More

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For its October photo competition, Wild Wonders of Europe received more than 1,100 entries -- including an eye-popping closeup of a bird closing in on a mouse , an amazing leaping deer, and more.

Vote for your favorites, and submit your own entry for next month on their site. Winners are selected in two categories: 18 and over and 17 and under.

Black-Winged Kite Bird, Spain (Adult Competition)

A black-winged kite bird closes in on its prey -- a terrified mouse -- in a field in Spain.

The birds also eat insects, including grasshoppers; reptiles; and snails.

Photo: Wild Wonders of Europe