Finalists in European Amateur Photo Competition: Piggyback Snails and More

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The September finalists in the Wild Wonders of Europe photography competition caught jaw-dropping shots of rich sunsets, otherworldly images of deer at night, and awesome close-ups -- including this one.

A Snail Hitches a Ride

Getting this shot of a tiny snail catching a ride on a larger one in Cheshire, England, took plenty of patience: The photographer says that the smaller one kept falling off. Read on for more images of Europe's natural wonders like you've never seen them before.

Want more? Check out the August winners: Finalists in the Wild Wonders of Europe August Photo Competition (Slideshow)

Photo via Wild Wonders of Europe