Picture of the Week by Vicky Eicher

Click on the “Picture of the Week” button on the NBP website to view this image sent in by Vicky Eicher of Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

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Title: Curiosity

Subject: Polar Bear

Location: East Coast of Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada

Story: “I was photographing wildlife from the bow of the National Geographic Explorer when two polar bears approached the ship. The second bear chased off the first and cautiously came closer and closer to us, before apparently deciding that we were neither a threat nor edible. Then he turned around and left. This shot is not cropped.”

Camera: Nikon D300AF VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED lens; 1/1000 sec at f/16; ISO 800.

**Notice**
The image appears on our website from Thursday, December 12, until Thursday, December 19, 2013. No use without permission of photographer © Vicky Eicher.

Picture of the Week by Michael Poliza

Click on the “Picture of the Week” button on the NBP website to view this image sent in by Michael Poliza of Hamburg, Germany.
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Title: Holy Cave

Subject: Timing Helps

Location: Kuril Islands, Kamchatka.

Story: “This is a very special image to me. It was taken not too long ago on the Kuril Islands on the far eastern side of Russia, just south of Kamchatka. Sounds far away… Trust me, it is! We were waiting all day long for the sun to break thru the low clouds to shoot a beautiful caldera, but to no avail. On the way back to the Mothership (MS Bremen) we stopped at this cave. Sometimes its just timing and a bit of luck…
PS. Just to clarify: The cave had two big open holes on the other end. This is where the setting sun was shining through… Timing helps.”

Camera: Canon EOS-1D XEF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens at 110mm; 1/250 sec at f/6.3; ISO 640.

Website: www.michaelpoliza.com

**Notice**
The image appears on our website from Thursday, November 14, until Thursday, November 21, 2013. No use without permission of photographer © Michael Poliza.

Picture of the Week 10/24 to 10/31/2013 by Sergi Garcia

Click on the “Picture of the Week” button on the NBP website to view this image sent in by Sergi Garcia of Argentona, Barcelona, Spain.
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Title: Turtle at Sunset

Subject: Green Sea Turtle

Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

Story: “A group of turtles are installed on a small beach in Tenerife. The shot is less than 10 meters deep.”

Camera: Nikon D7000; Tokina AT-X 107 DX Fisheye (AF 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5) at 14mm; 1/200 sec at ƒ/11; ISO 100.

**Notice**
The image appears on our website from Thursday, October 24, until Thursday, October 31, 2013. No use without permission of photographer © Sergi Garcia.

Picture of the Week 10/9 to 10/16/2013 by Jerry Allen

Click on the “Picture of the Week” button on the NBP website to view this image sent in by Jerry Allen of San Diego, California, USA.
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Subject: Blue Whale feeding on krill

Location: 10 miles offshore of San Diego, California, USA.

Story: “Right place right time.”

Camera: Nikon D700; AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED lens at 17mm; 1/100 sec at ƒ/8; ISO 400; Sealux UW housing.

**Notice**
The image appears on our website from Wednesday, October 9, until Wednesday, October 16, 2013. No use without permission of photographer © Jerry Allen.

Picture of the Week 9/24 to 9/30/2013 by Kevin Nugent

Click on the “Picture of the Week” button on the NBP website to view this image sent in by Kevin Nugent of Ontario, Canada.
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Subject: Eastern Cottentail

Location: London, Ontario, Canada.

Story: “At a local city park these common wild rabbitts are often spotted. This one let me get within several feet for about 20 minutes.”

Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i.

**Notice**
The image appears on our website from Tuesday, September 24, until Monday, September 30, 2013. No use without permission of photographer © Kevin Nugent.

Picture of the Week by Cris Hayes

Click on the “Picture of the Week” button on the NBP website to view this image sent in by Cris Hayes of Suwanee, Georgia, USA.  www.naturesbestphotography.com
2013NBP_POTW_CrisHayes Title: Bee Palm bird

Subject: Goldfinch

Location: Suwanee, Georgia, USA

Camera: Canon EOS 60D; EF 100-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens at 400mm; 1/360 sec at ƒ/9; ISO 360.

Story: “Our first Bee Balm Wildflower ever! Between the Hummingbirds and Finches, this flower has turned out to be the favored flower of all birds this year.”

**Notice** No use without permission of photographer © Cris Hayes.

June 25 to July 1st, 2013 Picture of the Week by Scott Bechtel

Click on the “Picture of the Week” button on the NBP website to view this image sent in by Scott Bechtel of Findlay, Ohio, USA. www.naturesbestphotography.com

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Title: Surprise!

Subject: Male Rufous Hummingbird

Location: Cranbrook, British Columbia

Camera: Nikon D7000; Nikon 70-300mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 lens at 200mm; 1/250 sec at ƒ/19; ISO 200.

Story: “I was on vacation near Cranbrook, British Columbia taking photos of hummingbirds. While shooting this rufous another rufous over my head caught the attention of this guy. I captured him just as he turned to enforce his territory.”

**Notice**
The image appears on our website from Tuesday, June 24, until Monday, July 1st, 2013. No use without permission of photographer © Scott Bechtel.

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