Toward the Light
A snail moves toward the light in a photograph that won the "Other Animals" category in the 2010 European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
The contest, presented annually by the Society of German Nature Photographers, awards photographs in eight different categories as well as the Fritz Pölking Award and Fritz Pölking Junior Award.
(See related pictures: "Wild Europe Exposed by Giant Photo Project.")
In 2010, the competition received more than 11,000 entries from more than 29 countries. Entrants had to live in Europe, although their photographs were taken around the world.
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