Here are ten photographs from a collection that has today been dubbed the '40 Greatest Nature Photographs of All Time'...

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Here are ten photographs from a collection that has today been dubbed the ’40 Greatest Nature Photographs of All Time’.

They were selected by the International League of Conservation Photographers.

Many will be sold tonight in a ‘Bid to Save the Earth’ auction in New York.

Nature photos

Copyright © Thomas D. Mangelsen/ Mangelsen Stock – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Nature photos

Copyright © Brian Skerry

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Nature photos

Copyright © Peter Dombrovskis

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Nature photos

Copyright © Galen Rowell/Mountain Light. All rights reserved.

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Nature photos

Copyright © Paul Nicklen

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Nature photos

Copyright © Jack Dykinga

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Nature photos

Copyright © Frans Lanting / Frans Lanting Photography

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Nature photos

Copyright © Frans Lanting / Frans Lanting Photography

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Nature photos

Copyright © 2006 Frans Lanting

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Nature photos

Copyright David Doubilet