Wild images fly high in photo contest

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FLAMINGOS flying over sand dunes (above), Sperm whale carrying calf (left) and Bull moose (right) are among 105 highly commended entries for the BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.

The event, organised by BBC Wildlife magazine and the Natural History Museum, attracted more than 20,000 images from 60 countries. The winners will be announced next month.

Marcello Calandrini of Italy captured the flamingos on film in the Namib desert, Sperm whale carrying calf, by Roland Seitre of France, was photographed in the Azores, and Bull moose was taken in Maine by John J Mullin of the United States.

The winning and commended pictures will be exhibited at the Natural History Museum in London from 24 October until 27 February 1999.