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The Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition has announced its 2007 winners, debuting the winning images at the Natural History Museum in London. The picture at top, which shows an elephant splattering itself with water in Botswana’s Chobe National Park, was picked as the competition’s “Best Overall” winner. It was made by British photographer Ben Osborne. For sheer drama, you can’t beat the winner of the “Animal Behavior” category–U.S. photographer Amos Nachoum’s shot of a breaching great white shark in waters off South Africa. For more winners, go here.–David Schonauer