Named Skierka, the dog is credited with saving the senior after providing warmth to Władysław Matuszczak after he lost himself in a forest for 38 hours.
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Having lost his ring in 2000 – two months after he had got married – a forester has been reunited with his wedding band after recruiting a metal detector group to help him clear the roads of spikes and nails.
Łukasz Gwiździel from Debrzno in northern Poland, received the award in the 57th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition in the category: ‘Behaviour: Birds’, one of five awarded in the category.
The settlement may have belonged to a little-known people who lived on the Baltic coast around 2000 BC.
When fire crews arrived at the site in southeast Poland’s Podkarpackie region they found smoke billowing out of the tree named Wincenty, which has been a national monument since 1966.
Polish foresters brought 100 oak tree seedlings to a general audience with the Pope. The saplings will be planted on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence.