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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Photo: An adult male gelada in Ethiopia

Gelada, Ethiopia

Photo of the Day, December 8, 2011

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An adult male gelada rests in the ...

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Photo: A zebra stands underneath a cloud formation

Zebra and Cloud, South Africa

Photo of the Day, December 5, 2011

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On safari, it’s not only the ...

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Photo: A pair of black-browed albatrosses on South Georgia Island

Black-Browed Albatrosses, South Georgia

Photo of the Day, December 4, 2011

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A pair of black-browed albatrosses billing in ...

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Photo: A reindeer standing in snow on the tundra

Reindeer, Scandinavia

Photo of the Day, November 30, 2011

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Sami herders follow the migrations of the reindeer as ...

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Photo: A tiger in a forest in Indonesia

Tiger, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, November 28, 2011

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A tiger peers at a camera trap it triggered ...

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Photo: Fallow deer standing in a park in Kent, England

Deer, England

Photo of the Day, November 24, 2011

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The fallow deer in the park at Knole, Kent ...

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Photo: A lion in a tree at night in Uganda

Lion, Uganda

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2011

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A tree-climbing lion stirs in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth ...

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Photo: Two polar bears sparring on ice

Sparring Polar Bears, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2011

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Young male polar bears spar under the low light ...

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Photo: A group of langur monkeys under a cliff overhang in India

Langurs, India

Photo of the Day, November 11, 2011

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After a rare downpour langurs seek shelter from a ...

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Photo: Aerial of buffalo in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

African Buffalo, Uganda

Photo of the Day, November 9, 2011

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African buffalo create tracks in the salty mud at ...

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Photo: Close-up of the eye of a southern right whale

Southern Right Whale

Photo of the Day, November 8, 2011

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Southern right whale eye, New Zealand, 2007

(From the ...

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Photo: A bear against an autumn landscape in Finland

Bear, Finland

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2011

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I spent all day in a small hide in ...

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Photo: Oxpecker clinging to side of giraffe

Oxpecker and Giraffe

Photo of the Day, November 2, 2011

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I love the markings of giraffes, and when this ...

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Photo: Manatee swimming in a freshwater spring

Manatee, Florida

Photo of the Day, October 30, 2011

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A manatee swims in a freshwater spring ...

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Photo: Seahorse silhouette

Seahorse, Honduras

Photo of the Day, October 28, 2011

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Snorkeling under a nightclub in Roatán, Honduras ...

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Photo: Lemon shark swimming near mangroves

Lemon Shark, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, October 25, 2011

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A lemon shark pup swims among mangrove ...

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Photo: Close view of a horse’s eye

Horse, California

Photo of the Day, October 24, 2011

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In the blink of this horse’s ...

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Photo: School of juvenile marine catfish

Marine Catfish, Japan

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2011

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A school of juvenile marine catfish masses ...

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Photo: Whitetip shark and diver

Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2011

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An oceanic whitetip shark and diver swim ...

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Photo: Gray wolves playing

Gray Wolves, Minnesota

Photo of the Day, October 16, 2011

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Members of the Ambassador Wolf Pack of ...

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Photo: Close view of American alligator claws

American Alligator Claw

Photo of the Day, October 13, 2011

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Though tipped with nightmare claws, the limbs ...

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Photo: Orange clown anemonefish near a green sea anemone

Clown Anemonefish, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2011

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Clown anemonefish nestle amid the tentacles of ...

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Photo: Zebra in snow

Grevy’s Zebra, Ohio

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2011

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Stripes and flakes share space at the ...

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Photo: A wild horse

Wild Horse, Mongolia

Photo of the Day, September 28, 2011

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I love the simplicity of ...

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Photo: A pair of lions in the grass

White Lions, South Africa

Photo of the Day, September 25, 2011

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Wildlife photography is often about ...

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Photo: A grasshopper resting on a bird of paradise flower

Grasshopper, Honduras

Photo of the Day, September 21, 2011

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Focus is key in successful ...

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Photo: A close up of an African spurred tortoise

African Spurred Tortoise

Photo of the Day, September 5, 2011

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I have heard that there ...

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Photo: A welsh pig at a farming exhibit

Welsh Pig, Cardiff

Photo of the Day, August 28, 2011

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A Welsh pig loiters like one of the guys ...

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Photo: A group of female langurs and their offspring

Babysitting Langurs, India

Photo of the Day, August 23, 2011

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Are these the monkeys' mothers? Not always. Langurs often ...

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Photo: Steller sea lions

Steller Sea Lions, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, August 20, 2011

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Since gaining legal protection in the 1970s, Steller sea ...

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Photo: Elephants with keeper

Orphan Elephants, Kenya

Photo of the Day, August 16, 2011

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What a scared orphan elephant needs more than anything ...

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Photo: Herders tending livestock

Herding Family, Turkey

Photo of the Day, August 13, 2011

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This herding family has been tending livestock in the ...

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Photo: A Kermode bear climbs a tree in search of food

Kermode Bear in Tree, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, August 10, 2011

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A mother of two cubs climbs a Pacific crab ...

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Photo: Sea stars and eelgrass

Sea Stars, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, August 4, 2011

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Purple sea stars and eelgrass flourish in the waters ...

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Photo: A close-up of a koala bear

Koala, Australia

Photo of the Day, July 31, 2011

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This little miracle was saved from its dead mother. Taken at ...

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Photo: A green turtle pokes its head out of the water

Hawaiian Green Turtle, Maui

Photo of the Day, July 30, 2011

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At a Maui aquarium a Hawaiian green turtle makes a guest ...

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