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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Photo: A man riding a horse on a beach in Bangladesh

Horseback Rider, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, July 17, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

In the sea beach of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, there ...

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Photo: A gecko poking its head out between ridges of a palm leaf

Gecko and Palm Frond

Photo of the Day, July 16, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A small gecko pokes his head out from between the ridges ...

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Photo: A close-up of a giraffe in Mexico

Giraffe, Mexico

Photo of the Day, July 15, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

This is Lupe, a beautiful giraffe at the Wameru Zoo in ...

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Photo: A herd of elephants in Kenya

Elephants, Kenya

Photo of the Day, July 14, 2011

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Our third day in Amboseli National Park in Kenya and serendipity ...

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Photo: A polar bear investigates a whale bone in Svalbard

Polar Bear With Whale Bone

Photo of the Day, July 13, 2011

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Ashore on Svalbard, a male polar bear investigates a whale's ...

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Photo: A cactus bee pollinating a flower

Cactus Bee, Arizona

Photo of the Day, July 12, 2011

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A cactus bee (Diadasia sp.) pollinates a barrel cactus in Tucson ...

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Photo: A caiman surrounded by turtles

Caiman and Turtles, Guatemala

Photo of the Day, July 11, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A caiman rescued by the ARCAS organization in Guatemala gets the ...

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Photo: A seagull at a marina

Seagull and Boats

Photo of the Day, July 10, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Walking the line

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Photo: A blacktip reef shark swimming among fish

Blacktip Reef Shark, Maldives

Photo of the Day, July 9, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Smaller fish keep their distance when a blacktip reef shark swims ...

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Photo: Lions lounging in an acacia tree

Lions, Kenya

Photo of the Day, July 8, 2011

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Taken in June this year during a game drive at Nakuru ...

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Photo: A baby wildebeest in Tanzania

Wildebeest, Serengeti

Photo of the Day, July 7, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

On a recent safari in the Serengeti of Tanzania, I captured ...

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Photo: Baboons in a New York City zoo

Baboons, Prospect Park Zoo

Photo of the Day, July 6, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

This photo was taken at the Prospect Park Zoo in New ...

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Photo: Close up of a Sally Lightfoot crab

Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galápagos Islands

Photo of the Day, July 5, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

In the Galápagos Islands, I tried capturing the brilliant colors ...

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Photo: A herd of springbok

Springbok, Namibia

Photo of the Day, July 4, 2011

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A herd of springbok bounds across Sperrgebiet National Park, 5.4 ...

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Photo: A blue-tongued lizard

Blue-Tongued Lizard, Australia

Photo of the Day, July 3, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Australian blue-tongued lizards are widespread over our great country. This particular ...

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Photo: A grizzly bear with her cub in the snow

Grizzly Bear and Cub

Photo of the Day, July 2, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Yellowstone! Had the pleasure of observing this grizzly sow and her ...

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Photo: Horses in Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Horses, Wales

Photo of the Day, July 1, 2011

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This photograph was taken near Pitt's Head in Snowdonia National ...

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Photo: A close-up of an elephant

Elephant, South Africa

Photo of the Day, June 30, 2011

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I took this photo on a job in South Africa ...

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Photo: Dogs pulling a sled in Norway

Dog Sled, Norway

Photo of the Day, June 25, 2011

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A dog sledge at Spitsbergen

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Photo: A breed of cattle with long, shaggy hair photographed in the Scottish Highlands

Highland Cattle, Scotland

Photo of the Day, June 21, 2011

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While hiking in Scotland we encountered an ancient breed of ...

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Photo: A leopard standing on a fallen tree

Leopard, South Africa

Photo of the Day, June 6, 2011

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A dew-bathed juvenile leopard takes a peaceful moment atop a ...

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Photo: A close-up of a tiger in Thailand

Tiger, Chiang Mai

Photo of the Day, June 2, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Traveler Contest Images

I will never forget the opportunity I had to be ...

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Photo: A Namaqua chameleon casts a shadow on the sand

Namaqua Chameleon, Namibia

Photo of the Day, May 25, 2011

The markings of a Namaqua chameleon match the sand in Namibia's Sperrgebiet National Park, confusing predators.

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Photo: Oxpecker bird and zebra

Oxpecker and Zebra, South Africa

Photo of the Day, May 3, 2011

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I took this picture on a gray and rainy ...

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Photo: A cottonmouth snake showing its fangs

Cottonmouth, North Carolina

Photo of the Day, April 28, 2011

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While working as a field researcher for a biodiversity ...

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Photo: A praying mantis waits for insects atop an Ochroma blossom.

Praying Mantis, Panama

Photo of the Day, April 26, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

A praying mantis on high alert waits for insects ...

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Photo: A Hanuman langur eating blossoms in a tree

Hanuman Langur, India

Photo of the Day, April 12, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Tracking tigers in Ranthambore Forest, I descended a dry ...

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Photo: Polar bear with cub on her back

Polar Bear and Cub, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, April 10, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

As we watched from our Zodiac, this polar bear ...

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Photo: Sandhill cranes along the Platte River

Sandhill Cranes, Platte River

Photo of the Day, April 5, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Half a million sandhill cranes pause on the Platte ...

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Photo: A sting ray swimming in grass flats

Sting Ray, Key West

Photo of the Day, April 4, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

I was on the grass flats just offshore in ...

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Photo: Sweat bee pollinating a nightshade flower

Sweat Bee, Arizona

Photo of the Day, March 26, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

With a vigorous quiver, an Arizona sweat bee "buzz ...

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Photo: A woman milking a mare

Kogershin Village, Kazakhstan

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2011

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A woman milks a mare in the village of ...

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Photo: A pet miniature Vietnamese potbellied pig at home

Vietnamese Potbellied Pig, Minnesota

Photo of the Day, March 20, 2011

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Daisy Mae, a miniature Vietnamese potbellied pig, lounges like ...

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Photo: Ornate day gecko feeding on nectar

Ornate Day Gecko, Mauritius

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

An ornate day gecko laps nectar from tree blossoms ...

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Photo: Whooper swans in Hokkaido, Japan

Whooper Swans, Hokkaido

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Pale as moonlight, whoopers settle down for the night ...

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Photo: Japanese macaques bathing

Japanese Macaques, Nagano

Photo of the Day, February 28, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

Japanese macaques, also known as snow monkeys, stay warm in the ...

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