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Photo of the Day : Animals

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Photo: Lynx sitting on snow-covered rocks

Lynx

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2011

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A lynx sits on a snow-covered rock.

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Photo: Pig peering over a wall

Pig, Malawi

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2011

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The northern part of Malawi is known for the beauty of ...

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Photo: Honeybee near colorful flower

Honeybee, Kauai

Photo of the Day, February 25, 2011

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The perfume of the rare caper flower on Kauai tempts a ...

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Photo: Lone zebra wandering across a plain

Zebra, South Africa

Photo of the Day, February 24, 2011

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Lone zebra at dusk in Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

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Photo: Group of crows in flight

Crows

Photo of the Day, February 23, 2011

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A murder of crows in northern California

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Photo: Alaskan brown bear eating grass

Alaskan Brown Bear

Photo of the Day, February 22, 2011

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These wild Alaskan brown bears are a thing of beauty. But ...

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Photo: Steller’s sea-eagle in flight

Steller’s Sea-Eagle

Photo of the Day, February 21, 2011

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The keen eyes of a Steller's sea-eagle seek the flash ...

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Photo: German shorthaired pointer in tall grass

German Shorthaired Pointer

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2011

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A 17-week-old German shorthaired pointer puppy plays in the long dry ...

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Photo: Red squirrel in snow

Red Squirrel, Poland

Photo of the Day, February 19, 2011

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Red squirrel in the snow. Winter 2010 in Poland was long ...

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Photo: Green anemone underwater near Vancouver Island

Green Anemone, Vancouver Island

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2011

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Diving Browning Passage at the northern end of Vancouver Island, British ...

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Photo: Red jungle fowl

Red Jungle Fowl

Photo of the Day, February 17, 2011

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Wild red jungle fowl, progenitors of the modern chicken, crowd a ...

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Photo: Young fox

Fox, Washington

Photo of the Day, February 16, 2011

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Young fox seen near the path up to Paradise at Mount ...

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Photo: Family of whooper swans in tall grass

Whooper Swan Family

Photo of the Day, February 15, 2011

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Born down-colored and open-eyed, the young benefit from the vigilant surveillance ...

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Photo: Hares playing in Italy

Hares, Italy

Photo of the Day, February 14, 2011

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A pair of hares play in the springtime in Italy’s ...

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Photo: Damselflies mating

Damselflies

Photo of the Day, February 13, 2011

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A pair of mating damselflies forming a heart shape when mating ...

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Photo: Livestock in Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands

Photo of the Day, February 12, 2011

Scottish Highlands

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Photo: Person swimming among fish

Mediterranean Sea

Photo of the Day, February 11, 2011

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Feel the sea, the silence, the blue, the liberty. Mediterranean Sea ...

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Photo: Pelican catching a fish

Pelican, Namibia

Photo of the Day, February 10, 2011

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In Walvis Bay, Namibia, a pelican would never fail in catching ...

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Photo: Herd of white-eared kob

White-Eared Kob, Sudan

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

Thousands of white-eared kob race in the shadow of a Wildlife ...

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