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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Photo: Wildebeests jumping into water

Wildebeests, Kenya

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

The wildebeest migration is considered one of the greatest wildlife ...

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Photo: Great white shark underwater

Great White Shark

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Great white sharks may well be the planet’s most ...

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Photo: Colony of black-browed albatrosses

Black-Browed Albatrosses, Falkland Islands

Photo of the Day, November 16, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

After wintering as far from the Falklands as South Africa ...

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Photo: Bats flying out of a cave

Mexican Free-Tailed Bats, Texas

Photo of the Day, November 15, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Mexican free-tailed bats spiral out of Eckert James River Bat ...

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Photo: Whale shark swimming underwater

Whale Shark, Australia

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Huge, docile whale sharks live in oceans around the world ...

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Photo: Elephant seals and king penguins on a beach

Elephant Seals and King Penguins

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Giant petrels patrol the beach at St. Andrews Bay, thronged ...

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Photo: Group of elephants

Samburu Elephants, Kenya

Photo of the Day, November 12, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

An elephant group is on the move in Samburu National ...

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Photo: Aerial view of a flock of flamingos

Flamingos, Yucatán Peninsula

Photo of the Day, November 11, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

A shifting flock of flamingos assumes a whimsical shape in ...

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Photo: Jellyfish

Jellyfish, Palau

Photo of the Day, November 10, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Each day five million jellyfish glide across the surface of ...

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Photo: Flock of snow geese

Snow Geese, New Mexico

Photo of the Day, November 9, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Snow geese in New Mexico’s Bosque del Apache National ...

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Photo: Herd of pronghorn

Pronghorn, Wyoming

Photo of the Day, November 8, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

In the untamed early days of the American West, pronghorn ...

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Photo: Salmon migrating

Pacific Salmon

Photo of the Day, November 7, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Six Pacific salmon species migrate back to Russia’s remote ...

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Photo: White pelicans

White Pelicans, Mississippi

Photo of the Day, November 6, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

White pelicans are among the largest Mississippi Flyway migrants. At ...

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Photo: Herd of walruses swimming

Walruses, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Tusks of all lengths suggest a mix of ages among ...

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Photo: Zebras running across a plain

Zebras, Botswana

Photo of the Day, November 4, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

In Botswana, one of the largest zebra migrations on the ...

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Photo: Gentoo penguins diving underwater

Gentoo Penguins, South Georgia

Photo of the Day, November 3, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

A squadron of gentoo penguins wings through the waters of ...

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Photo: Wildebeests in reddish dust

Wildebeests, Zambia

Photo of the Day, November 2, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

A dust storm of migrating wildebeests pounds through Zambia’s ...

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Photo: Monarch butterflies

Monarch Butterflies, Mexico

Photo of the Day, November 1, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Millions of monarch butterflies travel to ancestral winter roosts in ...

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Photo: Moray eel underwater

Moray Eel

Photo of the Day, October 31, 2010

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

Seventy miles southwest of Tokyo, a moray eel slithers ...

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Photo: Bowerbird holding flowers in its mouth

Bowerbird, Papua New Guinea

Photo of the Day, October 27, 2010

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

A subspecies on the Huon Peninsula adds white flowers ...

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Photo: Horse in snow

Padlock Ranch Horse, Montana

Photo of the Day, October 25, 2010

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

Calving time on Padlock ranch, Montana

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Photo: Wounded rhinoceros

Wounded Rhinoceros

Photo of the Day, October 9, 2010

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

What bloodied this rhino? Maybe a clash with a ...

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Photo: Hawksbill turtle swimming

Hawksbill Turtle, Barbados

Photo of the Day, October 8, 2010

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

Several species of morning swimmers—human tourists, protected turtles ...

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Photo: Tiger in tall grass

Tiger

Photo of the Day, October 1, 2010

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

Hunted to death in much of India, tigers survive ...

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Photo: Cows in a row

Cows, Netherlands

Photo of the Day, September 23, 2010

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

I was taking photos of a couple of trees ...

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Photo: Silverback gorilla eating roots

Silverback Gorilla, Africa

Photo of the Day, September 11, 2010

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

Needing fuel for his efforts, the silverback soaks in ...

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Photo: Giraffe eating tree leaves

Giraffe, Zambia

Photo of the Day, September 6, 2010

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

A giraffe eats leaves from the lower branches of ...

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Photo: Macaw preening

Macaw

Photo of the Day, August 27, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

Colors blazing, a macaw preens its ...

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Photo: Horseshoe crabs on a beach

Horseshoe Crabs

Photo of the Day, August 20, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

Horseshoe crabs gather at dusk to ...

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Photo: Horses grazing

Grazing Horses, Mongolia

Photo of the Day, August 16, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

Grazing horses are unfazed by a ...

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Photo: Crabeater seal underwater

Crabeater Seal

Photo of the Day, August 13, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

"Crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophagus) are one ...

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Photo: Man standing on an elephant’s tusks

Mahout and Elephant

Photo of the Day, August 10, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

Nazroo, a mahout (elephant driver), poses ...

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Photo: Baby gibbon

Baby Silver Leaf Langur

Photo of the Day, August 8, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

Just 12 hours old, a baby ...

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Photo: Lionfish and baitfish

Lionfish

Photo of the Day, August 4, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

A venomous lionfish breaks into a ...

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Photo: Dwarf minke whale underwater

Dwarf Minke Whale

Photo of the Day, August 2, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

A dwarf minke whale cuts through ...

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Photo: Whooping crane and hatchling

Whooping Cranes, Canada

Photo of the Day, July 31, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

Bowing to its hatchling's hunger, a crane offers an insect morsel ...

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