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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Photo: Cows in a row

Cows, Netherlands

Photo of the Day, September 23, 2010

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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

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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

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

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Photo: Macaw preening

Macaw

Photo of the Day, August 27, 2010

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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

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Horseshoe crabs gather at dusk to ...

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Photo: Horses grazing

Grazing Horses, Mongolia

Photo of the Day, August 16, 2010

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Grazing horses are unfazed by a ...

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Photo: Crabeater seal underwater

Crabeater Seal

Photo of the Day, August 13, 2010

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"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

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

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Photo: Baby gibbon

Baby Silver Leaf Langur

Photo of the Day, August 8, 2010

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Just 12 hours old, a baby ...

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Photo: Lionfish and baitfish

Lionfish

Photo of the Day, August 4, 2010

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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

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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

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

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Photo: Ponies huddled together under stormy skies

Ponies, Mongolia

Photo of the Day, July 30, 2010

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While temporarily lost in the Mongolian outback, I came across these ponies ...

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Photo: Shadow of a giraffe against a brick wall

Giraffe, London Zoo

Photo of the Day, July 29, 2010

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A giraffe casts a shadow against a wall at the London Zoo ...

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Photo: Camel standing on white sand dunes

Camel, Socotra Island

Photo of the Day, July 28, 2010

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On the dunes of Socotra island, Yemen. Seconds later the camel set ...

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Photo: Frog’s head surrounded by green waters

Wood Frog

Photo of the Day, July 27, 2010

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One of the coolest animals (literally) on the planet, the wood frog ...

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Photo: Grizzly bear resting on a log

Grizzly Bear

Photo of the Day, July 26, 2010

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A wet grizzly takes a break and dries off on a log ...

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Photo: Herd of elephants in tall grass

Herd of Elephants, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, July 25, 2010

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The herds of elephants found in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania are ...

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Photo: Close-up view of a hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

Photo of the Day, July 24, 2010

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Graceful in water, hippos are good swimmers and can hold their breath ...

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Photo: Children watching a walrus in a large aquarium tank

Walrus, Washington State

Photo of the Day, July 23, 2010

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A group of children watches as a walrus performs at Point Defiance ...

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Photo: Humpback whale calf swimming near water’s surface

Humpback Whale Calf

Photo of the Day, July 22, 2010

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This curious calf swam right up to me for a close encounter ...

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Photo: Cheetahs in grass

Cheetahs, Kenya

Photo of the Day, July 21, 2010

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Most wild cheetahs are found in eastern and southwestern Africa. Perhaps only ...

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Photo: A floating, bell-shaped jellyfish and a bright blue fish

Mosaic Jellyfish

Photo of the Day, July 20, 2010

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A mosaic jellyfish floats serenely in the waters of the Coral Sea ...

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Photo: Close view of an elephant trunk

Elephant

Photo of the Day, July 19, 2010

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Once you blow into their trunks they remember you forever.

(This photo ...

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Photo: Close view of an elephant seal flipper

Elephant Seal Flipper

Photo of the Day, July 18, 2010

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Elephant seal flipper, photographed at the Año Nuevo State Reserve in California ...

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Photo: Nudibranch underwater

Spanish Dancer Nudibranch

Photo of the Day, July 17, 2010

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There are more than 3,000 known nudibranch species, and scientists estimate ...

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Photo: Manta ray underwater

Manta Ray, Maldives

Photo of the Day, July 16, 2010

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Each year lunar tides and Indian Ocean monsoon currents combine to drive ...

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Photo: Red foxes on rocks

Red Foxes, Connecticut

Photo of the Day, July 15, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

Recently, a red fox has been hunting in the marsh behind my ...

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Photo: Baboon

Baboon, Bronx Zoo

Photo of the Day, July 14, 2010

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A baboon in the Bronx Zoo, New York

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Photo: Owl

Owl

Photo of the Day, July 13, 2010

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This owl is at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville, North Carolina ...

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Photo: Grizzly bears fishing for salmon

Grizzly Bears

Photo of the Day, July 12, 2010

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Grizzly bears gather at prime fishing spots during the summer, when salmon ...

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Photo: White bird holding a twig in its mouth

Cattle Egret, Florida

Photo of the Day, July 11, 2010

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I shot this in Bradenton, Florida. The overcast day worked to my ...

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Photo: Albino alligator floating underwater

Albino Alligator

Photo of the Day, July 10, 2010

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A rare albino alligator photographed from underwater creates a mirror-like reflection on ...

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Photo: Leopard cub in grass

Leopard Cub, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, July 9, 2010

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A leopard cub explores the long grass in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania ...

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Photo: Bird swimming with fish in its beak

Cormorant With Catch

Photo of the Day, July 8, 2010

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A cormorant returns with its catch at dawn in the Pantanal, a ...

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Photo: King penguins

King Penguins

Photo of the Day, July 7, 2010

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Strikingly colored, an adult king penguin stands out in a sea of ...

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