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Photo of the Day : Animals

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

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

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