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Photo of the Day : Animals

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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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

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

(This photo and caption ...

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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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Photo: Lion’s mane jellyfish nestled in kelp

Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

Photo of the Day, July 6, 2010

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A lion's mane jellyfish nestled in a kelp frond.

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Photo: Black-headed gull in flight

Black-Headed Gull, England

Photo of the Day, July 5, 2010

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I was taking pictures of the scenery near Lake Windermere in the ...

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Photo: A tiger stretching

Stretching Tiger, India

Photo of the Day, July 4, 2010

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A tiger stretches its powerful form on a branch in Bandhavgarh National ...

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Photo: Spotted gecko hanging upside down

Tokay Gecko

Photo of the Day, July 3, 2010

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A Tokay gecko hangs upside down in its terrarium at the Academy ...

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Photo: Frog against black background

Frog, New Guinea

Photo of the Day, July 2, 2010

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Hylarana aurata, found in the Foja Mountains of New Guinea, one of ...

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Photo: Bowerbird building a nest

Bowerbird, Australia

Photo of the Day, July 1, 2010

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The gunk on the beak of this satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus minor ...

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Photo: Three sheep in a field

Scottish Sheep

Photo of the Day, June 3, 2010

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Sheepherding in Scotland has a long history, not all of it pleasant ...

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Photo: Tree and animal at night

Night Landscape, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, May 14, 2010

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I took this picture at nighttime in Tanzania. The tree is lit ...

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Photo: Clownfish swimming among anemone

Clownfish and Bubble-Tipped Anemone

Photo of the Day, April 18, 2010

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Bleached by high water temperatures, this bubble-tipped anemone is largely ...

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Photo: Frog underwater

Wetland Frog

Photo of the Day, April 14, 2010

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Underwater view of a rugosed frog in a paddy field ...

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Photo: Parrot taking a bath aboard a boat

Bathing Parrot

Photo of the Day, April 9, 2010

During a boat trip across the Gulf of Papagayo, this nice parrot decided that he couldn't stand the heat ...

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Photo: Birds sitting in the fog on a log

Birds Sitting in the Fog

Photo of the Day, April 8, 2010

I was out early one morning and caught this pair sitting on a log getting the morning sun. The fog ...

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Photo: A peacock in downtown Sarasota, Florida

Peacock, Sarasota

Photo of the Day, April 7, 2010

I found this peacock last April while touring downtown Sarasota, Florida. He seemed willing to have his picture taken so ...

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Photo: Two blue herons performing mating dance

Two Blue Herons

Photo of the Day, April 6, 2010

During the later months of the year south Florida starts to get all the migrating birds from all over the ...

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Photo: A bird flying with its beak in the water

Black Skimmer

Photo of the Day, April 5, 2010

Like cutting silk, this black skimmer looks for something for lunch.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

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Photo: Freshwater fish species

Ouachita Madtom

Photo of the Day, April 2, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

The finger-length Ouachita madtom lives only in the Saline River ...

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Photo: Sheep near water’s edge

Sheep, Scotland

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2010

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

Tangles of seaweed lure a flock of sheep from ...

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