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Photo of the Day : Animals

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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.

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Photo: Freshwater fish species

Ouachita Madtom

Photo of the Day, April 2, 2010

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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

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

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Photo: Skunk clownfish

Skunk Clownfish and Sea Anemone

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2010

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Amphiprion akallopisos (skunk clownfish) and Heteractis magnifica (magnificent sea ...

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Photo: Chimpanzee in a tree

Chimp Call

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2010

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As rain falls in Congo's NouabaléNdoki National ...

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Photo: Puffin perched on a rock

Puffin, Shiant Islands

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2010

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Dapper black-and-white razorbills (at right) and bright-beaked puffins (at ...

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Photo: Clownfish and developing eggs

Tomato Clownfish

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2010

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A male tomato clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus) tends his field ...

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Photo: Sooty albatross

Sooty Albatross, South Georgia

Photo of the Day, March 4, 2010

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A light-mantled sooty albatross looks down on Gold Harbour ...

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Photo: Sifaka perched on a limestone rock

Decken's Sifaka, Madagascar

Photo of the Day, March 1, 2010

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A Decken's sifaka peers out from a jagged ...

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Photo: Turtle covered in green leaves

Turtle

Photo of the Day, February 28, 2010

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Turtle covered in green leaves

 

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Photo: Breaching humpback whale

Humpback Whale, Chatham Strait

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2010

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A humpback whale breaches in Chatham Strait just off of Baranof ...

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Photo: Very colorful ducks in a row

Mandarin Ducks, National Zoo

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2010

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Three Mandarin ducks sit in formation on a handrail at the ...

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Photo: Green praying mantis

Praying Mantis

Photo of the Day, February 25, 2010

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Close-up of a praying mantis and an interesting background

 

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Photo: Rainbow behind an elephant

Elephant, Kenya

Photo of the Day, February 24, 2010

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A rainbow streams over a lone elephant as it walks in ...

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Photo: Lion yawning

Lion, South Africa

Photo of the Day, February 23, 2010

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This South African lion looks a bit grouchy, but he was ...

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Photo: Diver surrounded by a ring of barracuda

Barracuda, Bismarck Sea

Photo of the Day, February 22, 2010

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A school of barracuda surrounds a naturalist in the Bismarck Sea ...

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Photo: Frogs sitting on a metal object

Frogs

Photo of the Day, February 21, 2010

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It was a simple shot in Hamburg 2008. I love this ...

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Photo: Elephants near a watering hole

Elephants, Namibia

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2010

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This shot was taken just before the rainy season in Etosha ...

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Photo: Arctic fox in snow

Arctic Fox

Photo of the Day, February 19, 2010

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The arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) is well suited for frigid weather ...

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Photo: Fireflies at night

Fireflies, Ontario

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2010

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This is about one hour of firefly activity near my home ...

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Photo: Snake with its mouth open

Brown Vine Snake, Panama

Photo of the Day, February 17, 2010

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While on the island of Bocas Del Toro, Panama, a brown ...

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Photo: Goat wearing old clothes

Goat, North India

Photo of the Day, February 16, 2010

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There is cold weather in North India in the winter and ...

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