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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Photo: Close-up of a gecko’s eye

Smith's Green-Eyed Gecko

Photo of the Day, December 31, 2009

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Staying in Asia for many years has given ...

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Photo: African elephant against misty backdrop

African Elephant, Ngorongoro Crater

Photo of the Day, December 27, 2009

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An African elephant crosses the lush green of ...

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Photo: Pig and piglet, Africa

Pig and Piglet, Africa

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2009

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The piglet is one day old and crippled ...

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Photo: Close-up of a tiger cub’s face

Tiger Cub Close-Up

Photo of the Day, December 24, 2009

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I was taking close-ups of one of the ...

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Photo: Northern spotted owl

Northern Spotted Owl

Photo of the Day, December 23, 2009

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A tagged northern spotted owl swoops toward a ...

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Photo: Penguins swimming underwater

Penguins Under Water, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, December 21, 2009

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Penguins surface near an air hole in Antarctica ...

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Photo: Dog yawning

Yawning Dog

Photo of the Day, December 17, 2009

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Sometimes you just snap a photo at exactly ...

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Photo: Octopus against a dark background

Octopus, Hawaii

Photo of the Day, December 16, 2009

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An octopus I came across on a dive ...

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Photo: Frog with a small light glowing inside it

Cuban Tree Frog, Florida

Photo of the Day, December 9, 2009

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This is a Cuban tree frog on a ...

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Photo: Koi feeding, Texas

Koi Feeding, Texas

Photo of the Day, December 8, 2009

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Blue sky reflects off the surface waves created ...

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Photo: Bee-eater in flight

Bee-Eater in Flight

Photo of the Day, December 6, 2009

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A brilliant blur as it plucks a butterfly ...

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Photo: Mahout bathing an elephant

Mahout Bathing an Elephant

Photo of the Day, December 1, 2009

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Watching a mahout lovingly bathe his elephant, I ...

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American Bullfrog in Green Grass

Photo of the Day, November 29, 2009

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American bullfrog looking up


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Photo: Blue-eyed dog

Blue-Eyed Dog

Photo of the Day, November 27, 2009

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This is Keeco the Husky pup with his beautiful bright blue ...

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Leopard in Tall Grass, Namibia

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2009

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Out on our early morning drive in the Ongrava Reserve near ...

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Photo: Group of hippos

Hippo Pool, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, November 11, 2009

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It was nap time at this hippo pool in Tanzania in ...

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Photo: Close-up of a gecko’s eye

Smith's Green-Eyed Gecko

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2009

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Staying in Asia for many years has given me the opportunity ...

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Photo: Northern spotted owl

Northern Spotted Owl

Photo of the Day, September 30, 2009

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A tagged northern spotted owl swoops toward a researcher's ...

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Flag-Footed Bug and Passionflower

Photo of the Day, September 25, 2009

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A bird zeroing in on a flag-footed bug perched on ...

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Photo: King penguins at night

King Penguins in Moonlight

Photo of the Day, September 24, 2009

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As sure as moonrise over Possession Island, king penguins gather ...

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Green Leaf Insect

Photo of the Day, September 22, 2009

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Eyes and antennae barely reveal the head of the leaf ...

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Roosevelt Elk Cows

Photo of the Day, September 20, 2009

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Roosevelt elk cows scatter across a meadow in Prairie Creek ...

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Photo: King penguins swimming underwater

King Penguins Swimming

Photo of the Day, September 17, 2009

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A feeding party streams back to shore after several days ...

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Photo: Manta rays swimming underwater

Manta Rays, Hanifaru Bay, Maldives

Photo of the Day, September 10, 2009

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Graceful and efficient, 2,000-pound mantas feed on Indian Ocean ...

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photo: kamchatka brown bear salmon

Brown Bear Under Water

Photo of the Day, September 9, 2009

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Fattening up for winter, a brown bear waits to snatch ...

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Photo: Freshwater dolphin swimming

Freshwater Dolphin, Amazon

Photo of the Day, September 1, 2009

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Imagined lords of a golden underwater city—the Encante—Amazon ...

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Photo: Horse rolling on its back

Horse Scratching, Canada

Photo of the Day, August 31, 2009

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Relief is a rolling back scratch in the brush for a hobbled ...

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Photo: Wild dog in tall green grass

Wild Dog, Botswana

Photo of the Day, August 30, 2009

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A wild dog peers out from tall green grass in Botswana.


This ...

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Sperm Whale and Swimmer

Photo of the Day, August 29, 2009

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Andrew and his friend, a young sperm whale named Scar, swim together ...

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Polar Bear Cubs Playing, Canada

Photo of the Day, August 28, 2009

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These two cubs are playing close to our Tundra Buggy in Canada ...

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Lowland Gorillas, Congo

Photo of the Day, August 27, 2009

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Two big gorillas give threatening stares in the Republic of Congo. These ...

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Photo: Tiger diving underwater

Diving Tiger, California

Photo of the Day, August 26, 2009

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I took this photo at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, California ...

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Camouflaged Toads

Photo of the Day, August 25, 2009

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Three leaf-litter toads collected within yards of each other almost disappear on ...

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Elephants, Botswana

Photo of the Day, August 24, 2009

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This was shot in Chobe Reserve in Botswana. The elephant scenes at ...

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Brown Bear, Finland

Photo of the Day, August 23, 2009

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This young European brown bear posed so cutely for us. We couldn ...

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Lion in the Zoo

Lion Profile

Photo of the Day, August 22, 2009

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Profile of a lion in the zoo.


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