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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Bog Turtle

Photo of the Day, August 15, 2009

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The palm-size bog turtle, smallest in the country, now survives mostly on ...

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Decorated Elephant, India

Photo of the Day, August 14, 2009

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A decorated elephant, India


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Photo: Squirrel with mountains in background

Squirrel Portrait, Banff

Photo of the Day, August 13, 2009

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My husband and I were exploring Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park-Canada ...

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Urban Prairie Dog

Photo of the Day, August 12, 2009

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We spend so much time looking for wildlife far from home, I ...

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Beluga Whale, Vancouver

Photo of the Day, August 11, 2009

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A beluga whale at Vancouver's aquarium.


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Photo: Fox with mountains in background

Fox, Norway

Photo of the Day, August 10, 2009

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A fox stands out against the mountains of Svalbard, Norway.


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Green Snake on a Branch

Photo of the Day, August 9, 2009

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I just love the vibrant color of this guy!


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Translucent Nudibranch

Photo of the Day, August 8, 2009

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Built to feed exclusively on corals like this spindly gorgonian, a translucent ...

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Photo: Young adult lions lying down

Lion Brothers, Australia

Photo of the Day, August 7, 2009

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Twelve-year-old male lion brothers Tonyi, left, and Tombo lie with each other ...

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Giraffe Mother and Calf

Photo of the Day, August 6, 2009

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A tender moment between mother and son


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Bee-Eater in Flight

Photo of the Day, August 5, 2009

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A brilliant blur as it plucks a butterfly from the air, the ...

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Japanese Macaque Swimming

Photo of the Day, August 4, 2009

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A Japanese macaque swims in a geothermal hot spring in the mountains ...

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Elephant Seal Mother and Pup

Photo of the Day, August 3, 2009

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An elephant seal mother and pup nuzzle to learn each other's ...

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Photo: Samburu elephants

Samburu Elephants, Kenya

Photo of the Day, August 2, 2009

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Saturn, an elderly mother herself, cares for two calves orphaned by the ...

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Nudibranch

Photo of the Day, August 1, 2009

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Members of the gastropod class, finger-size nudibranchs live fully exposed, their gills ...

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Wild Stallions, Wyoming

Photo of the Day, July 29, 2009

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These are two wild stallions from ...

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Photo: Puffin collecting twigs for a nest

Puffin, Skomer Island

Photo of the Day, July 28, 2009

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This puffin was collecting twigs for ...

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Photo: Bottlenose dolphins jumping in and out of beach surf

Bottlenose Dolphins in Surf

Photo of the Day, July 27, 2009

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Dolphins are known to jump out ...

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Photo: Grizzly bear cubs playing

Grizzly Bear Cubs

Photo of the Day, July 25, 2009

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Grizzly cubs are unpredictable. At one ...

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Photo: Silverback mountain gorillas near a volcanic crater

Silverback Mountain Gorillas

Photo of the Day, July 23, 2009

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Silverback mountain gorillas pose on the ...

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Photo: Octopus against a dark background

Octopus, Hawaii

Photo of the Day, July 16, 2009

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An octopus I came across on ...

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Polar Bear Tussle

Photo of the Day, July 8, 2009

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Polar bears from all over western ...

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Buffalo Portrait, Botswana

Photo of the Day, July 6, 2009

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Their gnarly horns make the buffalo ...

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Great White Egret, Florida

Photo of the Day, July 5, 2009

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This great white egret had been ...

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Beluga Whales, Canada

Photo of the Day, July 1, 2009

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A pod of beluga whales diving ...

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Photo: Atlantic walrus bull resting

Atlantic Walrus Resting, Canada

Photo of the Day, May 29, 2009

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An Atlantic walrus bull rests on a piece ...

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Photo: Penguins swimming underwater

Penguins Underwater, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, May 27, 2009

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Penguins surface near an air hole in Antarctica ...

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Photo: Emperor penguin chicks huddle for warmth

Emperor Penguin Chicks, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, May 22, 2009

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Emperor chicks huddle for an exchange of heat ...

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Photo: Herd of wildebeest

Wildebeest, Botswana

Photo of the Day, May 18, 2009

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On the Selinda Reserve in Botswana, a herd ...

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Arctic Wolf Leaping, Canada

Photo of the Day, May 17, 2009

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An arctic wolf leaps from ice raft to ...

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Orangutan, London Zoo

Photo of the Day, May 16, 2009

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A London Zoo favorite is Mr. Jiggs, a ...

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Photo: African elephant against misty backdrop

African Elephant, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, May 12, 2009

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An African elephant crosses the lush green of ...

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Photo: Brown bear resting

Brown Bear Napping, Alaska

Photo of the Day, May 4, 2009

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Safely bedded down, a brown bear takes a ...

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Photo: Humpback whales in sunlit water

Humpback Whales in Sunlit Water, Tahiti

Photo of the Day, April 20, 2009

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When you swim with humpback whales it's not their ...

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Photo: A mother polar bear and cubs at water's edge

Polar Bear and Cubs, Svalbard, Norway

Photo of the Day, April 5, 2009

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In a far north without ice, a mother bear could ...

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Sea ice, harbour seals at Prins Karl Forsland, Shaun's on assignment cards, and other Svalbard wildlife.

Atlantic Walrus, Norway

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2009

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An Atlantic walrus plods toward shore after gorging on ...

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