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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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Photo: Morning in a lake with a moose cow and calf

Moose Cow and Calf, Mayfield Lake

Photo of the Day, March 29, 2009

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Morning draws a moose cow and calf into the ...

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Elephant Seal Near Shore

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2009

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Outside looking in, a lone male elephant seal lurks ...

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South American Gray Fox at Dusk

Photo of the Day, March 22, 2009

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A South American gray fox (Lycalopex griseus) yawns as ...

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Right Whales Swimming

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2009

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A century ago only a few hundred right whales ...

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Photo: Brown bears in mist, Russia

Brown Bears in Mist, Russia

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2009

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In early morning mist that rolls in from the ...

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Orangutan Orphan, Borneo

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2009

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Clinging to the hand of a human protector, six-year-old ...

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Photo: Stallions fighting, South Dakota

Stallions Fighting, South Dakota

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2009

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Two stallions fight at a wild horse conservation center ...

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Photo: Elephant seal pups, South Georgia Island

Elephant Seal Pups, South Georgia Island

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2009

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Fattened and then abandoned by mothers who leave to ...

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Photo: Bee-eater in flight

Bee-Eater Feeding Chicks, Hungary

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2009

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In Hungary, adults fly to and from the nest ...

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Photo: Profile of a Mexican gray wolf

Mexican Gray Wolf

Photo of the Day, March 4, 2009

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Still on shaky ground, the Mexican gray wolf, an ...

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Ocelot, San Diego Zoo, California

Photo of the Day, March 1, 2009

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Wild ocelots are gone from all U.S. states ...

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I took at least 50 shots and spent well over an hour to capture this beauty. The photo was taken in the Samburu region of Kenya.  It had not rained in 6 months.  However, this young female seemed in excellent shape.

Leopard in Tree, Kenya

Photo of the Day, February 28, 2009

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I took at least 50 shots and spent well over an ...

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Photo: Mahout bathing an elephant

Mahout Bathing an Elephant, India

Photo of the Day, February 25, 2009

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Watching a mahout lovingly bathe his elephant, I tried capturing the ...

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Photo: Yellow-Billed Hornbill, South Africa

Yellow-Billed Hornbill, South Africa

Photo of the Day, February 23, 2009

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A yellow-billed hornbill rests its beak on the camera hood at ...

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Photo: Koi feeding, Texas

Koi Feeding, Texas

Photo of the Day, February 17, 2009

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Blue sky reflects off the surface waves created by a koi ...

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Unusual Treefrog from South America

Tree Frog, South America

Photo of the Day, February 12, 2009

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Unusual tree frog from South America
—Caption by Kenneth Deitcher


This ...

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Photo: Birds fighting, Rondeau Provincial Park, Canada

Birds Fighting, Rondeau Provincial Park, Canada

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2009

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Taken at Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada, this image shows a ...

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We were taking shots in the south west of Serengeti, Tanzania. This location is known as 'Hidden Valley' and was full of animals from the great migration. This pregnant zebra came out of the dust for a second to take a look at me. She was the perfect poser! Head straight, ears up, legs in line, tail accentuating her curving body while the herd in the background created the perfect stage of dust!

Zebra, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, February 7, 2009

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We were taking shots in the southwest of Serengeti, Tanzania. This ...

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This shot of a gathering of herring, lesser and greater black backed gulls, was taken on the beautiful island of Skokholm off the coast of Pembrokeshire.

Birds in Flight, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Photo of the Day, February 6, 2009

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This shot of a gathering of herring, lesser, and greater black-backed ...

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A serene moment from the New Jersey Adventure Aquarium.

Seal, Adventure Aquarium

Photo of the Day, February 5, 2009

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A serene moment from the New Jersey Adventure Aquarium

—Caption by ...

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Photo: Pig and piglet, Africa

Pig and Piglet, Africa

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2009

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The piglet is one day old and crippled. The mother had ...

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American alligator adjusting the egges in her nest.

Alligator, Florida Everglades

Photo of the Day, January 30, 2009

Despite 70-odd teeth and a notoriously nasty bite, a female alligator in Florida's Everglades National Park demonstrates a delicate ...

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Photo: Four intertwined reddish worms

Velvet Worms, Hamburg, Germany

Photo of the Day, January 28, 2009

These intertwined velvet worms, or onychophorans, are living fossils, holdovers of the Cambrian explosion of life-forms that occurred about 530 ...

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Photo: Panda yawning in a zoo

Panda Yawning, Kunming, China

Photo of the Day, January 24, 2009

A giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) yawns in its enclosure at the Yuantong Zoo in Kunming, China. Wild pandas live only ...

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Two bubble eye goldfish stare outside their aquarium.

Bubble Eye Goldfish, United States

Photo of the Day, January 19, 2009

Oriental apparition, the extraordinary bubble eye wears marble-size, fluid-filled eye sacs like water wings. The breed is only one in ...

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Stately American bison (Bison bison) graze beneath gold-lined clouds.  Establis hed in 1905, the refuge now shelters 625 bison.

Grazing Bison, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma

Photo of the Day, January 18, 2009

Stately American bison graze beneath gold-lined clouds in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Established in 1905, the refuge ...

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Photo: African lioness snarling in tree

Lion in Tree, Zambezi River, Zambia

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2009

A female lion claims her spot in a tree near the Zambezi River in Zambia. Female lions are the primary ...

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Photo: Mandrill reaches for camera

Mandrill, Central Africa

Photo of the Day, January 12, 2009

A mandrill, tethered on a rope in central Africa, reaches for the camera. These colorful primates are threatened. They are ...

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Tree Frog Tadpoles, Costa Rica

Photo of the Day, January 4, 2009

Within days of being deposited on a leaf overhanging a stream, tree frog eggs grow into recognizable tadpoles. Bulbous yolk ...

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