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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Picture of cheetahs in the Kalahari Desert, Africa

Cheetahs, Kalahari Desert

Photo of the Day, July 19, 2013

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Cheetah siblings rest on a dune in the Kalahari Desert, which ...

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Picture of nesting egrets in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Nesting Egrets, Myrtle Beach

Photo of the Day, July 18, 2013

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Spring is nesting season for egrets along South Carolina's waterways ...

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Picture of fallow deer in England

Fallow Deer, England

Photo of the Day, July 17, 2013

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In England, a fallow deer fawn stays close to a buck ...

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Picture of a porcelain crab and an anemone

Porcelain Crab

Photo of the Day, July 16, 2013

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A red-spotted porcelain crab clings to an anemone in this underwater ...

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Picture of elephants in India

Elephant and Calf, India

Photo of the Day, July 15, 2013

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Wild elephants live in India's fertile Kaziranga floodplain, where marshland ...

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Picture of a researcher with a reef manta ray off Bali

Reef Manta Ray, Bali

Photo of the Day, July 14, 2013

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A reef manta ray dwarfs a researcher in the waters off ...

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Picture of a giraffe at sunset in Tanzania

Giraffe, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, July 13, 2013

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I was sitting on the grass photographing a powerful sunset when ...

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Picture of a Japanese white-eye

Japanese White-Eye, Taiwan

Photo of the Day, July 12, 2013

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A Japanese white-eye clings to a branch in Taiwan.

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Picture of a pair of muskoxen on Wrangel Island

Muskoxen, Wrangel Island

Photo of the Day, July 11, 2013

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Two bull muskoxen size each other up. In September, with mating ...

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Picture of manatees in Florida

Manatees, Florida

Photo of the Day, July 10, 2013

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Manatees swim close to the water's surface because they are ...

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Picture of a bonobo in a reserve in Africa

Bonobo, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Photo of the Day, July 9, 2013

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The bonobo, once called the pygmy chimpanzee, is a unique species ...

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Picture of caimans at night

Caimans at Night, Brazil

Photo of the Day, July 8, 2013

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After the caimans emerged at dusk, the photographer was reminded of ...

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Picture of a praying mantis

Praying Mantis

Photo of the Day, July 7, 2013

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Another picture from my work on the praying mantis

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Picture of kangaroos at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, Australia

Kangaroos, Australia

Photo of the Day, July 6, 2013

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During closing time at the Phillip Island Wildlife Park in July ...

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Picture of a zebra herd in Kenya

Zebra, Kenya

Photo of the Day, July 5, 2013

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From a mayhem of hooves, stripes, and whinnying, suddenly an eye ...

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Picture of fish at a market in India

Fish Patterns, India

Photo of the Day, July 4, 2013

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I took this image at the Galiff Street weekly market near ...

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Picture of caimans swimming, Brazil

Yacare Caimans, Brazil

Photo of the Day, July 3, 2013

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Barely eight inches long—a bite-size snack for any keen-eyed jabiru ...

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Picture of a sea pen crab

Sea Pen Crab

Photo of the Day, July 2, 2013

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A sea pen crab hiding between the branches of this sea ...

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Picture of a riding coach with her horse in Israel

Jerusalem, Israel

Photo of the Day, July 1, 2013

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Riding coach Ester and her horse Mirage, part of a horse ...

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Picture of a fennec fox in Morocco

Fennec Fox, Morocco

Photo of the Day, June 27, 2013

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The fennec, or desert fox, is a canine mammal species of ...

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Picture of an eastern screech owl in the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia

Eastern Screech Owl, Georgia

Photo of the Day, June 10, 2013

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Masters of disguise. The eastern screech owl is seen here doing ...

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Picture of penguins on Booth Island

Booth Island, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, June 1, 2013

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Taken at Booth Island in Antarctica

This photo and caption were ...

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Picture of a Madagascar day gecko resting on a succulent plant, Maui

Madagascar Day Gecko, Maui

Photo of the Day, May 30, 2013

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The combination of my passion for the natural ...

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Picture of a whitetail deer on the Centerpoint Trail in Arkansas

Whitetail Deer, Arkansas

Photo of the Day, May 28, 2013

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I happened upon this beautiful whitetail doe while ...

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Picture of redpolls eating from a glass-bottomed feeder in Alaska

Redpolls, Alaska

Photo of the Day, May 26, 2013

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Common redpolls visit Anchorage every few years in ...

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Picture of a giant anteater in the Pantanal, Brazil

Giant Anteater, Brazil

Photo of the Day, May 24, 2013

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I took this shot of a giant anteater ...

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Picture of a crinoid on a reef in New Caledonia

Crinoid, New Caledonia

Photo of the Day, May 18, 2013

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My home is Tahiti and I am a ...

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Picture of a red fox in Canada

Red Fox, Canada

Photo of the Day, May 14, 2013

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Heading to the Canadian Arctic on the shores ...

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Picture of a great white egret foraging for food in Florida

Great Egret, Florida

Photo of the Day, May 12, 2013

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This great white egret is often found at ...

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Picture of a penguin standing in the surf on South Georgia Island

Penguin, South Georgia Island

Photo of the Day, May 6, 2013

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It was 5 a.m. and we had ...

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Picture of a diamondback rattlesnake in Big Bend National Park

Diamondback, Big Bend National Park

Photo of the Day, April 26, 2013

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I carry snake tongs when I travel to Big ...

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Picture of a wolf in Denali National Park

Wolf, Denali National Park

Photo of the Day, April 24, 2013

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I photographed this wolf hunting snowshoe hares in Denali ...

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Picture of a pair of elephant seals

Elephant Seal, California

Photo of the Day, April 20, 2013

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Female elephant seal scratching her head while another sleeps ...

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Picture of chickens in a farm pasture in Pennsylvania

Chicken Farm, Pennsylvania

Photo of the Day, April 19, 2013

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Chickens provide the fertilizer on this Pennsylvania farm. The ...

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Picture of an owl striking a mouse in Minnesota

Owl and Mouse, Minnesota

Photo of the Day, April 10, 2013

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Great gray owls come south from View Photo »

Picture of a butterfly on a Rhododendron bush

Butterfly and Rhododendron

Photo of the Day, April 8, 2013

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This beautiful rare butterfly was on a rhododendron bush ...

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