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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Picture of kangaroos in a rain shower in Australia

Kangaroos, Australia

Photo of the Day, September 15, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots

Kangaroos retreat to the leeward side of a ...

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Picture of cheetahs on the roof of a tourist vehicle in Masai Mara National Reserve

Cheetahs and Tourists, Kenya

Photo of the Day, September 10, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots

When Yanai Bonneh saw a pair of cheetahs ...

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Picture of dolphins swimming near the surface of the Red Sea

Dolphins, Red Sea

Photo of the Day, September 4, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots

"Wild dolphins normally go hunting in deeper waters ...

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Picture of a tiger in India

Tiger, Brahmaputra Valley

Photo of the Day, July 31, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A tiger's stripes leave it well camouflaged among tall grass ...

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Picture of a male lion in the Serengeti

Lion, Serengeti

Photo of the Day, July 30, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

In the Serengeti, life is hard for the greatest of African ...

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Picture of kinkajou and flower in Panama

Kinkajou, Panama

Photo of the Day, July 29, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A kinkajou’s pollen-dusted cheek tells of a late-night nectar binge ...

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Picture of dovekies flying in Norway

Dovekies, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, July 28, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Small auks called dovekies dive for copepods and nest on rocky ...

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Picture of a North American beaver in Canada

Beaver, Vancouver

Photo of the Day, July 27, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A North American beaver (Castor canadensis) waterproofs its fur by combing ...

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Picture of foxes sparring in Alaska

Sparring Foxes, Alaska

Photo of the Day, July 26, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Fox kits spar along the Ugashik River in the Alaska Peninsula ...

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Picture of moose on a lake in Canada

Moose, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, July 25, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A camera trap catches two moose crossing Ealue Lake in northwestern ...

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Picture of a lion pride on a rocky outcrop in the Serengeti

Lion Pride, Serengeti

Photo of the Day, July 24, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A pride of lions rests on a kopje, or rocky outcrop ...

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Picture of Jameson’s mamba snake, Cameroon

Jameson’s Mamba, Cameroon

Photo of the Day, July 23, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Jameson's mambas, like the one here in Cameroon, have hollow ...

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Picture of a hyena at Velavadar National Park in India

Hyena, India

Photo of the Day, July 22, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Photographer Yashodhan Bhatia, a member of National Geographic's Your Shot ...

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Picture of a caterpillar in Borneo

Caterpillar, Borneo

Photo of the Day, July 21, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A lichen-colored caterpillar disappears into its surroundings in Sarawak, Borneo. Staying ...

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Picture of salmon and trout in Bristol Bay creek, Alaska

Salmon and Trout, Alaska

Photo of the Day, July 20, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

In summer, millions of fish disperse up Bristol Bay's watershed ...

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Picture of cheetahs in the Kalahari Desert, Africa

Cheetahs, Kalahari Desert

Photo of the Day, July 19, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel Photos

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel Photos

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

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