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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Picture of a cheetah mother and her cubs in the Serengeti

Cheetah Mother and Cubs, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, January 22, 2013

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A young cheetah mother named Etta by researchers scans the Serengeti ...

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Picture of cobalt-winged parakeets in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

Parakeets, Ecuador

Photo of the Day, January 21, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

In Ecuador's Yasuní National Park, cobalt-winged parakeets flock to a ...

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Picture of horses on a farm in Iceland

Horses, Iceland

Photo of the Day, January 20, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Icelandic horses gathered on top of this hill within their paddock ...

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Picture of a zebra and foal in Botswana

Zebra and Foal, Botswana

Photo of the Day, January 19, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A young zebra foal closely following an adult. Taken on a ...

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Picture of a ladybug on a daylily

Ladybug and Daylily

Photo of the Day, January 18, 2013

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A ladybug peeks out from a daylily.

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Picture of a lion sleeping in the grass in South Africa

Sleeping Lion, South Africa

Photo of the Day, January 17, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

This male lion rests in the soft grass on a gloomy ...

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Picture of a mother otter and her cubs in the Shetland Islands

Eurasian Otters, Shetland Islands

Photo of the Day, January 16, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

In the Shetland Islands a mother and two male cubs listen ...

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Picture of stingrays swimming in the waters of Grand Cayman

Stingrays, Grand Cayman

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2013

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Stingrays gracefully flying, forming a perfect straight line. Sand bar, Grand ...

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Picture of male geladas in Ethiopia

Geladas, Ethiopia

Photo of the Day, January 14, 2013

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A group of juvenile male gelada baboons gives chase to a ...

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Picture of a cow licking a shepherd’s hand in India

Cow and Shepherd, India

Photo of the Day, January 13, 2013

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A young bovine finds safety and solace with her shepherd father ...

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Picture of a flock of birds congregated on Hula Lake, Israel

Birds, Israel

Photo of the Day, January 12, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Hula Lake, Israel

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Picture of a cheetah and a leopard facing off in Botswana

Cheetah and Leopard, Botswana

Photo of the Day, January 11, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A very rare, adrenaline-packed showdown between two spotted predators: a male ...

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Picture of a diving bird chasing baitfish on the Santa Maria reef, Mexico

Diving Bird, Mexico

Photo of the Day, January 10, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

While taking photos of Santa Maria reef near Cabo San Lucas ...

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Picture of a grasshopper in a Wisconsin forest

Grasshopper and Milkweed Pod

Photo of the Day, January 9, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Walking through the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest in Wisconsin on ...

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Picture of a pair of penguin chicks in Antarctica

Gentoo Penguin Chicks, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, January 8, 2013

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Picture of a herd of elephants in Kenya

Elephant Herd, Kenya

Photo of the Day, January 7, 2013

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Elephants move across Kenya’s Amboseli National Park in a thunderstorm ...

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Picture of a baby loggerhead sea turtle in the waters off Florida

Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Florida

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A loggerhead sea turtle that never made it to sea with ...

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Picture of a rooster in Brazil

Rooster, Brazil

Photo of the Day, January 5, 2013

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Rooster, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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Picture of rhinos, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Rhinos, Kenya

Photo of the Day, January 4, 2013

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Family of rhinos, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

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Picture of a boy in a river with water buffaloes, India

Water Buffaloes, India

Photo of the Day, January 3, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A boy bathes with his three buffaloes in the river.

(This ...

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Picture of a fox sitting in the snow, Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands

Fox, Aleutian Islands

Photo of the Day, January 1, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A fox sits on a snowy hill near Dutch Harbor in ...

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Picture of deer at night in Michigan

Deer, Michigan

Photo of the Day, December 2, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Vintage National Geographic Photographs

Two deer are seen at night on Grand Island ...

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Picture of a mother cheetah and cubs

Cheetah and Cubs

Photo of the Day, November 26, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

This mother cheetah, with five cubs nearby ...

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Picture of pink anemonefish swimming around their host anemone

Pink Anemonefish

Photo of the Day, November 25, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

This is a photo of a "family ...

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Picture of a bear cub in a tree in Alaska

Bear Cub, Alaska

Photo of the Day, November 22, 2012

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This yearling cub was "fishing" with his ...

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Picture of a pheasant in a field of poppies in Italy

Pheasant, Italy

Photo of the Day, November 20, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

This pheasant is proudly calling to mark ...

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Picture of oryx in the dunes of Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia

Oryx, Namibia

Photo of the Day, November 19, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Oryx captured in Namib-Naukluft National Park in ...

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Picture of a great horned owl

Great Horned Owl, Florida

Photo of the Day, November 12, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Great horned owl in black and white ...

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Picture of zebras sparring, Masai Mara, Kenya

Zebras, Kenya

Photo of the Day, November 7, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

I was lucky enough to see these ...

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Picture of penguins on an iceberg in Antarctica

Penguins, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, November 6, 2012

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Penguins adrift on an iceberg during a ...

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Picture of an African elephant and a flock of red-billed queleas

African Elephant and Queleas

Photo of the Day, November 4, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

A flock of red-billed queleas coming to ...

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Picture of a tern chick at a breeding site in Sri Lanka

Tern Chick, Sri Lanka

Photo of the Day, November 1, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

The progeny, a solitary chick amidst the ...

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Picture of emperor penguins swimming in the waters of Antarctica

Emperor Penguins, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Emperor penguins are Olympian swimmers, capable of diving to ...

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Picture of a cheetah in a tree in Kenya

Cheetah, Kenya

Photo of the Day, October 28, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A male cheetah assumes a lookout pose in a ...

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Picture of a spiny-headed blenny

Spiny-Headed Blenny

Photo of the Day, October 24, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Corals build the rampart that shelters the landward provinces ...

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Picture of a soldier beetle at the National Arboretum

Soldier Beetle and Magnolia

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Beetles are among the most ancient pollen carriers. This ...

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