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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Picture of an emperor penguin launching from the sea to the ice in Antarctica

Emperor Penguin, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, March 6, 2013

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Preparing to launch from the sea to the sea ...

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Picture of a jaguar in Yasuni National Park in Ecuador

Jaguar, Ecuador

Photo of the Day, March 1, 2013

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A jaguar on the hunt trips a camera trap ...

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Picture of a green snake in a Japanese maple tree

Rough Green Snake

Photo of the Day, February 24, 2013

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Rough green snake in a Japanese maple tree. The irony of ...

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Picture of a barn owl flying over reeds

Barn Owl, United Kingdom

Photo of the Day, February 22, 2013

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A wild barn owl flying over Norfolk reeds at dusk

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Picture of a gelada monkey in Ethiopia

Gelada, Simien Mountains

Photo of the Day, February 11, 2013

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A moment captured during a trek in Simien Mountains National Park ...

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Picture of white-tailed eagles in Poland

White-Tailed Eagles, Poland

Photo of the Day, February 7, 2013

I took this image during my last trip to Poland, where I was amazed by these birds. It seems like ...

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Picture of a person feeding pigeons in Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India

Port Blair, Andaman Islands

Photo of the Day, January 31, 2013

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This was taken in Port Blair, where every morning people come ...

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Picture of a meerkat

Meerkat Portrait

Photo of the Day, January 30, 2013

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A meerkat in perfect harmony with itself

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Picture of a bear in a forest in Finland

Bear, Finland

Photo of the Day, January 29, 2013

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This was the only bear that turned up that night. I ...

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Picture of a family of alligators in Texas

Alligators, Texas

Photo of the Day, January 28, 2013

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This is a photograph of two baby alligators on the mother ...

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Picture of a pair of juvenile gorillas in Rwanda

Gorillas, Rwanda

Photo of the Day, January 27, 2013

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I took this photograph on the final day of a four-day ...

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Picture of a snowy owl in the dunes on Long Island

Snowy Owl, Long Island

Photo of the Day, January 26, 2013

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Not too far from the daily "rush hour" campaign one can ...

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Picture of a mother kangaroo and her joey on a beach in Australia

Kangaroos, Australia

Photo of the Day, January 25, 2013

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Mother kangaroo and her joey on the beach at Cape Le ...

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Picture of Cape fur seals in the waters off South Africa

Cape Fur Seals, South Africa

Photo of the Day, January 24, 2013

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Cape fur seals are a favorite photographic subject of mine. They ...

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Picture of person walking a dog at dusk in California

Dog Walk, California

Photo of the Day, January 23, 2013

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Dog walk at dusk, Point Isabel, Richmond, California

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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A boy bathes with his three buffaloes in the river.

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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

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

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