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Photo of the Day : Animals

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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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

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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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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Picture of elephants in Tanzania

Elephants, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, April 7, 2013

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After spending two weeks building a windmill in Tanzania ...

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Picture of zebras gathered at the edge of a river in Tanzania

Zebras, Serengeti

Photo of the Day, April 4, 2013

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Image taken in the Serengeti in Tanzania during the ...

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Picture of a running deer, Sumava National Park, Czech Republic

Deer, Czech Republic

Photo of the Day, April 2, 2013

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I was walking in the field, taking pictures of ...

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Picture of kayakers among manatees in the waters of Florida

Three Sisters Springs, Florida

Photo of the Day, March 28, 2013

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Kayaks crowd Three Sisters Springs, where people and manatees ...

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Picture of a Eurasian otter in England

Eurasian Otter, England

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2013

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A female Eurasian otter searches for prey in a ...

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Picture of a colony of emperor penguins in Antarctica

Emperor Penguin Colony, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, March 22, 2013

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Life is safer at the colony, where predators are ...

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Picture of three manatees in the waters of Florida

Manatees, Florida

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2013

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Propeller scars mark this manatee—graphic evidence of a ...

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Picture of a king bird of paradise in New Guinea

King Bird of Paradise, New Guinea

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2013

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

Constantly trailed by his own flying saucers, a king ...

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Picture of a mother bonobo with her baby

Bonobos, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2013

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

Tranquil and protective, Zoe cuddles Zizu after nursing him ...

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Picture of a pair of noisy night monkeys in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

Noisy Night Monkeys, Ecuador

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2013

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The noisy night monkey (Aotus vociferans) is one of ...

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Picture of a rhino viper camouflaged in a pile of leaves in Cameroon

Rhino Viper, Cameroon

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2013

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The element of surprise gives this rhino viper in ...

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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

(This ...

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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

(This photo and caption ...

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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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

(This photo and ...

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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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