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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Picture of deer at night in Michigan

Deer, Michigan

Photo of the Day, December 2, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Picture of a female kestrel bringing food to her nestlings on the island of Socotra

Falcons, Socotra

Photo of the Day, October 15, 2012

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A female kestrel brings food to her nestlings on ...

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Picture of a whale shark swimming among a school of fish in Belize

Whale Shark, Yucatán Peninsula

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2012

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A whale shark, biggest of fishes, hangs out with ...

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Picture of a herd of elephants in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

Red Elephants, Kenya

Photo of the Day, October 10, 2012

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The "red elephants" of Kenya's Tsavo East National ...

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Picture of a gannet

Gannet, North Atlantic

Photo of the Day, October 2, 2012

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Long tied to maritime cultures, gannets are flourishing today ...

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Picture of a lizard on a pineapple plant in a park in Cuba

Lizard, Cuba

Photo of the Day, September 29, 2012

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Peering into a pineapple plant while on a trek ...

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Picture of a cheetah and her cub

Cheetah and Cub

Photo of the Day, September 23, 2012

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Cheetah and cub

(This photo and caption were submitted ...

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Picture of a green sea turtle swimming in the Red Sea

Green Sea Turtle, Red Sea

Photo of the Day, September 21, 2012

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Gaze of a green turtle. South Egypt, Red Sea ...

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Picture of a fur seal and a Sally Lightfoot crab in the Galapagos

Seal and Crab, Galápagos

Photo of the Day, September 14, 2012

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This was taken on Santiago Island in the Gal ...

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Picture of a crocodile’s teeth

Crocodile, Serengeti

Photo of the Day, September 12, 2012

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Close-up of a crocodile’s teeth

(This photo was ...

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Picture of a mother Ural owl and chick in Estonia

Ural Owls, Estonia

Photo of the Day, September 11, 2012

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She looks sweet grooming her chick, but don't ...

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Picture of elephants crossing a river in South Africa

Elephants, South Africa

Photo of the Day, September 8, 2012

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We sat in our safari vehicle and watched as ...

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Picture of a dog lying in a city square in Bolivia

Siesta, La Paz

Photo of the Day, August 26, 2012

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A dog taking a siesta with the pigeons in the middle ...

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Picture of a flamingo at a natural hot spring in Bolivia

Flamingo, Bolivia

Photo of the Day, August 23, 2012

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Taken at sunrise at Termas de Chalviri, Bolivia, in January 2012 ...

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Picture of a school of ciscoes in the subarctic waters of Canada

Ciscoes, Canada

Photo of the Day, August 19, 2012

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I entered the water on a cloudy day in late fall ...

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Picture of a pod of hippos in Tanzania

Hippos, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, August 17, 2012

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I have often heard that hippos are especially dangerous because of ...

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Photo: A sandhill crane in flight over a lake in Michigan

Sandhill Crane, Michigan

Photo of the Day, August 8, 2012

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I took this photo of a sandhill crane at Wildwing Lake ...

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Photo: A knob-tailed gecko in a defensive position

Knob-Tailed Gecko

Photo of the Day, August 3, 2012

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Knob-tailed gecko (Nephrurus levis occidentalis) in a defensive posture

(This photo ...

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Photo: An Austalian sea lion

Australian Sea Lion

Photo of the Day, July 31, 2012

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A shot of an Australian sea lion at Seal Bay Conservation ...

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Photo: A group of six male lions in the Serengeti

Resting Lions, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, July 30, 2012

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I took this "once-in-a-lifetime" shot at Klein's Camp in the ...

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Photo: A monk walking along a lake with three dogs in Myanmar

Monk With Dogs, Myanmar (Burma)

Photo of the Day, July 29, 2012

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A monk having a stroll with three dogs at a beautiful ...

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Photo: A chameleon on the island of Socotra, Yemen

Chameleon, Socotra

Photo of the Day, July 28, 2012

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Chamaeleo monachus is found solely on Socotra, as are 90 percent ...

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