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Photo of the Day : Animals

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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

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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

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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

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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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Photo: A juvenile male wolf challenging an alpha male

Sparring Wolves

Photo of the Day, July 27, 2012

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A very large juvenile male (white) challenges the alpha male (gray ...

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Photo: A close-up of a peacock

Peacock, Florida

Photo of the Day, July 26, 2012

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Peacock feathers showing a captivating pattern, captured at Flamingo Gardens in ...

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Photo: Wild horses in France

Wild Horses, France

Photo of the Day, July 25, 2012

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I've been a photographer for more than 25 years. This ...

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Photo: A baby macaque in India

Baby Macaque, India

Photo of the Day, July 24, 2012

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A baby macaque with its mother close at hand

(This photo ...

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Photo: A pod of dolphins on the move in Baja California Sur

Bottlenose Dolphins, Mexico

Photo of the Day, July 23, 2012

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We encountered a pod of bottlenose dolphins near Los Islotes in ...

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Photo: A white rabbit in Oregon

Rabbit, Oregon

Photo of the Day, July 22, 2012

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I was driving in Oregon when a rabbit crossed paths with ...

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Photo: Glass eels in an estuary

Glass Eels

Photo of the Day, July 21, 2012

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Transparent and needlelike glass eels rush into the estuary during winter ...

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Photo: A close-up of a king vulture

King Vulture

Photo of the Day, July 20, 2012

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The king vulture (Sarcoramphus papa), a large bird found in Central ...

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Photo: A pair of zebras in Kenya

Zebra Pair, Kenya

Photo of the Day, July 19, 2012

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Zebras at the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Picture of a flock of flamingos in Mexico

Flamingos, Mexico

Photo of the Day, July 18, 2012

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Flamingos, fiercely loyal in wild flocks, move in unison when there ...

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Photo: A coyote curled up in the snow in Yellowstone

Coyote, Yellowstone National Park

Photo of the Day, July 17, 2012

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With a strong vision and sense of smell, and the ability ...

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Photo: A pelican and an iguana in the Galapagos Islands

Pelican and Iguana, Galápagos

Photo of the Day, July 16, 2012

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A pelican and an iguana rest on rocks in the Galápagos ...

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Photo: The shadow of a butterfly seen through a leaf

Butterfly, Texas

Photo of the Day, July 15, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

I captured this image while visiting the butterfly exhibit in Houston ...

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Photo: A woman holding orphaned koalas in Australia

Orphaned Koalas, Australia

Photo of the Day, July 14, 2012

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Playing mom to an armful of koalas "doesn't allow me ...

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Photo: A fallow deer at sunrise

Fallow Deer, Sunrise

Photo of the Day, July 13, 2012

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A male fallow deer watching the sunrise

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Photo: A mass of ladybugs in a field in Serbia

Ladybugs, Serbia

Photo of the Day, July 12, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

I have never seen so many ladybugs in one place. At ...

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Photo: A snowy owl in flight

Snowy Owl, Canada

Photo of the Day, July 11, 2012

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A snowy owl hunting in a wet field

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