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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Photo: A close-up of a king vulture

King Vulture

Photo of the Day, July 20, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

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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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Photo: A frog peeking out from a gourd

Frog and Gourd

Photo of the Day, July 10, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

This is Gordon who lives in the gourd out on the ...

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Photo: Canada geese in a misty fen in the Netherlands

Canada Geese, Netherlands

Photo of the Day, July 9, 2012

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Canada geese in a fen on a misty day in the ...

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Picture of a crocodile in the Daintree River in Australia

Crocodile, Australia

Photo of the Day, July 8, 2012

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Daintree River, Queensland, Australia

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Photo: Giraffes walking among gazelles in Africa

Giraffes and Gazelles, Namibia

Photo of the Day, July 7, 2012

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Giraffes and gazelles near Okondeka waterhole, Namibia

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Photo: Snorkelers swimming among sharks in French Polynesia

Snorkelers and Sharks, French Polynesia

Photo of the Day, July 6, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

In Moorea, French Polynesia, the warm, turquoise-blue waters are often the ...

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Photo: A bear in Finland

Bear, Finland

Photo of the Day, July 5, 2012

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A bear in no-man's-land

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Photo: A brightly colored lizard in Cuba

Lizard, Cuba

Photo of the Day, July 4, 2012

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A lizard stops for a morning visit.

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Photo: Japanese macaques warming themselves in Japan

Japanese Macaques

Photo of the Day, July 3, 2012

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Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) warm up in a pool of thermal ...

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Photo: A club-winged manakin in a tree in Ecuador

Club-Winged Manakin, Ecuador

Photo of the Day, July 2, 2012

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A club-winged manakin lifts its wings to make music. Machaeropterus deliciosus ...

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Picture of a baby elephant and its mother in the Serengeti

Elephants, Serengeti

Photo of the Day, July 1, 2012

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On photo safari in the Serengeti in February 2012, we caught ...

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Photo: A harlequin shrimp in Indonesia

Harlequin Shrimp, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, June 22, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Traveler Contest Images

I found this creature under the water in Lembeh Strait ...

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Photo: A mountain goat on a peak in Colorado

Mountain Goat, Colorado

Photo of the Day, June 19, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Traveler Contest Images

On a weekend trip to Westcliffe, Colorado, we drove to ...

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Photo: A lioness with her cubs in Kenya

Lions and Cubs, Kenya

Photo of the Day, June 14, 2012

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A lion and lioness share some quality time with their ...

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Photo: Deer grazing underneath falling cherry blossom petals

Falling Petals, Japan

Photo of the Day, June 11, 2012

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I sat down on a stump for a rest after ...

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Photo: An Adélie penguin colony in Antarctica

Penguins, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, June 9, 2012

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At the Adélie penguin colony near Esperanza Base in Antarctica ...

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Photo: Young monkey with adult monkeys in Indonesia

Monkeys, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, June 4, 2012

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The wild offspring stares while the elders rummage through a ...

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Photo: A night shot of an alligator in a Florida state park

Alligator, Florida

Photo of the Day, April 15, 2012

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

I made this image at Myakka River State Park ...

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 Photo: A shoebill bird in Uganda

Shoebill, Uganda

Photo of the Day, April 10, 2012

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

The shoebill is a bizarre bird, named because of ...

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Photo: A green anole lizard shedding its skin

Green Anole, Texas

Photo of the Day, April 7, 2012

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

Spring is busting out all over southeast Texas. New ...

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Photo: A horned owl taking flight

Horned Owl, Saskatchewan

Photo of the Day, April 2, 2012

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This great horned owl burst from the window of ...

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Photo: Sled dogs

Sled Dogs, Greenland

Photo of the Day, March 27, 2012

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

Their lives spent outdoors, reserve dogs at Station Nord ...

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Photo: A flock of flamingo chicks on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Flamingo Chicks, Mexico

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2012

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

When chicks are a few weeks old, parents leave ...

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Photo: A rhinoceros on a hillside in South Africa

Rhinoceros, South Africa

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2012

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

A rhinoceros stands on a hillside in KwaZulu­-Natal ...

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Photo: A baby elephant at a nursery in Kenya

Baby Elephant and Keepers

Photo of the Day, March 6, 2012

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

Dedicated keepers at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's ...

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Picture of horses grazing on the steppe of Mongolia

Horses, Mongolian Steppe

Photo of the Day, March 4, 2012

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

An ocean of green, Mongolia is the most sparsely ...

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Photo: A crab-eating macaque bears its teeth

Crab-Eating Macaque

Photo of the Day, February 29, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

As a humanitarian bush pilot flying in northeast Kalimantan, Indonesia, on ...

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