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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Photo: A close-up of ducklings

Ducklings

Photo of the Day, February 17, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

This is a picture of our newly born baby ducks. They ...

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Photo: A pair of zebras in Africa

Zebras, Zambia

Photo of the Day, February 16, 2012

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A three-week-old zebra plays with an older zebra.

(This photo and ...

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Photo: A pair of puffins on an island in Maine

Puffins, Maine

Photo of the Day, February 15, 2012

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Puffins interact on Machias Seal Island off the coast of Maine ...

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Photo: A young mountain gorilla and its mother in Africa

Mountain Gorillas, Africa

Photo of the Day, February 14, 2012

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Alert to human visitors, a young mountain gorilla and its mother ...

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Photo: A pair of foxes in a New Jersey state park

Foxes, New Jersey

Photo of the Day, February 13, 2012

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This photo was taken in Island Beach State Park, New Jersey ...

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Photo: A flock of cattle egrets in India

Cattle Egrets, India

Photo of the Day, February 12, 2012

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We saw a lot of cattle egrets in a dried paddy ...

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Photo: A man leading his camels through the desert in Mali

Caravanner and Camels, Mali

Photo of the Day, February 11, 2012

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A caravanner of mixed Tuareg and Arab descent leads his camels ...

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Picture of a squirrel in a snowstorm

Squirrel in Snow

Photo of the Day, February 10, 2012

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Photographed during a snowstorm in New Jersey

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Photo: An anhinga with a fish in the Everglades

Anhinga, Everglades National Park

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2012

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This photo was taken on the Anhinga Trail, Everglades National Park ...

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Photo: A close-up of a crabeater seal in Antarctica

Crabeater Seal, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, February 8, 2012

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A cute crabeater seal peeked out at us from behind a ...

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Photo: Elephants in the Serengeti

Elephants, Serengeti

Photo of the Day, February 7, 2012

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Elephants roam the Serengeti under a stormy sky in this photo ...

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Picture of a pair of tigers at a watering hole in India

Tigers, India

Photo of the Day, February 6, 2012

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Meet Smasher—the male in the background. That's the name ...

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 Photo: A foot-long crayfish swims in a canyon in Australia.

Crayfish, Australia

Photo of the Day, February 5, 2012

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A foot-long crayfish dodges a hiker fording a stream in Australia ...

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Photo: A herd of springboks in the Kalahari

Springboks, South Africa

Photo of the Day, February 4, 2012

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The golden light at dusk and dawn in the Kalahari is ...

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Picture of a gray wolf at Wolf Haven International in Washington State

Gray Wolf, Washington

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2012

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A gray wolf rests at Wolf Haven International, a wolf sanctuary ...

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Photo: A man swimming with a whale shark in New Guinea

Whale Shark, New Guinea

Photo of the Day, February 2, 2012

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"Suddenly he just jumped in!" says photographer Michael Aw. Sarmin Tangadji ...

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Photo: A snowy owl in the snow

Snowy Owl

Photo of the Day, February 1, 2012

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This snowy owl was captured during a snowstorm. Unlike most owls ...

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Picture of elephants in Queen Elizabeth Park in Uganda

Elephants, Uganda

Photo of the Day, January 18, 2012

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Elephants have miles of unbroken savanna to roam inside Uganda's ...

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Photo: Horses in the snow in Iceland

Horses, Iceland

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2012

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Icelandic horses are out all year, even through the winter. I ...

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Photo: An eagle owl in flight

Eagle Owl

Photo of the Day, December 30, 2011

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A large adult eagle owl in flight ...

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Photo: A dragonfly clinging to a branch in a spray of water

Dragonfly, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2011

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Arrows of rain seem to pelt a ...

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Photo: A Verreaux's sifaka

Verreaux's Sifaka, Madagascar

Photo of the Day, December 23, 2011

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Verreaux's sifaka lemur, Madagascar

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Photo: A great white shark approaching divers in a cage

Great White Shark and Divers

Photo of the Day, December 17, 2011

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Cage divers are confronted by a great ...

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Photo: An over-underwater view of an octopus in Italy

Octopus, Italy

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Despite the strong human presence on the ...

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Photo: An adult male gelada in Ethiopia

Gelada, Ethiopia

Photo of the Day, December 8, 2011

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An adult male gelada rests in the ...

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Photo: A zebra stands underneath a cloud formation

Zebra and Cloud, South Africa

Photo of the Day, December 5, 2011

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On safari, it’s not only the ...

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Photo: A pair of black-browed albatrosses on South Georgia Island

Black-Browed Albatrosses, South Georgia

Photo of the Day, December 4, 2011

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A pair of black-browed albatrosses billing in ...

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Photo: A reindeer standing in snow on the tundra

Reindeer, Scandinavia

Photo of the Day, November 30, 2011

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Sami herders follow the migrations of the reindeer as ...

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Photo: A tiger in a forest in Indonesia

Tiger, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, November 28, 2011

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A tiger peers at a camera trap it triggered ...

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Photo: Fallow deer standing in a park in Kent, England

Deer, England

Photo of the Day, November 24, 2011

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The fallow deer in the park at Knole, Kent ...

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Photo: A lion in a tree at night in Uganda

Lion, Uganda

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2011

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A tree-climbing lion stirs in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth ...

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Photo: Two polar bears sparring on ice

Sparring Polar Bears, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2011

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Young male polar bears spar under the low light ...

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Photo: A group of langur monkeys under a cliff overhang in India

Langurs, India

Photo of the Day, November 11, 2011

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After a rare downpour langurs seek shelter from a ...

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Photo: Aerial of buffalo in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

African Buffalo, Uganda

Photo of the Day, November 9, 2011

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African buffalo create tracks in the salty mud at ...

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Photo: Close-up of the eye of a southern right whale

Southern Right Whale

Photo of the Day, November 8, 2011

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Southern right whale eye, New Zealand, 2007

(From the ...

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Photo: A bear against an autumn landscape in Finland

Bear, Finland

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2011

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

I spent all day in a small hide in ...

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