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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Photo: A peacock tree frog in the rain

Peacock Tree Frog

Photo of the Day, February 25, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A female peacock tree frog sitting in the rain at night ...

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Photo: A lynx in Canada’s Yukon Territory

Canadian Lynx, Yukon Territory

Photo of the Day, February 24, 2012

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A Canadian lynx is seen in the Ogilvie Mountains (Yukon Territory ...

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Picture of a herd of cattle in India

Cows, India

Photo of the Day, February 23, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

I shot this calf on the road in 2011 on the ...

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Photo: A chameleon standing on a door latch

Chameleon, India

Photo of the Day, February 22, 2012

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I shot this in Hyderabad, India. I was lucky the chameleon ...

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Photo: A pride of lions in the Serengeti

Lion Pride, Serengeti

Photo of the Day, February 21, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A pride of lions behaves naturally for the camera—a remote-controlled ...

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Photo: An adult emperor penguin taking care of younger penguins in Antarctica

Emperor Penguins, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2012

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An adult emperor penguin in Antarctica takes care of the young ...

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Photo: A herd of giraffes in Kenya

Giraffes, Kenya

Photo of the Day, February 19, 2012

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Giraffes are pictured at dawn in Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve ...

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 Photo: A Hmong child riding a water buffalo in Vietnam

Child and Water Buffalo, Vietnam

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A young Hmong girl rides a water buffalo in Sa Pa ...

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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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

"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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel Photos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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