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Photo of the Day : Animals

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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

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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

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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

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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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 Photo: A gaucho surveying his land in southern Patagonia

Gaucho, Patagonia

Photo of the Day, February 28, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

This picture was taken at Estancia El Condor, a ranch in ...

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Photo: A trio of cheetah cubs in South Africa

Cheetah Cubs, South Africa

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

As three cheetah cubs at Phinda Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal ...

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Picture of two adult elephants and a baby elephant in Namibia

Elephant Trio, Namibia

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2012

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Two adult elephants and a baby are at a waterhole in ...

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Photo: A peacock tree frog in the rain

Peacock Tree Frog

Photo of the Day, February 25, 2012

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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

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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

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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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

(This photo and caption ...

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Photo: An anhinga with a fish in the Everglades

Anhinga, Everglades National Park

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

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

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