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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Photo: Orange clown anemonefish near a green sea anemone

Clown Anemonefish, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2011

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Clown anemonefish nestle amid the tentacles of ...

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Photo: Zebra in snow

Grevy’s Zebra, Ohio

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2011

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Stripes and flakes share space at the ...

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Photo: A wild horse

Wild Horse, Mongolia

Photo of the Day, September 28, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

I love the simplicity of ...

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Photo: A pair of lions in the grass

White Lions, South Africa

Photo of the Day, September 25, 2011

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Wildlife photography is often about ...

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Photo: A grasshopper resting on a bird of paradise flower

Grasshopper, Honduras

Photo of the Day, September 21, 2011

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Focus is key in successful ...

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Photo: A close up of an African spurred tortoise

African Spurred Tortoise

Photo of the Day, September 5, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

I have heard that there ...

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Photo: A welsh pig at a farming exhibit

Welsh Pig, Cardiff

Photo of the Day, August 28, 2011

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A Welsh pig loiters like one of the guys ...

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Photo: A group of female langurs and their offspring

Babysitting Langurs, India

Photo of the Day, August 23, 2011

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Are these the monkeys' mothers? Not always. Langurs often ...

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Photo: Steller sea lions

Steller Sea Lions, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, August 20, 2011

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Since gaining legal protection in the 1970s, Steller sea ...

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Photo: Elephants with keeper

Orphan Elephants, Kenya

Photo of the Day, August 16, 2011

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What a scared orphan elephant needs more than anything ...

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Photo: Herders tending livestock

Herding Family, Turkey

Photo of the Day, August 13, 2011

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This herding family has been tending livestock in the ...

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Photo: A Kermode bear climbs a tree in search of food

Kermode Bear in Tree, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, August 10, 2011

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A mother of two cubs climbs a Pacific crab ...

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Photo: Sea stars and eelgrass

Sea Stars, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, August 4, 2011

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Purple sea stars and eelgrass flourish in the waters ...

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Photo: A close-up of a koala bear

Koala, Australia

Photo of the Day, July 31, 2011

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This little miracle was saved from its dead mother. Taken at ...

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Photo: A green turtle pokes its head out of the water

Hawaiian Green Turtle, Maui

Photo of the Day, July 30, 2011

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At a Maui aquarium a Hawaiian green turtle makes a guest ...

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Photo: A cheetah resting on a lion farm

Cheetah, South Africa

Photo of the Day, July 29, 2011

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Enjoying the attention, the cheetah Juba stretches out in the grass ...

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Photo: Blue heeler dog and horse in Mexico

Blue Heeler, San Miguel de Allende

Photo of the Day, July 28, 2011

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I grabbed this shot of a blue heeler dog in San ...

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Photo: A silhouette of a stag beetle at sunset

Stag Beetle, Sumatra

Photo of the Day, July 27, 2011

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I found this stag beetle (Cyclommatus elaphus) as the sun was ...

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Photo: A bear standing in a forest

Kermode Bear, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, July 26, 2011

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In a forest dominated by second-growth trees, a young bear settles ...

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Photo: A langur monkey poised to jump from a rock

Leaping Langur, India

Photo of the Day, July 25, 2011

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India’s leaping langurs can be holy, helpful, or even pesky ...

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Photo: A detail of a dolphin tail

Dolphin, Turkey

Photo of the Day, July 24, 2011

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Photo taken during dolphin therapy, Turkey

(This photo and caption were ...

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Photo: Eastern gray kangaroos silhouetted against the sunset

Eastern Gray Kangaroos, Australia

Photo of the Day, July 23, 2011

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These are wild eastern gray kangaroos shot on the west coast ...

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Photo: A close up of a parrot

Parrot, Manila

Photo of the Day, July 22, 2011

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I took this picture of a parrot in the Manila Zoological ...

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Photo: A deer standing in a pool of water

Deer, Japan

Photo of the Day, July 21, 2011

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Deer in Nara, Japan, are revered as holy messengers of God ...

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Photo: Sandgrouse at a watering hole

Sandgrouse, Namibia

Photo of the Day, July 20, 2011

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A water hole in NamibRand Nature Reserve teems with birds such ...

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Photo: Zebras grazing in a field of flowers

Zebras, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, July 19, 2011

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This was taken in June in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania ...

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Photo: A close up of the mouth of a parrotfish

Parrotfish, Great Barrier Reef

Photo of the Day, July 18, 2011

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The clownish grin of a bridled parrotfish reveals its power tools ...

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Photo: A man riding a horse on a beach in Bangladesh

Horseback Rider, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, July 17, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

In the sea beach of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, there ...

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Photo: A gecko poking its head out between ridges of a palm leaf

Gecko and Palm Frond

Photo of the Day, July 16, 2011

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A small gecko pokes his head out from between the ridges ...

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Photo: A close-up of a giraffe in Mexico

Giraffe, Mexico

Photo of the Day, July 15, 2011

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This is Lupe, a beautiful giraffe at the Wameru Zoo in ...

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Photo: A herd of elephants in Kenya

Elephants, Kenya

Photo of the Day, July 14, 2011

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Our third day in Amboseli National Park in Kenya and serendipity ...

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Photo: A polar bear investigates a whale bone in Svalbard

Polar Bear With Whale Bone

Photo of the Day, July 13, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Ashore on Svalbard, a male polar bear investigates a whale's ...

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Photo: A cactus bee pollinating a flower

Cactus Bee, Arizona

Photo of the Day, July 12, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A cactus bee (Diadasia sp.) pollinates a barrel cactus in Tucson ...

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Photo: A caiman surrounded by turtles

Caiman and Turtles, Guatemala

Photo of the Day, July 11, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A caiman rescued by the ARCAS organization in Guatemala gets the ...

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Photo: A seagull at a marina

Seagull and Boats

Photo of the Day, July 10, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Walking the line

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Photo: A blacktip reef shark swimming among fish

Blacktip Reef Shark, Maldives

Photo of the Day, July 9, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Smaller fish keep their distance when a blacktip reef shark swims ...

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