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Brown Bear Under Water

Photo of the Day, September 9, 2009

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Fattening up for winter, a brown bear waits to snatch ...

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Photo: Interior view of a cave

Iron Hoop Cave, Alabama

Photo of the Day, September 8, 2009

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Millennia in the making, fantastical chambers like this are decorated ...

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Rice Mill, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, September 7, 2009

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Steam rises from rice being processed at a small mill ...

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Santa Lucia Green Roof

Photo of the Day, September 6, 2009

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The irrigated roof of a house in the exclusive Santa ...

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Photo: Ruins of a lighthouse in Somalia

Lighthouse Ruins, Mogadishu

Photo of the Day, September 5, 2009

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In the quiet of an abandoned lighthouse, young people chew ...

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Wedding Gown Preparation

Photo of the Day, September 4, 2009

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Dress-up weddings happen so seldom in the Russian village of ...

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Photo: Car and explosion

Iowa Derby Car Jump

Photo of the Day, September 3, 2009

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Iowa's derby stunts are always a blast: Gregory "Dr ...

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Prayers, Cambodia

Photo of the Day, September 2, 2009

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Water carries prayers for her ancestors. Widow Suy Moeur, 70 ...

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Photo: Freshwater dolphin swimming

Freshwater Dolphin, Amazon

Photo of the Day, September 1, 2009

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Imagined lords of a golden underwater city—the Encante—Amazon ...

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Photo: Horse rolling on its back

Horse Scratching, Canada

Photo of the Day, August 31, 2009

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Relief is a rolling back scratch in the brush for a hobbled ...

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Photo: Wild dog in tall green grass

Wild Dog, Botswana

Photo of the Day, August 30, 2009

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A wild dog peers out from tall green grass in Botswana.


This ...

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Sperm Whale and Swimmer

Photo of the Day, August 29, 2009

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Andrew and his friend, a young sperm whale named Scar, swim together ...

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Polar Bear Cubs Playing, Canada

Photo of the Day, August 28, 2009

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These two cubs are playing close to our Tundra Buggy in Canada ...

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Lowland Gorillas, Congo

Photo of the Day, August 27, 2009

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Two big gorillas give threatening stares in the Republic of Congo. These ...

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Photo: Tiger diving underwater

Diving Tiger, California

Photo of the Day, August 26, 2009

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I took this photo at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, California ...

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Camouflaged Toads

Photo of the Day, August 25, 2009

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Three leaf-litter toads collected within yards of each other almost disappear on ...

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Elephants, Botswana

Photo of the Day, August 24, 2009

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This was shot in Chobe Reserve in Botswana. The elephant scenes at ...

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Brown Bear, Finland

Photo of the Day, August 23, 2009

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This young European brown bear posed so cutely for us. We couldn ...

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Lion in the Zoo

Lion Profile

Photo of the Day, August 22, 2009

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Profile of a lion in the zoo.


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Photo: Close-up of a tiger cub’s face

Tiger Cub Close-Up

Photo of the Day, August 21, 2009

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I was taking close-ups of one of the cubs lying in the ...

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Photo: Dog yawning

Yawning Dog

Photo of the Day, August 20, 2009

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Sometimes you just snap a photo at exactly the right time.


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Photo: Zebras

Zebra Migration, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, August 19, 2009

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Zebra migration in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania


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Macaque Family, Japan

Photo of the Day, August 18, 2009

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Macaque monkeys on Mt. Misen, Miyajima Island, Japan, embrace their young and ...

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Photo: Frog with a small light glowing inside it

Cuban Tree Frog, Florida

Photo of the Day, August 17, 2009

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This is a Cuban tree frog on a tree in my backyard ...

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Meerkat

Photo of the Day, August 16, 2009

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A cheeky meerkat keeps watch over the "house." This one kept falling ...

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Bog Turtle

Photo of the Day, August 15, 2009

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The palm-size bog turtle, smallest in the country, now survives mostly on ...

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Decorated Elephant, India

Photo of the Day, August 14, 2009

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A decorated elephant, India


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Photo: Squirrel with mountains in background

Squirrel Portrait, Banff

Photo of the Day, August 13, 2009

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My husband and I were exploring Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park-Canada ...

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Urban Prairie Dog

Photo of the Day, August 12, 2009

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We spend so much time looking for wildlife far from home, I ...

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Beluga Whale, Vancouver

Photo of the Day, August 11, 2009

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A beluga whale at Vancouver's aquarium.


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Photo: Fox with mountains in background

Fox, Norway

Photo of the Day, August 10, 2009

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A fox stands out against the mountains of Svalbard, Norway.


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Green Snake on a Branch

Photo of the Day, August 9, 2009

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I just love the vibrant color of this guy!


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Translucent Nudibranch

Photo of the Day, August 8, 2009

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Built to feed exclusively on corals like this spindly gorgonian, a translucent ...

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Photo: Young adult lions lying down

Lion Brothers, Australia

Photo of the Day, August 7, 2009

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Twelve-year-old male lion brothers Tonyi, left, and Tombo lie with each other ...

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Giraffe Mother and Calf

Photo of the Day, August 6, 2009

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A tender moment between mother and son


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Bee-Eater in Flight

Photo of the Day, August 5, 2009

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A brilliant blur as it plucks a butterfly from the air, the ...

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