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    Clouded Leopard checking out the crowd….in camera editing by Adrian Tavano Photos…. by Mandy Sierra Photography     A global view of the Earth at night, compiled from more than 400 satellite images. Researchers have suggested that heat generated by large cities can alter the climate thousands of miles away. The ‘waste heat’ from buildings, [...]

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    Last Light on The Mara Giraffe  by Gail Beerman

    Last Light on The Mara Giraffe
    by Gail Beerman

    Northern Lights, Tromsø  Norway  by Daniel Martini

    Northern Lights, Tromsø Norway
    by Daniel Martini

    Gorilla Baby at Lincoln Park Zoo

    Gorilla Baby at Lincoln Park Zoo

    Fish-catch-under-rain  by Mai Huong

    Fish-catch-under-rain
    by Mai Huong

    Northern Lights Reflection by David Taylor

    Northern Lights Reflection by David Taylor

    Snow Monkey in Hot Spring  by Ade Photography

    Snow Monkey in Hot Spring
    by Ade Photography

    Alison Buttigieg Photography

    Young Leopard
    by Alison Buttigieg Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/AlisonButtigiegPhotography

     Alison Buttigieg Photography

    Black Backed Jackals, Etosha Naional Park, Namibia
    by Alison Buttigieg Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/AlisonButtigiegPhotography

    Sea Turtle  by Sam Rutherford

    Sea Turtle
    by Sam Rutherford

    Colourful Birds Wallpaper (3)

    Colourful Birds Wallpaper (3)

    Goldian Finch  by Karin Eberhard

    Goldian Finch
    by Karin Eberhard

    Goldian Finch

    Goldian Finch

    Flying Ray

    Flying Ray

    Hyacinth Macaws are native to central and eastern South America . It is the largest macaw and the largest flying parrot species in the world, though the flightless Kakapo of New Zealand can outweigh it at up to 3.5kg. In terms of length it is larger than any other species of parrot. Their popularity as pets has taken a heavy toll on their population in the wild. Birds in captivity fetch a price of around $9,000-$12,000 US.

    Hyacinth Macaws are native to central and eastern South America . It is the largest macaw and the largest flying parrot species in the world, though the flightless Kakapo of New Zealand can outweigh it at up to 3.5kg. In terms of length it is larger than any other species of parrot. Their popularity as pets has taken a heavy toll on their population in the wild. Birds in captivity fetch a price of around $9,000-$12,000 US.

    Birds of Paradise (Paradisaeidae)  The greater bird of paradise found in New Guinea has elongated flank feathers that form ornamental plumes. Bird of Paradise is a tropical bird known for the brilliant plumage of the male. They live mostly in New Guinea and neighbouring islands. The brilliantly colored feathers of the male were once widely sought as decorations for women's hat.

    Birds of Paradise (Paradisaeidae)
    The greater bird of paradise found in New Guinea has elongated flank feathers that form ornamental plumes. Bird of Paradise is a tropical bird known for the brilliant plumage of the male. They live mostly in New Guinea and neighbouring islands. The brilliantly colored feathers of the male were once widely sought as decorations for women’s hat.

    Zebras, Kenya ,Monochrome  by Gail Beerman

    Zebras, Kenya ,Monochrome
    by Gail Beerman

    Hoopoe  by Marek Paluch

    Hoopoe
    by Marek Paluch

    Cubs at Play Courtesy of Misa Reznik

    Cubs at Play
    Courtesy of Misa Reznik

    Beautiful Lion Fam by Misa Reznik

    Beautiful Lion Fam
    by Misa Reznik

    King Cheetah  Courtesy Gepard Cheetah and Big Cats Club

    King Cheetah
    Courtesy Gepard Cheetah and Big Cats Club

    King Cheetah  Courtesy of Gepard Cheetah

    King Cheetah
    Courtesy of Gepard Cheetah

    Black Leopard and Cub

    Black Leopard and Cub

    Male Wahnes' Parotia, a Bird of Paradise  Courtship Dance  by Tim Laman/Nat Geo

    Male Wahnes’ Parotia, a Bird of Paradise Courtship Dance
    by Tim Laman/Nat Geo

    The Explosion  Busaba, a well cared for Indochinese Tigress whose home is at Khao Kheow  Open Zoo, Thailand shaking herself dry. by Ashley Vincent Photography Check him out at Nature Impressions https://www.facebook.com/natureImpressions

    The Explosion
    Busaba, a well cared for Indochinese Tigress whose home is at Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Thailand shaking herself dry.
    by Ashley Vincent Photography
    Check him out at Nature Impressions
    https://www.facebook.com/natureImpressions

    Gentoo Penguin Chicks by Richard Sidey

    Gentoo Penguin Chicks by Richard Sidey

    Lotus Flower, Sandy Beach Resort Da Nang Courtesy of Anil Salunkhe

    Lotus Flower, Sandy Beach Resort Da Nang
    Courtesy of Anil Salunkhe

    Tender moment between Malaika the female Hitch-hiking Cheetah and her cub .Malaika is well known for her habit of jumping onto vehicles in order to scan the Savannah for prey as well as danger. She learned that from her mother Kike, and Kike from her mother Amber.Like her mother she is teaching this lessons to her cub . Teaching lessons means addition of another moment for tourist .  Masai Mara National Reserve , Kenya by Sanjeev Bhor

    Tender moment between Malaika the female Hitch-hiking Cheetah and her cub .Malaika is well known for her habit of jumping onto vehicles in order to scan the Savannah for prey as well as danger. She learned that from her mother Kike, and Kike from her mother Amber.Like her mother she is teaching this lessons to her cub . Teaching lessons means addition of another moment for tourist . Masai Mara National Reserve , Kenya
    by Sanjeev Bhor

    Meet Smasher—the male in the background. That's the name Steve Winter gave this youngster, cooling off in a watering hole in Bandhavgarh National Park, after he slapped the automated camera trap until it stopped clicking. Both tigers are thought to have killed people, and Smasher is now in captivity. Photograph by Steve Winter www.stevewinterphoto.com

    Meet Smasher—the male in the background. That’s the name Steve Winter gave this youngster, cooling off in a watering hole in Bandhavgarh National Park, after he slapped the automated camera trap until it stopped clicking. Both tigers are thought to have killed people, and Smasher is now in captivity.
    Photograph by Steve Winter
    www.stevewinterphoto.com

    Red Fox catching mouse under snow With his exceptional hearing a red fox has targeted a mouse hidden under 2 feet of crusted snow. Springing high in the air he breaks through the crusted spring snow with his nose and his body is completely vertical as he grabs the mouse under the snow. by Michael Eastman

    Red Fox catching mouse under snow
    With his exceptional hearing a red fox has targeted a mouse hidden under 2 feet of crusted snow. Springing high in the air he breaks through the crusted spring snow with his nose and his body is completely vertical as he grabs the mouse under the snow.
    by Michael Eastman

    King of Saxony Bird of Paradise Antenna Swing  Special muscles swing its antenna-like head feathers. by Tim Laman

    King of Saxony Bird of Paradise Antenna Swing
    Special muscles swing its antenna-like head feathers.
    by Tim Laman

    Four Headed Giraffe Kenya  by Mohammed Yousef

    Four Headed Giraffe Kenya
    by Mohammed Yousef

    The very rare sight of a pride of lions successfully bringing down an elephant in broad daylight.  Only a handful of lion prides in Africa are know to have taught themselves to actively hunt elephants. About 12 lions including cubs were present. They waited calmly in the shade while this lion in this picture attacked.  This was likely the same pride (or relatives of) the lions that the BBC filmed attacking elephants at night for the Planet Earth series a few years ago: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-415243/BBC-face-complaints-lions-attack-elephants.html by Ed Hetherington Photography https://www.facebook.com/edhetheringtonphoto

    The very rare sight of a pride of lions successfully bringing down an elephant in broad daylight.
    Only a handful of lion prides in Africa are know to have taught themselves to actively hunt elephants. About 12 lions including cubs were present. They waited calmly in the shade while this lion in this picture attacked.
    This was likely the same pride (or relatives of) the lions that the BBC filmed attacking elephants at night for the Planet Earth series a few years ago: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-415243/BBC-face-complaints-lions-attack-elephants.html
    by Ed Hetherington Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/edhetheringtonphoto

    Lion, Moremi, Botswana by Ed Hetherington  Photography https://www.facebook.com/edhetheringtonphoto

    Lion, Moremi, Botswana
    by Ed Hetherington Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/edhetheringtonphoto

    Stephen Dalton's photograph of a Basilisk lizard running across water at up to five miles per hour Picture: Stephen Dalton/Photoshot/Solent News

    Stephen Dalton’s photograph of a Basilisk lizard running across water at up to five miles per hour
    Picture: Stephen Dalton/Photoshot/Solent News

    Smiling Bug !! A closeup macro photo by Shikhei Goh of a dragonfly that looks as if it is smiling for the camera Picture: SHIKHEI GOH/CATERS NEWS

    Smiling Bug !!
    A closeup macro photo by Shikhei Goh of a dragonfly that looks as if it is smiling for the camera
    Picture: SHIKHEI GOH/CATERS NEWS

    Carry On Smiling!! American photographer Randy Rimland captured a male lion cub seeming to smile for the camera at the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina. There is a surprising similarity to the wide grin of Carry On actor Sid James. Picture: Newsteam/PA

    Carry On Smiling!!
    American photographer Randy Rimland captured a male lion cub seeming to smile for the camera at the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina. There is a surprising similarity to the wide grin of Carry On actor Sid James.
    Picture: Newsteam/PA

    The hand of the one-week-old drill short-tailed monkey holds onto its mother Kaduna in the primate enclosure in the zoo of Munich, Germany Picture: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images

    The hand of the one-week-old drill short-tailed monkey holds onto its mother Kaduna in the primate enclosure in the zoo of Munich, Germany
    Picture: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images

    Chester Zoo's newest resident, a meerkat pup.The tiny newcomer has made its first public appearance after being hidden away in burrows by its parents since being born three weeks ago. Picture: Chester Zoo/PA

    Chester Zoo’s newest resident, a meerkat pup.The tiny newcomer has made its first public appearance after being hidden away in burrows by its parents since being born three weeks ago.
    Picture: Chester Zoo/PA

    A sixteen-week-old white tiger cub is carried by keepers as he receives his first medical check-up at the safari-park in Hodenhagen, Lower-Saxony, Germany Picture: REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

    A sixteen-week-old white tiger cub is carried by keepers as he receives his first medical check-up at the safari-park in Hodenhagen, Lower-Saxony, Germany
    Picture: REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

    An almost full-circle rainbow at Victoria Falls taken by Nicole Cambre on the Zambian side of the falls Picture: Nicole Cambre / Rex Features

    An almost full-circle rainbow at Victoria Falls taken by Nicole Cambre on the Zambian side of the falls
    Picture: Nicole Cambre / Rex Features

    A tiny Madagascar dwarf chameleon is thought to be the worlds smallest chameleon and measures less than 30mm from its snout to the tip of its tail. With a unique ability to blend into the background chameleons can be tricky to spot at the best of times but its almost impossible to see this little guy who is barely as big as a fingernail. Picture: MASAHIRO LIJIMA/ARDEA/CATERS NEWS

    A tiny Madagascar dwarf chameleon is thought to be the worlds smallest chameleon and measures less than 30mm from its snout to the tip of its tail. With a unique ability to blend into the background chameleons can be tricky to spot at the best of times but its almost impossible to see this little guy who is barely as big as a fingernail.
    Picture: MASAHIRO LIJIMA/ARDEA/CATERS NEWS

    One-year-old Siberian tigers play in the reserve at the Tiger's Park in Hailin city, China. Over 40 tigers are in the program now, hunting livestock put by researchers in an area of 20 hectares. The park, a breeding center of tigers, owns more than 300 Siberian tigers, all born in captivity. Picture: Feature China / Barcroft Media

    One-year-old Siberian tigers play in the reserve at the Tiger’s Park in Hailin city, China. Over 40 tigers are in the program now, hunting livestock put by researchers in an area of 20 hectares. The park, a breeding center of tigers, owns more than 300 Siberian tigers, all born in captivity.
    Picture: Feature China / Barcroft Media

    Lion at Kruger National Park, South Africa by Simon Riekert Photography

    Lion at Kruger National Park, South Africa
    by Simon Riekert Photography

    Leucistic Yellow-Billed Hornbill at Limpopo Lipadi Game Reserve by Anton Kruger/Limpopo Lipadi

    Leucistic Yellow-Billed Hornbill at Limpopo Lipadi Game Reserve
    by Anton Kruger/Limpopo Lipadi

    Lovely shot of elephant interactions at Mogorosi Waterhole taken by shareholder Tim Doyle on a recent visit. From the family group at the water's edge to the wrestling adolescents stirring up a dust cloud in the background there is always something of interest going on when you encounter these giants. by Tim Doyle/Limpopo Lipadi https://www.facebook.com/Limpopo.Lipadi

    Lovely shot of elephant interactions at Mogorosi Waterhole taken by shareholder Tim Doyle on a recent visit. From the family group at the water’s edge to the wrestling adolescents stirring up a dust cloud in the background there is always something of interest going on when you encounter these giants.
    by Tim Doyle/Limpopo Lipadi
    https://www.facebook.com/Limpopo.Lipadi

    A mother rests with her two-month-old in Bandhavgarh National Park, where—contrary to the global trend—managers have built up tiger numbers. Compensation for loss of life caused by cats outside the park gives villagers some consolation. Photograph by Steve Winter

    A mother rests with her two-month-old in Bandhavgarh National Park, where—contrary to the global trend—managers have built up tiger numbers. Compensation for loss of life caused by cats outside the park gives villagers some consolation.
    Photograph by Steve Winter

    One moment this Bandhavgarh tiger was snoozing in the shade. The next, says Steve Winter, he charged "like a shot out of a cannon." Winter, who was photographing perched on the windshield of his open-top Jeep, jumped back down into his seat. The tiger veered off. Photograph by Steve Winter

    One moment this Bandhavgarh tiger was snoozing in the shade. The next, says Steve Winter, he charged “like a shot out of a cannon.” Winter, who was photographing perched on the windshield of his open-top Jeep, jumped back down into his seat. The tiger veered off.
    Photograph by Steve Winter

    Hyacinth Macaw !!

    Hyacinth Macaw !!

    South Lakes Wild Animal Park - Sumatran Tiger by Andy McGarry Photography

    South Lakes Wild Animal Park – Sumatran Tiger
    by Andy McGarry Photography

    South Lakes Wild Animal Park - Amur Tiger Nina

    South Lakes Wild Animal Park – Amur Tiger Nina
    by Andy McGarry

    South Lakes Wild Animal Park - Amur Tiger Nina-2 by Andy McGarry Photography

    South Lakes Wild Animal Park – Amur Tiger Nina-2
    by Andy McGarry Photography

    Friendly whale greets visitors to Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico. Photo : Barcroft Media

    Friendly whale greets visitors to Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico.
    Photo : Barcroft Media

    A deep-sea lobster of the genus Puerulus from the Indian Ocean which was recently discovered to be new to science. Photograph: Tin-Yam Chan / PA.

    A deep-sea lobster of the genus Puerulus from the Indian Ocean which was recently discovered to be new to science.
    Photograph: Tin-Yam Chan / PA.

    Clark Oden Photography

    Late afternoon with King “Izu” – San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
    © 2013 Clark Oden
    https://www.facebook.com/ClarkOdenPhotographyPhotography

    Serval in tree  by Jan Willemsen Photography

    Serval in tree
    by Jan Willemsen Photography

    Relaxing Meerkat by Jan Willemsen Photography

    Relaxing Meerkat
    by Jan Willemsen Photography

    Polar Bear Cub by Jan Willemsen Photography

    Polar Bear Cub
    by Jan Willemsen Photography

    Scarlet Macaw by jayne Oden Photography https://www.facebook.com/JayneOdenPhotography

    Scarlet Macaw
    by jayne Oden Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/JayneOdenPhotography


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    British diver is dwarfed as he swims alongside gigantic sperm whale A family of sperm whales have shown their gentle side by allowing a group of divers to swim alongside them in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. Known as the world's largest predators, sperm whales can weigh up to 45 tonnes and measure up to 59ft in length. They can dive up to 3,280ft and have rows of razor-sharp teeth 7in long . But this group of whales dispelled the Moby Dick myth by letting the team of divers swim just yards away from them. Picture: Amos Nachoum/Barcroft Media

    British diver is dwarfed as he swims alongside gigantic sperm whale
    A family of sperm whales have shown their gentle side by allowing a group of divers to swim alongside them in the middle of the Caribbean Sea.
    Known as the world’s largest predators, sperm whales can weigh up to 45 tonnes and measure up to 59ft in length. They can dive up to 3,280ft and have rows of razor-sharp teeth 7in long .
    But this group of whales dispelled the Moby Dick myth by letting the team of divers swim just yards away from them.
    Picture: Amos Nachoum/Barcroft Media

    Among the divers was Brit Andy Morris, a 41-year-old systems analyst, from Stoke Poges, who got within arm's reach of the giant's tail. The photographs were captured three miles of the coast of Dominica by wildlife photographer and expedition leader Amos Nachoum, 63. He tracked the whales using a hydrophone - an underwater microphone that picks up the whale communications. The divers approached slowly, as sperm whales can be easily scared off and may dive to the ocean depths for up to 90 minutes.

    Among the divers was Brit Andy Morris, a 41-year-old systems analyst, from Stoke Poges, who got within arm’s reach of the giant’s tail. The photographs were captured three miles of the coast of Dominica by wildlife photographer and expedition leader Amos Nachoum, 63.
    He tracked the whales using a hydrophone – an underwater microphone that picks up the whale communications.
    The divers approached slowly, as sperm whales can be easily scared off and may dive to the ocean depths for up to 90 minutes.

    Sperm whales are the world's largest predators and they can eat as much as one ton of squid per day with their teeth which can measure up to 7in long Divers found it a 'great privilege' to get so close to the family of sperm whales which were spotted just three miles off the coast of Dominica in the Caribbean Mr Amos, from Israel, said: 'All animals have comfort zones and some of the sperm whale families have become habituated and friendly with us in the water. 'After all, whales are faster and stronger than any human swimmer. 'As long as the swimmer is gentle and soft in the water, whales usually will accept our presence with them. That is a great privilege.' Females and calves stay in Dominica all year round but the male arrives only for mating between January to March. Sperm whales, which are known to feed on giant squid, were almost hunted to extinction in the late 1960s but have since made a comeback.

    Sperm whales are the world’s largest predators and they can eat as much as one ton of squid per day with their teeth which can measure up to 7in long
    Divers found it a ‘great privilege’ to get so close to the family of sperm whales which were spotted just three miles off the coast of Dominica in the Caribbean
    Mr Amos, from Israel, said: ‘All animals have comfort zones and some of the sperm whale families have become habituated and friendly with us in the water.
    ‘After all, whales are faster and stronger than any human swimmer.
    ‘As long as the swimmer is gentle and soft in the water, whales usually will accept our presence with them. That is a great privilege.’
    Females and calves stay in Dominica all year round but the male arrives only for mating between January to March.
    Sperm whales, which are known to feed on giant squid, were almost hunted to extinction in the late 1960s but have since made a comeback.

    Divers saw a baby sperm whale swimming with her mother at Dominica in the Caribbean. Males are only seen with females in mating season from January to March Picture: Amos Nachoum/Barcroft Media

    Divers saw a baby sperm whale swimming with her mother at Dominica in the Caribbean. Males are only seen with females in mating season from January to March
    Picture: Amos Nachoum/Barcroft Media

    Lion pride at a waterhole, Kenya Greg has gone back to Kenya to look for these young cubs. They will be 7 years old now and they will will use their whisker patterns to identify them. Also involved in the wild adventure in Kenya's Rift Valley is a lion researcher and documentary filmmaker, so look out for forthcoming images and film. You can read the original story here: http://www.gregdutoit.com/index.php?page=ftf_blood by Greg Du Toit http://500px.com/photo/25387945

    Lion pride at a waterhole, Kenya
    Greg has gone back to Kenya to look for these young cubs. They will be 7 years old now and they will will use their whisker patterns to identify them. Also involved in the wild adventure in Kenya’s Rift Valley is a lion researcher and documentary filmmaker, so look out for forthcoming images and film.
    You can read the original story here: http://www.gregdutoit.com/index.php?page=ftf_blood
    by Greg Du Toit
    http://500px.com/photo/25387945

    Leopard Walk A female Leopard ( Panthera pardus ) named " Rock Fig jr. " walking passed our game drive vehicle in the Motswari Private Game Reserve during a recently conducted private photo safari. This wildlife paradise is part of the Timbavati Nature Reserve and one of the best areas in Africa to photograph these elusive cats. Motswari is situated on the Western border of Kruger NP in South Africa. By Mario Moreno Photography https://www.facebook.com/mariomorenophotographer

    Leopard Walk
    A female Leopard ( Panthera pardus ) named ” Rock Fig jr. ” walking passed our game drive vehicle in the Motswari Private Game Reserve during a recently conducted private photo safari. This wildlife paradise is part of the Timbavati Nature Reserve and one of the best areas in Africa to photograph these elusive cats. Motswari is situated on the Western border of Kruger NP in South Africa.
    By Mario Moreno Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/mariomorenophotographer

    Playing in The Rain An Elephant calf playing in the rain. Image taken in Cabarceno Nature Park in Spain. The goverment of Cantabria has done an amazing job with this park which has two main roles : one related to the conservation of endangered species and the other one related to environmental education. It is also known for the semi-freedom of their animals and botanical routes. In this park life develops in the best natural environment to the animals that inhabit it. Except for food provided to them, the rest of the activities are marked by their almost total freedom and instinct. Almost all of them trigger fights and the mating season is marked by struggles for control of females and, of course, the rest of their senses are as wild as in their natural habitat. by Mario Moreno Photography

    Playing in The Rain
    An Elephant calf playing in the rain. Image taken in Cabarceno Nature Park in Spain. The goverment of Cantabria has done an amazing job with this park which has two main roles : one related to the conservation of endangered species and the other one related to environmental education. It is also known for the semi-freedom of their animals and botanical routes. In this park life develops in the best natural environment to the animals that inhabit it. Except for food provided to them, the rest of the activities are marked by their almost total freedom and instinct. Almost all of them trigger fights and the mating season is marked by struggles for control of females and, of course, the rest of their senses are as wild as in their natural habitat.
    by Mario Moreno Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/mariomorenophotographer

    A Cheetah portrait ( Acinonyx jubatus ) captured on the open plains in Kruger National Park.  by Mario Moreno Photography https://www.facebook.com/mariomorenophotographer

    A Cheetah portrait ( Acinonyx jubatus ) captured on the open plains in Kruger National Park.
    by Mario Moreno Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/mariomorenophotographer

    Grooming Geladas by Marius Coetzee Photography https://www.facebook.com/mariuscoetzeephotography

    Grooming Geladas
    by Marius Coetzee Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/mariuscoetzeephotography

    Leopard, Okavango Delta, Botswana Grant Atkinson will be leading a November 2013 photosafari again with Andy Biggs Photo Safaris. This leopard image comes from their trip together last year. Read more here: http://www.grantatkinson.com/photo-safaris/scheduled-safaris-2013/okavango-delta by Atkinson Photography and Safaris https://www.facebook.com/atkinsonphotographyandsafaris

    Leopard, Okavango Delta, Botswana
    Grant Atkinson will be leading a November 2013 photosafari again with Andy Biggs Photo Safaris. This leopard image comes from their trip together last year. Read more here:
    http://www.grantatkinson.com/photo-safaris/scheduled-safaris-2013/okavango-delta
    by Atkinson Photography and Safaris
    https://www.facebook.com/atkinsonphotographyandsafaris

    "Baobab sunset" The sun setting at Baines Baobabs in Botswana, these majestic trees are great to see and make for some wonderful landscape images. by Andrew Schoeman Photography http://www.andrewschoemanphotography.co.za/ https://www.facebook.com/AndrewSchoemanPhotography

    “Baobab sunset” The sun setting at Baines Baobabs in Botswana, these majestic trees are great to see and make for some wonderful landscape images.
    by Andrew Schoeman Photography
    http://www.andrewschoemanphotography.co.za/
    https://www.facebook.com/AndrewSchoemanPhotography

    "Left Hook !"  A Couple of Lion cubs playing after feasting on a Buffalo that had been killed the day before at Duba Plains in the Okavango Delta, Duba is a unique destination to see the spectacular interaction between Lion and Buffalo.  To join them on Safari to Photograph this amazing spectacle, follow link: http://www.odpsafaris.com/ by Andrew Scoeman Photography  http://www.andrewschoemanphotography.co.za/ https://www.facebook.com/AndrewSchoemanPhotography

    “Left Hook !”
    A Couple of Lion cubs playing after feasting on a Buffalo that had been killed the day before at Duba Plains in the Okavango Delta, Duba is a unique destination to see the spectacular interaction between Lion and Buffalo. To join them on Safari to Photograph this amazing spectacle, follow link: http://www.odpsafaris.com/
    by Andrew Scoeman Photography
    http://www.andrewschoemanphotography.co.za/
    https://www.facebook.com/AndrewSchoemanPhotography

    Sharks-crossing-south-africa by Marc Stickler Photography http://www.marcstickler.at/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marc-Stickler-Photography/111792888878470

    Sharks-crossing-south-africa
    by Marc Stickler Photography
    http://www.marcstickler.at/
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marc-Stickler-Photography/111792888878470

    White Rhinos, Solio Ranch, Kenya by Corne Shalkwyk/Premier Safaris https://www.facebook.com/pages/Premier-Safaris/230111593704515

    White Rhinos, Solio Ranch, Kenya
    by Corne Shalkwyk/Premier Safaris
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Premier-Safaris/230111593704515

    Tough Nut To Crack!!! National Geo Photographer : Patrick Castleberry

    Tough Nut To Crack!!!
    National Geo
    Photographer : Patrick Castleberry

    Sardine War  by Alexander Safonov

    Sardine War
    by Alexander Safonov

    Five-year-old jaguar Nindiri licks a heart-shaped Valentine's Day treat of frozen beef blood, beef hearts and pieces of meat at the San Diego Zoo Picture: REUTERS/Tammy Spratt/San Diego Zoo

    Five-year-old jaguar Nindiri licks a heart-shaped Valentine’s Day treat of frozen beef blood, beef hearts and pieces of meat at the San Diego Zoo
    Picture: REUTERS/Tammy Spratt/San Diego Zoo

    Alaskan sea otter Yutan swims with a heart-shaped frozen treat at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise amusement park in Yokohama Picture: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images

    Alaskan sea otter Yutan swims with a heart-shaped frozen treat at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise amusement park in Yokohama
    Picture: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images

    Meerkats look at a beetroot flavoured love heart at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, Scotland Picture: Andrew Milligan /PA

    Meerkats look at a beetroot flavoured love heart at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, Scotland
    Picture: Andrew Milligan /PA

    Another look at poor Joco the cross-eyed lion at the zoo in Erfurt, Germany Picture: MARC TIRL/AFP/Getty Images

    Another look at poor Joco the cross-eyed lion at the zoo in Erfurt, Germany
    Picture: MARC TIRL/AFP/Getty Images

    Deers  Submission by Melissa West

    Deers
    Submission by Melissa West

    Sleeping Lion, South Africa Photograph by Ande Truman

    Sleeping Lion, South Africa
    Photograph by Ande Truman

    Stingrays gracefully flying, forming a perfect straight line. Sand bar, Grand Cayman. Photograph by Nadya Kulagina

    Stingrays gracefully flying, forming a perfect straight line. Sand bar, Grand Cayman.
    Photograph by Nadya Kulagina

    Eurasian Otters, Shetland Islands In the Shetland Islands a mother and two male cubs listen intently to the clicking of the photographer’s camera. The nose of the cub at right had a recent encounter with a crab. Adults don’t live as pairs, and males play no part in raising the young. Photograph by Charlie Hamilton James

    Eurasian Otters, Shetland Islands
    In the Shetland Islands a mother and two male cubs listen intently to the clicking of the photographer’s camera. The nose of the cub at right had a recent encounter with a crab. Adults don’t live as pairs, and males play no part in raising the young.
    Photograph by Charlie Hamilton James

    Two polar bears (Ursus maritimus) play in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada Picture: Image Broker / Rex Features

    Two polar bears (Ursus maritimus) play in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
    Picture: Image Broker / Rex Features

    Two lions (Panthera leo) seem to show affection Picture: Image Broker / Rex Features

    Two lions (Panthera leo) seem to show affection
    Picture: Image Broker / Rex Features

    Two Alpine marmotts seem to kiss on a mountain in Austria Picture: Animal Press/ Barcroft Media

    Two Alpine marmotts seem to kiss on a mountain in Austria
    Picture: Animal Press/ Barcroft Media

    Two Cape ground squirrels (Xerus inauris) 'kissing' in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa Picture: Nature Picture Library / Rex Features

    Two Cape ground squirrels (Xerus inauris) ‘kissing’ in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
    Picture: Nature Picture Library / Rex Features

    Gourami (Helostoma temmincki) fish kissing; they do this to gauge strength and establish hierarchy Picture: Frank Lane Picture Agency Ltd / Rex Features

    Gourami (Helostoma temmincki) fish kissing; they do this to gauge strength and establish hierarchy
    Picture: Frank Lane Picture Agency Ltd / Rex Features

    Two blue budgies pucker up (or should that be pecker up?) Picture: Animal Press/ Barcroft Media

    Two blue budgies pucker up (or should that be pecker up?)
    Picture: Animal Press/ Barcroft Media

    Pig on Wheels !! Chris P Bacon, a piglet born without the use of his hind legs, is seen with his new wheelchair at the Eastside Veterinary Hospital in Clermont Florida. The pig's owner turned the piglet over to a Clermont vet who decided to help. Dr Len Lucero took the pig home and made a wheelchair for him using K'nex toy parts. Chris has outgrown the toy wheelchair, and will soon grow into his new, more permanent and rugged model. Picture: ZUMA / Rex Features

    Pig on Wheels !!
    Chris P Bacon, a piglet born without the use of his hind legs, is seen with his new wheelchair at the Eastside Veterinary Hospital in Clermont Florida. The pig’s owner turned the piglet over to a Clermont vet who decided to help. Dr Len Lucero took the pig home and made a wheelchair for him using K’nex toy parts. Chris has outgrown the toy wheelchair, and will soon grow into his new, more permanent and rugged model.
    Picture: ZUMA / Rex Features

    Llamas on the Run A bemused householder tries to coax two escaped llamas with a bowl of cat food on a street in Henstridge, Somerset.In the end the owners were summoned to the scene and they rounded the pair up.The duo are family pets at a nearby property but had manage to escape by eating their way through the hedge surrounding their enclosure. Picture: Tony Collins/BNPS

    Llamas on the Run
    A bemused householder tries to coax two escaped llamas with a bowl of cat food on a street in Henstridge, Somerset.In the end the owners were summoned to the scene and they rounded the pair up.The duo are family pets at a nearby property but had manage to escape by eating their way through the hedge surrounding their enclosure.
    Picture: Tony Collins/BNPS

    A gorilla mother holds her week-old baby at Moscow Zoo Picture: Ivan Sekretarev/AP

    A gorilla mother holds her week-old baby at Moscow Zoo
    Picture: Ivan Sekretarev/AP

    Diver Margaux Maes receives a hug from a manatee in Citrus County, Florida Picture: Ellen Cuylaerts / Barcroft Media

    Diver Margaux Maes receives a hug from a manatee in Citrus County, Florida
    Picture: Ellen Cuylaerts / Barcroft Medi

    Swantastic Love Mute swans (Cygnus olor) form a heart shape during their courtship display, Buckinghamshire Picture: Frank Lane Picture Agency Ltd / Rex Features

    Swantastic Love
    Mute swans (Cygnus olor) form a heart shape during their courtship display, Buckinghamshire
    Picture: Frank Lane Picture Agency Ltd / Rex Features

    Pair of Lovebirds (Agapornis sp) Picture: Nature Picture Library / Rex Features

    Pair of Lovebirds (Agapornis sp)
    Picture: Nature Picture Library / Rex Features

    Gorilla mother Jamani and her baby Bomassa roam the Forest Glade exhibit at The North Carolina Zoo Picture: News & Record, Jerry Wolford/AP

    Gorilla mother Jamani and her baby Bomassa roam the Forest Glade exhibit at The North Carolina Zoo
    Picture: News & Record, Jerry Wolford/AP

    Two black-tailed prairie dogs appear to kiss while grooming in North Dakota, America Picture: Frank Lane Picture Agency Ltd / Rex Features

    Two black-tailed prairie dogs appear to kiss while grooming in North Dakota, America
    Picture: Frank Lane Picture Agency Ltd / Rex Features

    A lioness named Lemon picks up one of her three cubs at the zoo in Cali, Colombia Picture: REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

    A lioness named Lemon picks up one of her three cubs at the zoo in Cali, Colombia
    Picture: REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriag

    This happy looking Girgentana goat was spotted with his mother in their enclosure at Bergzoo in Halle, Germany Picture: Action Press / Rex Features

    This happy looking Girgentana goat was spotted with his mother in their enclosure at Bergzoo in Halle, Germany
    Picture: Action Press / Rex Features

    Joco the cross-eyed lion is seen at the zoo in Erfurt, Germany. He was born with strabismus last year at the zoo in Hanover. Picture: MARC TIRL/AFP/Getty Images

    Joco the cross-eyed lion is seen at the zoo in Erfurt, Germany. He was born with strabismus last year at the zoo in Hanover.
    Picture: MARC TIRL/AFP/Getty Images

    King penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) pair in courtship, Falkland Islands Picture: Nature Picture Library / Rex Features

    King penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) pair in courtship, Falkland Islands
    Picture: Nature Picture Library / Rex Featur

    Two meerkats (Suricata suricatta) snuggle up Picture: Image Broker / Rex Features

    Two meerkats (Suricata suricatta) snuggle up
    Picture: Image Broker / Rex Features

    Two cockatoos are in the pink Picture: Animal Press/ Barcroft Media

    Two cockatoos are in the pink
    Picture: Animal Press/ Barcroft Media

    Golden Forest Rhino, Lake Nakuru, Kenya The Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species 2010 by Greg Du Toit

    Golden Forest Rhino, Lake Nakuru, Kenya
    The Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species 2010
    by Greg Du Toit

    Cheeky Raccoon by Tambako Photography

    Cheeky Raccoon
    by Tambako Photography

    Oh Behave!! Stoats Playing by Black Fox Wildlife Photography

    Oh Behave!!
    Stoats Playing
    by Black Fox Wildlife Photography

    Giraffe Bouquet  The Centre Cannot Hold  by David Gulden

    Giraffe Bouquet
    The Centre Cannot Hold
    by David Gulden

    Zebroid/Zorse A zebroid is the offspring of any cross between a zebra and any other equine: essentially, a zebra hybrid. In most cases, the sire is a zebra stallion. Offspring of a donkey sire and zebra dam, called a zebra hinny, or donkra, do exist but are rare. Wikipedia

    Zebroid/Zorse
    A zebroid is the offspring of any cross between a zebra and any other equine: essentially, a zebra hybrid. In most cases, the sire is a zebra stallion. Offspring of a donkey sire and zebra dam, called a zebra hinny, or donkra, do exist but are rare. Wikipedia

    Zorse

    Zorse

    «Not today darling, I have a headache! by Tambako Photography https://www.facebook.com/tambakophotography

    «Not today darling, I have a headache!
    by Tambako Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/tambakophotography

    World's oldest wild bird hatches chick at age 62 © Jaymi Heimbuch A couple years ago we were excited to learn about a 60-year-old Laysan albatross named Wisdom hatched her 35th chick. Then last year, we were excited to visit Midway Atoll where she nests, and where she was rearing yet another chick. Now this year, miraculously, Wisdom has returned to the atoll -- now as the oldest living wild bird as she outlived a Northern Royal albatross named Grandma -- and has nested yet again, with her newest chick hatching on February 3rd. Wisdom's age puts her at living more than twice as long as the average Laysan albatross. It means that Wisdom has overcome an incredible number of obstacles to survival, not the least of which is the thousands of deadly hooks tied to the lines of industrial fishing vessels. Albatross are often killed as bycatch, becoming snagged on the hooks as they try to grab bait fish when the miles-long lines are dropped in the water. Not only that, but there is also the problem of plastic pollution. Albatross commonly mistake pieces of plastic as food -- cigarette lighters look an awful lot like tiny squid to an albatross. Surviving ingestion of plastic, which sits in the stomach and can kill a bird by starvation, alone is a mighty feat. Also, the fact that she is still rearing young may change science's understanding of these birds. From The Guardian "It blows us away that this is a 62-year-old bird and she keeps laying eggs and raising chicks," said Bruce Peterjohn, chief of the bird banding laboratory at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Centre in Laurel. "We know that birds will eventually stop reproducing when they're too old," he said. "The assumption about albatrosses is it will happen to them, too. But we don't know where that line is. That, in and of itself, is pretty amazing." Courtesy of Treehugger

    World’s oldest wild bird hatches chick at age 62
    © Jaymi Heimbuch
    A couple years ago we were excited to learn about a 60-year-old Laysan albatross named Wisdom hatched her 35th chick. Then last year, we were excited to visit Midway Atoll where she nests, and where she was rearing yet another chick. Now this year, miraculously, Wisdom has returned to the atoll — now as the oldest living wild bird as she outlived a Northern Royal albatross named Grandma — and has nested yet again, with her newest chick hatching on February 3rd.
    Wisdom’s age puts her at living more than twice as long as the average Laysan albatross. It means that Wisdom has overcome an incredible number of obstacles to survival, not the least of which is the thousands of deadly hooks tied to the lines of industrial fishing vessels. Albatross are often killed as bycatch, becoming snagged on the hooks as they try to grab bait fish when the miles-long lines are dropped in the water. Not only that, but there is also the problem of plastic pollution. Albatross commonly mistake pieces of plastic as food — cigarette lighters look an awful lot like tiny squid to an albatross. Surviving ingestion of plastic, which sits in the stomach and can kill a bird by starvation, alone is a mighty feat. Also, the fact that she is still rearing young may change science’s understanding of these birds.
    From The Guardian
    “It blows us away that this is a 62-year-old bird and she keeps laying eggs and raising chicks,” said Bruce Peterjohn, chief of the bird banding laboratory at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Centre in Laurel. “We know that birds will eventually stop reproducing when they’re too old,” he said. “The assumption about albatrosses is it will happen to them, too. But we don’t know where that line is. That, in and of itself, is pretty amazing.”
    Courtesy of Treehugger


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    Pride and extreme prejudice: The wrath of an entire group of lions is unleashed on lone male who wanders too close to female’s cubs These protective lionesses lashed out without hesitation when a lone male approached their precious cubs – prompting all hell to break loose among the pride as they joined the attack.  The [...]

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      Leopard known locally as Xikavi having a drink whilst on full alert… by Calvin Kotze Wildlife Photography https://www.facebook.com/CalvinKotzePhotography

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    Scarlet Macaws157. by ~iseagreen http://iseagreen.deviantart.com/art/157-153045153 White Tigers by ~CloudMcSwagger Red squirrel just chillin…… by Edwin Kats Amur Leopard by ~Draghonia  

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      Prothonotary Warbler by Mike Lentz. Photography www.mikelentzphotography.com Kingfisher Triumphant Splash! Photo : Danny Green / Rex Features Monarchs!!!!!! Photo : Elmira Amirova. Comb Duck, Juvenile by Tony Faria http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonif/8173210485 Rainbow Jelly A northern sea nettle swims as part of the new jellyfish exhibition ‘Jellyfish Discovery’ at the SeaLife Aquarium in Timmendorfer, Germany on Feb. [...]

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    Born in Africa to French wildlife photographer parents, Tippi Degré had a most unusual childhood. The young girl grew up in the African desert and developed an uncommon bond with many untamed animals including a 28-year old African elephant named Abu, a leopard nicknamed J&B, lion cubs, giraffes, an Ostrich, a mongoose, crocodiles, a baby [...]

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    Doh !!  By Wendy Salisbury www.wendysalisburyphotography.co.uk

    Doh !!
    By Wendy Salisbury
    www.wendysalisburyphotography.co.uk

    A baby elephant wallows in the mud, but then found himself unable to stand up again. Heavy rain in the Masai Mara created the perfect mud hole, and the youngster wasted no time in going for a roll. However, when he tried to get to his feet again, he was simply unable to stand and kept slipping over. The moment was captured on camera by professional wildlife photographer Andy Rouse, who had been following the herd. Picture: Andy Rouse / Rex Features https://www.facebook.com/andyrousephoto

    A baby elephant wallows in the mud, but then found himself unable to stand up again. Heavy rain in the Masai Mara created the perfect mud hole, and the youngster wasted no time in going for a roll. However, when he tried to get to his feet again, he was simply unable to stand and kept slipping over. The moment was captured on camera by professional wildlife photographer Andy Rouse, who had been following the herd.
    Picture: Andy Rouse / Rex Features
    https://www.facebook.com/andyrousephoto

    White Bengal Tiger  by Christine Haines http://www.flickr.com/photos/77095813@N00/8091988354/in/set-72157631779416839/

    White Bengal Tiger
    by Christine Haines
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/77095813@N00/8091988354/in/set-72157631779416839/

    Lynx  by K.Verhulst  http://www.flickr.com/photos/misja2011/8419874389/in/photostream

    Lynx
    by K.Verhulst
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/misja2011/8419874389/in/photostream

    Young Giraffe Auckland, New Zealand  by Andrew Ross  http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewrosspoetry/8381766427/in/photostream

    Young Giraffe
    Auckland, New Zealand
    by Andrew Ross
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewrosspoetry/8381766427/in/photostream

    A half submerged nile hippo in the water, Uganda by Jonothan Hen-Boisen http://500px.com/photo/28374397

    A half submerged nile hippo in the water, Uganda
    by Jonothan Hen-Boisen
    http://500px.com/photo/28374397

    Godzilla, Giant Iguana by Peter Hausner Hansen http://500px.com/photo/7256734

    Godzilla, Giant Iguana
    by Peter Hausner Hansen
    http://500px.com/photo/7256734

    Lioness & Cub, Den Move by Rahul Matthan http://500px.com/photo/649362

    Lioness & Cub, Den Move
    by Rahul Matthan
    http://500px.com/photo/649362

    White Tiger, Snow Cat by Sergei Gladyshev http://500px.com/photo/5985348

    White Tiger, Snow Cat
    by Sergei Gladyshev
    http://500px.com/photo/5985348

    Zebra Valentine !! by Rahul Matthan http://500px.com/photo/660910

    Zebra Valentine !!
    by Rahul Matthan
    http://500px.com/photo/660910

    Leopard Warning!  by Grant Atkinson http://500px.com/photo/6151060

    Leopard Warning!
    by Grant Atkinson
    http://500px.com/photo/6151060

    Swimming Tiger !! by Sergei Gladyshev http://500px.com/photo/6197587

    Swimming Tiger !!
    by Sergei Gladyshev
    http://500px.com/photo/6197587

    Siberian Tiger Cub, Mug Shot !! by Ken Shimo http://500px.com/photo/5391582

    Siberian Tiger Cub, Mug Shot !!
    by Ken Shimo
    http://500px.com/photo/5391582

    Lynx  by Thorsten Scheel http://500px.com/photo/3518868

    Lynx
    by Thorsten Scheel
    http://500px.com/photo/3518868

    Young Cougar  by Leonardo Harrell http://500px.com/photo/7102865

    Young Cougar
    by Leonardo Harrell
    http://500px.com/photo/7102865

    Scarlet Macaw, Ruffled Feathers by Leonardo Harell http://500px.com/photo/7091805

    Scarlet Macaw, Ruffled Feathers
    by Leonardo Harell
    http://500px.com/photo/7091805

    Ah Love !! (Spotted Dove Pair) by Dhiraj Gaurh http://500px.com/photo/15047325

    Ah Love !! (Spotted Dove Pair)
    by Dhiraj Gaurh
    http://500px.com/photo/15047325

    Penguin Parents Love  In the harsh world of Antarctica the emperor penguins fight every day for survival and to protect their only chicken. by Anneliese & Claus Possberg http://500px.com/photo/22528277

    Penguin Parents Love
    In the harsh world of Antarctica the emperor penguins fight every day for survival and to protect their only chicken.
    by Anneliese & Claus Possberg
    http://500px.com/photo/22528277

    Margay Cat  by Jose Calvo http://500px.com/photo/16337709

    Margay Cat
    by Jose Calvo
    http://500px.com/photo/16337709

    King Cheetah Female  by Brad Francis

    King Cheetah Female
    by Brad Francis

    This is the moment an unlucky bird was plucked from mid-air by a sparrowhawk. The scene was caught on camera by photographer Margitta Schuff Thomann at the Isola Della Cona nature reserve in Italy. Picture: MARGITTA SCHUFF THOMANN / CATERS NEWS

    This is the moment an unlucky bird was plucked from mid-air by a sparrowhawk. The scene was caught on camera by photographer Margitta Schuff Thomann at the Isola Della Cona nature reserve in Italy.
    Picture: MARGITTA SCHUFF THOMANN / CATERS NEWS

    This seal known as Sammy or Sally regularly visits Billingsgate Market at Canary Wharf, London, to be fed by the fish market porters Picture: David Taylor / Rex Features

    This seal known as Sammy or Sally regularly visits Billingsgate Market at Canary Wharf, London, to be fed by the fish market porters
    Picture: David Taylor / Rex Features

    Real-life kung fu pandas play in the snow. Josef Gelernter captured the cute red pandas rolling around in the snow at the Tiergarten Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna. Picture: JOSEF GELERNTER / CATERS NEWS

    Real-life kung fu pandas play in the snow. Josef Gelernter captured the cute red pandas rolling around in the snow at the Tiergarten Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna.
    Picture: JOSEF GELERNTER / CATERS NEWS

    Lenticular clouds pass in sweeping layers over the port village of Fionnphort on the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. The high-altitude lens-shaped formations often have a smooth, saucer-like shape and have sometimes been mistaken for UFOs. Picture: PictureScotland / Alamy

    Lenticular clouds pass in sweeping layers over the port village of Fionnphort on the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. The high-altitude lens-shaped formations often have a smooth, saucer-like shape and have sometimes been mistaken for UFOs.
    Picture: PictureScotland / Alamy

    Playful Elephant Calf, Simbavati River Lodge, South Africa by Christof Schoeman Wildlife Photography https://www.facebook.com/christofschoemanwildlifephotography

    Playful Elephant Calf, Simbavati River Lodge, South Africa
    by Christof Schoeman Wildlife Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/christofschoemanwildlifephotography

    Leopard at Biblical Zoo, Jerusalem by Dafna Ben Nun Photography https://www.facebook.com/dafnaphoto

    Leopard at Biblical Zoo, Jerusalem
    by Dafna Ben Nun Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/dafnaphoto

    A series of photos of an Humpback whale breaching merged into one, South Africa. http://www.facebook.com/dafnaphoto

    A series of photos of an Humpback whale breaching merged into one, South Africa
    by Dafna Ben Nun Photography
    http://www.facebook.com/dafnaphoto

    A tiny mouse makes a bid for freedom as a hungry owl swoops down behind it. Photographer Roman Lobanov captured the huge owl swooping down behind the tiny mouse before pouncing on the unlucky rodent and flying off with its prey, in Rybinsk, Russia. Picture: ROMAN LOBANOV / CATERS NEWS

    A tiny mouse makes a bid for freedom as a hungry owl swoops down behind it. Photographer Roman Lobanov captured the huge owl swooping down behind the tiny mouse before pouncing on the unlucky rodent and flying off with its prey, in Rybinsk, Russia.
    Picture: ROMAN LOBANOV / CATERS NEWS

    An elephant picks himself up, dusts himself off and showers himself in dust again. The huge African elephant was spotted enjoying a dust shower by wildlife photographer Theo Allofs at a dried-up part of the Hoanib River in Kunene, Namibia. Picture: Theo Allofs/Minden Pictures/Solent News & Photo Agency

    An elephant picks himself up, dusts himself off and showers himself in dust again. The huge African elephant was spotted enjoying a dust shower by wildlife photographer Theo Allofs at a dried-up part of the Hoanib River in Kunene, Namibia.
    Picture: Theo Allofs/Minden Pictures/Solent News & Photo Agency

    Zebras and flamingos, Kenya by Jeremy Birch

    Zebras and flamingos, Kenya
    by Jeremy Birch

    The northern lights shimmer in the sky above the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox church in Kenai, Alaska Picture: M. Scott Moon/AP

    The northern lights shimmer in the sky above the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox church in Kenai, Alaska
    Picture: M. Scott Moon/AP

    The Aurora Borealis lights up the sky at twilight between the towns of Are and Ostersund, Sweden Picture: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

    The Aurora Borealis lights up the sky at twilight between the towns of Are and Ostersund, Sweden
    Picture: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

    The start of a new day on the plains of Masai Mara, Kenya by Dana Allen Photography www.photosafari-africa.net www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

    The start of a new day on the plains of Masai Mara, Kenya
    by Dana Allen Photography
    www.photosafari-africa.net
    www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari


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    Snow Owl by Michel Roy

    Snow Owl
    by Michel Roy

    http://www.grantatkinson.com/photo-safaris/scheduled-safaris-2013/chobe

    A female leopard at rest, along the Linyanti River, Botswana.
    by Grant Atkinson/Atkinson Photography and Safaris
    http://www.grantatkinson.com/

    A pair of hippo in combat, from the Chobe River, Botswana.  by Grant Atkinson There are still some spaces left on another photosafari that he will be leading there next month with Pangolin Photo Safaris, read more here: http://www.grantatkinson.com/photo-safaris/scheduled-safaris-2013/chobe

    A pair of hippo in combat, from the Chobe River, Botswana.
    by Grant Atkinson/Atkinson Photography and Safaris
    There are still some spaces left on another photosafari that he will be leading there next month with Pangolin Photo Safaris, read more here:
    http://www.grantatkinson.com/photo-safaris/scheduled-safaris-2013/chobe

    Orchid Mantis by Igor Siwanowicz

    Orchid Mantis
    by Igor Siwanowicz

    The End? By: Evgeni P.

    The End?
    By: Evgeni P.

    Love is in the air !! by Evgeni P.

    Love is in the air !!
    by Evgeni P.

    Panthera pardus Kotiya  by Irawan Subingar Photography

    Panthera pardus Kotiya
    by Irawan Subingar Photography

    This photograph of a female common merganser catching a fish was taken by wildlife photographer Henryk Janowski who managed to get inches away from the action by using an ingenious floating canopy crafted to look like a swan Picture: HENRYK JANOWSKI/CATERS NEWS

    This photograph of a female common merganser catching a fish was taken by wildlife photographer Henryk Janowski who managed to get inches away from the action by using an ingenious floating canopy crafted to look like a swan
    Picture: HENRYK JANOWSKI/CATERS NEWS

    An Asiatic elephant calf is seen under his mother Sammy at Zoomadrid in Madrid, Spain Picture: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty ImagesAn Asiatic elephant calf is seen under his mother Sammy at Zoomadrid in Madrid, Spain Picture: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images

    An Asiatic elephant calf is seen under his mother Sammy at Zoomadrid in Madrid, Spain
    Picture: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty ImagesAn Asiatic elephant calf is seen under his mother Sammy at Zoomadrid in Madrid, Spain
    Picture: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images

    Double Impact, Sabi Sands, South-Africa by Marius Coetzee Photography http://www.mariuscoetzee.com

    Double Impact, Sabi Sands, South-Africa
    by Marius Coetzee Photography
    http://www.mariuscoetzee.com

    Kali, an orphaned polar bear cub, plays with his new best friend: a stuffed teddy bear. by John Gomes/Alaska Zoo

    Kali, an orphaned polar bear cub, plays with his new best friend: a stuffed teddy bear.
    by John Gomes/Alaska Zoo

    Kali is bottle fed at his temporary home at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage on March 23. by John Gomes/Alaska Zoo

    Kali is bottle fed at his temporary home at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage on March 23.
    by John Gomes/Alaska Zoo

    A young koala bear clutching a toy koala while being weighed at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany on March 27. by AFP - Getty Images

    A young koala bear clutching a toy koala while being weighed at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany on March 27.
    by AFP – Getty Images

    Baby on Board Source

    Baby on Board
    Source

    The lion sleeps tonight!! A lion lies in the sun at the Tierpark Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, Germany, on March 26.  by Christian Charisius / AFP - Getty Images

    The lion sleeps tonight!!
    A lion lies in the sun at the Tierpark Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, Germany, on March 26.
    by Christian Charisius / AFP – Getty Images

    Eastern Bongo, Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland by Karen Stout

    Eastern Bongo, Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland
    by Karen Stout

    African Wild Dog Portrait  by Marius Coetzee http://www.oryxphotography.com/

    African Wild Dog Portrait
    by Marius Coetzee
    http://www.oryxphotography.com/

    “Inquisitive Caracal”  by Marius Coetzee Photography

    “Inquisitive Caracal”
    by Marius Coetzee Photography

    Kangaroo sidekick!! A young red-necked wallaby looks out of its mother's pouch at the zoo in Stralsund, Germany, on March 26.  by Stefan Sauer / AFP - Getty Images

    Kangaroo sidekick!!
    A young red-necked wallaby looks out of its mother’s pouch at the zoo in Stralsund, Germany, on March 26.
    by Stefan Sauer / AFP – Getty Images

    Hanging around!! A Rodrigues fruit bat hangs on a perch in the Masoala Rainforest Hall at the zoo in Zurich on March 26.  by Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters

    Hanging around!!
    A Rodrigues fruit bat hangs on a perch in the Masoala Rainforest Hall at the zoo in Zurich on March 26.
    by Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters

    Angry Hare!! A funny young scrub hare after being drenched in the pouring rain all night. by Calvin Kotze Photography https://www.facebook.com/CalvinKotzePhotography

    Angry Hare!!
    A funny young scrub hare after being drenched in the pouring rain all night.
    by Calvin Kotze Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/CalvinKotzePhotography

    Male Leopard marking his territory. by Calvin Kotze Photography https://www.facebook.com/CalvinKotzePhotography

    Male Leopard marking his territory.
    by Calvin Kotze Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/CalvinKotzePhotography

    Leopard Cub Exploring... by Calvin Kotze Photography https://www.facebook.com/CalvinKotzePhotography

    Leopard Cub Exploring…
    by Calvin Kotze Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/CalvinKotzePhotography

    Dirt bath!! Young Asian elephant Anchali throws some dirt on herself at the Berlin Zoo on March 26.  by John Macdougall / AFP - Getty Images

    Dirt bath!!
    Young Asian elephant Anchali throws some dirt on herself at the Berlin Zoo on March 26.
    by John Macdougall / AFP – Getty Images

     Phinda Sunset Cheetah , Phinda Private Game Reserve, South africa by Wim Vorster Photography https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wim-Vorster-Photography/212734184044

    Phinda Sunset Cheetah , Phinda Private Game Reserve, South africa
    by Wim Vorster Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wim-Vorster-Photography/212734184044

    The Three Musketeers!! Meerkat Trio, Tswalu, Kalahari by Wim Vorster Photography https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wim-Vorster-Photography/212734184044

    The Three Musketeers!!
    Meerkat Trio, Tswalu, Kalahari
    by Wim Vorster Photography
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wim-Vorster-Photography/212734184044

    Wolf Trio!! by Peter Hausner Hansen http://500px.com/photo/29714977

    Wolf Trio!!
    by Peter Hausner Hansen
    http://500px.com/photo/29714977

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    Lemur Metro!!
    by Peter Hausner Hansen
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    Choose To Stop Pollution Today we also look at the pollution in seas. We all like a picnic at the beach , a boat ride or a cruise. But some of our actions are creating a big disaster for sea life. Please don't throw garbage of any kind in rivers , lakes or seas. The impact of pollution is much higher in water than on land. Get Involved: Always cut up your pack rings Pick up litter Tell others not to litter Throw fishing line away properly Keep streets clean Clean up waterways with help from Adopt-a-River! http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/adoptriver

    Choose To Stop Pollution
    Today we also look at the pollution in seas. We all like a picnic at the beach , a boat ride or a cruise. But some of our actions are creating a big disaster for sea life. Please don’t throw garbage of any kind in rivers , lakes or seas. The impact of pollution is much higher in water than on land.
    Get Involved:
    Always cut up your pack rings
    Pick up litter
    Tell others not to litter
    Throw fishing line away properly
    Keep streets clean
    Clean up waterways with help from Adopt-a-River!
    http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/adoptriver

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