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This month we started to represent the dramatic underwater material of British photographer Alex Mustard, and added rare images from Guadalupe Island in Mexico by Claudio Contreras, the bold landscapes of Floris van Breugel, and Christophe Courteau's bushmen and African aerial coverage.
Close up of tail of Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) in shallow water. Little Bahama Bank. Bahamas. Tropical West Atlantic Ocean.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Close up of tail of Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) in shallow water. Little Bahama Bank. Bahamas. Tropical West Atlantic Ocean.
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) with Pilot fish (Naucrates ductor). Tropical West Atlantic Ocean, off Cat Island, Bahamas.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) with Pilot fish (Naucrates ductor). Tropical West Atlantic Ocean, off Cat Island, Bahamas.
A split level digital composite showing a Basking shark (Ceterhinus maximus) feeding on plankton around St Michael's Mount, Cornwall, UK. June  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / A split level digital composite showing a Basking shark (Ceterhinus maximus) feeding on plankton around St Michael's Mount, Cornwall, UK. June
Male Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) showing scars from hunting, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Pacific Ocean.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Male Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) showing scars from hunting, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Pacific Ocean.
Draughtsboard Shark / Australian Swellshark (Cephaloscyllium laticeps) swims through a giant kelp forest (Macrocystis pyrifera). Like a pufferfish, this species of shark is able to rapidly swell with...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Draughtsboard Shark / Australian Swellshark (Cephaloscyllium laticeps) swims through a giant kelp forest (Macrocystis pyrifera). Like a pufferfish, this species of shark is able to rapidly swell with...
Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) in shallow water at the surface, split level. Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas. West Atlantic Ocean.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) in shallow water at the surface, split level. Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas. West Atlantic Ocean.
Split level image of Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) breaking surface at dusk. Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Digitally manipulated image.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Split level image of Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) breaking surface at dusk. Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Digitally manipulated image.
A lone Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) cruises over sand ripples. Walkers Cay, Northern Bahama Islands, Republic of Bahamas.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / A lone Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) cruises over sand ripples. Walkers Cay, Northern Bahama Islands, Republic of Bahamas.
Long exposure image of Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) chasing bait, Bahamas.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Long exposure image of Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) chasing bait, Bahamas.
RF- Two Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) at the surface. Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Tropical West Atlantic Ocean. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF- Two Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) at the surface. Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Tropical West Atlantic Ocean. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) at the surface at dusk. Grand Bahama, Bahamas.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) at the surface at dusk. Grand Bahama, Bahamas.
A pair of Australian Sea Lions (Neophoca cinerea) socialising in the shallows. Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia. Southern Ocean. November  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / A pair of Australian Sea Lions (Neophoca cinerea) socialising in the shallows. Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia. Southern Ocean. November
Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) close-up of weaner / juvenile sleeping, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, April  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) close-up of weaner / juvenile sleeping, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, April
Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) close-up of eyes, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, January  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) close-up of eyes, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, January
Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) head portrait of weaner / pup, on beach at Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, April  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) head portrait of weaner / pup, on beach at Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, April
Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) head portrait of chick, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico,  March  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) head portrait of chick, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, March
Two Guadalupe fur seals (Arctocephalus townsendi) males fighting for dominance, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico. April  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Two Guadalupe fur seals (Arctocephalus townsendi) males fighting for dominance, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico. April
Pair of Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) male holding female during copulation, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, January  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Pair of Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) male holding female during copulation, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, January
Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) weaner / juvenile head portrait, with head turned to look at camera, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, Febr...  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) weaner / juvenile head portrait, with head turned to look at camera, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, Febr...
Guadalupe fur seal (Arctocephalos townsendi) head portrait of pup, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, March  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Guadalupe fur seal (Arctocephalos townsendi) head portrait of pup, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, March
Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) head portrait calling mate, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, March  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) head portrait calling mate, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, March
Eye and spiracle detail of a Bluespotted / Ribbontail Stingray (Taeniura lymma) Sipadan Island, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. May  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Eye and spiracle detail of a Bluespotted / Ribbontail Stingray (Taeniura lymma) Sipadan Island, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. May
Two Amazon river dolphins / Botos (Inia geoffrensis) swimming underwater in flooded rainforest, one with beak open, Rio Negro, Amazonia, Brazil, July  -  Kevin Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Two Amazon river dolphins / Botos (Inia geoffrensis) swimming underwater in flooded rainforest, one with beak open, Rio Negro, Amazonia, Brazil, July
Pfeffer's Flamboyant Cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi) West Papua, Indonesia, April 2007  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Pfeffer's Flamboyant Cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi) West Papua, Indonesia, April 2007
Cholla cactus (Opuntia) backlit by setting sun, Anza Borrego State Park. California, USA. April 2009.  -  Floris van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Cholla cactus (Opuntia) backlit by setting sun, Anza Borrego State Park. California, USA. April 2009.
Morning sun rays breaking through the tree trunks,  of Redwood National Park, California, USA. June 2008.  -  Floris van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Morning sun rays breaking through the tree trunks, of Redwood National Park, California, USA. June 2008.
Wild oats (Avena)  Mt. Diablo State Park, California, USA.  -  Floris van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Wild oats (Avena) Mt. Diablo State Park, California, USA.
A winter blanket of snow covers Giant Redwood trees (Sequoia sempervirens)  Sequoia and King's Canyon National Park, California. December 2008.  -  Floris van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / A winter blanket of snow covers Giant Redwood trees (Sequoia sempervirens) Sequoia and King's Canyon National Park, California. December 2008.
Ancient Bristlecone Pine trees (Pinus Longaeva) in morning sunlight, White Mountains, California, USA July 2007  -  Floris van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Ancient Bristlecone Pine trees (Pinus Longaeva) in morning sunlight, White Mountains, California, USA July 2007
Twilight view of Mt. Rainier, under a clear night filled with stars, and alpine meadow of Lupins (Lupinus) in the foreground Mt. Rainer National Park, Washington, USA. August 2008. Double exposure.  -  Floris van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Twilight view of Mt. Rainier, under a clear night filled with stars, and alpine meadow of Lupins (Lupinus) in the foreground Mt. Rainer National Park, Washington, USA. August 2008. Double exposure.
Ancient Bristlecone Pine tree (Pinus aristata) with sunlight shafts beaming through silhouetted gnarled branches, White Mountains, California, USA. July 2007.  -  Floris van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Ancient Bristlecone Pine tree (Pinus aristata) with sunlight shafts beaming through silhouetted gnarled branches, White Mountains, California, USA. July 2007.
Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) grove at twilight under a heavy snowfall, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon, USA. December 2009  -  Floris van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) grove at twilight under a heavy snowfall, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon, USA. December 2009
Joshua Trees (Yucca brevifolia) in Antelope Valley against the night sky illuminated by the orange glow from Los Angeles light pollution, California, USA. September 2009.  -  Floris van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Joshua Trees (Yucca brevifolia) in Antelope Valley against the night sky illuminated by the orange glow from Los Angeles light pollution, California, USA. September 2009.
Long exposure to capture star trails circling around the North Star, Polaris, at the ^Racetrack,^ a remote desert playa (dry lake bed) in Death Valley National Park, famous for its mysterious moving r...  -  Floris van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Long exposure to capture star trails circling around the North Star, Polaris, at the ^Racetrack,^ a remote desert playa (dry lake bed) in Death Valley National Park, famous for its mysterious moving r...
Eroded rock formation known as the 'Tres Maries', in the Valle de la Luna. One million year old composition of gravel, clay, salt, gems and quartz, against The Milky Way and Southern Cross in the nigh...  -  Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Eroded rock formation known as the 'Tres Maries', in the Valle de la Luna. One million year old composition of gravel, clay, salt, gems and quartz, against The Milky Way and Southern Cross in the nigh...
Eroded formation known as the 'Tres Maries', in the Valle de la Luna. One million year old composition of gravel, clay, salt, gems and quartz, against The Milky Way and Southern Cross in the night sky...  -  Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Eroded formation known as the 'Tres Maries', in the Valle de la Luna. One million year old composition of gravel, clay, salt, gems and quartz, against The Milky Way and Southern Cross in the night sky...
Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) at the surface, split level. Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas. West Atlantic Ocean.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) at the surface, split level. Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas. West Atlantic Ocean.
Domestic pig (Sus scrofa domestica) paddling in the sea. Exuma Cays, Bahamas. Tropical West Atlantic Ocean. This family of pigs live on this beach in the Bahamas and enjoy swimming in the sea. Not ava...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Domestic pig (Sus scrofa domestica) paddling in the sea. Exuma Cays, Bahamas. Tropical West Atlantic Ocean. This family of pigs live on this beach in the Bahamas and enjoy swimming in the sea. Not ava...
Giant Pacific Manta Ray (Manta birostris) portrait with Remora fish (Echeneididae) Roca Partida, Revillagigedos Islands, Mexico. East Pacific Ocean. February  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Giant Pacific Manta Ray (Manta birostris) portrait with Remora fish (Echeneididae) Roca Partida, Revillagigedos Islands, Mexico. East Pacific Ocean. February
RF- Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) swimming in a spiral movement, Sandy Ridge, Little Bahama Bank. Bahamas. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF- Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) swimming in a spiral movement, Sandy Ridge, Little Bahama Bank. Bahamas. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
A adult Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostrus) stays warm in a freshwater spring in winter. Three Sisters Spring, Crystal River, Florida. USA. February 2010  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / A adult Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostrus) stays warm in a freshwater spring in winter. Three Sisters Spring, Crystal River, Florida. USA. February 2010
Female Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) mouthiing the camera lens, Lundy Island, Devon, England, UK. July  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Female Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) mouthiing the camera lens, Lundy Island, Devon, England, UK. July
Manta ray (Manta birostris) feeding on plankton in a shallow lagoon. Hanifaru Lagoon, Baa Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Manta ray (Manta birostris) feeding on plankton in a shallow lagoon. Hanifaru Lagoon, Baa Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean.
Large female Giant Pacific Manta Ray (Manta birostris) swimming below surf crashing into Roca Partida, Revillagigedos Islands, Mexico. East Pacific Ocean. February  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Large female Giant Pacific Manta Ray (Manta birostris) swimming below surf crashing into Roca Partida, Revillagigedos Islands, Mexico. East Pacific Ocean. February
Two Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) over a shallow sand bank. On the left is a juvenile which does not have the characteristic spots of the adults. The adult is carrying a piece of weed...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Two Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) over a shallow sand bank. On the left is a juvenile which does not have the characteristic spots of the adults. The adult is carrying a piece of weed...
Amazon river dolphin / Boto (Inia geoffrensis) underwater with light above, Rio Negro, Amazonia, Brazil, July  -  Kevin Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Amazon river dolphin / Boto (Inia geoffrensis) underwater with light above, Rio Negro, Amazonia, Brazil, July
A Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostrus) close up head /nostrils portrait in Three Sisters Spring. Crystal River, Florida, USA. February 2010  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / A Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostrus) close up head /nostrils portrait in Three Sisters Spring. Crystal River, Florida, USA. February 2010
Young Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostrus) portrait, Three Sisters Spring, Crystal River, Florida, USA. February 2010  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Young Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostrus) portrait, Three Sisters Spring, Crystal River, Florida, USA. February 2010
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