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More than 3800 great images have been added to our site over the last month. We would like to flag up some of the key additions:



Madagascar wildlife from Alex Hyde and Inaki Relanzon, including great fossas.

Ingo Arndt's Christmas Island endemics and dramatic animal mass images.

Wildlife and landscapes from the December ^big freeze^ in the UK.

Great new underwater coverage including the world's largest creature, the blue whale.

Edwin Giesbers' Spring woodlands and wild boar families.

Arabian oryx and other Middle Eastern species form Staffan Widstrand.

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster plotus) head portrait, with wide bill open, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australian Territory, November - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster plotus) head portrait, with wide bill open, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australian Territory, November
Fosa / Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) male snarling, dry deciduous forest, Kirindy Forest, Western Madagascar, IUCN vulnerable species. Not available for ringtone/wallpaper use. - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Fosa / Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) male snarling, dry deciduous forest, Kirindy Forest, Western Madagascar, IUCN vulnerable species. Not available for ringtone/wallpaper use.
American Bison (Bison bison) head portrait of male scenting air, South Dakota, USA - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / American Bison (Bison bison) head portrait of male scenting air, South Dakota, USA
Ploughshare / Angonoka tortoise (Geochelone yniphora), one of the most endangered turtles in the world, Baie de Baly National Park, North west Madagascar. - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Ploughshare / Angonoka tortoise (Geochelone yniphora), one of the most endangered turtles in the world, Baie de Baly National Park, North west Madagascar.
After an incubation period of 45 to 55 days and several days long ascent through the sand the hatchling Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) emerge all together. Ostional Beach, Costa Rica, No... - Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / After an incubation period of 45 to 55 days and several days long ascent through the sand the hatchling Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) emerge all together. Ostional Beach, Costa Rica, No...
Blue Crab (Discoplax hirtipes) with claws raised in defensive / aggressive posture, endemic to Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australian Territory - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Blue Crab (Discoplax hirtipes) with claws raised in defensive / aggressive posture, endemic to Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australian Territory
King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) displaying at hovering Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata) Beach front, Salisbury Plain, South Georgia, South Atlantic. January - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) displaying at hovering Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata) Beach front, Salisbury Plain, South Georgia, South Atlantic. January
Robin (Erithacus rubecula) displaying in snow, nr Bradworthy, Devon, UK. December 2010,  HIGHLY COMMENDED, ANIMAL PORTRAITS, 2011 WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Robin (Erithacus rubecula) displaying in snow, nr Bradworthy, Devon, UK. December 2010, HIGHLY COMMENDED, ANIMAL PORTRAITS, 2011 WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
Curious Humpback whale calf (Megaptera novaeangliae) during moment away from its mother, Hawaii. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Curious Humpback whale calf (Megaptera novaeangliae) during moment away from its mother, Hawaii.
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) slapping the surface during courtship battle, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) slapping the surface during courtship battle, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Thawing slabs of sea ice in summer, Northwest Greenland, 1980. - Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Thawing slabs of sea ice in summer, Northwest Greenland, 1980.
Manta Ray (Manta birostris) and scuba diver. Baja, Mexico, eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Manta Ray (Manta birostris) and scuba diver. Baja, Mexico, eastern tropical Pacific Ocean.
American Bison (Bison bison) herd stampeding, South Dakota, USA - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / American Bison (Bison bison) herd stampeding, South Dakota, USA
Thousands of Snow geese (Chen caerulescens) taking flight to begin their migration south from their summer nesting grounds in the Arctic, Alaska. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Thousands of Snow geese (Chen caerulescens) taking flight to begin their migration south from their summer nesting grounds in the Arctic, Alaska.
Christmas Island Red Crabs (Gecarcoidea natalis) massing on coastal rocks, the morning after spawning, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australian Territory - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Christmas Island Red Crabs (Gecarcoidea natalis) massing on coastal rocks, the morning after spawning, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australian Territory
Flock of Bramblings (Fringilla montifringilla) roosting together in branches. It's estimated that four  million individiuals roost in the Black Forest, during winter months, Germany. February. - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Flock of Bramblings (Fringilla montifringilla) roosting together in branches. It's estimated that four million individiuals roost in the Black Forest, during winter months, Germany. February.
Scottish Wild Cat (Felis silvestris grampia) head portrait in profile (captive) UK - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Scottish Wild Cat (Felis silvestris grampia) head portrait in profile (captive) UK
Male Jackson's chameleon (Chamaeleo jacksonii) with open mouth. Maui, Hawaii. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Male Jackson's chameleon (Chamaeleo jacksonii) with open mouth. Maui, Hawaii.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) profile portrait of juvenile, Bernard Spit, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) profile portrait of juvenile, Bernard Spit, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
Robber / Coconut Crab (Birgus latro) close up of head and legs, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australian Territory - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Robber / Coconut Crab (Birgus latro) close up of head and legs, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australian Territory
Male Blackbird {Turdus merula} digging for food in snow, Bradworthy, Devon, UK. December 2010 - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Male Blackbird {Turdus merula} digging for food in snow, Bradworthy, Devon, UK. December 2010
Robin {Erithacus rubecula} in snow, nr Bradworthy, Devon, UK. December 2010 - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Robin {Erithacus rubecula} in snow, nr Bradworthy, Devon, UK. December 2010
Pied Wagtail {Motacilla alba} in snow, nr Bradworthy, Devon, UK. December 2010 - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Pied Wagtail {Motacilla alba} in snow, nr Bradworthy, Devon, UK. December 2010
Meadow Pipit {Anthus pratensis} in snow, nr Bradworthy, Devon, UK. December 2010 - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Meadow Pipit {Anthus pratensis} in snow, nr Bradworthy, Devon, UK. December 2010
Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta / Endymion scriptum) flowering in Beech wood, Hallerbos, Belgium, April - Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta / Endymion scriptum) flowering in Beech wood, Hallerbos, Belgium, April
Green Veined White Butterfly (Pieris napi) resting on the flowering stem of a native English Bluebell  (Endymion nonscriptus) Banstead Woods. Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). North Downs Su... - Russell Cooper
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Russell Cooper / Green Veined White Butterfly (Pieris napi) resting on the flowering stem of a native English Bluebell (Endymion nonscriptus) Banstead Woods. Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). North Downs Su...
Deep blue carpet of Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta / Endymion scriptum) flowering in Beech wood with Sycamore sapling, Hallerbos, Belgium, April - Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Deep blue carpet of Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta / Endymion scriptum) flowering in Beech wood with Sycamore sapling, Hallerbos, Belgium, April
RF- Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta / Endymion scriptum) flowering in Broad buckler fern (Dryopteris dilatata), Hallerbos, Belgium. April. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or... - Edwin  Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / RF- Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta / Endymion scriptum) flowering in Broad buckler fern (Dryopteris dilatata), Hallerbos, Belgium. April. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or...
Opposite-leaved Golden saxifrage (Chrysosplenium oppositifolium) Luxembourg - Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / Opposite-leaved Golden saxifrage (Chrysosplenium oppositifolium) Luxembourg
Close-up of flower parts of a Cactus (Echinocactus sp) - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Close-up of flower parts of a Cactus (Echinocactus sp)
An ageing Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) with a fresh Purple Coneflower in the background. - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / An ageing Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) with a fresh Purple Coneflower in the background.
Sumac leaves in the fall (Rhus typhina). - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Sumac leaves in the fall (Rhus typhina).
Common dog violet (Viola riviniana) flowers, Belgium, October - Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Common dog violet (Viola riviniana) flowers, Belgium, October
Tennessee Warbler (Vermivora peregrina) male perched in a pine tree branch, singing in spring, Alberta, Canada. May. - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Tennessee Warbler (Vermivora peregrina) male perched in a pine tree branch, singing in spring, Alberta, Canada. May.
Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) portrait, standing on moss covered branch, with wings outstretched, and food for chicks in beak, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, UK - Andy Rouse / 2020VISION
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Andy Rouse / 2020VISION / Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) portrait, standing on moss covered branch, with wings outstretched, and food for chicks in beak, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, UK
Aesculapian snake (Elaphe longissima) coiled in branch of apple tree, with fruit hanging below, Poitou France, Europe. Controlled conditions. - Daniel Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Aesculapian snake (Elaphe longissima) coiled in branch of apple tree, with fruit hanging below, Poitou France, Europe. Controlled conditions.
Schooling Lemon butterflyfish (Chaetodon miliaris) near to surface. Maui, Hawaii. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Schooling Lemon butterflyfish (Chaetodon miliaris) near to surface. Maui, Hawaii.
Tidepool showing Ochre sea stars (Pisaster ochraceus), Giant green sea anemones (Anthopleura xanthogrammica) and Purple Sea Urchins (Stronglyocentrotus purpuratus). Oregon Coast, USA, Pacific Ocean. - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Tidepool showing Ochre sea stars (Pisaster ochraceus), Giant green sea anemones (Anthopleura xanthogrammica) and Purple Sea Urchins (Stronglyocentrotus purpuratus). Oregon Coast, USA, Pacific Ocean.
Coral hind (Cephalopholis miniata) lying in ambush under table coral on reef. Andaman Sea, Thailand. - Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Coral hind (Cephalopholis miniata) lying in ambush under table coral on reef. Andaman Sea, Thailand.
Looking upwards to schooling Lemon butterflyfish (Chaetodon miliaris) near to surface. Maui, Hawaii. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Looking upwards to schooling Lemon butterflyfish (Chaetodon miliaris) near to surface. Maui, Hawaii.
Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) at Three Sisters Spring in Crystal River, Florida, USA. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) at Three Sisters Spring in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) viewed from below. West End, Grand Bahamas, Caribbean. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) viewed from below. West End, Grand Bahamas, Caribbean.
Baby Olive Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) struggles against the swell to swim away from the beach where it hatched, Ostional, Costa Rica. October. Winner of the Underwater category of the G... - Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Baby Olive Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) struggles against the swell to swim away from the beach where it hatched, Ostional, Costa Rica. October. Winner of the Underwater category of the G...
Bat rays (Myliobatis californica) schooling,  Redondo Rock, Galapagos Is - Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Bat rays (Myliobatis californica) schooling, Redondo Rock, Galapagos Is
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluking / diving,~Endangered species, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluking / diving,~Endangered species, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Blue shark (Prionace glauca) feeding on a school of Northern anchovies (Engraulis mordax), California, USA. - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Blue shark (Prionace glauca) feeding on a school of Northern anchovies (Engraulis mordax), California, USA.
Patterns of diffused sunlight on Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Hawaii. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Patterns of diffused sunlight on Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Hawaii.
Field gateway in snow, late evening light, nr Bradworthy, Devon, Uk. December 2010 - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Field gateway in snow, late evening light, nr Bradworthy, Devon, Uk. December 2010
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