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May was a strong month for new material: dramatic Icelandic landscapes and volcanos, Andalucian coverage featuring the endangered Iberian lynx and imperial eagle, and more great wildlife and environmental coverage from Africa, Asia, South America and the polar regions.
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) threat display by shaking head, at waterhole with Ostrich, Zebra and other wildlife in the background, Etosha National Park, Namibia, August Not available for rin...  -  Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) threat display by shaking head, at waterhole with Ostrich, Zebra and other wildlife in the background, Etosha National Park, Namibia, August Not available for rin...
African lion (Panthera leo) juvenile males play fighting, Etosha National Park, Namibia, August  -  Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / African lion (Panthera leo) juvenile males play fighting, Etosha National Park, Namibia, August
Gemsbok [Oryx gazella] two males fighting, Etosha National Park, Namibia, August  -  Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / Gemsbok [Oryx gazella] two males fighting, Etosha National Park, Namibia, August
Ostrich [Struthio camelus] courtship display by female, Etosha National Park, Namibia, August  -  Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / Ostrich [Struthio camelus] courtship display by female, Etosha National Park, Namibia, August
Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) with dorsal fin showing above water. False Bay, South Africa, July 2010  -  Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) with dorsal fin showing above water. False Bay, South Africa, July 2010
Southern right whale (Eubalaena australis / Balaena glacialis australis) entering the water after breaching. Valdes Peninsula, Patagonia, Argentina, Oct 2008  -  Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Southern right whale (Eubalaena australis / Balaena glacialis australis) entering the water after breaching. Valdes Peninsula, Patagonia, Argentina, Oct 2008
Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) female stretching leg, Hungary.  -  Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) female stretching leg, Hungary.
Black-throated diver (Gavia arctica) portrait on water, Pasvik, Finmark, Norway, June  -  Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Black-throated diver (Gavia arctica) portrait on water, Pasvik, Finmark, Norway, June
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) jumping through snow with nut in its mouth, Sor-Trondelag, Norway  -  Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) jumping through snow with nut in its mouth, Sor-Trondelag, Norway
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) portrait, Trondelag, Norway.  -  Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) portrait, Trondelag, Norway.
Hawaiian goose / Nene (Branta sandvicensis) lookig down, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK, Captive, native to Hawaii, USA, Vulnerable species, September  -  Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Hawaiian goose / Nene (Branta sandvicensis) lookig down, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK, Captive, native to Hawaii, USA, Vulnerable species, September
Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) demonstrating stick display, territorial behaviour, Telemark, Norway, June  -  Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) demonstrating stick display, territorial behaviour, Telemark, Norway, June
Wild Iberian / Spanish lynx (Lynx pardinus) walking through yellow flowers in Sierra de Andujar Natural Park, Jaen, Andalusia, Spain, March 2010  -  Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Wild Iberian / Spanish lynx (Lynx pardinus) walking through yellow flowers in Sierra de Andujar Natural Park, Jaen, Andalusia, Spain, March 2010
Close-up of the talons of a Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti). Sierra de Andujar Natural Park, Jaen, Andalusia, Spain,  Captive  -  Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Close-up of the talons of a Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti). Sierra de Andujar Natural Park, Jaen, Andalusia, Spain, Captive
Dying Northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) on the dark bottom of a deep gorge, Saefellsnes peninsula, Iceland, September 2010  -  Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Dying Northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) on the dark bottom of a deep gorge, Saefellsnes peninsula, Iceland, September 2010
Male Gelada baboon (Theropithecus gelada). Simien Mountains, Ethiopia, Feb 2010  -  Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Male Gelada baboon (Theropithecus gelada). Simien Mountains, Ethiopia, Feb 2010
Dr. Ian Bartholomew taking measurements as part of a study to measure the speed of the receding Russell Glacier near Kangerlussuag, Greenland. The study is looking at how melt water is affecting the g...  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Dr. Ian Bartholomew taking measurements as part of a study to measure the speed of the receding Russell Glacier near Kangerlussuag, Greenland. The study is looking at how melt water is affecting the g...
Dr. Ian Bartholomew using equipment to study melt water as part of a study to measure the speed of the receding Russell Glacier near Kangerlussuag, Greenland. July 2008  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Dr. Ian Bartholomew using equipment to study melt water as part of a study to measure the speed of the receding Russell Glacier near Kangerlussuag, Greenland. July 2008
An AlgaeLink Algae growing system being used to make ethanol and biodiesel. A benefit from producing oil from algae in this way rather from plant oil crops like oil seed rape is that it does not take...  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / An AlgaeLink Algae growing system being used to make ethanol and biodiesel. A benefit from producing oil from algae in this way rather from plant oil crops like oil seed rape is that it does not take...
An orbital presentation of the eclipse of the moon as seen from Aurora, Colorado, USA, on the evening of December 20, 2010 and the early morning of December 21, 2010. Composite  -  Charlie Summers
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Charlie Summers / An orbital presentation of the eclipse of the moon as seen from Aurora, Colorado, USA, on the evening of December 20, 2010 and the early morning of December 21, 2010. Composite
Thin layer of ice viewed through a polarizing filter,~Helgeland, Nordland, Norway.  -  Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Thin layer of ice viewed through a polarizing filter,~Helgeland, Nordland, Norway.
Negative stain electron micrograph of the Swine Influenza Virus. TEM X29,800  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Negative stain electron micrograph of the Swine Influenza Virus. TEM X29,800
Close up of proboscis of Fruit fly (Drosophila sp) SEM X350  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Close up of proboscis of Fruit fly (Drosophila sp) SEM X350
Sweat Bee (Halictus sp) on a composite flower coated with pollen, New Hampshire, USA  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Sweat Bee (Halictus sp) on a composite flower coated with pollen, New Hampshire, USA
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) diving, Florida, USA, digital composite  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) diving, Florida, USA, digital composite
Waved albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) head portrait, Galapagos, Critically endangered  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Waved albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) head portrait, Galapagos, Critically endangered
Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) in flight, soaring, Galapagos, Critically endangered  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) in flight, soaring, Galapagos, Critically endangered
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) calling and displaying with wings and tail outspread, Wichita Mountains National Wildlife refuge, Oklahoma, USA, May  -  Marie Read
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Marie Read / Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) calling and displaying with wings and tail outspread, Wichita Mountains National Wildlife refuge, Oklahoma, USA, May
Mute swan (Cygnus olor) portrait, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK, September  -  Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) portrait, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK, September
James' flamingos (Phoenicoparrus jamesi) on a laguna in the remote region of high desert, altiplano and volcanoes near Tapaquilcha, Bolivia, December 2009  -  David Noton
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David Noton / James' flamingos (Phoenicoparrus jamesi) on a laguna in the remote region of high desert, altiplano and volcanoes near Tapaquilcha, Bolivia, December 2009
Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in flight. Simien Mountains, Ethiopia, Feb 2010  -  Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in flight. Simien Mountains, Ethiopia, Feb 2010
Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti) in flight. Sierra de Andujar Natural Park, Jaen, Andalusia, Spain, Captive  -  Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti) in flight. Sierra de Andujar Natural Park, Jaen, Andalusia, Spain, Captive
The Northern lights (Aurora borealis) viewed from Moskenes, Lofoten, Nordland, Norway, March 2006.  -  Orsolya Haarberg,Orsolya  Haarbe
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Orsolya Haarberg,Orsolya Haarbe / The Northern lights (Aurora borealis) viewed from Moskenes, Lofoten, Nordland, Norway, March 2006.
Lightning effects  in the ash plume from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption, Iceland, May 2010  -  Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Lightning effects in the ash plume from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption, Iceland, May 2010
Winter landscape with snow-covered trees in forest, Riisitunturi National Park, Lapland, Finland, February 2007  -  Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Winter landscape with snow-covered trees in forest, Riisitunturi National Park, Lapland, Finland, February 2007
Ancient semi natural woodland in mist with Oak (Quercus sp) and Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus). Romania, October 2010  -  David Woodfall
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David Woodfall / Ancient semi natural woodland in mist with Oak (Quercus sp) and Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus). Romania, October 2010
Taughannock Falls, near Ithaca, New York, in autumn after a day of heavy rainfall. October 2010. At 215 feet, Taughannock Falls is 33 feet taller than Niagara Falls.  -  Marie Read
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Marie Read / Taughannock Falls, near Ithaca, New York, in autumn after a day of heavy rainfall. October 2010. At 215 feet, Taughannock Falls is 33 feet taller than Niagara Falls.
Sheep fold and wood pasture in mist, managed for its importance for nature conservation by grazing. Romania, October 2010  -  David Woodfall
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David Woodfall / Sheep fold and wood pasture in mist, managed for its importance for nature conservation by grazing. Romania, October 2010
Layers of different coloured sedimentary rocks (sandstone, mudstone, dolomite, limestone) Vardo, Finnmark, Norway, July 2006.  -  Orsolya  Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Layers of different coloured sedimentary rocks (sandstone, mudstone, dolomite, limestone) Vardo, Finnmark, Norway, July 2006.
The Varangerfjord at Skallelv at sunset, Varanger peninsula, Vadso, Finnmark, Norway, February 2006.  -  Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / The Varangerfjord at Skallelv at sunset, Varanger peninsula, Vadso, Finnmark, Norway, February 2006.
Ash plume from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption, Iceland, April 2010  -  Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Ash plume from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption, Iceland, April 2010
Volcanic ash and lava eruption from the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull ice cap, steam rises as the flowing lava interacts with glacier ice, Iceland, May 2010  -  Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Volcanic ash and lava eruption from the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull ice cap, steam rises as the flowing lava interacts with glacier ice, Iceland, May 2010
Hraunfossar waterfall in autumn. Iceland.  -  Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Hraunfossar waterfall in autumn. Iceland.
Fossil Dragonfly (Cordulagomphus fenestratus) from the Lower Cretaceous Period, 125 million years old. Araripe basin, Brazil  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Fossil Dragonfly (Cordulagomphus fenestratus) from the Lower Cretaceous Period, 125 million years old. Araripe basin, Brazil
Fossil Keichousaurus (Keichousaurus hui, family Pachypluerosauridae), a lizard-like marine reptile from the Triassic Period. China  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Fossil Keichousaurus (Keichousaurus hui, family Pachypluerosauridae), a lizard-like marine reptile from the Triassic Period. China
Fossil Fly (species unknown) from the Early Cretaceous Period. Santana Formation, Brazil  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Fossil Fly (species unknown) from the Early Cretaceous Period. Santana Formation, Brazil
Fossil Ray (Heliobatis sp) from the Eocene Epoch, surrounded by bony fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, USA  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Fossil Ray (Heliobatis sp) from the Eocene Epoch, surrounded by bony fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, USA
Tawny owl (Strix aluco) roosting in hotel chimney. Romania, October 2010  -  David Woodfall
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David Woodfall / Tawny owl (Strix aluco) roosting in hotel chimney. Romania, October 2010
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