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Our globe-trotting photographers have visited all corners of the world to provide exciting new photos over the last month. We've got great mountain gorilla behaviour from Andy Rouse, coral reef biodiversity from Jurgen Freund, and lots of polar wildlife ranging from narwhals to leopard seals from Eric Baccega and Troels Jacobsen. Hermann Brehm captured a fascinating sequence of a Bengal tiger being frightened by a leaf!



Our North American photographers Diane McAllister, Dave Wellings and Jeff Vanuga have been busy photographing coyotes, hummingbirds, prairie dogs and much more. While back in Europe, we've great new Finnish wildlife from Lassi Rautiainen, including an interesting brown bear/wolf confrontation. And Andy Rouse photographed a little owl family with the parents pulli
Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei) male and female after mating. Rwanda, Africa  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei) male and female after mating. Rwanda, Africa
Portrait of a Mountain Gorilla infant (Gorilla beringei). Rwanda, Africa  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Portrait of a Mountain Gorilla infant (Gorilla beringei). Rwanda, Africa
Two male Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei) facing up and chest-beating in a dominance / hierarchy behaviour. Rwanda, Africa  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Two male Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei) facing up and chest-beating in a dominance / hierarchy behaviour. Rwanda, Africa
Male Andean Cock-of-the-Rock (Rupicola peruvianus) displaying. Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge, Peru, August.  -  Hermann Brehm
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Hermann Brehm / Male Andean Cock-of-the-Rock (Rupicola peruvianus) displaying. Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge, Peru, August.
Pink anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion) hiding amongst the tentacles of its closed anemone host, Kimbe Bay, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea.  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Pink anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion) hiding amongst the tentacles of its closed anemone host, Kimbe Bay, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
Male Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna) hovers in mid-air looking at the camera in a backyard in Reno. Nevada, USA, August  -  Diane McAllister
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Diane McAllister / Male Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna) hovers in mid-air looking at the camera in a backyard in Reno. Nevada, USA, August
Wild Grey wolf (Canis lupus) walking, Kuhmo, Finland, September  -  Lassi Rautiainen
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Lassi Rautiainen / Wild Grey wolf (Canis lupus) walking, Kuhmo, Finland, September
Pine marten (Martes martes) in tree trunk, Finland, July  -  Lassi Rautiainen
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Lassi Rautiainen / Pine marten (Martes martes) in tree trunk, Finland, July
Black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) male feeding on tree trunk with beak open showing tongue, Finland, March  -  Lassi Rautiainen
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Lassi Rautiainen / Black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) male feeding on tree trunk with beak open showing tongue, Finland, March
Brown bear (Ursus arctos) and Grey wolf (Canis lupus) showing aggression, Kuhmo, Finland, September  -  Lassi Rautiainen
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Lassi Rautiainen / Brown bear (Ursus arctos) and Grey wolf (Canis lupus) showing aggression, Kuhmo, Finland, September
Little Owl (Athene noctua) adult pulling a worm from the ground. Wales, UK, June. (non-ex).  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Little Owl (Athene noctua) adult pulling a worm from the ground. Wales, UK, June. (non-ex).
A Jay (Garrulus glandarius) and Great Spotted Woodpecker (Decdrocops major) fighting on a tree stump. Bavaria, Germany, November.  -  Hermann Brehm
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Hermann Brehm / A Jay (Garrulus glandarius) and Great Spotted Woodpecker (Decdrocops major) fighting on a tree stump. Bavaria, Germany, November.
Golden manteled ground squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis) holding its tail. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, May  -  Diane McAllister
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Diane McAllister / Golden manteled ground squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis) holding its tail. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, May
Five curious Coyote pups (Canis latrans) at the entrance of their den, looking up at the camera. Suburban southwest Reno, Nevada, USA, April  -  Diane McAllister
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Diane McAllister / Five curious Coyote pups (Canis latrans) at the entrance of their den, looking up at the camera. Suburban southwest Reno, Nevada, USA, April
Mute swan (Cygnus olor) parent guiding its six cygnets back to the pond after feeding on grasses. Manzanita Lake, Reno, Nevada, USA, May  -  Diane McAllister
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Diane McAllister / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) parent guiding its six cygnets back to the pond after feeding on grasses. Manzanita Lake, Reno, Nevada, USA, May
Silhouette of Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) standing on a rock by the Yellowstone River. Yellowstone National Park, USA,  -  Jeff Vanuga
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Jeff Vanuga / Silhouette of Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) standing on a rock by the Yellowstone River. Yellowstone National Park, USA,
Bull Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) in coastal waters off Spitsbergen. Arctic Norway, June.  -  Troels Jacobsen/Arcticphoto
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Troels Jacobsen/Arcticphoto / Bull Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) in coastal waters off Spitsbergen. Arctic Norway, June.
Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) crossing tusks above water surface. Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, April.  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) crossing tusks above water surface. Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, April.
Dramatic light on Benijo Beach. Anaga Peninsula, Tenerife, Canary Islands, February 2011.  -  Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Dramatic light on Benijo Beach. Anaga Peninsula, Tenerife, Canary Islands, February 2011.
Dolmen d'Eyna at night, with a long exposure capturing star trails. Eyne, Pyrenees, France, September 2010.  -  Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Dolmen d'Eyna at night, with a long exposure capturing star trails. Eyne, Pyrenees, France, September 2010.
Sparkling Jewelwing (Calopteryx dimidiata) female displaying while perching on a waterplant leaf. Indian Creek, Jasper County, tTexas, USA.  -  David Welling
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David Welling / Sparkling Jewelwing (Calopteryx dimidiata) female displaying while perching on a waterplant leaf. Indian Creek, Jasper County, tTexas, USA.
Baby Pearl oysters (Pinctada maxima) at Jewelmer Pearlfarm, two months spats (2 mm in size) and three months (10mm in size) Palawan, Philippines, May 2009  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Baby Pearl oysters (Pinctada maxima) at Jewelmer Pearlfarm, two months spats (2 mm in size) and three months (10mm in size) Palawan, Philippines, May 2009
Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in shallow water. Nosy Be, north Madagascar, Africa.  -  Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in shallow water. Nosy Be, north Madagascar, Africa.
Great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) with Teira batfish (Platax teira) in background, Kimbe Bay, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea.  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) with Teira batfish (Platax teira) in background, Kimbe Bay, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
Cliffs and sea-stacks on the coast of ^El Hierro^ Island. Canary Islands, February 2011.  -  Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Cliffs and sea-stacks on the coast of ^El Hierro^ Island. Canary Islands, February 2011.
Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) in flight against snowy mountains. Ordesa National Park, Aragon, Spain, November 2010.  -  Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) in flight against snowy mountains. Ordesa National Park, Aragon, Spain, November 2010.
Northern lights in moonlit sky, northern Finland, March 2009  -  Lassi Rautiainen
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Lassi Rautiainen / Northern lights in moonlit sky, northern Finland, March 2009
Two Common ravens (Corvus corax) in flight through snow, Finland, April  -  Lassi Rautiainen
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Lassi Rautiainen / Two Common ravens (Corvus corax) in flight through snow, Finland, April
Common raven (Corvus corax)  perched in snow beside birch tree, Finland, March  -  Lassi Rautiainen
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Lassi Rautiainen / Common raven (Corvus corax) perched in snow beside birch tree, Finland, March
Grey wolf (Canis lupus) in woodland in thick snow jumping up at eagle perched on dead tree stump overhead, Finland, December  -  Lassi Rautiainen
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Lassi Rautiainen / Grey wolf (Canis lupus) in woodland in thick snow jumping up at eagle perched on dead tree stump overhead, Finland, December
Brown bear (Ursus arctos) and Grey wolf (Canis lupus) together in wetlands, Kuhmo, Finland, July  -  Lassi Rautiainen
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Lassi Rautiainen / Brown bear (Ursus arctos) and Grey wolf (Canis lupus) together in wetlands, Kuhmo, Finland, July
Brown bear (Ursus arctos) in woodland wetlands, Kuhmo, Finland, September 2010  -  Lassi Rautiainen
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Lassi Rautiainen / Brown bear (Ursus arctos) in woodland wetlands, Kuhmo, Finland, September 2010
Two Brown bears (Ursus arctos) fighting in woodland wetlands, Kuhmo, Finland, July  -  Lassi Rautiainen
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Lassi Rautiainen / Two Brown bears (Ursus arctos) fighting in woodland wetlands, Kuhmo, Finland, July
Wild Grey wolf (Canis lupus) Kuhmo, Finland, September  -  Lassi Rautiainen
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Lassi Rautiainen / Wild Grey wolf (Canis lupus) Kuhmo, Finland, September
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) climbing tree trunk, Finland, July  -  Lassi Rautiainen
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Lassi Rautiainen / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) climbing tree trunk, Finland, July
Poet's Daffodil (Narcissus poeticus). Montseny Nature Reserve, Barcelona province, Catalonia, Spain, May.  -  Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Poet's Daffodil (Narcissus poeticus). Montseny Nature Reserve, Barcelona province, Catalonia, Spain, May.
Little Owl (Athene noctua) on stone wall. Wales, UK, June.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Little Owl (Athene noctua) on stone wall. Wales, UK, June.
View up through leaves of Lords and Ladies / Cuckoo-pint (Arum maculatum) Leigh Woods, Bristol, UK, May  -  Steve Nicholls
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Steve Nicholls / View up through leaves of Lords and Ladies / Cuckoo-pint (Arum maculatum) Leigh Woods, Bristol, UK, May
Little Owl (Athene noctua) adult looking for worms. Wales, UK, June. (non-ex).  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Little Owl (Athene noctua) adult looking for worms. Wales, UK, June. (non-ex).
Little Owl (Athene noctua) adult pulling a worm from the ground. Wales, UK, June. (non-ex).  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Little Owl (Athene noctua) adult pulling a worm from the ground. Wales, UK, June. (non-ex).
Little Owl (Athene noctua) adult eating a worm. Wales, UK, June. (non-ex).  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Little Owl (Athene noctua) adult eating a worm. Wales, UK, June. (non-ex).
Little Owl (Athene noctua) taking off with a worm in its beak. Wales, UK, June.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Little Owl (Athene noctua) taking off with a worm in its beak. Wales, UK, June.
Little Owl (Athene noctua) chick begging food from its parent. Wales, UK, June. (non-ex).  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Little Owl (Athene noctua) chick begging food from its parent. Wales, UK, June. (non-ex).
Little Owl (Athene noctua) parent with two chicks. Wales, UK, June. (non-ex).  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Little Owl (Athene noctua) parent with two chicks. Wales, UK, June. (non-ex).
Three Little Owl (Athene noctua) chicks outside stone wall nest. Wales, UK, June.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Three Little Owl (Athene noctua) chicks outside stone wall nest. Wales, UK, June.
Little Owl (Athene noctua) perched in front of a stone wall. Wales, UK, July.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Little Owl (Athene noctua) perched in front of a stone wall. Wales, UK, July.
European Bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) perching. The Pyrenees, Spain, May.  -  Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / European Bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) perching. The Pyrenees, Spain, May.
Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) on Guelder Rose branch with red berries. Bavaria, Germany, December.  -  Hermann Brehm
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Hermann Brehm / Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) on Guelder Rose branch with red berries. Bavaria, Germany, December.
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