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Our photographers travelled the world to bring us exciting new images during January 2012 - long-nosed frogs from New Guinea, killer whales and penguins in Antarctica, the world's largest poisonous snake from India, nesting leatherback turtles in French Guiana, plus great British, European and African wildlife, beautiful North American landscapes, and dramatic herds of galloping ponies.
Wild / feral Dulmen ponies (Equus caballus) close up of herd of mares and foals running on the Duke of Croy's estate, Meerfelder Bruch, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, May 2011 - Kristel Richard
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Kristel Richard / Wild / feral Dulmen ponies (Equus caballus) close up of herd of mares and foals running on the Duke of Croy's estate, Meerfelder Bruch, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, May 2011
Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) alert portrait in white winter coat, Monadhliath Mountains, Scotland, UK, February. - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) alert portrait in white winter coat, Monadhliath Mountains, Scotland, UK, February.
Mute swan (Cygnus olor) adult in threat posture, ~Derbyshire, UK, February. - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) adult in threat posture, ~Derbyshire, UK, February.
Hippopotamus head portrait (Hippopotamus amphibius) Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya - Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Hippopotamus head portrait (Hippopotamus amphibius) Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Eurasian / European / Forest Wolf (Canis lupus lupus) head portrait resting on ground. Mongolia, August. - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Eurasian / European / Forest Wolf (Canis lupus lupus) head portrait resting on ground. Mongolia, August.
Portrait of Dorcopsis (Dorcopsulus sp.). New species of wallaby from the Foja Mountains discovered by Kris Helgen. Captured near Bog Camp at 1650 m. Papua, Indonesia, 2008. (taken during Conservation... - Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Portrait of Dorcopsis (Dorcopsulus sp.). New species of wallaby from the Foja Mountains discovered by Kris Helgen. Captured near Bog Camp at 1650 m. Papua, Indonesia, 2008. (taken during Conservation...
King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) male and female courtship, Agumbe, Karnatka, India, captive - Sandesh Kadur
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Sandesh Kadur / King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) male and female courtship, Agumbe, Karnatka, India, captive
Miniature shetland pony (Equus caballus) mother and foal in field, UK - Mark Bowler
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Mark Bowler / Miniature shetland pony (Equus caballus) mother and foal in field, UK
Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) adult with reflection in lake. Grimsel, Bern, Switzerland, Europe, July. - Stefan Huwiler
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Stefan Huwiler / Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) adult with reflection in lake. Grimsel, Bern, Switzerland, Europe, July.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) standing on its hind legs, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, March. - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) standing on its hind legs, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, March.
Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) bounding, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, September - Dave Watts
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Dave Watts / Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) bounding, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, September
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) perched. Hungary, Europe, May. - Stefan Huwiler
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Stefan Huwiler / European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) perched. Hungary, Europe, May.
Silhouette against the sun of floating seeds attached to Scottish spear thistle (Cirsium vulgare), UK. August - Ernie Janes
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Ernie Janes / Silhouette against the sun of floating seeds attached to Scottish spear thistle (Cirsium vulgare), UK. August
Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) with joey in pouch, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, September - Dave Watts
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Dave Watts / Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) with joey in pouch, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, September
Long-nosed Tree Frog (Litoria sp nov). New species discovered by Paul Oliver at 1200 m elevation in the Foja Mountains. Foja Mountains, Papua, Indonesia, 2008. (taken during Conservation International... - Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Long-nosed Tree Frog (Litoria sp nov). New species discovered by Paul Oliver at 1200 m elevation in the Foja Mountains. Foja Mountains, Papua, Indonesia, 2008. (taken during Conservation International...
Mouse (Mus ? Apodemus ?). New, unidentified species found at 1650 m in the Foja Mountains. Papua, Indonesia, 2008. (taken during Conservation International Rapid Assessment Program expedition) - Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Mouse (Mus ? Apodemus ?). New, unidentified species found at 1650 m in the Foja Mountains. Papua, Indonesia, 2008. (taken during Conservation International Rapid Assessment Program expedition)
Female Serval portrait (Felis / Leptailurus serval)Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya - Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Female Serval portrait (Felis / Leptailurus serval)Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Male Lion head portrait (Panthera leo) Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya - Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Male Lion head portrait (Panthera leo) Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Rear view of Red squirrel tail (Sciurus vulgaris) foraging in deep snow, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, March. - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Rear view of Red squirrel tail (Sciurus vulgaris) foraging in deep snow, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, March.
RF- Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) portrait in winter, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK. Captive. - Peter Cairns
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Peter Cairns / RF- Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) portrait in winter, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK. Captive.
Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) on horizon, camouflaged in winter coat on snow, Scotland, UK, February - Peter Cairns
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Peter Cairns / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) on horizon, camouflaged in winter coat on snow, Scotland, UK, February
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) adult female among breaking waves, Lincolnshire, UK - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) adult female among breaking waves, Lincolnshire, UK
Southern Type B Killer whales (Orcinus orca) hunting Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddelli) using coordinated wave washing technique, Antarctica.  Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series, Januar... - Kathryn Jeffs
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Kathryn Jeffs / Southern Type B Killer whales (Orcinus orca) hunting Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddelli) using coordinated wave washing technique, Antarctica. Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series, Januar...
Southern Type B Killer whales (Orcinus orca) hunting Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddelli) spyhopping to assess where seal is on ice floe and to intimidate, Antarctica.  Taken on location for BBC Froz... - Kathryn Jeffs
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Kathryn Jeffs / Southern Type B Killer whales (Orcinus orca) hunting Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddelli) spyhopping to assess where seal is on ice floe and to intimidate, Antarctica. Taken on location for BBC Froz...
Southern Type B Killer whale (Orcinus orca) hunting Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddelli), Antarctica.  Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series, January - Kathryn Jeffs
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Kathryn Jeffs / Southern Type B Killer whale (Orcinus orca) hunting Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddelli), Antarctica. Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series, January
Southern Type B Killer whales (Orcinus orca) hunting Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddelli) using coordinated wave washing technique, Antarctica.  Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series, Januar... - Kathryn Jeffs
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Kathryn Jeffs / Southern Type B Killer whales (Orcinus orca) hunting Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddelli) using coordinated wave washing technique, Antarctica. Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series, Januar...
Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) on ice floe, Antarctica.  Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series, January 2009 - Kathryn Jeffs
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Kathryn Jeffs / Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) on ice floe, Antarctica. Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series, January 2009
Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) on ice floe, Antarctica.  Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series, January 2009 - Kathryn Jeffs
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Kathryn Jeffs / Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) on ice floe, Antarctica. Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series, January 2009
Leatherback Turtle Hatchling (Dermochelys coriacea) crossing a beach towards the sea, seen from above. Cayenne, French Guiana, July. - Graham Eaton
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Graham Eaton / Leatherback Turtle Hatchling (Dermochelys coriacea) crossing a beach towards the sea, seen from above. Cayenne, French Guiana, July.
Indian / Asian one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) approaching, Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India - Sandesh Kadur
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Sandesh Kadur / Indian / Asian one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) approaching, Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India
Helicopter arrives at Kwerba Village to airlift the expedition team into the Foja Mountains. Foja Mountains, Papua, Indonesia, 2008. (taken during Conservation International Rapid Assessment Program e... - Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Helicopter arrives at Kwerba Village to airlift the expedition team into the Foja Mountains. Foja Mountains, Papua, Indonesia, 2008. (taken during Conservation International Rapid Assessment Program e...
Mangrove / Blue-tailed Monitor (Varanus doreanus)female. Paul Oliver weighs the monitor lizard. Foja Mountains, Papua, Indonesia, 2008. (taken during Conservation International Rapid Assessment Progra... - Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Mangrove / Blue-tailed Monitor (Varanus doreanus)female. Paul Oliver weighs the monitor lizard. Foja Mountains, Papua, Indonesia, 2008. (taken during Conservation International Rapid Assessment Progra...
Blossom Bat (Syconycteris sp.). Possibly a new species present in the Foja Mountains and also widespread in the mountains of New Guinea but never described before now. Discovered by Kris Helgen. Papua... - Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Blossom Bat (Syconycteris sp.). Possibly a new species present in the Foja Mountains and also widespread in the mountains of New Guinea but never described before now. Discovered by Kris Helgen. Papua...
Portrait of Agamid Lizard (Hypsilurus modestus). Foja Mountains, Papua, Indonesia, 2008. (taken during Conservation International Rapid Assessment Program expedition) - Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Portrait of Agamid Lizard (Hypsilurus modestus). Foja Mountains, Papua, Indonesia, 2008. (taken during Conservation International Rapid Assessment Program expedition)
Berlepschi's Parotia Bird of Paradise (Parotia berlepschi) male on the perch at his display court. Foja Mountains, Papua, Indonesia, 2008. (taken during Conservation International Rapid Assessment Pro... - Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Berlepschi's Parotia Bird of Paradise (Parotia berlepschi) male on the perch at his display court. Foja Mountains, Papua, Indonesia, 2008. (taken during Conservation International Rapid Assessment Pro...
Golden-fronted / Yellow-fronted Bowerbird (Amblyornis flavifrons) male at his bower at approx 1700 m. Endemic species to the Foja Mountains, Papua, Indonesia, 2008. (taken during Conservation Internat... - Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Golden-fronted / Yellow-fronted Bowerbird (Amblyornis flavifrons) male at his bower at approx 1700 m. Endemic species to the Foja Mountains, Papua, Indonesia, 2008. (taken during Conservation Internat...
Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) adult perched on a blooming Forsythia (Forsythia intermedia). Zug, Switzerland, Europe, March. - Stefan Huwiler
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Stefan Huwiler / Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) adult perched on a blooming Forsythia (Forsythia intermedia). Zug, Switzerland, Europe, March.
Robin (Erithacus rubecula) adult perched on the ground, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK, December. - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Robin (Erithacus rubecula) adult perched on the ground, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK, December.
Siskin (Carduelis spinus) male peched on an alder branch, Rothiemurchus Forest, Scotland, UK, April. - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Siskin (Carduelis spinus) male peched on an alder branch, Rothiemurchus Forest, Scotland, UK, April.
Robin (Erithacus rubecula) perched on frost covered branches, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK, December. - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Robin (Erithacus rubecula) perched on frost covered branches, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK, December.
Puffins (Fratercula arctica) pair take off together to go fishing. Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK, May. - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Puffins (Fratercula arctica) pair take off together to go fishing. Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK, May.
Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) perched on frost covered branches, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK, December. - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) perched on frost covered branches, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK, December.
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) perched. West Sussex, England, June. - Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) perched. West Sussex, England, June.
Sedge warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) singing portrait, Saltee Islands, Republic of Ireland, May. - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Sedge warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) singing portrait, Saltee Islands, Republic of Ireland, May.
Song thrush (Turdus philomelos) perched amongst berries, UK. December - Ernie Janes
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Ernie Janes / Song thrush (Turdus philomelos) perched amongst berries, UK. December
Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) two young swallows on barn roof calling for food, Norfolk, UK, August - Ernie Janes
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Ernie Janes / Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) two young swallows on barn roof calling for food, Norfolk, UK, August
Flock of Snow buntings (Plectrophenax nivalis) in flight, Norfolk, UK February - Ernie Janes
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Ernie Janes / Flock of Snow buntings (Plectrophenax nivalis) in flight, Norfolk, UK February
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) adult. Hungary, Europe, May. - Stefan Huwiler
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Stefan Huwiler / European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) adult. Hungary, Europe, May.
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