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This is our editor's choice of the best images added to our collection in September and October 2012. There was some great new material: rare wild Amur tigers from Vladimir Medvedev; dramatic sharks from new contributor Cheryl-Samantha Owen; great new dolphins from Brandon Cole, Tui de Roy's comprehensive Galapagos coverage; Sandra Bartocha's creative flower and landscape work; Solvin Zankl's innovative insect portraits using digital focus stacking; Anup Shah's new Kenyan material including a lion/waterbuck confrontation; British wildlife from Andy Rouse, including brown hares in action; unusual reptile and amphibian portraits from Michael Kern;
Northern Plains grey Langur (Semnopithecus entellus) baby holding onto mother, Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India - Mary McDonald
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Mary McDonald / Northern Plains grey Langur (Semnopithecus entellus) baby holding onto mother, Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India
Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) face portrait, Honduras, Caribbean Sea. DIGITALLY MANIPULATED. - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) face portrait, Honduras, Caribbean Sea. DIGITALLY MANIPULATED.
Black bear (Ursus americanus) young cub portrait, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA - George Sanker
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George Sanker / Black bear (Ursus americanus) young cub portrait, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling portrait, Hornsey, London, UK May - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling portrait, Hornsey, London, UK May
Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei) resting on back yawning, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda, East Africa - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei) resting on back yawning, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda, East Africa
African lion (Panthera leo) male head and shoulders profile portrait, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, September - Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / African lion (Panthera leo) male head and shoulders profile portrait, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, September
European otter (Lutra lutra) running, UK, taken in controlled conditions July - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / European otter (Lutra lutra) running, UK, taken in controlled conditions July
Moose (Alces alces) newborn calves playing in spring vegetation. Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Anchorage, south-central Alaska. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Moose (Alces alces) newborn calves playing in spring vegetation. Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Anchorage, south-central Alaska.
Whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus) in snowfall. Martin Mere Wetlands Trust, Lancashire,UK, January. 'Animal Portraits' category, British Wildlife Photographer Awards (BWPA) competition 2012. - Ben Hall
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Ben Hall / Whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus) in snowfall. Martin Mere Wetlands Trust, Lancashire,UK, January. 'Animal Portraits' category, British Wildlife Photographer Awards (BWPA) competition 2012.
Gannet (Morus bassanus) portrait showing blue eyes. Bempton Cliffs RSPB reserve, UK, Yorkshire, July. - Andy Rouse / 2020VISION
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Andy Rouse / 2020VISION / Gannet (Morus bassanus) portrait showing blue eyes. Bempton Cliffs RSPB reserve, UK, Yorkshire, July.
Wolf-Volcano giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra becki) portrait with ground finch (Geospiza sp. ) sitting on foot, Isabela Island, Galapagos. Did you know? Galapagos tortoises have a mutualistic relati... - Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Wolf-Volcano giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra becki) portrait with ground finch (Geospiza sp. ) sitting on foot, Isabela Island, Galapagos. Did you know? Galapagos tortoises have a mutualistic relati...
Agile wallabies (Macropus agilis) sparring and fighting, Bamarru Plains, Northern Territories, Australia - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Agile wallabies (Macropus agilis) sparring and fighting, Bamarru Plains, Northern Territories, Australia
Hood island giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra hoodensis) used for breeding program since 1960s, Tortoise Breeding Centre, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Critically endang... - Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Hood island giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra hoodensis) used for breeding program since 1960s, Tortoise Breeding Centre, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Critically endang...
Waxy monkey tree frog (Phyllomedusa sauvagii) captive, from Central and South America - Michael D. Kern
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Michael D. Kern / Waxy monkey tree frog (Phyllomedusa sauvagii) captive, from Central and South America
Madagascar Ground Gecko / Big headed gecko(Paroedura Pictus) captive, from Madagascar - Michael D. Kern
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Michael D. Kern / Madagascar Ground Gecko / Big headed gecko(Paroedura Pictus) captive, from Madagascar
Camera trap image of wild Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) walking through woodland, Lazovsky Zapovednik Nature Reserve, Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia, November 1994 - Vladimir Medvedev
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Vladimir Medvedev / Camera trap image of wild Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) walking through woodland, Lazovsky Zapovednik Nature Reserve, Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia, November 1994
Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) coloured blue, walking along branch, captive, from Madagascar - Michael D. Kern
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Michael D. Kern / Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) coloured blue, walking along branch, captive, from Madagascar
Jet Ant / Shining Jet Black Ant (Lasius fuliginosus), worker. Specimen photographed using digital focus stacking - Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Jet Ant / Shining Jet Black Ant (Lasius fuliginosus), worker. Specimen photographed using digital focus stacking
Close up of ant (Harpegnathos venator) head from Asia. Specimen photographed using digital focus stacking - Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Close up of ant (Harpegnathos venator) head from Asia. Specimen photographed using digital focus stacking
Forest view of trunks of  Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Downy European white birch (Betula pubescens) and European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees, Muritz National Park, Germany, November - Sandra Bartocha
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Sandra Bartocha / Forest view of trunks of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Downy European white birch (Betula pubescens) and European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees, Muritz National Park, Germany, November
Field of ripe barley with green barley growing in vehicle tracks (Hordeum vulgare) Germany, July - Sandra Bartocha
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Sandra Bartocha / Field of ripe barley with green barley growing in vehicle tracks (Hordeum vulgare) Germany, July
European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees, with sunlight shining between branches, Germany, September - Sandra Bartocha
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Sandra Bartocha / European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees, with sunlight shining between branches, Germany, September
Waves of Baltic Sea washing over and polishing coloured pebbles, Markgrafenheide, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, January - Sandra Bartocha
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Sandra Bartocha / Waves of Baltic Sea washing over and polishing coloured pebbles, Markgrafenheide, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, January
Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)  Stadtkreis Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, May - Sandra Bartocha
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Sandra Bartocha / Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) Stadtkreis Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, May
Sporangia of moss, Dueodde, Hovedstaden, Denmark, June - Sandra Bartocha
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Sandra Bartocha / Sporangia of moss, Dueodde, Hovedstaden, Denmark, June
Spring Snowflake (Leucojum vernum) in flower,  Hungary, March - Sandra Bartocha
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Sandra Bartocha / Spring Snowflake (Leucojum vernum) in flower, Hungary, March
Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) flowers in cereal field, April - Sandra Bartocha
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Sandra Bartocha / Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) flowers in cereal field, April
Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) swimming in shallow crystal clear water, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) swimming in shallow crystal clear water, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean
Green Turtle, (Chelonia mydas), Swimming over volcanic sandy bottom, Armenime cove, South Tenerife coast, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic Ocean, May 2011, Commended in Wildlife Photographer of the Yea... - Jordi Chias
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Jordi Chias / Green Turtle, (Chelonia mydas), Swimming over volcanic sandy bottom, Armenime cove, South Tenerife coast, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic Ocean, May 2011, Commended in Wildlife Photographer of the Yea...
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, Alaska, USA, Pacific Ocean. - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, Alaska, USA, Pacific Ocean.
Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) in shallow water gathering very close to shore, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) in shallow water gathering very close to shore, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean
Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) group swimming in shallow turquoise sea, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) group swimming in shallow turquoise sea, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean
Bottlenosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) tail-slapping. Honduras, Caribbean Sea. - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Bottlenosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) tail-slapping. Honduras, Caribbean Sea.
Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) leaping above surface Honduras, Caribbean Sea. . - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) leaping above surface Honduras, Caribbean Sea. .
Camera trap image of wild female Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) scent marking the trunk of a Cedar (Cedrus) tree,  Lazovsky Zapovednik Nature Reserve, Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia, April... - Vladimir Medvedev
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Vladimir Medvedev / Camera trap image of wild female Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) scent marking the trunk of a Cedar (Cedrus) tree, Lazovsky Zapovednik Nature Reserve, Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia, April...
Camera trap image of wild male Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) scent marking the trunk of a cedar (Cedrus) tree, Lazovsky Zapovednik Nature Reserve, Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia, December... - Vladimir Medvedev
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Vladimir Medvedev / Camera trap image of wild male Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) scent marking the trunk of a cedar (Cedrus) tree, Lazovsky Zapovednik Nature Reserve, Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia, December...
Moose (Alces alces) cow with a newborn calves grazing on spring grass. Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Anchorage, south-central Alaska, May. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Moose (Alces alces) cow with a newborn calves grazing on spring grass. Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Anchorage, south-central Alaska, May.
Moose (Alces alces) cow with a newborn calf. Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Anchorage, south-central Alaska, May. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Moose (Alces alces) cow with a newborn calf. Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Anchorage, south-central Alaska, May.
Moose (Alces alces) cow suckling her newborn calves. Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Anchorage, south-central Alaska, May. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Moose (Alces alces) cow suckling her newborn calves. Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Anchorage, south-central Alaska, May.
Pine marten (Martes martes) two playing  on fallen pine log in woodland, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Pine marten (Martes martes) two playing on fallen pine log in woodland, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
European Badger (Meles meles) on the North Downs above Folkestone. Kent, UK, June. Camera trap photo. - Terry  Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / European Badger (Meles meles) on the North Downs above Folkestone. Kent, UK, June. Camera trap photo.
Yellow warbler (Dendroica petechia) at nest, Pointe Pelee, Ontario, Canada, May - Loic Poidevin
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Loic Poidevin / Yellow warbler (Dendroica petechia) at nest, Pointe Pelee, Ontario, Canada, May
Northern oriole (Icterus galbula) female, Pointe Pelee, Ontario, Canada, May - Loic Poidevin
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Loic Poidevin / Northern oriole (Icterus galbula) female, Pointe Pelee, Ontario, Canada, May
Bottlenosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) two leaping above surface, Honduras, Caribbean Sea. - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Bottlenosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) two leaping above surface, Honduras, Caribbean Sea.
Bottlenosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) three jumping in perfect synchrony, Honduras, Caribbean Sea. - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Bottlenosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) three jumping in perfect synchrony, Honduras, Caribbean Sea.
Bottlenosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) three leaping above surface at sunset, Honduras, Caribbean Sea. - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Bottlenosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) three leaping above surface at sunset, Honduras, Caribbean Sea.
Bottlenosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) leaping above surface, Honduras, Caribbean Sea. - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Bottlenosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) leaping above surface, Honduras, Caribbean Sea.
Long beaked Common dolphins (Delphinus capensis) pod surfacing, California, USA, Pacific Ocean - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Long beaked Common dolphins (Delphinus capensis) pod surfacing, California, USA, Pacific Ocean
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