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We've added some fantastic material to our site over the last 2 months, including many rare and unique images. Highlights include birds of paradise by Tim Laman, the first photographer to shoot all the species, Chinese wildlife by Xi Zhinong with many rare species from the Tibetan plateau, forest elephants, chimps and lowland gorillas from Central Africa, and dramatic blue whales and humpbacks by Doc White. Other significant new additions are Jurgen Freund's fascinating bat hospital story, urban peregrines by young 2020VISION star Bertie Gregory, gorgeous landscapes and details by Floris van Breugel and wild Bengal tigers by Andrew Parkinson.


Northern gannets (Morus / Sula bassanus) portrait of individual with a courting pair in foreground, UK, Bass Rock, Scotland, Portrait category winner in the British Wildlife Photography Awards BWPA co...  -  Ben Hall
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Ben Hall / Northern gannets (Morus / Sula bassanus) portrait of individual with a courting pair in foreground, UK, Bass Rock, Scotland, Portrait category winner in the British Wildlife Photography Awards BWPA co...
Goldie's Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea decora) male displaying in tree, Papua New Guinea  -  Tim Laman/Nat Geo Image Collection
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Tim Laman/Nat Geo Image Collection / Goldie's Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea decora) male displaying in tree, Papua New Guinea
Twelve wired Bird of Paradise (Seleucidis melanoleuca) male displaying to a female at his display pole in the swamp rain forest at Nimbokrang, Papau, Indonesia, Island of New Guinea. Winner, Special A...  -  Tim Laman/Nat Geo Image Collection
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Tim Laman/Nat Geo Image Collection / Twelve wired Bird of Paradise (Seleucidis melanoleuca) male displaying to a female at his display pole in the swamp rain forest at Nimbokrang, Papau, Indonesia, Island of New Guinea. Winner, Special A...
Bohemian waxwings (Bombycilla garrulus) feeding on berries, Uto Finland October  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Bohemian waxwings (Bombycilla garrulus) feeding on berries, Uto Finland October
Blue Tit (Paris caereleus) hanging below red berries on which it has been feeding, Uto Finland November  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Blue Tit (Paris caereleus) hanging below red berries on which it has been feeding, Uto Finland November
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) feeding at sea surface, releasing bubbles after a lunge. California, USA.  -  Doc White
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Doc White / Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) feeding at sea surface, releasing bubbles after a lunge. California, USA.
Greater Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea apoda) male performing upright wing pose display, Badigaki Forest, Wokam Island in the Aru Islands, Indonesia.  -  Tim Laman/Nat Geo Image Collection
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Tim Laman/Nat Geo Image Collection / Greater Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea apoda) male performing upright wing pose display, Badigaki Forest, Wokam Island in the Aru Islands, Indonesia.
Broad snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) baby in mothers mouth being carried from nest, Sante Fe, Argentina, February  -  Mark MacEwen
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Mark MacEwen / Broad snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) baby in mothers mouth being carried from nest, Sante Fe, Argentina, February
Western chimpazee (Pan troglodytes verus) infant male 'Flanle' aged 3 years playing on a branch, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. January 2011.  -  Fiona Rogers
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Fiona Rogers / Western chimpazee (Pan troglodytes verus) infant male 'Flanle' aged 3 years playing on a branch, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. January 2011.
Grey wolf (Canis lupus) chasing a wounded tibetan wild ass (Equus kiang) Kekexili, Qinghai, China, December.  -  XI ZHINONG
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XI ZHINONG / Grey wolf (Canis lupus) chasing a wounded tibetan wild ass (Equus kiang) Kekexili, Qinghai, China, December.
Wild yak (Bos mutus) portrait, Kekexili, Qinghai, Tibetan Plateau, China  -  XI ZHINONG
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XI ZHINONG / Wild yak (Bos mutus) portrait, Kekexili, Qinghai, Tibetan Plateau, China
Blue Sheep (Pseudois nayaur) on hillside, Kekexili, Qinghai, China, January  -  XI ZHINONG
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XI ZHINONG / Blue Sheep (Pseudois nayaur) on hillside, Kekexili, Qinghai, China, January
Wild yak (Bos mutus) running, Kekexili, Qinghai, Tibetan plateau, China, January  -  XI ZHINONG
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XI ZHINONG / Wild yak (Bos mutus) running, Kekexili, Qinghai, Tibetan plateau, China, January
Takin (Budorcas taxicolor) portrait, Tangjiahe, Sichuan, China, July  -  XI ZHINONG
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XI ZHINONG / Takin (Budorcas taxicolor) portrait, Tangjiahe, Sichuan, China, July
Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii) male, Kekexili, Qinghai, China, November.  -  XI ZHINONG
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XI ZHINONG / Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii) male, Kekexili, Qinghai, China, November.
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) head portrait with blue tongue sticking out, Svalbard, Norway  -  Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) head portrait with blue tongue sticking out, Svalbard, Norway
African Lion (Panthera leo) cub reaches for a moment of intimacy with its father, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana  -  Neil Aldridge
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Neil Aldridge / African Lion (Panthera leo) cub reaches for a moment of intimacy with its father, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana
European river otter (Lutra lutra) cub amongst kelp on shoreline, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, October.  -  Chris  Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / European river otter (Lutra lutra) cub amongst kelp on shoreline, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, October.
Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus)   young male 'Peley' aged 12 years sitting on a tree buttress, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. December 2010.  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) young male 'Peley' aged 12 years sitting on a tree buttress, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. December 2010.
Hanuman / Northern Plains Grey Langur (Semnopithecus entellus) family resting in roots of Banyan tree. Ranthabore National Park,India, June.  -  David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Hanuman / Northern Plains Grey Langur (Semnopithecus entellus) family resting in roots of Banyan tree. Ranthabore National Park,India, June.
Broad snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) hatching from egg in nest, Sante Fe, Argentina, February  -  Mark  MacEwen
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Mark MacEwen / Broad snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) hatching from egg in nest, Sante Fe, Argentina, February
Ural Owl (Stix uralensis) perched in snowy tree, Kuusamo Finland February  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Ural Owl (Stix uralensis) perched in snowy tree, Kuusamo Finland February
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) adult sitting and feeding in snowfall. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, March.  -  Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) adult sitting and feeding in snowfall. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, March.
Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) perched in pine tree in snowfall, captive  -  Ben  Hall
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Ben Hall / Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) perched in pine tree in snowfall, captive
A skier glides past an erupting geyser in the Old Faithful geyser basin in  Yellowstone National Park. The cold temperatures in the winter cause the geysers to release more steam than usual making the...  -  Floris van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / A skier glides past an erupting geyser in the Old Faithful geyser basin in Yellowstone National Park. The cold temperatures in the winter cause the geysers to release more steam than usual making the...
Natural iridescent plant oils from decaying leaves at the surface of a pool, Escalante National Monument, Utah. November  -  Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Natural iridescent plant oils from decaying leaves at the surface of a pool, Escalante National Monument, Utah. November
Aspen leaves on an early snow, North Fork of Bishop Creek, near Bishop, Eastern Sierra, California, USA, October.  -  Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Aspen leaves on an early snow, North Fork of Bishop Creek, near Bishop, Eastern Sierra, California, USA, October.
Close up of a Ladyfern (Athyrium filix-femina) frond, Runcu Valley, Dambovita County, Leota Mountain Range, Romania, July  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Bartocha
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Bartocha / Close up of a Ladyfern (Athyrium filix-femina) frond, Runcu Valley, Dambovita County, Leota Mountain Range, Romania, July
Waterfall seen through a window of fresh spring growth in  Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA. May  -  Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Waterfall seen through a window of fresh spring growth in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA. May
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) mother and calf. Tonga, South Pacific, September.  -  Doc White
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Doc White / Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) mother and calf. Tonga, South Pacific, September.
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) mother and calf. Tonga, South Pacific, September.  -  Doc White
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Doc White / Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) mother and calf. Tonga, South Pacific, September.
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) female. Tonga, South Pacific, September.  -  Doc White
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Doc White / Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) female. Tonga, South Pacific, September.
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calf. Tonga, South Pacific, September.  -  Doc White
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Doc White / Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calf. Tonga, South Pacific, September.
Blue Whales (Balaenoptera musculus) throat inflated, filter feeding at sea surface. California, USA. Sequence 1 of 2.  -  Doc White
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Doc White / Blue Whales (Balaenoptera musculus) throat inflated, filter feeding at sea surface. California, USA. Sequence 1 of 2.
African Forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) running across Dzanga Bai in early evening, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Central African Republic  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / African Forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) running across Dzanga Bai in early evening, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Central African Republic
African Forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) bulls sparing, blurred motion, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Central African Republic  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / African Forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) bulls sparing, blurred motion, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Central African Republic
African Lion (Panthera leo) cubs aged 1-2 months playing with their mother, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. March  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / African Lion (Panthera leo) cubs aged 1-2 months playing with their mother, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. March
Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus)   juvenile female 'Joya' aged 6 years playing with infant male 'Flanle' aged 3 years, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. January 2011. Sequence 1 of 2.  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) juvenile female 'Joya' aged 6 years playing with infant male 'Flanle' aged 3 years, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. January 2011. Sequence 1 of 2.
Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus)   juvenile female 'Joya' aged 6 years carrying rocks while walking on hind legs, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. January 2011.  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) juvenile female 'Joya' aged 6 years carrying rocks while walking on hind legs, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. January 2011.
Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus)   juvenile female 'Joya' aged 6 years throwing rocks at other chimpanzees, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. January 2011  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) juvenile female 'Joya' aged 6 years throwing rocks at other chimpanzees, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. January 2011
Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus)   young male 'Jeje' aged 13 years stealing pineapple from villagers fields, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. December 2010.  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) young male 'Jeje' aged 13 years stealing pineapple from villagers fields, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. December 2010.
Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus)   young male 'Jeje' aged 13 years disciplining juvenile female 'Joya' aged 6 years and infant male 'Flanle' aged 3 years who are playing together, Bossou For...  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) young male 'Jeje' aged 13 years disciplining juvenile female 'Joya' aged 6 years and infant male 'Flanle' aged 3 years who are playing together, Bossou For...
Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) infant male 'Flanle' aged 3 years playing on ground, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. January 2011.  -  Fiona Rogers
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Fiona Rogers / Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) infant male 'Flanle' aged 3 years playing on ground, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. January 2011.
Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) silverback 'Makumba' portrait, leader of tourist habituated gorilla family group, Bai Hokou, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Central African Republic.  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) silverback 'Makumba' portrait, leader of tourist habituated gorilla family group, Bai Hokou, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Central African Republic.
Badger (Meles meles) cub amongst long grass, Dorset, England, UK, July.  -  Bertie  Gregory / 2020VISION
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Bertie Gregory / 2020VISION / Badger (Meles meles) cub amongst long grass, Dorset, England, UK, July.
European river otter (Lutra lutra) cub amongst kelp on shoreline, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, October.  -  Chris  Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / European river otter (Lutra lutra) cub amongst kelp on shoreline, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, October.
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) portrait with blue  tongue sticking out, Svalbard, Norway  -  Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) portrait with blue tongue sticking out, Svalbard, Norway
Adult female Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) in flight, Bristol, England, UK, March. Did you know? The highest ever recorded speed of a peregrine falcon in flight was 242 mile per hour!  -  Bertie  Gregory / 2020VISION
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Bertie Gregory / 2020VISION / Adult female Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) in flight, Bristol, England, UK, March. Did you know? The highest ever recorded speed of a peregrine falcon in flight was 242 mile per hour!
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