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We've added a fascinating mix of new images to our site in the last month, including new contributors Nick Hawkins and Yashpal Rathore. African wildlife was well represented, plus dramatic landscapes from South America, bird migration, wild horses from Carol Walker, reindeer festivals and material from Ingo Arndt's grassland project.
Whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus) early evening in a snow storm, Lake Kussharo, Hokkaido, Japan. Taken with remote camera. - Wim van den Heever
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Wim van den Heever / Whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus) early evening in a snow storm, Lake Kussharo, Hokkaido, Japan. Taken with remote camera.
North American bobcat (Lynx rufus) striding through deep snow. Madison River Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. January - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / North American bobcat (Lynx rufus) striding through deep snow. Madison River Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. January
Whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus) small flock coming into land on open field in snow storm, Hokkaido Japan. - Wim van den Heever
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Wim van den Heever / Whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus) small flock coming into land on open field in snow storm, Hokkaido Japan.
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) portrait. camera trap image, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. - Nick Hawkins
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Nick Hawkins / Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) portrait. camera trap image, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica.
Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) juvenile running away, Burgundy, France. - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) juvenile running away, Burgundy, France.
Red-side garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis) outside hibernation dens, Narcisse snake dens, Manitoba, Canada. The snake in the foreground is a female . She is surrounded by the smaller male... - Huw Cordey
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Huw Cordey / Red-side garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis) outside hibernation dens, Narcisse snake dens, Manitoba, Canada. The snake in the foreground is a female . She is surrounded by the smaller male...
Demoiselle crane (Anthropoides virgo) low angle fisheye perspective of feeding cranes. Khichan, Western Rajasthan, India. February, 2015 - Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Demoiselle crane (Anthropoides virgo) low angle fisheye perspective of feeding cranes. Khichan, Western Rajasthan, India. February, 2015
Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) emerging from Bracken Cave, Texas. Over 15 million bats are thought to live in this cave, making it the greatest concentration of mammals on the planet... - Huw Cordey
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Huw Cordey / Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) emerging from Bracken Cave, Texas. Over 15 million bats are thought to live in this cave, making it the greatest concentration of mammals on the planet...
American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) split level, Everglades, USA, January. - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) split level, Everglades, USA, January.
Red-eyed treefrog (Agalychnis calidryas) Costa Rica, April 2015. - Nick Hawkins
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Nick Hawkins / Red-eyed treefrog (Agalychnis calidryas) Costa Rica, April 2015.
Yellow-spotted salamander eggs (Ambystoma maculatum) showing symbiosis with green algae, New Brunswick, Canada, May 2015. - Nick Hawkins
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Nick Hawkins / Yellow-spotted salamander eggs (Ambystoma maculatum) showing symbiosis with green algae, New Brunswick, Canada, May 2015.
Demoiselle crane (Anthropoides virgo) flying silhouetted and framed by Jarokha  (carved windows) of a Haveli or townhouse.   Khichan, Western Rajasthan, India. December. - Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Demoiselle crane (Anthropoides virgo) flying silhouetted and framed by Jarokha (carved windows) of a Haveli or townhouse. Khichan, Western Rajasthan, India. December.
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) baby looking out from the safety of beneath its mother's legs, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana. Vulnerable species. The African elephant is classified as vul... - Neil Aldridge
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Neil Aldridge / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) baby looking out from the safety of beneath its mother's legs, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana. Vulnerable species. The African elephant is classified as vul...
Coastal brown bear (Ursus arctos) eating a fish, Lake Clarke National Park, Alaska, September - Danny Green
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Danny Green / Coastal brown bear (Ursus arctos) eating a fish, Lake Clarke National Park, Alaska, September
Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) in mating display. Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. April. - George  Sanker
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George Sanker / Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) in mating display. Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. April.
Leopard (Panthera pardus) male in vegetation, Chief's Island, Okavango Delta, Botswana. Vulnerable species. - Neil Aldridge
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Neil Aldridge / Leopard (Panthera pardus) male in vegetation, Chief's Island, Okavango Delta, Botswana. Vulnerable species.
Northern tamandua (Tamandua mexicana) Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. - Nick Hawkins
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Nick Hawkins / Northern tamandua (Tamandua mexicana) Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica.
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) three big bull elephants spending the late afternoon at waterhole, Ol'Donyo Kenya. - Wim van den Heever
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Wim van den Heever / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) three big bull elephants spending the late afternoon at waterhole, Ol'Donyo Kenya.
Wild Mustang horse rearing, Pryor mountains, Montana, USA. June. - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Wild Mustang horse rearing, Pryor mountains, Montana, USA. June.
Head portrait of grey almost white Andalusian mare running in snow, Berthoud, Colorado, USA. January. - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Head portrait of grey almost white Andalusian mare running in snow, Berthoud, Colorado, USA. January.
Caribou / Reindeer bull (Rangifer tarandus) grazing, Denali National Park, Alaska, USA, September - Danny Green
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Danny Green / Caribou / Reindeer bull (Rangifer tarandus) grazing, Denali National Park, Alaska, USA, September
Nenets women and children in traditional reindeer skin clothing at a festival on the tundra. Yamal, Siberia, Russia. - Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Nenets women and children in traditional reindeer skin clothing at a festival on the tundra. Yamal, Siberia, Russia.
White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in snow, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. February. - George  Sanker
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George Sanker / White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in snow, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. February.
Sun beam at sun rise over the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yelllowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. January 2016. - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Sun beam at sun rise over the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yelllowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. January 2016.
High water of the Danube, Weltenburg Monastery flooded, but protected by flood control measures, nature reserve Weltenburger Enge, Kelheim county, Bavaria, Germany, June 2013 - Martin Gabriel
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Martin Gabriel / High water of the Danube, Weltenburg Monastery flooded, but protected by flood control measures, nature reserve Weltenburger Enge, Kelheim county, Bavaria, Germany, June 2013
European beech (Fagus sylvatica) and Pines,  Schweingartensee, Serrahn, Muritz-National Park, World Natural Heritage site, Germany, Europe. November 2015. - Sandra Bartocha
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Sandra Bartocha / European beech (Fagus sylvatica) and Pines, Schweingartensee, Serrahn, Muritz-National Park, World Natural Heritage site, Germany, Europe. November 2015.
Aerial view of Cuyuni river, Guyana, South America - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Aerial view of Cuyuni river, Guyana, South America
Kaieteur Falls is the world's widest single drop waterfall, located on the Potaro river in the Kaieteur National Park, in Essequibo, Guyana, South America - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Kaieteur Falls is the world's widest single drop waterfall, located on the Potaro river in the Kaieteur National Park, in Essequibo, Guyana, South America
African elephants (Loxodonta africana) small herd at waterhole at sunset, Etosha National Park, Namibia - Wim van den Heever
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Wim van den Heever / African elephants (Loxodonta africana) small herd at waterhole at sunset, Etosha National Park, Namibia
South african fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) two on beach at dusk, Walvis Bay Namibia - Wim van den Heever
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Wim van den Heever / South african fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) two on beach at dusk, Walvis Bay Namibia
People stand with dune buggy in desert at Huacachina oasis, Ica region, Peru, December 2013. - Merryn  Thomas
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Merryn Thomas / People stand with dune buggy in desert at Huacachina oasis, Ica region, Peru, December 2013.
Prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis), threat display, South Dakota, USA September. Sequence 1 of 3 - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis), threat display, South Dakota, USA September. Sequence 1 of 3
Head portrait of grey Arabian stallion running in desert dunes near Dubai, United Arab Emirates. - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Head portrait of grey Arabian stallion running in desert dunes near Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) males fighting, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Sequence 3 of 3 - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) males fighting, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Sequence 3 of 3
Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) with Red billed oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) on head, Marakele Private Reserve, Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa. - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) with Red billed oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) on head, Marakele Private Reserve, Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) family, Marakele Private Reserve, Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa, November. - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) family, Marakele Private Reserve, Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa, November.
Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) feeding in early morning light, Kariega Game Reserve. South Africa. - Neil Aldridge
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Neil Aldridge / Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) feeding in early morning light, Kariega Game Reserve. South Africa.
Sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) bull charging through the shallows of the Selinda Spillway, with another behind,  northern Botswana, August. - Neil Aldridge
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Neil Aldridge / Sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) bull charging through the shallows of the Selinda Spillway, with another behind, northern Botswana, August.
Topi (Damaliscus lunatus) herd grazing in plains landscape with rays of sunlight, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Topi (Damaliscus lunatus) herd grazing in plains landscape with rays of sunlight, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Burchell's zebra (Equus burchellii) herd grazing, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Burchell's zebra (Equus burchellii) herd grazing, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) female standing framed by a fallen tree, Mapungubwe National Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa. - Neil Aldridge
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Neil Aldridge / Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) female standing framed by a fallen tree, Mapungubwe National Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa.
African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) lone bull set in a landscape with beautiful sunset, Masai Mara NR, Kenya - Wim van den Heever
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Wim van den Heever / African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) lone bull set in a landscape with beautiful sunset, Masai Mara NR, Kenya
Two Impalas (Aepyceros melampus) ewes grooming each other in evening light on South Africa's Kruger National Park. - Neil Aldridge
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Neil Aldridge / Two Impalas (Aepyceros melampus) ewes grooming each other in evening light on South Africa's Kruger National Park.
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) group with one raising trunk and foraging in the savanna  Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, Africa - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) group with one raising trunk and foraging in the savanna Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, Africa
Two juvenile African elephants (Loxodonta africana) bathing and play fighting, Lake Edward, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, Africa - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Two juvenile African elephants (Loxodonta africana) bathing and play fighting, Lake Edward, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, Africa
Portrait of an African elephant (Loxodonta africana) on Selinda Reserve, Botswana. - Neil Aldridge
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Neil Aldridge / Portrait of an African elephant (Loxodonta africana) on Selinda Reserve, Botswana.
Spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) reassuring her tiny pup at the entrance to their den,  Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana. - Neil Aldridge
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Neil Aldridge / Spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) reassuring her tiny pup at the entrance to their den, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana.
African hunting dogs (Lycaon pictus) pack mobbing a Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta). Hyenas follow the dogs and attempt to steal their kills, so the dogs harass them whenever they get a chance. Liuwa... - Huw Cordey
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Huw Cordey / African hunting dogs (Lycaon pictus) pack mobbing a Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta). Hyenas follow the dogs and attempt to steal their kills, so the dogs harass them whenever they get a chance. Liuwa...
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