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Highlights added this month include Bence Mate's birds in action and leafcutter ants, underwater coverage by Luis Quinta and Tony Wu on several whale species, images showing the decline in marine iguanas, Iceland scenes and iconic trees from Niall Benvie, and great pet portraits by Mark Taylor.
Leaf cutter ant (Atta sp) carrying pink flower segment, Santa Rita, Costa Rica.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Leaf cutter ant (Atta sp) carrying pink flower segment, Santa Rita, Costa Rica.
Leaf cutter ants (Atta sp) carrying colourful plant matter, reflected in water, Costa Rica.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Leaf cutter ants (Atta sp) carrying colourful plant matter, reflected in water, Costa Rica.
Leaf cutter ants (Atta sp) carrying piece of  leaf, Costa Rica.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Leaf cutter ants (Atta sp) carrying piece of leaf, Costa Rica.
Orange chinned parakeets (Brotogeris jugularis) two looking at each other, Santa Rita, Costa Rica.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Orange chinned parakeets (Brotogeris jugularis) two looking at each other, Santa Rita, Costa Rica.
European bee eaters (Merops apiaster) one taking off another perched, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. May.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / European bee eaters (Merops apiaster) one taking off another perched, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. May.
Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) low angle perspective of open bills whilst feeding, Lake Kerkini, Greece, February.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) low angle perspective of open bills whilst feeding, Lake Kerkini, Greece, February.
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) close up with fish in beak, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary, February.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) close up with fish in beak, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary, February.
Burrowing owl  (Athene cunicularia) fledgling with head on side, Pantanal, Brazil. November.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) fledgling with head on side, Pantanal, Brazil. November.
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) with lightning storm at night. Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. May 2012.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) with lightning storm at night. Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. May 2012.
Satiny Parrot snake (Leptophis depressirostris) Santa Rita, Costa Rica.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Satiny Parrot snake (Leptophis depressirostris) Santa Rita, Costa Rica.
Swimmer stroking 'Scar', a male Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) who often seems to seek out and enjoy contact with people. Caribbean, January 2010. Model released.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Swimmer stroking 'Scar', a male Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) who often seems to seek out and enjoy contact with people. Caribbean, January 2010. Model released.
Group of Sperm whales (Physter macrocephalus) family group swimming together, Indian Ocean, March.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Group of Sperm whales (Physter macrocephalus) family group swimming together, Indian Ocean, March.
Four Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) rubbing their heads together while socializing, forming an X shape pattern. Caribbean.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Four Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) rubbing their heads together while socializing, forming an X shape pattern. Caribbean.
Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) large group gathering together, rubbing together to shed skin, interacting and defecating. Indian Ocean, March.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) large group gathering together, rubbing together to shed skin, interacting and defecating. Indian Ocean, March.
Aggregation of Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) engaged in social activity. Indian Ocean, March.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Aggregation of Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) engaged in social activity. Indian Ocean, March.
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) Pico Island, Azores, Portugal. May.  -  Luis  Quinta
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Luis Quinta / Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) Pico Island, Azores, Portugal. May.
Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncates) mother and calf porpoising during annual Sardine run, Port St Johns, South Africa, June.  -  Wim van den Heever
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Wim van den Heever / Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncates) mother and calf porpoising during annual Sardine run, Port St Johns, South Africa, June.
Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / Piles of African elephant ivory set on fire by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This burn included over 105 tons of elephant ivory, worth over $150 million. Nairobi National Park, Kenya, 30th April 2...
Tranquil landscape with African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and rays of sunlight at sunrise, Masai Mara, Kenya.  -  Wim van den Heever
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Wim van den Heever / Tranquil landscape with African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and rays of sunlight at sunrise, Masai Mara, Kenya.
Lava Lake at night in the crater of Nyiragongo Volcano, Virunga National Park, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. September 2015.  -  Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Lava Lake at night in the crater of Nyiragongo Volcano, Virunga National Park, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. September 2015.
Lioness (Panthera leo) sitting during misty sunrise, Okavango Delta, Botswana.  -  Wim van den Heever
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Wim van den Heever / Lioness (Panthera leo) sitting during misty sunrise, Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Birch (Betula) at moonrise, Loch Shieldaig, Torridon, Scotland  -  Niall Benvie
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Niall Benvie / Birch (Betula) at moonrise, Loch Shieldaig, Torridon, Scotland
Queen Mary's Tree, a  veteran Sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) over 600 years old, Cumbernauld, Scotland, UK, July.  -  Niall Benvie
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Niall Benvie / Queen Mary's Tree, a veteran Sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) over 600 years old, Cumbernauld, Scotland, UK, July.
Black-and-white Springer Spaniel puppy, age 6 weeks.  -  Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / Black-and-white Springer Spaniel puppy, age 6 weeks.
Tricolour merle Collie puppy, Indie, age 10 weeks.  -  Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / Tricolour merle Collie puppy, Indie, age 10 weeks.
Patterdale terrier dog puppy, Korka, age 4 months.  -  Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / Patterdale terrier dog puppy, Korka, age 4 months.
Black and white Border collie looking sideways at black and white kitten. NOT AVAILABLE FOR BOOK USE  -  Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / Black and white Border collie looking sideways at black and white kitten. NOT AVAILABLE FOR BOOK USE
Great egret (Ardea alba) two fighting in flight, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. January.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Great egret (Ardea alba) two fighting in flight, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. January.
Juvenile White tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)in flight, with Hooded crow (Corvus cornix) mobbing it, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. January.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Juvenile White tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)in flight, with Hooded crow (Corvus cornix) mobbing it, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. January.
Great egrets (Ardea alba) sky pointing, sizing each other up before fighting,  Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. January.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Great egrets (Ardea alba) sky pointing, sizing each other up before fighting, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. January.
Montezuma oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma) two interacting, Costa Rica.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Montezuma oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma) two interacting, Costa Rica.
Montezuma oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma) hanging upside down as part of a courtship display. Costa Rica.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Montezuma oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma) hanging upside down as part of a courtship display. Costa Rica.
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) close up with large fish in beak, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. February.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) close up with large fish in beak, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. February.
Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) with fish prey, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. March.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) with fish prey, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. March.
Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) low angle perspective of open bills whilst feeding, Lake Kerkini, Greece, February.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) low angle perspective of open bills whilst feeding, Lake Kerkini, Greece, February.
Black crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) at twilight with other herons in the background, including Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) in flight,  Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hun...  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Black crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) at twilight with other herons in the background, including Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) in flight, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hun...
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Great reed warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) feeding Cuckoo chick (Cuculus canorus) Pusztaszer, Kiskunsagi National Park, Hungary, June.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Great reed warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) feeding Cuckoo chick (Cuculus canorus) Pusztaszer, Kiskunsagi National Park, Hungary, June.
Great egret (Ardea alba) in snow, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. March.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Great egret (Ardea alba) in snow, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. March.
Grey herons (Ardea cinerea) two fighting, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Grey herons (Ardea cinerea) two fighting, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary.
Great flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) with beak covered in mud after feeding, Pont De Gau Park, Rhone River, France.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Great flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) with beak covered in mud after feeding, Pont De Gau Park, Rhone River, France.
Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) low angle perspective of open bills whilst feeding, Lake Kerkini, Greece, February.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) low angle perspective of open bills whilst feeding, Lake Kerkini, Greece, February.
Graylag gosling (Anser anser) with parent, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. April.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Graylag gosling (Anser anser) with parent, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. April.
Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) and Great egret (Ardea alba) fighting over fish, Lake Csaj,  Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary, January.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) and Great egret (Ardea alba) fighting over fish, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary, January.
Little bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) hunting from reed, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary, June.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Little bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) hunting from reed, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary, June.
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) with large carp fish in beak, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. February.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) with large carp fish in beak, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. February.
Spoonbilll (Platalea leucorodia) portrait, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. February.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Spoonbilll (Platalea leucorodia) portrait, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. February.
Great egret (Ardea alba) fighting, one grabbing the leg of another in snow, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. February.  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Great egret (Ardea alba) fighting, one grabbing the leg of another in snow, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. February.
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