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A fascinating variety of new imagery was added to our site this month. Highlights include a variety of African wildlife, the newly discovered Tapanuli orangutan, an interesting range of primate behaviour, swift conservation, European butterflies, saffron cultivation, mountain pine beetle damage, graphic autumn leaves and a range of pets and farm animals.
Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) fighting in snow at night, Vauldalen, Norway. Joint overall winner of the GDT  European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017.  Highly commended in the Wildlife Photogr... - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) fighting in snow at night, Vauldalen, Norway. Joint overall winner of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017. Highly commended in the Wildlife Photogr...
Panther Chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) male portrait, Madagascar. Controlled conditions - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Panther Chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) male portrait, Madagascar. Controlled conditions
Stoat (Mustela erminea) in snow tunnel, Laponia UNESCO World Heritage Site, Swedish Lapland,   Sweden. January. Third place in Golden Turtle Photography Awards 2017 competition. - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Stoat (Mustela erminea) in snow tunnel, Laponia UNESCO World Heritage Site, Swedish Lapland, Sweden. January. Third place in Golden Turtle Photography Awards 2017 competition.
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) at waterhole at night, Mkuze, South Africa Third place in the Nature Portfolio category of the World Press Photo Awards 2017. - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) at waterhole at night, Mkuze, South Africa Third place in the Nature Portfolio category of the World Press Photo Awards 2017.
Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) portrait, Batang Toru, North Sumatra, Indonesia. This is a newly identified species of orangutan, limited to the Batang Toru forests in North Sumatra is with a... - Andrew Walmsley
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Andrew Walmsley / Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) portrait, Batang Toru, North Sumatra, Indonesia. This is a newly identified species of orangutan, limited to the Batang Toru forests in North Sumatra is with a...
Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) in winter coat, at sunset, Vauldalen, Norway. April. Third place of the Harmony of Life Category of the Golden Turtle Photography Awards 2017. - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) in winter coat, at sunset, Vauldalen, Norway. April. Third place of the Harmony of Life Category of the Golden Turtle Photography Awards 2017.
Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, holding baby age three months, Beauval Zoo, France, November 2017. - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, holding baby age three months, Beauval Zoo, France, November 2017.
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) female matriarch approaching remote camera with curiosity   - taken with a remote camera controlled by the photographer. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. July... - Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) female matriarch approaching remote camera with curiosity - taken with a remote camera controlled by the photographer. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. July...
Common or plains zebra  (Equus quagga burchelli) herd on the move. Taken with a remote camera controlled by the photographer. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. July 2013. - Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Common or plains zebra (Equus quagga burchelli) herd on the move. Taken with a remote camera controlled by the photographer. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. July 2013.
Arunachal macaque (Macaca munzala)  on roof of building, Tawang, Arunchal Pradesh, Himalayas, India. - Sandesh  Kadur
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Sandesh Kadur / Arunachal macaque (Macaca munzala) on roof of building, Tawang, Arunchal Pradesh, Himalayas, India.
Toque macaque (Macaca sinica sinica) baby aged a few days. Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka February. - Fiona Rogers
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Fiona Rogers / Toque macaque (Macaca sinica sinica) baby aged a few days. Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka February.
Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) female in oilseed rape field, Burgundy, France. June. - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) female in oilseed rape field, Burgundy, France. June.
Wild cat (Felis sylvestris) in winter - portrait, France. . Captive. - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Wild cat (Felis sylvestris) in winter - portrait, France. . Captive.
Juvenile African caracal (Caracal caracal) play hunting, aged three months. Captive. - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Juvenile African caracal (Caracal caracal) play hunting, aged three months. Captive.
Badger (Meles meles) adult, backlit at sunset, scratching its ears, Derbyshire, UK, May. Winner of the Animal Behaviour category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) Competition 2017. - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Badger (Meles meles) adult, backlit at sunset, scratching its ears, Derbyshire, UK, May. Winner of the Animal Behaviour category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) Competition 2017.
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) at waterhole at night, Mkuze, South Africa Third place in the Nature Portfolio category of the World Press Photo Awards 2017. - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) at waterhole at night, Mkuze, South Africa Third place in the Nature Portfolio category of the World Press Photo Awards 2017.
European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) in the snow - waking up during hibernation often associated with change of nest and possible food intake, France Controlled conditions. - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) in the snow - waking up during hibernation often associated with change of nest and possible food intake, France Controlled conditions.
American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). Resting on birch tree. Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. - George  Sanker
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George Sanker / American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). Resting on birch tree. Acadia National Park, Maine, USA.
RF - Gannet (Morus bassanus)flying / diving against blue sky, off Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire, England, UK. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / RF - Gannet (Morus bassanus)flying / diving against blue sky, off Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire, England, UK. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) catching a fish, France - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) catching a fish, France
Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) on flowering Forsythia branch in spring, France - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) on flowering Forsythia branch in spring, France
Adonis blue butterfly (Lysandra bellargus) and Berger's Clouded Yellow Butterfly (Colias alfacariensis), Hautes-Alpes, France, May. - Lorraine Bennery
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Lorraine Bennery / Adonis blue butterfly (Lysandra bellargus) and Berger's Clouded Yellow Butterfly (Colias alfacariensis), Hautes-Alpes, France, May.
Group of Black veined white butterflies (Aporia crataegi) just after emergence on Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) Herault, France, May. - Lorraine Bennery
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Lorraine Bennery / Group of Black veined white butterflies (Aporia crataegi) just after emergence on Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) Herault, France, May.
Underwater view of bubbles in  water and trees on land,  La Hoegne mountain stream, Belgium. - Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Underwater view of bubbles in water and trees on land, La Hoegne mountain stream, Belgium.
Maple leaf in autumn, viewed from underwater with bubbles and foam of mountain stream, La Hoegne, Ardennes, Belgium. - Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Maple leaf in autumn, viewed from underwater with bubbles and foam of mountain stream, La Hoegne, Ardennes, Belgium.
Underwater view of autumn leaves in stream current, La Hoegne, Ardennes, Belgium. - Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Underwater view of autumn leaves in stream current, La Hoegne, Ardennes, Belgium.
Autumn leaves from Beech, Oak and Birch trees  floating on water, taken from  underwater, Ardennes, La Hoegne, Belgium. - Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Autumn leaves from Beech, Oak and Birch trees floating on water, taken from underwater, Ardennes, La Hoegne, Belgium.
Split level view of autumn leaves underwater and tree reflections on the water surface, Levenumse beek, the Netherlands, November. - Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Split level view of autumn leaves underwater and tree reflections on the water surface, Levenumse beek, the Netherlands, November.
Typical landscape in Tuscany, with the farmhouse 'Belvedere' near to San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy, June. - Graham Eaton
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Graham Eaton / Typical landscape in Tuscany, with the farmhouse 'Belvedere' near to San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy, June.
Cowhorn agave (Agave bovicornuta) close up of spines, near Sierra Alamos, Sonora,  Mexico. - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Cowhorn agave (Agave bovicornuta) close up of spines, near Sierra Alamos, Sonora, Mexico.
Lemaire Channel at sunset between Booth Island and Cape Renard on Kiev peninsula, Graham Land, Antarctica. - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Lemaire Channel at sunset between Booth Island and Cape Renard on Kiev peninsula, Graham Land, Antarctica.
Sheet ice crystals viewed by polarised light. - Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Sheet ice crystals viewed by polarised light.
Deciduous forest with Sabinos (Taxodium mucrunatum) with tangled roots, bank of the Rio Cuchujaqui Sierra Alamos, Mexico - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Deciduous forest with Sabinos (Taxodium mucrunatum) with tangled roots, bank of the Rio Cuchujaqui Sierra Alamos, Mexico
African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) and Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) at night with full moon, Mkuze, South Africa Third place in the Nature Portfolio category of the World Press Photo Awards 2017. - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) and Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) at night with full moon, Mkuze, South Africa Third place in the Nature Portfolio category of the World Press Photo Awards 2017.
Fallow deer (Dama dama) at night, Gyulaj, Hungary  Third place in the Nature Portfolio category of the World Press Photo Awards 2017. - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Fallow deer (Dama dama) at night, Gyulaj, Hungary Third place in the Nature Portfolio category of the World Press Photo Awards 2017.
African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) feeding on water lilies, Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana. May. - Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) feeding on water lilies, Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana. May.
African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) feeding on water lillies in Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana. May. - Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) feeding on water lillies in Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana. May.
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) feeding on grasses, Chobe River, Chobe National Park,  Botswana. May. - Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) feeding on grasses, Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana. May.
Burchell's zebra (Equus burchelli) mother and foal amongst Devilsthorn flowers, Etosha National Park, Namibia,  March. - Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / Burchell's zebra (Equus burchelli) mother and foal amongst Devilsthorn flowers, Etosha National Park, Namibia, March.
Female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) walking with juvenile, Kajiado County, Kenya - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) walking with juvenile, Kajiado County, Kenya
Common or plains zebra (Equus quagga burchelli) herd on the move  - taken with a remote camera controlled by the photographer. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. July 2013. - Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Common or plains zebra (Equus quagga burchelli) herd on the move - taken with a remote camera controlled by the photographer. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. July 2013.
Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) running to attack meerkat excluded from group, Kalahari Desert, South Africa. - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) running to attack meerkat excluded from group, Kalahari Desert, South Africa.
Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) eating a scorpion (Opistophthalmus whalbergii)  Kalahari Desert, South South Africa. - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) eating a scorpion (Opistophthalmus whalbergii) Kalahari Desert, South South Africa.
Meerkat (Suricata suricatta)  coming out of den in Kalahari Desert, South Africa - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) coming out of den in Kalahari Desert, South Africa
Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) eating a scorpion (Opistophthalmus whalbergii) Kalahari Desert, South South Africa. - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) eating a scorpion (Opistophthalmus whalbergii) Kalahari Desert, South South Africa.
Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) age ten weeks, playing while waiting for food from adults, Kalahari Desert, South Africa - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) age ten weeks, playing while waiting for food from adults, Kalahari Desert, South Africa
Tapanuli Orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) portrait of male,  Batang Toru, North Sumatra, Indonesia. This is a newly identified species of orangutan, limited to the Batang Toru forests in North Sumatra... - Andrew Walmsley
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Andrew Walmsley / Tapanuli Orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) portrait of male, Batang Toru, North Sumatra, Indonesia. This is a newly identified species of orangutan, limited to the Batang Toru forests in North Sumatra...
Tapanuli Orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) mother with baby, Batang Toru, North Sumatra, Indonesia. This new species of orangutan, Pongo tapanuliensis, has been identified and is limited to this small a... - Andrew Walmsley
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Andrew Walmsley / Tapanuli Orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) mother with baby, Batang Toru, North Sumatra, Indonesia. This new species of orangutan, Pongo tapanuliensis, has been identified and is limited to this small a...
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