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We've had a big influx of more than 4800 new images on the site in the last month, including a great variety of European, African and North American wildlife bird portraits and action shots, invertebrate coverage from new contributor Lorraine Bennery and a dizzying array of graphic landscape and florals, amongst them the spectacular recent blooming of the Californian deserts.
RF - Brown hare (Lepus europaeus) close-up portrait. Scotland, UK. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Mark Hamblin
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Mark Hamblin / RF - Brown hare (Lepus europaeus) close-up portrait. Scotland, UK. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
RF - Bluestreak cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus) tending to Ribboned sweetlips (Plectorhinchus polytaenia). Yillet Kecil, Yillet Islands, Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Tropical West... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - Bluestreak cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus) tending to Ribboned sweetlips (Plectorhinchus polytaenia). Yillet Kecil, Yillet Islands, Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Tropical West...
Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) face close up captive, China - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) face close up captive, China
Close up of Gelada (Theropithecus gelada) looking over shoulder, Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. - Inaki  Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Close up of Gelada (Theropithecus gelada) looking over shoulder, Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia.
Female Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) visiting a lek of displaying males. Sublette County, Wyoming. April. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Female Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) visiting a lek of displaying males. Sublette County, Wyoming. April.
Mature male California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) used for the captive breeding program to restore this critically endangered species. Idaho. February. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Mature male California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) used for the captive breeding program to restore this critically endangered species. Idaho. February.
Tompot blenny (Parablennius gattorugine) portrait, Swanage Pier, Swanage, Dorset, UK, English Channel, August - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Tompot blenny (Parablennius gattorugine) portrait, Swanage Pier, Swanage, Dorset, UK, English Channel, August
Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) portrait, Scotland, UK, April. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) portrait, Scotland, UK, April.
White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) two males fighting, in evening light, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa. - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) two males fighting, in evening light, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa.
Eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) silverback calling in equatorial forest of Kahuzi Biega National Park. South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) silverback calling in equatorial forest of Kahuzi Biega National Park. South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa
Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) catching a fish, Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA, July - Danny Green
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Danny Green / Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) catching a fish, Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA, July
Black Bear (Ursus americanus) cub, close up portrait, Minnesota, USA, June - Danny Green
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Danny Green / Black Bear (Ursus americanus) cub, close up portrait, Minnesota, USA, June
Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis). Willamette National Forest, Oregon. June. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis). Willamette National Forest, Oregon. June.
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) split level view of young investigating camera lens, Lundy Island, Devon, UK, Bristol Channel, August - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) split level view of young investigating camera lens, Lundy Island, Devon, UK, Bristol Channel, August
Burchell's zebra (Equus burchelli) head portrait, South Africa - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Burchell's zebra (Equus burchelli) head portrait, South Africa
Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) close up ram's head shot, Yellowstone National Park, USA, February - Danny Green
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Danny Green / Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) close up ram's head shot, Yellowstone National Park, USA, February
Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) male displaying portrait, Vauldalen, Norway April - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) male displaying portrait, Vauldalen, Norway April
RF - High magnification photo of Secretary blenny (Acanthemblemaria maria) in boulder brain coral (Colpophyllia natans). East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea. (Th... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - High magnification photo of Secretary blenny (Acanthemblemaria maria) in boulder brain coral (Colpophyllia natans). East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea. (Th...
Land snail (Polymita picta) collection of  shells showing variation in patterning, Cuba. Endemic species. - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Land snail (Polymita picta) collection of shells showing variation in patterning, Cuba. Endemic species.
Yellow tube sponge (Aplysina fistularis) on a coral reef, with the camera rotated during the long exposure. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. British West Indies. Caribbean Sea. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Yellow tube sponge (Aplysina fistularis) on a coral reef, with the camera rotated during the long exposure. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.
RF - Bamboo (Phylostachys aureosulcata). Occurs in China. Utrecht University Botanic Garden s, Utrecht, the Netherlands, May (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Edwin  Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / RF - Bamboo (Phylostachys aureosulcata). Occurs in China. Utrecht University Botanic Garden s, Utrecht, the Netherlands, May (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Primula flowers (Primula involucrata)  Balang Mountain, Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan Province, China. - Dong Lei
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Dong Lei / Primula flowers (Primula involucrata) Balang Mountain, Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan Province, China.
Whipple Mountain foothills, with mass bloom of Notch-leaf scorpion-weed (Phacelia crenula) and Heartleaf evening primrose (Camissonia cardiophylla) Whipple Mountain Wilderness in background, Sonoran D... - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Whipple Mountain foothills, with mass bloom of Notch-leaf scorpion-weed (Phacelia crenula) and Heartleaf evening primrose (Camissonia cardiophylla) Whipple Mountain Wilderness in background, Sonoran D...
Mining bee (Andrena sp) resting within a saucer magnolia bloom, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, April. - Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Mining bee (Andrena sp) resting within a saucer magnolia bloom, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, April.
Flowering Sand verbena (Abronia) and Birdcage evening primrose (Oenothera deltoides) close up, Anza-Borrego State Park,  California, USA. March 2017. These plants are flowering during on largest 'supe... - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Flowering Sand verbena (Abronia) and Birdcage evening primrose (Oenothera deltoides) close up, Anza-Borrego State Park, California, USA. March 2017. These plants are flowering during on largest 'supe...
Bewick's wren (Thryomanes bewickii), adult perched on icy branch of Possum Haw Holly (Ilex decidua) with berries, Hill Country, Texas, USA. February - Rolf Nussbaumer
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Rolf Nussbaumer / Bewick's wren (Thryomanes bewickii), adult perched on icy branch of Possum Haw Holly (Ilex decidua) with berries, Hill Country, Texas, USA. February
Knapweed fritillary butterflies (Melitaea phoebe) on Green winged orchid (Anacamptis morio),  Grands Causses Regional Natural Park, France, May. - Lorraine Bennery
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Lorraine Bennery / Knapweed fritillary butterflies (Melitaea phoebe) on Green winged orchid (Anacamptis morio), Grands Causses Regional Natural Park, France, May.
RF - Harts tongue fern (Phyllitis scolopendrium) leaf unfurling and creating the shape of a heart, Cornwall, UK, May. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / RF - Harts tongue fern (Phyllitis scolopendrium) leaf unfurling and creating the shape of a heart, Cornwall, UK, May. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Notch-leaf scorpion-weed (Phacelia crenulata) blooming around Desert agave (Agave desertii) in Glorieta Canyon, Anza-Borrego State Park, California, USA, March 2017. These plants are flowering during... - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Notch-leaf scorpion-weed (Phacelia crenulata) blooming around Desert agave (Agave desertii) in Glorieta Canyon, Anza-Borrego State Park, California, USA, March 2017. These plants are flowering during...
Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx) at sunset. Previously extinct in the wild, their conservation status is now stable thanks to conservation efforts.This male is part of a reintroduction program in Dubai, U... - Inaki  Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx) at sunset. Previously extinct in the wild, their conservation status is now stable thanks to conservation efforts.This male is part of a reintroduction program in Dubai, U...
Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in atmospheric light, herding in the Saarivuoma Sami community, at Jarama, Ovre Soppero, Lapland, Laponia, Norrbotten county, Sweden January - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in atmospheric light, herding in the Saarivuoma Sami community, at Jarama, Ovre Soppero, Lapland, Laponia, Norrbotten county, Sweden January
RF - Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) adult in summer coat leaping onto fallen log. Scotland, UK. September. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Mark Hamblin
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Mark Hamblin / RF - Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) adult in summer coat leaping onto fallen log. Scotland, UK. September. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
RF - Two Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) fighting / boxing.  Vauldalen, Norway. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / RF - Two Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) fighting / boxing. Vauldalen, Norway. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Pack of African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) playing, Motswari Game Reserve, South Africa. - Denis-Huot
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Denis-Huot / Pack of African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) playing, Motswari Game Reserve, South Africa.
RF - Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) portrait,  Vauldalen, Norway. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / RF - Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) portrait, Vauldalen, Norway. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
European Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) resting in snow. Taken in controlled conditions. UK, January. - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / European Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) resting in snow. Taken in controlled conditions. UK, January.
European brown bear (Ursus arctos) scratching up against tree in snow, Finland, April - Danny Green
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Danny Green / European brown bear (Ursus arctos) scratching up against tree in snow, Finland, April
Plains zebra (Equus quagga) drinking at waterhole at night, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, September - Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Plains zebra (Equus quagga) drinking at waterhole at night, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, September
Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) at waterhole at night with plains zebra (Equus quagga), Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, September - Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) at waterhole at night with plains zebra (Equus quagga), Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, September
RF - Black Bear (Ursus americanus) female and cub, Minnesota, USA. June. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Danny Green
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Danny Green / RF - Black Bear (Ursus americanus) female and cub, Minnesota, USA. June. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in tree, captive, China - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in tree, captive, China
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), Fazenda Baia das Pedras, Pantanal, Brazil. Taken on location for BBC Wild Brazil series. - Barrie Britton
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Barrie Britton / Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), Fazenda Baia das Pedras, Pantanal, Brazil. Taken on location for BBC Wild Brazil series.
Long tail / Crab eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis) stealing food from tourist bungalow, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Borneo. Malaysia. - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Long tail / Crab eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis) stealing food from tourist bungalow, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Borneo. Malaysia.
Plain / Burchell's zebras in dust (Equus burchelli) Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana. - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Plain / Burchell's zebras in dust (Equus burchelli) Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana.
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) bull crossing a river in the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana. - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) bull crossing a river in the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana.
White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) charging, Mala Mala Game Reserve, South Africa. - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) charging, Mala Mala Game Reserve, South Africa.
Warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus) female with piglets, Okavango Delta, Botswana - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus) female with piglets, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Mountain gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei) silverback Gihishamwotsi displaying, non group dominant, Sabyinyo Group, Volcanoes National Park, Virunga Mountains, Rwanda - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Mountain gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei) silverback Gihishamwotsi displaying, non group dominant, Sabyinyo Group, Volcanoes National Park, Virunga Mountains, Rwanda
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