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Highlights of the last month include worldwide wildlife by new contributor Sylvain Cordier, dramatic landscapes by David Noton, Jack Dykinga and Mark Taylor, European mammals and birds from Hermann Brehm, great red squirrel coverage from SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, rare Sumatran primates and the first UK images of humpback whale underwater.
Clarion Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia rostrata), Clarion Island, Revillagigedo Archipelago Biosphere Reserve / Archipielago de Revillagigedo UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site (Socorro Islands), P... - Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Clarion Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia rostrata), Clarion Island, Revillagigedo Archipelago Biosphere Reserve / Archipielago de Revillagigedo UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site (Socorro Islands), P...
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)  close-up portrait of red squirrel sniffing. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, March. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) close-up portrait of red squirrel sniffing. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, March.
Black-and-tan Dachshund puppy portrait. - Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / Black-and-tan Dachshund puppy portrait.
Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus) drinking, Bayern, Germany. May - Hermann Brehm
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Hermann Brehm / Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus) drinking, Bayern, Germany. May
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in mid leap, the Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, November. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in mid leap, the Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, November.
Guianan cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola), two males fighting during lek, Guianan Shield, Suriname - Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Guianan cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola), two males fighting during lek, Guianan Shield, Suriname
Brown bear (Ursus arctos) portrait in the Ozernaya River, Kuril Lake, South Kamchatka Sanctuary, Russia - Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Brown bear (Ursus arctos) portrait in the Ozernaya River, Kuril Lake, South Kamchatka Sanctuary, Russia
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) with  autumn colours, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK. October. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) with autumn colours, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK. October.
Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris) portrait, Tambopata Research Centre, Peru - Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris) portrait, Tambopata Research Centre, Peru
Red Footed Booby (Sula sula) couple, Clarion Island, Revillagigedo Archipelago Biosphere Reserve / Archipielago de Revillagigedo UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site (Socorro Islands), Pacific Ocean, We... - Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Red Footed Booby (Sula sula) couple, Clarion Island, Revillagigedo Archipelago Biosphere Reserve / Archipielago de Revillagigedo UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site (Socorro Islands), Pacific Ocean, We...
Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis), chick, Eastern island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii - Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis), chick, Eastern island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii
Blue British Shorthair cat lying on his back. - Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / Blue British Shorthair cat lying on his back.
Thomas's Langur (Presbytis thomasi), animal endemic to northern Sumatra. These primates have relatively long arms and legs, adapted for an acrobatic life in the crowns of trees. Gunung Leuser Nati... - Enrique Lopez-Tapia
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Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Thomas's Langur (Presbytis thomasi), animal endemic to northern Sumatra. These primates have relatively long arms and legs, adapted for an acrobatic life in the crowns of trees. Gunung Leuser Nati...
Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) close up of dolphin surfing at speed, Hebrides, Scotland, UK. - TOM WALMSLEY
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TOM WALMSLEY / Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) close up of dolphin surfing at speed, Hebrides, Scotland, UK.
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)just under surface, off Shetland, Scotland, UK. First ever underwater images of humpbacks in British waters. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)just under surface, off Shetland, Scotland, UK. First ever underwater images of humpbacks in British waters.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) on an iceberg, Baffin Bay, Canada. September. - Rick Price
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Rick Price / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) on an iceberg, Baffin Bay, Canada. September.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), chicks on ice, Snow Hill Island, Antarctic Peninsula - Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), chicks on ice, Snow Hill Island, Antarctic Peninsula
Lago di Landro at dawn, Dolomite Mountains,  Sud Tirol/Alto Adige, Italy - David Noton
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David Noton / Lago di Landro at dawn, Dolomite Mountains, Sud Tirol/Alto Adige, Italy
Desert environ with Cholla cacti (Cylindropuntia) El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve. Pinacate lava flow, near the border wall along the US-Mexican border through the Sonoran Des... - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Desert environ with Cholla cacti (Cylindropuntia) El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve. Pinacate lava flow, near the border wall along the US-Mexican border through the Sonoran Des...
Border wall constructed of welded steel, between Arizona and Sonora, Mexico cutting through the Sonoran Desert. Pinacate and Grand Desert Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. January 2009. - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Border wall constructed of welded steel, between Arizona and Sonora, Mexico cutting through the Sonoran Desert. Pinacate and Grand Desert Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. January 2009.
Poppies (Papaver rhoeas) and cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) near Castellucio di Norcia, Umbria, Italy, July. - Paul  Harcourt Davies
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Paul Harcourt Davies / Poppies (Papaver rhoeas) and cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) near Castellucio di Norcia, Umbria, Italy, July.
Dolgoch Falls, Gwynedd, Wales, UK, May 2015. - David Noton
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David Noton / Dolgoch Falls, Gwynedd, Wales, UK, May 2015.
The Pinnacles at night, limestone formations. Nambung National Park, near Cervantes, Western Australia - David Noton
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David Noton / The Pinnacles at night, limestone formations. Nambung National Park, near Cervantes, Western Australia
Molten lava boiling in a lava lake in a pit below the crater floor of Halemaumau Crater, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. May 2015. - Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Molten lava boiling in a lava lake in a pit below the crater floor of Halemaumau Crater, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. May 2015.
High Altiplano with tussock grass called Paja brava (Festuca orthophylla) showing clonal growth spread. Bolivia. December 2016. - Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / High Altiplano with tussock grass called Paja brava (Festuca orthophylla) showing clonal growth spread. Bolivia. December 2016.
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) scratching,  Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, December. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) scratching, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, December.
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) leaping between tree stumps, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK. Sequence 2 of 3. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) leaping between tree stumps, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK. Sequence 2 of 3.
Red Squirrel (sciurus vulgaris) leaping between tree stumps, backlit in morning light .Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, March. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (sciurus vulgaris) leaping between tree stumps, backlit in morning light .Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, March.
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) tossing away the husk from hazelnut, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, November. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) tossing away the husk from hazelnut, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, November.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) on branch in autumnal forest, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, October - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) on branch in autumnal forest, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, October
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) climbing down pine tree, in the Cairngorms National Park ,Scotland - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) climbing down pine tree, in the Cairngorms National Park ,Scotland
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in leaf litter in autumnal woodland, Highlands, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, October 2015. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in leaf litter in autumnal woodland, Highlands, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, October 2015.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) climbing tree trunk with autumn leaves, Highlands, Scotland, October 2015. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) climbing tree trunk with autumn leaves, Highlands, Scotland, October 2015.
Red Squirrel (Sciurus Vulgaris), carrying baby in its mouth Bayern , Germany. March - Hermann Brehm
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Hermann Brehm / Red Squirrel (Sciurus Vulgaris), carrying baby in its mouth Bayern , Germany. March
Pine marten (Martes martes) on branch of Scots pine tree. Perthshire, Highlands, Scotland, UK, May. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Pine marten (Martes martes) on branch of Scots pine tree. Perthshire, Highlands, Scotland, UK, May.
Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) sits up, captive, Devon, UK, May. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) sits up, captive, Devon, UK, May.
Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus), Bayern, Germany. April. - Hermann Brehm
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Hermann Brehm / Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus), Bayern, Germany. April.
Red deer stag (Cervus elaphus) in rugged habitat standing next to old gnarled Scots pine tree, Western Highlands,  Scotland, UK, December. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red deer stag (Cervus elaphus) in rugged habitat standing next to old gnarled Scots pine tree, Western Highlands, Scotland, UK, December.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) on an iceberg, Baffin Bay, Canada. September. - Rick Price
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Rick Price / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) on an iceberg, Baffin Bay, Canada. September.
Wild boar (Sus scrofa) running across snow covered field, Vosges, France, January. - Fabrice  Cahez
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Fabrice Cahez / Wild boar (Sus scrofa) running across snow covered field, Vosges, France, January.
Brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) female and two cubs, aged 1 year, emerging from den in winter, Bavarian Forest, Germany, captive, January. - Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / Brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) female and two cubs, aged 1 year, emerging from den in winter, Bavarian Forest, Germany, captive, January.
Brown bear (Ursus arctos) portrait, whilst fishing for sockeye salmon in the Ozernaya River, Kuril Lake, South Kamchatka Sanctuary, Russia, August - Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Brown bear (Ursus arctos) portrait, whilst fishing for sockeye salmon in the Ozernaya River, Kuril Lake, South Kamchatka Sanctuary, Russia, August
Brown bear (Ursus arctos) seen from underwater, fishing for Sockeye salmon, Ozernaya River, Kuril Lake, South Kamchatka Sanctuary, Russia, August - Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Brown bear (Ursus arctos) seen from underwater, fishing for Sockeye salmon, Ozernaya River, Kuril Lake, South Kamchatka Sanctuary, Russia, August
Leopard (Panthera pardus) female grooming cub age 6 months Little Kwara, Botswana June - Hermann Brehm
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Hermann Brehm / Leopard (Panthera pardus) female grooming cub age 6 months Little Kwara, Botswana June
Grey wolf (Canis lupus), adult with cub, captive, USA - Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Grey wolf (Canis lupus), adult with cub, captive, USA
Oribi (Ourebia ourebi montana),   Senkelle Swayne's Hartebeest Sanctuary, Ethiopia - Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Oribi (Ourebia ourebi montana), Senkelle Swayne's Hartebeest Sanctuary, Ethiopia
Impala (Aepyceros melampus) leaping, Little Kwara, Botswana June - Hermann Brehm
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Hermann Brehm / Impala (Aepyceros melampus) leaping, Little Kwara, Botswana June
Swayne's hartebeest (Alcephalus busephalus swaynei), Senkelle Swayne's Hartebeest Sanctuary, Ethiopia - Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Swayne's hartebeest (Alcephalus busephalus swaynei), Senkelle Swayne's Hartebeest Sanctuary, Ethiopia
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