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Much of the material added to our site in the last month comes from UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites, from all corners of the world. Other outstanding additions include mute swans underwater, honeybee behaviour, big cats in action, endangered primates, spectacular wildflowers from California, and some bizarre Australian wildlife.
Cap-rocks on the rim of the Escalante Canyon at dawn.  Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA, October 2012.  -  Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Cap-rocks on the rim of the Escalante Canyon at dawn. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA, October 2012.
Oak tree (Quercus robur) silhouetted against  night sky with stars, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, UK. December  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / Oak tree (Quercus robur) silhouetted against night sky with stars, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, UK. December
ARCHIVED SG - Duplicate 10/10/2017. Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) at sunset, with drooping frost damaged limbs, South Maricopa Mountains Wilderness, Sonoran Desert National Monument, Arizona, US...  -  Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / ARCHIVED SG - Duplicate 10/10/2017. Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) at sunset, with drooping frost damaged limbs, South Maricopa Mountains Wilderness, Sonoran Desert National Monument, Arizona, US...
Fireflies (Luciola parvula himebotaru) flashing at night for courtship and reproduction.  Gifu, Japan. Composite image  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Fireflies (Luciola parvula himebotaru) flashing at night for courtship and reproduction. Gifu, Japan. Composite image
Silver Drummer (Kyphosus sydneyanus) fish off the coast of Neds Beach, Lord Howe island, Lord Howe Island Group UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, New South Wales, Australia, October 2012.  -  Oriol  Alamany
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Oriol Alamany / Silver Drummer (Kyphosus sydneyanus) fish off the coast of Neds Beach, Lord Howe island, Lord Howe Island Group UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, New South Wales, Australia, October 2012.
Massive wildflower display Lanceleaf monolopia 1+Monolopia lanceolata+2 Great Valley phacelia 1+Phacelia civiliata+2 and purple Lemmon's mustard 1+Caulanthus anceps+2 The Temblor Range  in evening...  -  Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Massive wildflower display Lanceleaf monolopia 1+Monolopia lanceolata+2 Great Valley phacelia 1+Phacelia civiliata+2 and purple Lemmon's mustard 1+Caulanthus anceps+2 The Temblor Range in evening...
Massive wildflower display with Lanceleaf monolopia (Monolopia lanceleota) Tidy-tips (Layia platyglossa)  and the Temblor Range carpeted with flower in the background. Carrizo Plain National Monument,...  -  Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Massive wildflower display with Lanceleaf monolopia (Monolopia lanceleota) Tidy-tips (Layia platyglossa) and the Temblor Range carpeted with flower in the background. Carrizo Plain National Monument,...
English oak tree (Quercus robur) in field of Oilseed rape / rapeseed (Brassica napus),  UK, May 2017.  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / English oak tree (Quercus robur) in field of Oilseed rape / rapeseed (Brassica napus), UK, May 2017.
Mute swan (Cygnus olor) feeding underwater, Burgundy, France, November.  -  Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) feeding underwater, Burgundy, France, November.
Mute swan (Cygnus olor) feeding underwater, Burgundy, France, March.  -  Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) feeding underwater, Burgundy, France, March.
Mute swan (Cygnus olor) feeding along riverbed,  viewed underwater, Burgundy, France. November.  -  Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) feeding along riverbed, viewed underwater, Burgundy, France. November.
Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) male hunting for caterpillars, UK.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) male hunting for caterpillars, UK.
Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) male hunting for caterpillars, UK.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) male hunting for caterpillars, UK.
Tree pipit (Anthus trivialis) mobbing Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus), UK. May. Sequence 3 of 3  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Tree pipit (Anthus trivialis) mobbing Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus), UK. May. Sequence 3 of 3
Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) males fighting, UK.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) males fighting, UK.
Little owl (Athene noctua) hunting for worms on grassland, UK.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Little owl (Athene noctua) hunting for worms on grassland, UK.
Little owl (Athene noctua) hunting for worms on grassland, UK.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Little owl (Athene noctua) hunting for worms on grassland, UK.
European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris) flying at dawn. When backlit the tiny transparent barbs that make up the feather act like a prism revealing vivid colours in the early light. Monmouthshire, Wales...  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris) flying at dawn. When backlit the tiny transparent barbs that make up the feather act like a prism revealing vivid colours in the early light. Monmouthshire, Wales...
Whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus) on river in winter, Finland, January.  -  Jussi  Murtosaari
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Jussi Murtosaari / Whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus) on river in winter, Finland, January.
Common redpoll (Acanthis flammea) two birds perched, Finland, January.  -  Jussi  Murtosaari
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Jussi Murtosaari / Common redpoll (Acanthis flammea) two birds perched, Finland, January.
Northern hawk-owl (Surnia ulula) perched, Finland, January.  -  Jussi  Murtosaari
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Jussi Murtosaari / Northern hawk-owl (Surnia ulula) perched, Finland, January.
Common redpoll (Acanthis flammea), flock feeding, Finland, January.  -  Jussi  Murtosaari
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Jussi Murtosaari / Common redpoll (Acanthis flammea), flock feeding, Finland, January.
Goosander (Mergus merganser) male stretching wings, UK.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Goosander (Mergus merganser) male stretching wings, UK.
Stonechat (Saxicola rubocola) male in winter plumage on teasel, UK.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Stonechat (Saxicola rubocola) male in winter plumage on teasel, UK.
Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica) on stone wall, UK.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica) on stone wall, UK.
Common toad (Bufo bufo) toadlet,, in fallen foxglove, shortly after leaving its previous aquatic habitat. Sussex, England, UK. June. Small repro only  -  Stephen  Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Common toad (Bufo bufo) toadlet,, in fallen foxglove, shortly after leaving its previous aquatic habitat. Sussex, England, UK. June. Small repro only
Common frog (Rana temporaria) in pondweed,   Rookery Wood, Sussex, England, UK. July.  -  Stephen  Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Common frog (Rana temporaria) in pondweed, Rookery Wood, Sussex, England, UK. July.
Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) portrait, Rookery Wood, Sussex, England, UK. February.  -  Stephen  Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) portrait, Rookery Wood, Sussex, England, UK. February.
Badger  (Meles meles) at night, Rookery Wood, Sussex, England, UK, May.  -  Stephen  Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Badger (Meles meles) at night, Rookery Wood, Sussex, England, UK, May.
Garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus), adult, feeding on mossy  ground in a spruce forest next to deadwood, captive. September.  -  Kerstin  Hinze
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Kerstin Hinze / Garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus), adult, feeding on mossy ground in a spruce forest next to deadwood, captive. September.
Wild boar (Sus scrofa) piglets in forest, UK.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Wild boar (Sus scrofa) piglets in forest, UK.
Polar bear (Ursus arctos) getting ready to enter water, Svalbard, Norway.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Polar bear (Ursus arctos) getting ready to enter water, Svalbard, Norway.
Polar bear (Ursus arctos) playing with ship's mooring rope, Svalbard, Norway. Sequence 3 of 5  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Polar bear (Ursus arctos) playing with ship's mooring rope, Svalbard, Norway. Sequence 3 of 5
Polar bear (Ursus arctos) walking on sea ice, Svalbard, Norway.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Polar bear (Ursus arctos) walking on sea ice, Svalbard, Norway.
Three Sea otters (Enhydra lutris) resting on ice, Alaska, June  -  Danny Green
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Danny Green / Three Sea otters (Enhydra lutris) resting on ice, Alaska, June
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) workers looking after queen cells,  Kiel, Germany  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) workers looking after queen cells, Kiel, Germany
Honey bee 1+Apis mellifera+2 worker on freshly made honey comb, Kiel, Germany, May.  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Honey bee 1+Apis mellifera+2 worker on freshly made honey comb, Kiel, Germany, May.
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) worker on freshly made honey comb, Kiel, Germany, May.  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) worker on freshly made honey comb, Kiel, Germany, May.
Honey bees (Apis mellifera) forming living bridge,  Kiel, Germany, June.  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Honey bees (Apis mellifera) forming living bridge, Kiel, Germany, June.
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) on comb with honey, Kiel, Germany, June.  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) on comb with honey, Kiel, Germany, June.
Longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae) in flight Rookery Wood, Sussex, England, UK, July.  -  Stephen  Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae) in flight Rookery Wood, Sussex, England, UK, July.
Honey bees (Apis mellifera) forming living bridge,  Kiel, Germany, June.  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Honey bees (Apis mellifera) forming living bridge, Kiel, Germany, June.
Meadow grasshopper (Chorthippus paralllelus) jumping,, Sussex, England, UK, August.  -  Stephen  Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Meadow grasshopper (Chorthippus paralllelus) jumping,, Sussex, England, UK, August.
European honey bee (Apis mellifera) feeding on Oilseed rape / Rapeseed (Brassica napus) flowers, UK, April.  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / European honey bee (Apis mellifera) feeding on Oilseed rape / Rapeseed (Brassica napus) flowers, UK, April.
European honey bee (Apis mellifera) flying to White clover (Trifolium repens) flowers, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. July.  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / European honey bee (Apis mellifera) flying to White clover (Trifolium repens) flowers, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. July.
European honey bee (Apis mellifera) feeding on Goat willow (salix caprea) male flowers,  Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, March.  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / European honey bee (Apis mellifera) feeding on Goat willow (salix caprea) male flowers, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, March.
Mosquito biting a Enyalius lizard, Parque do Zizo Private Reserve, Sao Paulo, Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves UNESCO World Heritage Site, Brazil.  -  Joao Burini
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Joao Burini / Mosquito biting a Enyalius lizard, Parque do Zizo Private Reserve, Sao Paulo, Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves UNESCO World Heritage Site, Brazil.
Blue morpho (Morpho helenor) butterflies feeding on mango fruit, butterfly observatory, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica.  -  Angelo Gandolfi
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Angelo Gandolfi / Blue morpho (Morpho helenor) butterflies feeding on mango fruit, butterfly observatory, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica.
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