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The last month has seen a dramatic influx of new material, with a particular emphasis on marine life, reptiles, birds and invertebrates. Additions of note include sharks from David Fleetham, Galapagos giant tortoises and marine iguanas from Tui de Roy, Alex Hyde's material from the remote Manu National Park in Peru, Bruno D'Amicis coverage on the ancient beechwoods of Abruzzo, David Tipling's bird behaviour images and more amazing marine creatures from Alex Mustard.

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Blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) swimming just below surface at sunset, split level view. Off the island of Yap, Micronesia.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) swimming just below surface at sunset, split level view. Off the island of Yap, Micronesia.
Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), two below surface. Guadalupe Island, Mexico.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), two below surface. Guadalupe Island, Mexico.
Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) breaking surface with mouth open. Guadalupe Island, Mexico.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) breaking surface with mouth open. Guadalupe Island, Mexico.
Whale shark (Rhincodon typus), a commercial encounter for tourists with feeder above on canoe. Oslob, Cebu, Philippines. April 2017.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Whale shark (Rhincodon typus), a commercial encounter for tourists with feeder above on canoe. Oslob, Cebu, Philippines. April 2017.
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), mother and calf swimming just below surface in front of the West Maui Mountains. South of Lahaina, West Maui, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), mother and calf swimming just below surface in front of the West Maui Mountains. South of Lahaina, West Maui, Hawaii.
Remoras (Remora sp.) hitchhiking on the tail of a large (13-15m) female whale shark (Rhincodon typus) swims in open water. Wolf Island, Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands. East Pacific Ocean.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Remoras (Remora sp.) hitchhiking on the tail of a large (13-15m) female whale shark (Rhincodon typus) swims in open water. Wolf Island, Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands. East Pacific Ocean.
Oceanic manta (Mobula birostris). Cousins Rock, San Salvador Island, Santiago Island, Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands. East Pacific Ocean.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Oceanic manta (Mobula birostris). Cousins Rock, San Salvador Island, Santiago Island, Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands. East Pacific Ocean.
Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) young male trying to copulate with a female. The calf of the female was in the way so the male is trying to chase it away. Dominica.  -  Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) young male trying to copulate with a female. The calf of the female was in the way so the male is trying to chase it away. Dominica.
Great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) with three parasitic Copepods at end of upper jaw. Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) with three parasitic Copepods at end of upper jaw. Hawaii.
Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) sailing at sunset, Peninsula Valdez, Argentina  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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Hiroya Minakuchi / Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) sailing at sunset, Peninsula Valdez, Argentina
Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), four resting on sandy river bed. Split level image. Three Sisters Spring, Crystal River, Florida, USA.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), four resting on sandy river bed. Split level image. Three Sisters Spring, Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Pacific White-sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) pair hunting Northern Anchovy (Engraulis mordax), Nine Mile Bank, San Diego, California  -  Richard Herrmann
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Richard Herrmann / Pacific White-sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) pair hunting Northern Anchovy (Engraulis mordax), Nine Mile Bank, San Diego, California
Whitebar surgeonfish (Acanthurus leucopareius) school in underwater cave, oxygenated water brought down by Pacific ocean surge. Kona, The Big Island, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Whitebar surgeonfish (Acanthurus leucopareius) school in underwater cave, oxygenated water brought down by Pacific ocean surge. Kona, The Big Island, Hawaii.
Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) group on coast, Cape Douglas, Fernandina Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) group on coast, Cape Douglas, Fernandina Island, Galapagos
Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus), starved to death due to the El Nino effect, Cape Douglas, Fernandina Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus), starved to death due to the El Nino effect, Cape Douglas, Fernandina Island, Galapagos
Galapagos lava lizard (Microlophus albemarlensis) sitting on Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapgos.  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos lava lizard (Microlophus albemarlensis) sitting on Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapgos.
Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) on shore, Punta Moreno, Isabela Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) on shore, Punta Moreno, Isabela Island, Galapagos
Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) males in breeding colouration on rocks, with sun halo, Floreana Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) males in breeding colouration on rocks, with sun halo, Floreana Island, Galapagos
Marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) silhouettes at sunset, Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) silhouettes at sunset, Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos
Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) in surf, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) in surf, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos
Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) peering over rocks, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) peering over rocks, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos
Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) in water, Puerto Egas, Santiago Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) in water, Puerto Egas, Santiago Island, Galapagos
Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) in the surf, Black Beach, Floreana Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) in the surf, Black Beach, Floreana Island, Galapagos
Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) starved to death due to El Nino effect, Puerto Ayora / Academy Bay, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) starved to death due to El Nino effect, Puerto Ayora / Academy Bay, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) swimming underwater, Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) swimming underwater, Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island, Galapagos
Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) group on rock in the waves, Cape Hammond, Fernandina Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) group on rock in the waves, Cape Hammond, Fernandina Island, Galapagos
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) female digging nest, North coast, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) female digging nest, North coast, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Galapagos green turtle (Chelonia mydas agassizii) swims over a coral reef. Darwin Island, Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands. East Pacific Ocean.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Galapagos green turtle (Chelonia mydas agassizii) swims over a coral reef. Darwin Island, Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands. East Pacific Ocean.
Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi) group resting in pool, Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi) group resting in pool, Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos
Alcedo giant tortoises (Chelonoidis vandenburghi) group resting in water on moonlit night to keep cool, Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Alcedo giant tortoises (Chelonoidis vandenburghi) group resting in water on moonlit night to keep cool, Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos
Floreana giant tortoise hybrid descendants (Chelonoidis elephantopus) feeding on flower. These are descendants of the extinct Floreana giant tortoise, but are hybridised with other species. Fausto Lle...  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Floreana giant tortoise hybrid descendants (Chelonoidis elephantopus) feeding on flower. These are descendants of the extinct Floreana giant tortoise, but are hybridised with other species. Fausto Lle...
Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi) group resting in water at night, Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi) group resting in water at night, Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos
Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi) silhouetted at sunrise, Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi) silhouetted at sunrise, Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos
San Cristobal giant tortoises (Chelonoidis chatamensis), fighting, Galapaguera, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / San Cristobal giant tortoises (Chelonoidis chatamensis), fighting, Galapaguera, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi) walking, Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi) walking, Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos
Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi) pair mating in shallow pool, with two others resting nearby. Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi) pair mating in shallow pool, with two others resting nearby. Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos
Western Santa Cruz giant tortoise (Chelonoidis porteri) feeding on grass, El Chato II, Highlands, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Western Santa Cruz giant tortoise (Chelonoidis porteri) feeding on grass, El Chato II, Highlands, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Western Santa Cruz giant tortoise (Chelonoidis porteri) portrait, Highlands, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Western Santa Cruz giant tortoise (Chelonoidis porteri) portrait, Highlands, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Pine marten (Martes martes) in old-growth Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park, Italy. June.  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Pine marten (Martes martes) in old-growth Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park, Italy. June.
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) herd emerging from old-growth Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise UNESCO World Heritage Si...  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Red deer (Cervus elaphus) herd emerging from old-growth Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise UNESCO World Heritage Si...
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking along fallen trunk of old Beech (Fagus sylvatica) tree, Coppo del Principe old-growth beech forest in autumn. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale...  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking along fallen trunk of old Beech (Fagus sylvatica) tree, Coppo del Principe old-growth beech forest in autumn. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale...
Eurasian wildcat (Felis sylvestris) walking on the trunk of a fallen old-growth Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest tree, Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Mo...  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Eurasian wildcat (Felis sylvestris) walking on the trunk of a fallen old-growth Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest tree, Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Mo...
Beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees which have been shaped by snow and wind in old-growth forest. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise UNESCO World Heritag...  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees which have been shaped by snow and wind in old-growth forest. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise UNESCO World Heritag...
Red vole (Myodes glareolus) peering from burrow by old-growth Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest tree . Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise UNESCO World...  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Red vole (Myodes glareolus) peering from burrow by old-growth Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest tree . Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise UNESCO World...
Autumn colors in old-growth Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise UNESCO World Heritage Site Italy. October 2013  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Autumn colors in old-growth Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise UNESCO World Heritage Site Italy. October 2013
Tree shadows on snow in Val Cervara old-growth Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest, Europe's oldest Beech forest. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise...  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Tree shadows on snow in Val Cervara old-growth Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest, Europe's oldest Beech forest. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise...
Dead tree in old-growth Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise UNESCO World Heritage Site Italy. May 2013  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Dead tree in old-growth Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise UNESCO World Heritage Site Italy. May 2013
Sunset light on Val Cervara old-growth beech forest after winter snowfall. Europe's oldest Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo,...  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Sunset light on Val Cervara old-growth beech forest after winter snowfall. Europe's oldest Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park / Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo,...
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