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Our photographers are always looking for exciting new discoveries in the natural world. Here are some highlights of new discoveries recently received - a new species of tarantula, the world's largest bee, scuba-diving flies, tuna-herding sealions, the first professional photos of an African black panther, a strange partnership between a tiny frog and a huge spider, and new images of the recently identified new species Tapanuli orangutan.
Lowland forest habitat of Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) North Moluccas, Indonesia. January 2019  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Lowland forest habitat of Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) North Moluccas, Indonesia. January 2019
Entomologist and bee expert Eli Wyman with the first rediscovered individual of Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) Mollucas, Indonesia. January 2019. Model released.  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Entomologist and bee expert Eli Wyman with the first rediscovered individual of Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) Mollucas, Indonesia. January 2019. Model released.
Entomologist and bee expert observing an arboreal termite mound. The termite mound has an interesting hole resembling an entrance for Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) Mollucas, Indonesia. January...  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Entomologist and bee expert observing an arboreal termite mound. The termite mound has an interesting hole resembling an entrance for Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) Mollucas, Indonesia. January...
Natural history photographer Clay Bolt and writer Glen Chilton examine a termite mound while searching for Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) Mollucas, Indonesia. January 2019  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Natural history photographer Clay Bolt and writer Glen Chilton examine a termite mound while searching for Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) Mollucas, Indonesia. January 2019
Man examining an arboreal termite mound containing the first rediscovered Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) and her nest, Mollucas, Indonesia. January 2019  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Man examining an arboreal termite mound containing the first rediscovered Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) and her nest, Mollucas, Indonesia. January 2019
Entomologist examining a large female Megachile bee during the hunt to rediscover Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) on the island of Ternate, North Moluccas, Indonesia. January 2019  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Entomologist examining a large female Megachile bee during the hunt to rediscover Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) on the island of Ternate, North Moluccas, Indonesia. January 2019
Composite image of Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) with European honey bee (Apis melifera). This is the world's largest bee, which is approximately 4 times larger than a European honey bee. One...  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Composite image of Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) with European honey bee (Apis melifera). This is the world's largest bee, which is approximately 4 times larger than a European honey bee. One...
Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) is the world's largest bee, which is approximately 4 times larger than a European honey bee. One of the first images of a living member of this species. Mollucas,...  -  Clay Bolt
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Clay Bolt / Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) is the world's largest bee, which is approximately 4 times larger than a European honey bee. One of the first images of a living member of this species. Mollucas,...
Money spider (Tenuiphantes sp) tiptoeing behaviour on daisy. Spiders can stand on tiptoes and produced silk to 'balloon' and travel with the airflow. In this image the silk dragline and feinte...  -  Michael Hutchinson
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Michael Hutchinson / Money spider (Tenuiphantes sp) tiptoeing behaviour on daisy. Spiders can stand on tiptoes and produced silk to 'balloon' and travel with the airflow. In this image the silk dragline and feinte...
Money spider (Tenuiphantes sp) tiptoeing behaviour on dandelion seed head. Spiders can stand on tiptoes and produced silk to 'balloon' and travel with the airflow. In this image the silk dragl...  -  Michael Hutchinson
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Michael Hutchinson / Money spider (Tenuiphantes sp) tiptoeing behaviour on dandelion seed head. Spiders can stand on tiptoes and produced silk to 'balloon' and travel with the airflow. In this image the silk dragl...
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) without preying on it. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a com...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) without preying on it. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a com...
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. The tara...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. The tara...
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) young emerging from their communal burrow at night, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru.  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) young emerging from their communal burrow at night, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru.
Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi), adult female on a leaf, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. non-ex  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi), adult female on a leaf, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. non-ex
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) young commonully feeding on a treefrog (Scinax ictericus) left to them by their mother, while a Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) passes by unharmed, Los Amigos Bi...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) young commonully feeding on a treefrog (Scinax ictericus) left to them by their mother, while a Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) passes by unharmed, Los Amigos Bi...
Alkali fly (Ephydra hians) underwater in protective air bubble, Mono Lake, California, USA.  -  Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Alkali fly (Ephydra hians) underwater in protective air bubble, Mono Lake, California, USA.
Alkali fly (Ephydra hians) underwater in protective air bubble. Mono Lake, California, USA. June.  -  Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Alkali fly (Ephydra hians) underwater in protective air bubble. Mono Lake, California, USA. June.
Alkali flies (Ephydra hians)  taking flight.  Mono Lake, California, USA. July.  -  Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Alkali flies (Ephydra hians) taking flight. Mono Lake, California, USA. July.
Alkali flies (Ephydra hians)  Mono Lake, California, USA.  -  Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Alkali flies (Ephydra hians) Mono Lake, California, USA.
Photographer Floris van Breugel returning from a fly-catching trip at Mono Lake. Mono Lake, California, USA.  -  Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Photographer Floris van Breugel returning from a fly-catching trip at Mono Lake. Mono Lake, California, USA.
Mono Lake, with the abundant Alkali flies (Ephydra hians)  Mono Lake, California, USA. September.  -  Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Mono Lake, with the abundant Alkali flies (Ephydra hians) Mono Lake, California, USA. September.
Alkali flies (Ephydra hians)  caught in an  insect net, Mono Lake, California, USA.  -  Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Alkali flies (Ephydra hians) caught in an insect net, Mono Lake, California, USA.
Alkali flies (Ephydra hians) on water at Mono Lake, California, USA. July.  -  Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Alkali flies (Ephydra hians) on water at Mono Lake, California, USA. July.
Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) trio herding Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) into shallow water, Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) trio herding Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) into shallow water, Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) trio feeding on Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) prey, which they have herded into shallow water, Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) trio feeding on Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) prey, which they have herded into shallow water, Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) pair hunting Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares), Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) pair hunting Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares), Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) bull feeding on Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) prey, which it has herded into shallow water, Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) bull feeding on Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) prey, which it has herded into shallow water, Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effo...  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effo...
Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) herding Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) into shallow water, Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) herding Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) into shallow water, Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effo...  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effo...
Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) herding Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) into shallow water, Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) herding Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) into shallow water, Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effor...  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effor...
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effor...  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effor...
Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) pair feeding on Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) prey, Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) pair feeding on Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) prey, Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effo...  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effo...
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effor...  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effor...
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) feeding on tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an ef...  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) feeding on tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an ef...
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effor...  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effor...
Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) killing Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) prey, after it was herded into shallow water, Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) killing Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) prey, after it was herded into shallow water, Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effor...  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effor...
Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) feeding on Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) prey, which it herded into shallow water, Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) feeding on Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) prey, which it herded into shallow water, Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) feeding on tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an ef...  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) feeding on tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an ef...
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effor...  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effor...
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) feeding on tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an ef...  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) feeding on tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an ef...
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) killing tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effor...  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) killing tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effor...
Tapanuli Orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) Beti, juvenile female approximate age 6 years, playing in tree with mother, Beta, Batang Toru ForestSumatran Orangutan Conservation ProjectNorth Sumatran Provi...  -  Tim  Laman
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Tim Laman / Tapanuli Orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) Beti, juvenile female approximate age 6 years, playing in tree with mother, Beta, Batang Toru ForestSumatran Orangutan Conservation ProjectNorth Sumatran Provi...
Tapanuli Orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) Beti, juvenile female, daughter of Beta, in the trees, Batang Toru Forest, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Project, North Sumatran Province, Indonesia  -  Tim  Laman
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Tim Laman / Tapanuli Orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) Beti, juvenile female, daughter of Beta, in the trees, Batang Toru Forest, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Project, North Sumatran Province, Indonesia
Tapanuli Orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis). Togus, adult flanged male. Batang Toru Forest, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Project, North Sumatran Province, Indonesia.  -  Tim  Laman
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Tim Laman / Tapanuli Orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis). Togus, adult flanged male. Batang Toru Forest, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Project, North Sumatran Province, Indonesia.
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