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Over the last month, our marine photographers have been busy submitting bold coverage on whales, sharks,sea turtles, seahorses and octopus, plus a variety of other marine creatures. Meanwhile, we've also added wild snow leopards, urban foxes, South American wildlife, and some graphic images of the Mexico/US border wall, marine pollution and clearance of rainforest. Our coverage on agricultural and horticultural pests and diseases has also been significantly improved by new contributor Nigel Cattlin.
School of Munk's devil ray, pygmy devil ray, (Mobula munkiana), feeding on plankton at night, photographed on a long exposure, Espiritu Santo Island, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, East P... - Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / School of Munk's devil ray, pygmy devil ray, (Mobula munkiana), feeding on plankton at night, photographed on a long exposure, Espiritu Santo Island, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, East P...
RF - Silhouette of a California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) swimming through an underwater cave. Los Islotes, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California, East Pacific... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - Silhouette of a California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) swimming through an underwater cave. Los Islotes, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California, East Pacific...
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) swims beneath the surface of the ocean. Indian Ocean, off Sri Lanka. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) swims beneath the surface of the ocean. Indian Ocean, off Sri Lanka.
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) swimming beneath the surface of the ocean. Indian Ocean, off Sri Lanka. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) swimming beneath the surface of the ocean. Indian Ocean, off Sri Lanka.
Pod of False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) swimming beneath the surface of the ocean. Indian Ocean, off Sri Lanka. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Pod of False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) swimming beneath the surface of the ocean. Indian Ocean, off Sri Lanka.
Split level image of Leather corals (Sarcophyton sp.) flourishing in shallow water close to uninhabited coral islands. Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. Tropical West Pacific Ocean... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Split level image of Leather corals (Sarcophyton sp.) flourishing in shallow water close to uninhabited coral islands. Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. Tropical West Pacific Ocean...
Coral (Lobophytum sp.) on a reef flat, with Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in background. Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. Tropical West Pacific Ocean. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Coral (Lobophytum sp.) on a reef flat, with Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in background. Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. Tropical West Pacific Ocean.
RF - Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) diving vertically down into the ocean to feed. Indian Ocean, off Sri Lanka. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) diving vertically down into the ocean to feed. Indian Ocean, off Sri Lanka. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
RF - A school of Crescent-tail bigeye (Priacanthus hamrur) on a coral reef. North Male Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - A school of Crescent-tail bigeye (Priacanthus hamrur) on a coral reef. North Male Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) pups in an underwater cave. Los Islotes, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California, East Pacific Ocean. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) pups in an underwater cave. Los Islotes, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California, East Pacific Ocean.
Sleeping sperm whale, (Physeter macrocephalus) Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. - Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Sleeping sperm whale, (Physeter macrocephalus) Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean.
Humpback whale calf (Megaptera novaeangliae australis) female nudging her mother's mammary gland whilst trying to feed. Vava;u, Tonga, South Pacific. - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Humpback whale calf (Megaptera novaeangliae australis) female nudging her mother's mammary gland whilst trying to feed. Vava;u, Tonga, South Pacific.
Sperm whale, (Physeter macrocephalus) Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. - Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Sperm whale, (Physeter macrocephalus) Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean.
Pod of sperm whale socializing, (Physeter macrocephalus), Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. - Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Pod of sperm whale socializing, (Physeter macrocephalus), Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean.
RF - Basking shark (Ceterhinus maximus) feeding on plankton in Senen Cove, Cornwall, UK. June. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - Basking shark (Ceterhinus maximus) feeding on plankton in Senen Cove, Cornwall, UK. June. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) close to the camera with a golden trevally fish (Gnathanodon speciosus) and outline of another whale shark behind , in the plankton-rich green waters of La Paz bay, Baja... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) close to the camera with a golden trevally fish (Gnathanodon speciosus) and outline of another whale shark behind , in the plankton-rich green waters of La Paz bay, Baja...
Tawny nurse sharks (Nebris ferrungineus) at night. Vavuu Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Tawny nurse sharks (Nebris ferrungineus) at night. Vavuu Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean
School of White collar butterflyfish (Chaetodon collare) pack together above a coral reef. North Male Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / School of White collar butterflyfish (Chaetodon collare) pack together above a coral reef. North Male Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean
Blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) swims through schools of fish. Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. Tropical West Pacific Ocean. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) swims through schools of fish. Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. Tropical West Pacific Ocean.
Thorny seahorse (Hippocampus histrix) gripping onto a sponge. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Thorny seahorse (Hippocampus histrix) gripping onto a sponge. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
Sardines (Clupeidae) fleeing from predators in the early morning. They were being herded and chased by Trevallies and Blacktip reef sharks in the water, and picked off by brown boobies and terns from... - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Sardines (Clupeidae) fleeing from predators in the early morning. They were being herded and chased by Trevallies and Blacktip reef sharks in the water, and picked off by brown boobies and terns from...
Portrait of a male short snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus) in sea oak seaweed (Halidrys siliquosa). Devon, England, United Kingdom. British Isles. English Channel. North East Atlantic Ocean. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Portrait of a male short snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus) in sea oak seaweed (Halidrys siliquosa). Devon, England, United Kingdom. British Isles. English Channel. North East Atlantic Ocean.
Midnight snapper (Macolor macularis) shelters in a cavern on a coral reef with white soft corals (Scleronephthya sp.) and solderfish. Vavuu Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Midnight snapper (Macolor macularis) shelters in a cavern on a coral reef with white soft corals (Scleronephthya sp.) and solderfish. Vavuu Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean
Two female Common seahorses (Hippocampus kuda) fighting over territory on the seabed. The brief fight was preceeded by a ritualised, synchronised parade. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Stra... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Two female Common seahorses (Hippocampus kuda) fighting over territory on the seabed. The brief fight was preceeded by a ritualised, synchronised parade. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Stra...
Common seahorse (Hippocampus kuda) female wrapping her prehensile tail around piece of wood on the seabed. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Common seahorse (Hippocampus kuda) female wrapping her prehensile tail around piece of wood on the seabed. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
RF - Denise's pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus denise) looks out from its home in a sea fan (Annella sp.). Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. Tropical West Pacific Ocean. (This image... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - Denise's pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus denise) looks out from its home in a sea fan (Annella sp.). Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. Tropical West Pacific Ocean. (This image...
Reef lizardifsh (Synodus variegatus) at a cleaning station, being cleaned by Holthuis anemone shrimps (Ancylomenes holthuisi). Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Reef lizardifsh (Synodus variegatus) at a cleaning station, being cleaned by Holthuis anemone shrimps (Ancylomenes holthuisi). Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
Three Pink anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion) living in a purple skirted magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica) on a coral reef, below a small island. Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indones... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Three Pink anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion) living in a purple skirted magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica) on a coral reef, below a small island. Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indones...
Forster's hawkfish (Paracirrhites forsteri) on a coral reef. Jackson Reef, Tiran, Sinai, Egypt. Strait of Tiran, Gulf of Aqaba, Egypt. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Forster's hawkfish (Paracirrhites forsteri) on a coral reef. Jackson Reef, Tiran, Sinai, Egypt. Strait of Tiran, Gulf of Aqaba, Egypt.
Fringed blenny (Chirolophis japonicus) guarding its eggs. Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Fringed blenny (Chirolophis japonicus) guarding its eggs. Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
Whitemargin stargazer (Uranoscopus sulphureus) sets an ambush in the sand at night. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Whitemargin stargazer (Uranoscopus sulphureus) sets an ambush in the sand at night. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
Portrait of a tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) on a coral reef. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Portrait of a tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) on a coral reef. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.
Zoarchias major eelpouts. (Zoarchias major) The orange individual is female, the one in the hole is male. The female has approached the male, curled around him, attempting to dislodge the male from th... - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Zoarchias major eelpouts. (Zoarchias major) The orange individual is female, the one in the hole is male. The female has approached the male, curled around him, attempting to dislodge the male from th...
Two male Zoarchias major eelpouts (Zoarchias major) engaged in a mouth-to-mouth confrontation. Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, Pacific Ocean. - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Two male Zoarchias major eelpouts (Zoarchias major) engaged in a mouth-to-mouth confrontation. Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, Pacific Ocean.
Zoarchias major eelpout (Zoarchias major) with her mouth wide open. Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, Pacific Ocean. - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Zoarchias major eelpout (Zoarchias major) with her mouth wide open. Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, Pacific Ocean.
View down the throat of a male Zoarchias major eelpout (Zoarchias major) that has opened its mouth during a confrontation with another male. Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Pacific Ocean. - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / View down the throat of a male Zoarchias major eelpout (Zoarchias major) that has opened its mouth during a confrontation with another male. Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Pacific Ocean.
Portrait of a Giant frogfish (Antennarius commersoni) on a large Yellow elephant ear sponge (Ianthella basta). Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Portrait of a Giant frogfish (Antennarius commersoni) on a large Yellow elephant ear sponge (Ianthella basta). Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
Orange painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus) fishing. Here the frogfish is illuminated by a snooted strobe and the packground sand lit with a red LED torch. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh S... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Orange painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus) fishing. Here the frogfish is illuminated by a snooted strobe and the packground sand lit with a red LED torch. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh S...
Red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarcki), invasive species, captive, Italy, July. - Fabio Pupin
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Fabio Pupin / Red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarcki), invasive species, captive, Italy, July.
Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) shelters inside an old clam shell, with silver-sides in the water above. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) shelters inside an old clam shell, with silver-sides in the water above. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
RF - Portrait of Coral hermit crab (Paguritta harmsi) living in a hard coral colony. North Male Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - Portrait of Coral hermit crab (Paguritta harmsi) living in a hard coral colony. North Male Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Pair of Western clown anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) spawning orange eggs on the rock beneath their Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica) home on a coral reef. This photo shows the larger... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Pair of Western clown anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) spawning orange eggs on the rock beneath their Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica) home on a coral reef. This photo shows the larger...
Commensal emperor shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) moves across the colourful red patterned surface of its host Candycane sea cucumber (Thelenota rubralineata). Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesi... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Commensal emperor shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) moves across the colourful red patterned surface of its host Candycane sea cucumber (Thelenota rubralineata). Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesi...
Free swimming mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus). Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Free swimming mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus). Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) emerging from its home in an old clam shell. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) emerging from its home in an old clam shell. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
Free swimming mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus). Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Free swimming mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus). Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) unusually feeding on hard coral polyps. Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. Tropical West Pacific Ocean. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) unusually feeding on hard coral polyps. Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. Tropical West Pacific Ocean.
RF - Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. Tropical West Pacific Ocean. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. Tropical West Pacific Ocean. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
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