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This month there is a distinctly antipodean flavour to our latest highlights. New contributor Etienne Littlefair provides strong coverage on Australian wildlife from spiders to snakes and endemic birds, Doug Gimesy has rare images of the critically endangered regent honeybird, and Tui De Roy has submitted fascinating coverage on New Zealand's iconic kiwis. Also well represented are the tropics through Alex Hyde's Borneo coverage and South American material from Karine Aigner and Maxime Aliaga. Closer to home we have some great British wildlife shots from Oscar Dewhurst and Roger Powell, Andalusian images from Andres Dominguez and marine life from the Canaries and Italy's Amalfi Coast. Roland Seitre has contributed a range of rare rodents, and from North America watch out for prairie dogs, black-footed ferrets and the 17 year periodical cicada, for which species 2021 has been a big year!
Thorny devil (Moloch horridus) walking over sand dune, Yulara, Northern Territory, Australia, November.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Thorny devil (Moloch horridus) walking over sand dune, Yulara, Northern Territory, Australia, November.
Wandering jumping spider (Cytea severa), adult male, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, June.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Wandering jumping spider (Cytea severa), adult male, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, June.
Northern spadefoot (Notaden melanoscaphus) adult male with vocal sac inflated, calling, Howard River sand flats, Northern Territory, Australia, January.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Northern spadefoot (Notaden melanoscaphus) adult male with vocal sac inflated, calling, Howard River sand flats, Northern Territory, Australia, January.
Eyrean Grasswren (Amytornis goyderi) in typical hopping motion, Andado Station, Northern Territory, Australia, November.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Eyrean Grasswren (Amytornis goyderi) in typical hopping motion, Andado Station, Northern Territory, Australia, November.
Golden Bowerbird (Prionodura newtoniana), placing flowers on bower, Ravenshoe, North Queensland, Australia, October.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Golden Bowerbird (Prionodura newtoniana), placing flowers on bower, Ravenshoe, North Queensland, Australia, October.
Satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus), maintaining his bower, Ravenshow, North Queensland, Australia, October.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus), maintaining his bower, Ravenshow, North Queensland, Australia, October.
Spinifex pigeon (Geophaps plumifera), Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, November.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Spinifex pigeon (Geophaps plumifera), Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, November.
Rainbow pitta (Pitta iris), paused whilst foraging, Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia, September.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Rainbow pitta (Pitta iris), paused whilst foraging, Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia, September.
New Zealand Storm-Petrel (Fregatta maoriana), Hauraki Gulf, January.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / New Zealand Storm-Petrel (Fregatta maoriana), Hauraki Gulf, January.
Southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius), adult male with chicks keeping a wary eye on the photographer. Near Bloomfield, north Queensland, Australia, September.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius), adult male with chicks keeping a wary eye on the photographer. Near Bloomfield, north Queensland, Australia, September.
Regent honeyeaters (Anthochaera phrygia) captive bred indivuals having just left their release tent, Lower Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. June 2020  -  Doug Gimesy
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Doug Gimesy / Regent honeyeaters (Anthochaera phrygia) captive bred indivuals having just left their release tent, Lower Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. June 2020
Michael Shiels, Unit supervisor, Bird Department, Taronga Zoo Sydney, holds captive bred Regent Honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia) in a processing tent just before it is weighed and has a radio transmit...  -  Doug Gimesy
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Doug Gimesy / Michael Shiels, Unit supervisor, Bird Department, Taronga Zoo Sydney, holds captive bred Regent Honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia) in a processing tent just before it is weighed and has a radio transmit...
Chestnut-breasted mannikin (Lonchura castaneothorax), feeding on grass seeds, Darwin, Australia, September.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Chestnut-breasted mannikin (Lonchura castaneothorax), feeding on grass seeds, Darwin, Australia, September.
Crimson finch (Neochmia phaeton), feeding on grass seeds, Darwin, Australia, August.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Crimson finch (Neochmia phaeton), feeding on grass seeds, Darwin, Australia, August.
Campbell albatross (Thalassarche impavida), flying off Campbell Island (seen in background), January.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Campbell albatross (Thalassarche impavida), flying off Campbell Island (seen in background), January.
Light-mantled sooty albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) flying over Fortuna Glacier with rainbow, Fortuna Bay, South Georgia. (digitally stitched image) similar to 01296715  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Light-mantled sooty albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) flying over Fortuna Glacier with rainbow, Fortuna Bay, South Georgia. (digitally stitched image) similar to 01296715
Portrait of a Little wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera) perched within 'Golden globe / Shady Lady Yellow' waratah (Telopea sp hybrid) and Banksia (Banksia sp) bushes. Skenes Creek, Victoria,...  -  Doug Gimesy
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Doug Gimesy / Portrait of a Little wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera) perched within 'Golden globe / Shady Lady Yellow' waratah (Telopea sp hybrid) and Banksia (Banksia sp) bushes. Skenes Creek, Victoria,...
Brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) rescued female baby, cuddling a orange teddy bear, eating some orange. Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia  -  Doug Gimesy
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Doug Gimesy / Brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) rescued female baby, cuddling a orange teddy bear, eating some orange. Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia
Hooded plover (Thinornis rubricollis) walking on beach looking for food. Skenes Creek, Victoria, Australia.  -  Doug Gimesy
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Doug Gimesy / Hooded plover (Thinornis rubricollis) walking on beach looking for food. Skenes Creek, Victoria, Australia.
Net-casting spider (Deinopis sp.), seen at night, awaiting passing prey items, the web net is thrown over prey to aid in capture. Wonga beach, north Queensland, Australia, February.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Net-casting spider (Deinopis sp.), seen at night, awaiting passing prey items, the web net is thrown over prey to aid in capture. Wonga beach, north Queensland, Australia, February.
Green ant mimic spider (Myrmarachne smaragdina), adult female hunting, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, March.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Green ant mimic spider (Myrmarachne smaragdina), adult female hunting, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, March.
Northern green jumping spider (Mopsus mormon), adult male actively hunting, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, March.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Northern green jumping spider (Mopsus mormon), adult male actively hunting, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, March.
Papuan lynx spider (Oxyopes papuanus), Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia, March.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Papuan lynx spider (Oxyopes papuanus), Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia, March.
Badge spider (Neosparassus sp.) adult hunting, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, March.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Badge spider (Neosparassus sp.) adult hunting, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, March.
Darwin stick insects (Eurycnema osiris) mating pair, the female is the larger insect in the background. Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, March.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Darwin stick insects (Eurycnema osiris) mating pair, the female is the larger insect in the background. Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, March.
Two-coloured wolf spider (Hoggicosa bicolour), adult female guarding burrow, Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia, December.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Two-coloured wolf spider (Hoggicosa bicolour), adult female guarding burrow, Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia, December.
Frill-neck lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii), defensive posture warning photographer not to approach any closer, Marrakai, Northern Territory, Australia. February.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Frill-neck lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii), defensive posture warning photographer not to approach any closer, Marrakai, Northern Territory, Australia. February.
Burton's legless lizard (Lialis burtonis), near Yulara, Northern Territory, Australia, December.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Burton's legless lizard (Lialis burtonis), near Yulara, Northern Territory, Australia, December.
Centralian knob-tailed gecko (Nephrurus amyae), large adult, near Alice Springs, November.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Centralian knob-tailed gecko (Nephrurus amyae), large adult, near Alice Springs, November.
Sand monitor (Varanus gouldii) near Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, January.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Sand monitor (Varanus gouldii) near Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, January.
Perentie (Varanus giganteus) basking in a dry creek bed, Alice Springs, October.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Perentie (Varanus giganteus) basking in a dry creek bed, Alice Springs, October.
Macleay's water snake (Pseudoferania polylepis) surfacing for air in a shallow creek off Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia, May.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Macleay's water snake (Pseudoferania polylepis) surfacing for air in a shallow creek off Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia, May.
Mertens' water monitor (Varanus mertensi), at rest in a creek. Image captured near Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia. May.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Mertens' water monitor (Varanus mertensi), at rest in a creek. Image captured near Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia. May.
Black-headed python (Aspidites melanocephalus), Batchelor, Northern Territory, Australia, October.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Black-headed python (Aspidites melanocephalus), Batchelor, Northern Territory, Australia, October.
Woma (Aspidites ramsayi), Tanami Desert, Northern Territory, Australia, November.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Woma (Aspidites ramsayi), Tanami Desert, Northern Territory, Australia, November.
Rough-scaled death adder (Acanthophis rugosus), slightly inflated to show bright defensive colours hidden between scales, Batchleor, Northern Territory, Australia, November.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Rough-scaled death adder (Acanthophis rugosus), slightly inflated to show bright defensive colours hidden between scales, Batchleor, Northern Territory, Australia, November.
Brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis), Berry Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, September.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis), Berry Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, September.
Northern banjo frog (Limnodynastes terraereginae), northern heathlands, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia, May.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Northern banjo frog (Limnodynastes terraereginae), northern heathlands, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia, May.
Pale knob-tailed gecko (Nephrurus laevissimus), Mt. Connor area, Northern Territory, Australia, May.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Pale knob-tailed gecko (Nephrurus laevissimus), Mt. Connor area, Northern Territory, Australia, May.
Bilingual frog (Crinia bilingua) adult male calling, Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia, January.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Bilingual frog (Crinia bilingua) adult male calling, Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia, January.
Queensland lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri), Mary River, Queensland, Australia, July.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Queensland lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri), Mary River, Queensland, Australia, July.
Wet Tropics tandan (Tandanus tropicanus), Daintree region, north Queensland, Australia, September.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Wet Tropics tandan (Tandanus tropicanus), Daintree region, north Queensland, Australia, September.
Queensland lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri) swimming, Mary River, Queensland, Australia, July.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Queensland lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri) swimming, Mary River, Queensland, Australia, July.
Freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnsoni) huge adult male, east Kimberley, Pentecost River tributary, June.  -  Etienne Littlefair
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Etienne Littlefair / Freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnsoni) huge adult male, east Kimberley, Pentecost River tributary, June.
Great spotted kiwi (Apteryx haastii) Captive, Otorohanga Breeding Facility, New Zealand.  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Great spotted kiwi (Apteryx haastii) Captive, Otorohanga Breeding Facility, New Zealand.
Rowi / Okarito brown kiwi (Apteryx rowi) chick hatching , the 100th chick hatched at No 100 makes its entry into the world after 78 days of incubation. Department of Conservation Kiwi Rearing Facility...  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Rowi / Okarito brown kiwi (Apteryx rowi) chick hatching , the 100th chick hatched at No 100 makes its entry into the world after 78 days of incubation. Department of Conservation Kiwi Rearing Facility...
Ranger with Rowi / Okarito brown kiwi (Apteryx rowi) chick. These chicks held in outdoor pens where Department of Conservation rangers perform final health screening before they are moved to predator-...  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Ranger with Rowi / Okarito brown kiwi (Apteryx rowi) chick. These chicks held in outdoor pens where Department of Conservation rangers perform final health screening before they are moved to predator-...
Brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) in nocturnal kiwi house with reversed daylight cycle, Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch, New Zealand. February  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) in nocturnal kiwi house with reversed daylight cycle, Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch, New Zealand. February
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