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A fascinating mixture of new images has been added to our site this month. Flamingos feature prominently, from Mexico, Bolivia and Kenya, including an in-depth study of the Caribbean flamingo by Claudio Contreras. Other highlights include unusual Kirlian images from Pal Hermansen, mountain hares and red foxes at night by Erlend Haarberg and Milan Radisics, and pin-sharp bizarre slime moulds from Andy Sands. You will also find some breathtaking UK landscapes from Guy Edwardes, pygmy squid from Japan and a range of Asian, African and Australian flora and fauna.
Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick peering from under the wing of protective parent, breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick peering from under the wing of protective parent, breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June
Yellow mongoose (Cynictis penicillata) resting, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.  -  Richard Du Toit
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Richard Du Toit / Yellow mongoose (Cynictis penicillata) resting, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
Mozambican wildlife veterinarian Mercia Angela  on her daily walk with Boogli, a female Cape pangolin  confiscated as  infant by Gorongosa's law enforcement team. Boogli's mother had already b...  -  Jen Guyton
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Jen Guyton / Mozambican wildlife veterinarian Mercia Angela on her daily walk with Boogli, a female Cape pangolin confiscated as infant by Gorongosa's law enforcement team. Boogli's mother had already b...
Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) sub adult male feeding on vegetation, close up. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, Africa.  -  Jeff Foott
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Jeff Foott / Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) sub adult male feeding on vegetation, close up. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, Africa.
One piglet from a large litter looks around her small crate as her mother lies immobile beside her. Sows are kept in gestation crates and then farrowing crates in industrial farms, which is the standa...  -  Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
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Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals / One piglet from a large litter looks around her small crate as her mother lies immobile beside her. Sows are kept in gestation crates and then farrowing crates in industrial farms, which is the standa...
Female Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking along tree trunk in heavy fog at night. Light source behind the subject creates dramatic volumetric lighting. Vertes Mountains, Hungary.  -  Milan Radisics
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Milan Radisics / Female Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking along tree trunk in heavy fog at night. Light source behind the subject creates dramatic volumetric lighting. Vertes Mountains, Hungary.
Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) fighting in snow at night, Vauldalen, Norway, April.  -  Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) fighting in snow at night, Vauldalen, Norway, April.
Peach leaved bellflower (Campanula persicifolia)  Photograph taken with the Kirlian technique, a technique which allows imaging of electrical coronal discharge.  -  Pal Hermansen
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Pal Hermansen / Peach leaved bellflower (Campanula persicifolia) Photograph taken with the Kirlian technique, a technique which allows imaging of electrical coronal discharge.
Slime mould (Comatricha lurida) 2mm tall sporangia growing along the edge of a rotting beech leaf, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, March - Focus stacked.  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Slime mould (Comatricha lurida) 2mm tall sporangia growing along the edge of a rotting beech leaf, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, March - Focus stacked.
Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) preparing to lay another egg on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Female Northern pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) preparing to lay another egg on a blade of eelgrass (Zostera marina), Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Ezo sika deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis), single adult silhouetted against sunset, Hokkaido, Japan. February  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Ezo sika deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis), single adult silhouetted against sunset, Hokkaido, Japan. February
Portrait of Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae).Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia.  -  Doug Gimesy
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Doug Gimesy / Portrait of Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae).Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia.
Dingo puppy (Canis lupus dingo), asleep on an old tree trunk. ~~Captive, Dingo Discovery and Reserach Centre, Toolern Vale, Victoria, Australia. Property released.  -  Doug Gimesy
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Doug Gimesy / Dingo puppy (Canis lupus dingo), asleep on an old tree trunk. ~~Captive, Dingo Discovery and Reserach Centre, Toolern Vale, Victoria, Australia. Property released.
Leopard (Panthera pardus) cub, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa.  -  Richard Du Toit
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Richard Du Toit / Leopard (Panthera pardus) cub, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa.
Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) Kruger National Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa.  -  Richard Du Toit
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Richard Du Toit / Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) Kruger National Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Corfe Castle at dawn, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, UK. September 2013  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Corfe Castle at dawn, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, UK. September 2013
Evening sunlight illuminating Wasdale Head and Wast Water from Great Gable, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England, UK. December 2020  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Evening sunlight illuminating Wasdale Head and Wast Water from Great Gable, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England, UK. December 2020
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) female and male on red volcanic beach, Rabida Island, Galapagos, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) female and male on red volcanic beach, Rabida Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) diving in deep water channel. Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada.(digitally stitched image)  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) diving in deep water channel. Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada.(digitally stitched image)
Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) in courtship display under full moon, Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, January  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) in courtship display under full moon, Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, January
Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) courtship display, Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, January  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) courtship display, Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, January
Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) standing on nest in breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, July  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) standing on nest in breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, July
Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) one landing in colony, Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, January  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) one landing in colony, Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, January
Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) feeding crop milk to chick, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) feeding crop milk to chick, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June
Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) feeding crop milk to chick, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) feeding crop milk to chick, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June
Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick stretching wings on nest in breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick stretching wings on nest in breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June
Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick stretching wings, watched by adult, at nest in breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick stretching wings, watched by adult, at nest in breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June
Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) feeding, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, August, digitally enhanced  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) feeding, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, August, digitally enhanced
Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June
Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) two taking off, Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, January  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) two taking off, Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, January
Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick returning to nest after exploring around the nest in the breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick returning to nest after exploring around the nest in the breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June
Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) sitting on nests in breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, May  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) sitting on nests in breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, May
Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) feeding, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, July  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) feeding, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, July
Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) three adults walking in breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) three adults walking in breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June
Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) adults and chicks in breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) adults and chicks in breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June
Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chicks walking in the breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chicks walking in the breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June
Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) feeding crop milk to chick in breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) feeding crop milk to chick in breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June
Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) walking, reflection in pond, Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, August  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) walking, reflection in pond, Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, August
Juvenile Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) inside enclosure. During Caribbean flamingo annual banding / ringing event, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, September  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Juvenile Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) inside enclosure. During Caribbean flamingo annual banding / ringing event, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, September
Child holding juvenile Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) about to be released with the help of an adult, Caribbean flamingo annual banding / ringing event, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yuca...  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Child holding juvenile Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) about to be released with the help of an adult, Caribbean flamingo annual banding / ringing event, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yuca...
Kimmeridge Bay, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, UK. December 2020  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Kimmeridge Bay, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, UK. December 2020
Andean flamingo (Phoenicoparrus andinus) flock standing in water, Laguna Colorado, Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, altiplano of Bolivia. March.  -  John Shaw
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John Shaw / Andean flamingo (Phoenicoparrus andinus) flock standing in water, Laguna Colorado, Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, altiplano of Bolivia. March.
Andean flamingo (Phoenicoparrus andinus) flock in flight, Laguna Colorado, Bolivia. March.  -  John Shaw
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John Shaw / Andean flamingo (Phoenicoparrus andinus) flock in flight, Laguna Colorado, Bolivia. March.
James's flamingo (Phoenicoparrus jamesi) in flight, at Laguna Colorado, Bolivia. March.  -  John Shaw
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John Shaw / James's flamingo (Phoenicoparrus jamesi) in flight, at Laguna Colorado, Bolivia. March.
James's flamingo (Phoenicoparrus jamesi) flock at Laguna Colorado, Bolivia. March.  -  John Shaw
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John Shaw / James's flamingo (Phoenicoparrus jamesi) flock at Laguna Colorado, Bolivia. March.
Aerial view of Soda lake, Lake Magadi, Rift Valley, Kenya. September 2019.  -  Denis-Huot
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Denis-Huot / Aerial view of Soda lake, Lake Magadi, Rift Valley, Kenya. September 2019.
Aerial view of Red soda in Lake Magadi, Rift Valley, Kenya. October 2019.  -  Denis-Huot
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Denis-Huot / Aerial view of Red soda in Lake Magadi, Rift Valley, Kenya. October 2019.
Aerial view of Lesser flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) gathering at Lake Bogoria, aerial view, Kenya  -  Denis-Huot
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Denis-Huot / Aerial view of Lesser flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) gathering at Lake Bogoria, aerial view, Kenya
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