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Many animals are actively exclusively or primarily at night. This gallery celebrates the creatures of the night, revealing their nocturnal behaviour in all its fascinating variety.
Barn owl (Tyto alba) in flight, controlled conditions, UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Barn owl (Tyto alba) in flight, controlled conditions, UK
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.
A long exposure renders Bar jacks (Carangoides ruber) as ghostly trails as they swim around a sponge, on a coral reef, at night. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Overall winner of GDT competiti...  -  Alex  Mustard
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Alex Mustard / A long exposure renders Bar jacks (Carangoides ruber) as ghostly trails as they swim around a sponge, on a coral reef, at night. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Overall winner of GDT competiti...
Pelagic blanket octopus (Tremoctopus gracilis) female in full display, off Anilao, Batangas Philippines, Pacific Ocean. Magnus  -  Magnus Lundgren
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Magnus Lundgren / Pelagic blanket octopus (Tremoctopus gracilis) female in full display, off Anilao, Batangas Philippines, Pacific Ocean. Magnus
Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis), Mananara, eastern Madagascar  -  Thomas Marent
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Thomas Marent / Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis), Mananara, eastern Madagascar
Moths (Lepidoptera) with flight trails, attracted to light during insect trapping and identification session. Long-term monitoring in De Kaaistoep Nature Reserve, Tilburg, The Netherlands. June.  -  Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Moths (Lepidoptera) with flight trails, attracted to light during insect trapping and identification session. Long-term monitoring in De Kaaistoep Nature Reserve, Tilburg, The Netherlands. June.
Greater false vampire bat {Megaderma lyra} in flight, carrying rodent prey, controlled conditions, from Asia  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Greater false vampire bat {Megaderma lyra} in flight, carrying rodent prey, controlled conditions, from Asia
Brown rat {Rattus norvegicus} backlit, night, controlled conditions, UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Brown rat {Rattus norvegicus} backlit, night, controlled conditions, UK
Male melanistic leopard (Panthera pardus) at night, under a starry sky. Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya. Photographed with a camera trap. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. All other uses require clearance.  -  Will Burrard-Lucas
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Will Burrard-Lucas / Male melanistic leopard (Panthera pardus) at night, under a starry sky. Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya. Photographed with a camera trap. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. All other uses require clearance.
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) at waterhole at night, Mkuze, South Africa Third place in the Nature Portfolio category of the World Press Photo Awards 2017.  -  Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) at waterhole at night, Mkuze, South Africa Third place in the Nature Portfolio category of the World Press Photo Awards 2017.
Bear (Ursus arctos) silhouetted at night under starry sky. Finland. August.  -  Pal Hermansen
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Pal Hermansen / Bear (Ursus arctos) silhouetted at night under starry sky. Finland. August.
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 Pacif...  -  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 Pacif...
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
Firefly (Lamprohiza splendidula) light trails of males in  forest, Bavaria, Germany. July.  -  Konrad Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Firefly (Lamprohiza splendidula) light trails of males in forest, Bavaria, Germany. July.
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) female visiting garden on a rainy spring night, Hungary.  -  Milan Radisics
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Milan Radisics / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) female visiting garden on a rainy spring night, Hungary.
Aardvark (Orycteropus afer) fighting in the dark. Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana. January  -  Will Burrard-Lucas
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Will Burrard-Lucas / Aardvark (Orycteropus afer) fighting in the dark. Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana. January
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.
Barn Owl (Tyto alba) flying over the castle of Vulci (IX-XII century) Vulci archaeological and nature park, Lazio, Italy  -  Angelo Gandolfi
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Angelo Gandolfi / Barn Owl (Tyto alba) flying over the castle of Vulci (IX-XII century) Vulci archaeological and nature park, Lazio, Italy
Greater false vampire bat (Megaderma lyra) in flightapproaching mouse prey (perspex sheet protects mouse)  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Greater false vampire bat (Megaderma lyra) in flightapproaching mouse prey (perspex sheet protects mouse)
Barn owl {Tyto alba} flying to tower carrying rodent prey, UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Barn owl {Tyto alba} flying to tower carrying rodent prey, UK
Firefly squid (Watasenia scintillans) on sea floor. This individual is not producing bioluminescence,  but bioluminescence from  another squid behind can be seen,  Toyama Bay, Japan, April.  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Firefly squid (Watasenia scintillans) on sea floor. This individual is not producing bioluminescence, but bioluminescence from another squid behind can be seen, Toyama Bay, Japan, April.
Australian green grocer cicada (Cyclochila australasiae) in yellow form, also known as Yellow Monday, recently emerged, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia  -  Chris Mattison
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Chris Mattison / Australian green grocer cicada (Cyclochila australasiae) in yellow form, also known as Yellow Monday, recently emerged, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia
Southern Tokoeka / Stewart Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis lawryi) female drinking from stream after feeding on sand hoppers in rotting kelp. Ocean Beach, Stewart Island, New Zealand. Endemic.  -  Mark Jones
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Mark Jones / Southern Tokoeka / Stewart Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis lawryi) female drinking from stream after feeding on sand hoppers in rotting kelp. Ocean Beach, Stewart Island, New Zealand. Endemic.
Fallow deer (Dama dama) at night, Gyulaj, Hungary  Third place in the Nature Portfolio category of the World Press Photo Awards 2017.  -  Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Fallow deer (Dama dama) at night, Gyulaj, Hungary Third place in the Nature Portfolio category of the World Press Photo Awards 2017.
Plains zebra (Equus quagga) drinking at waterhole at night, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, September  -  Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Plains zebra (Equus quagga) drinking at waterhole at night, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, September
Yam Hawk Moth (Theretra nessus) hovering and feeding on nectar at night.  -  Nature Production
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Nature Production / Yam Hawk Moth (Theretra nessus) hovering and feeding on nectar at night.
African Scops Owl (Otus senegalensis) on the ground at night, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. January.  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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Piotr Naskrecki / African Scops Owl (Otus senegalensis) on the ground at night, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. January.
Boulder star coral (Montastraea annularis) spawning at night with released bundles of eggs and sperm floating away in the water column, East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies, Car...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Boulder star coral (Montastraea annularis) spawning at night with released bundles of eggs and sperm floating away in the water column, East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies, Car...
Northern raccoon (Procyon lotor) young at night climbing live Oak tree (Quercus virginiana) Dinero, Lake Corpus Christi, South Texas, USA.  -  Rolf Nussbaumer
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Rolf Nussbaumer / Northern raccoon (Procyon lotor) young at night climbing live Oak tree (Quercus virginiana) Dinero, Lake Corpus Christi, South Texas, USA.
Black witch moth (Ascalapha odorata) in flight, Venezuela. This large moth has a 7 inch wingspan. Wingscales being shed during flight.  -  Stephen  Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Black witch moth (Ascalapha odorata) in flight, Venezuela. This large moth has a 7 inch wingspan. Wingscales being shed during flight.
Barn owl (Tyto alba) taking off from window,wings spread,  Black Forest, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Taken with remote camera.  -  Klaus Echle
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Klaus Echle / Barn owl (Tyto alba) taking off from window,wings spread, Black Forest, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Taken with remote camera.
European mantis (Mantis religiosa) hunting swarming Pale burrower mayfly (Ephoron virgo), mayflies recently hatched. Tudela, La Ribera de Navarra, Navarre, Spain. August.  -  Eduardo Blanco
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Eduardo Blanco / European mantis (Mantis religiosa) hunting swarming Pale burrower mayfly (Ephoron virgo), mayflies recently hatched. Tudela, La Ribera de Navarra, Navarre, Spain. August.
Long eared bat {Plecotus auritus} flying towards moths attracted to light from paraffin lamp, UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Long eared bat {Plecotus auritus} flying towards moths attracted to light from paraffin lamp, UK
Paper nautilus (Argonauta hians) in open water at night. Anilao, Batangas marine protected area, Luzon, Philippines. Verde Island Passages, Tropical West Pacific Ocean.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Paper nautilus (Argonauta hians) in open water at night. Anilao, Batangas marine protected area, Luzon, Philippines. Verde Island Passages, Tropical West Pacific Ocean.
Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi) in water at night, star trails in sky reflected in water. Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos.  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Alcedo giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vandenburghi) in water at night, star trails in sky reflected in water. Alcedo Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos.
Natterjack Toad (Epidalea calamita) at night, with Holm oak (Quercus ilex) Alentejo, Portugal.  -  Luis Quinta
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Luis Quinta / Natterjack Toad (Epidalea calamita) at night, with Holm oak (Quercus ilex) Alentejo, Portugal.
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) hind / female with juvenile silhouetted against blue night sky with full moon, Belgium, November. Digital manipulated.  -  Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / Red deer (Cervus elaphus) hind / female with juvenile silhouetted against blue night sky with full moon, Belgium, November. Digital manipulated.
Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) hoglets, age one month, following their mother at night France.Controlled conditions.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) hoglets, age one month, following their mother at night France.Controlled conditions.
Kinkajou (Potos flavus) juvenile peering out of tree hollow. Rehabilitated animal prior to release. Near San Jose, Costa Rica.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Kinkajou (Potos flavus) juvenile peering out of tree hollow. Rehabilitated animal prior to release. Near San Jose, Costa Rica.
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) wading at night, reflected in water. Lincolnshire, UK, September.  -  Danny Green
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Danny Green / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) wading at night, reflected in water. Lincolnshire, UK, September.
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) at night, portrait. The Bahamas.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) at night, portrait. The Bahamas.
RF - Banded demoiselle damselfly (Calopteryx splendens) male roosting on grass panicle, silhouetted at night against full moon. Cornwall, England, UK. July. (This image may be licensed either as right...  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / RF - Banded demoiselle damselfly (Calopteryx splendens) male roosting on grass panicle, silhouetted at night against full moon. Cornwall, England, UK. July. (This image may be licensed either as right...
Portrait of a flatworm (Pseudogeoplana) on a dead leaf at night, Mindo, Ecuador.  -  Karine Aigner
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Karine Aigner / Portrait of a flatworm (Pseudogeoplana) on a dead leaf at night, Mindo, Ecuador.
Portrait of a Black saddle snake eel (Ophichthus cephalozona) emerging from the sand at night. Dauin, Dauin Marine Protected Area, Dumaguete, Negros, Philippines. Bohol Sea, tropical west Pacific Ocea...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Portrait of a Black saddle snake eel (Ophichthus cephalozona) emerging from the sand at night. Dauin, Dauin Marine Protected Area, Dumaguete, Negros, Philippines. Bohol Sea, tropical west Pacific Ocea...
Kreffts gliders (Petarus notatus) two in Eucalypt (Myrtaceae) tree on branch with blossom at night, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.  -  Bruce Thomson
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Bruce Thomson / Kreffts gliders (Petarus notatus) two in Eucalypt (Myrtaceae) tree on branch with blossom at night, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
Camera trap image of wild Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) walking through woodland, Lazovsky Zapovednik Nature Reserve, Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia, November 1994  -  Vladimir Medvedev
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Vladimir Medvedev / Camera trap image of wild Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) walking through woodland, Lazovsky Zapovednik Nature Reserve, Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia, November 1994
Black-headed Night Monkey (Aotus nigriceps) at night, Tambopata-Candamo Nature Reserve, Peru  -  Thomas Marent
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Thomas Marent / Black-headed Night Monkey (Aotus nigriceps) at night, Tambopata-Candamo Nature Reserve, Peru
Buff-collared Nightjar (Caprimulgus ridgwayi) calling, Arizona  -  Alan Murphy
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Alan Murphy / Buff-collared Nightjar (Caprimulgus ridgwayi) calling, Arizona
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