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As more and more people worldwide life in cities, wildlife has had to adapt to life in urban situations. Often cities provide unexpected opportunities for animals to thrive, living in close proximity to man.
Little penguin (Eudyptula minor) on rocks of St Kilda breakwater, Melbourne city lights in background. Victoria, Australia. January 2017.  -  Doug Gimesy
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Doug Gimesy / Little penguin (Eudyptula minor) on rocks of St Kilda breakwater, Melbourne city lights in background. Victoria, Australia. January 2017.
Hanuman Langurs (Semnopithecus entellus) group sitting in front of cenotaph, sunrise, Mandore Garden, Jodhpur, India. March 2015.  -  Mark MacEwen
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Mark MacEwen / Hanuman Langurs (Semnopithecus entellus) group sitting in front of cenotaph, sunrise, Mandore Garden, Jodhpur, India. March 2015.
Fallow deer (Dama dama) herd walking down road. London, UK. January.  -  Sam Hobson
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Sam Hobson / Fallow deer (Dama dama) herd walking down road. London, UK. January.
Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) perching on the wheel of a shopping trolley in the heart of a city.  -  Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) perching on the wheel of a shopping trolley in the heart of a city.
White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica) family walking along a road. Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Fabruary.  -  Graham Eaton
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Graham Eaton / White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica) family walking along a road. Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Fabruary.
Ducks silhouetted at night on Heroes Square, Budapest, July 2009  -  Milan Radisics
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Milan Radisics / Ducks silhouetted at night on Heroes Square, Budapest, July 2009
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) female at nest in ubran balcony with sunset and city lights behind, Chicago, USA  -  Luke Massey
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Luke Massey / Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) female at nest in ubran balcony with sunset and city lights behind, Chicago, USA
People taking photographs of a Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus) in Parque Centenario, downtown Cartagena de Indias city, Magdalena Department, Colombia, February 2011.  -  Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / People taking photographs of a Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus) in Parque Centenario, downtown Cartagena de Indias city, Magdalena Department, Colombia, February 2011.
Leopard (Panthera pardus) in city at night, Mumbai, India. December 2018.  -  Nayan Khanolkar
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Nayan Khanolkar / Leopard (Panthera pardus) in city at night, Mumbai, India. December 2018.
Blue-tailed damselfly (Ischnura elegans) on leaf in front of the Eiffel tower, Paris, France.  -  Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / Blue-tailed damselfly (Ischnura elegans) on leaf in front of the Eiffel tower, Paris, France.
Coyote (Canis latrans) female in city, San Francisco, Bay Area, California  -  Jaymi Heimbuch
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Jaymi Heimbuch / Coyote (Canis latrans) female in city, San Francisco, Bay Area, California
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stags fighting during rut, with blocks of flats in the background, Richmond Park, London, England, UK, October  -  Bertie Gregory / 2020VISION
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Bertie Gregory / 2020VISION / Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stags fighting during rut, with blocks of flats in the background, Richmond Park, London, England, UK, October
Flock of Grey herons (Ardea cinerea) standing in a line on the edge of a pond, Regent's Park, London, England, UK, May.  Did you know? According to new research, over 91% of people believe that public...  -  Bertie Gregory / 2020VISION
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Bertie Gregory / 2020VISION / Flock of Grey herons (Ardea cinerea) standing in a line on the edge of a pond, Regent's Park, London, England, UK, May. Did you know? According to new research, over 91% of people believe that public...
Leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) walking in alley between houses. Aarey Milk Colony in unofficial buffer zone of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai, India. January 2016.  -  Nayan Khanolkar
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Nayan Khanolkar / Leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) walking in alley between houses. Aarey Milk Colony in unofficial buffer zone of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai, India. January 2016.
Irish yellow slug (Limacus maculatus) crawling over garden steps after rain, with house in the background, Wiltshire, UK, April.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Irish yellow slug (Limacus maculatus) crawling over garden steps after rain, with house in the background, Wiltshire, UK, April.
Eastern grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), with US capitol building in background, Washington D.C, USA, June 2017.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Eastern grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), with US capitol building in background, Washington D.C, USA, June 2017.
Swifts (Apus apus) flying over the Duomo, Siena UNESCO World Heritage Site, Italy. June.  -  Graham Eaton
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Graham Eaton / Swifts (Apus apus) flying over the Duomo, Siena UNESCO World Heritage Site, Italy. June.
Common eider (Somateria mollissima) male waiting for food outside hamburger restaurant where it is often fed scraps of food by people. Norway. February.  -  Pal Hermansen
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Pal Hermansen / Common eider (Somateria mollissima) male waiting for food outside hamburger restaurant where it is often fed scraps of food by people. Norway. February.
European hamster (Cricetus cricetus), adult, standing on hind legs, Vienna, Austria  -  Kerstin  Hinze
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Kerstin Hinze / European hamster (Cricetus cricetus), adult, standing on hind legs, Vienna, Austria
Smooth-coated otters (Lutrogale perspicillata)  two young, heading back to shelter,  Kallang River, Singapore  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Smooth-coated otters (Lutrogale perspicillata) two young, heading back to shelter, Kallang River, Singapore
Southern plains grey / Hanuman langur {Semnopithecus dussumieri} mother and young sitting on roof, Jodhpur, India  -  Jean-Pierre Zwaenepoel
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Jean-Pierre Zwaenepoel / Southern plains grey / Hanuman langur {Semnopithecus dussumieri} mother and young sitting on roof, Jodhpur, India
Peregrine (Falco peregrinus) fledgling walking along street amongst pedestrians after falling during flight , Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK. June 2018.  -  Robin Chittenden
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Robin Chittenden / Peregrine (Falco peregrinus) fledgling walking along street amongst pedestrians after falling during flight , Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK. June 2018.
Black kites (Milvus migrans) flying over Magala Guddo Market where they scavenge discarded food, Harar, Ethiopia, February 2008.  -  Francisco Marquez
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Francisco Marquez / Black kites (Milvus migrans) flying over Magala Guddo Market where they scavenge discarded food, Harar, Ethiopia, February 2008.
Black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) juveniles on an artificial nesting tower built in Gateshead, Newcastle, UK. July  -  Oscar Dewhurst
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Oscar Dewhurst / Black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) juveniles on an artificial nesting tower built in Gateshead, Newcastle, UK. July
Grey-headed flying-foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus) fly out over Melbourne city skyline looking for food during a summer sunset. Kew, Victoria, Australia. March 2017.  -  Doug Gimesy
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Doug Gimesy / Grey-headed flying-foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus) fly out over Melbourne city skyline looking for food during a summer sunset. Kew, Victoria, Australia. March 2017.
Peregrine (Falco peregrinus) sitting on windowsill of house, Norwich, England, UK, June.  -  Robin Chittenden
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Robin Chittenden / Peregrine (Falco peregrinus) sitting on windowsill of house, Norwich, England, UK, June.
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) in front of building along Regent's Park, London, UK, May 2011.  -  Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) in front of building along Regent's Park, London, UK, May 2011.
Fosa / Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) male scavenging on field camp rubbish tip in dry decidous forest. Kirindy, western Madagascar. Endangered.  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Fosa / Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) male scavenging on field camp rubbish tip in dry decidous forest. Kirindy, western Madagascar. Endangered.
RF - Sand lizard (Lacerta agilis) male on old unused railway line, the Netherlands, June. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / RF - Sand lizard (Lacerta agilis) male on old unused railway line, the Netherlands, June. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) pair in urban neighborhood, North America  -  Donald M. Jones
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Donald M. Jones / Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) pair in urban neighborhood, North America
Hanuman Langur (Semnopithecus entellus) group on temple, Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India  -  Fiona Rogers
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Fiona Rogers / Hanuman Langur (Semnopithecus entellus) group on temple, Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India
Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) juvenile crossing road at night in headlight of car watched by people on the road, West Bengal, India  -  Avijan Saha/ BIA
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Avijan Saha/ BIA / Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) juvenile crossing road at night in headlight of car watched by people on the road, West Bengal, India
American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) flying near skyscrapers, Ancon Hill, Panama City, Panama  -  Sebastian Kennerknecht
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Sebastian Kennerknecht / American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) flying near skyscrapers, Ancon Hill, Panama City, Panama
Feral pigeon (Columba livia) on its nest with two chicks, above the streets of Geneva, Switzerland  -  Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / Feral pigeon (Columba livia) on its nest with two chicks, above the streets of Geneva, Switzerland
Black footed / Jackass penguins {Spheniscus demersus} walking along road at night with street lights, Boulders, South Africa  -  Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Black footed / Jackass penguins {Spheniscus demersus} walking along road at night with street lights, Boulders, South Africa
People watching Wild boar (Sus scrofa) family crossing pavement, Argentinische Allee, Berlin, Germany, March 2007.  -  Florian Möllers
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Florian Möllers / People watching Wild boar (Sus scrofa) family crossing pavement, Argentinische Allee, Berlin, Germany, March 2007.
Hooded crow (Corvus cornix) perched on church building in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Hooded crow (Corvus cornix) perched on church building in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010
Black kites (Milvus migrans) flock perched, Delhi, India  -  Luke Massey
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Luke Massey / Black kites (Milvus migrans) flock perched, Delhi, India
White tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) collecting nectar from Dandelion flower (Taraxacum officinale) in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / White tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) collecting nectar from Dandelion flower (Taraxacum officinale) in the Vatican garden, Rome, Italy, March 2010
Silhouette of adult Mistle thrush (Turdus viscivorus) nesting in amber traffic light, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, May 2006.~Highly commended in Urban and Garden Wildlife category for Wildlife Photographer...  -  Andrew Walmsley
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Andrew Walmsley / Silhouette of adult Mistle thrush (Turdus viscivorus) nesting in amber traffic light, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, May 2006.~Highly commended in Urban and Garden Wildlife category for Wildlife Photographer...
European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) at night in urban park near l'Arc de Triomphe, with Champs Elyses in background, Paris, France. HIGHLY COMMENDED: Urban Wildlife category, Wildlife Photograph...  -  Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) at night in urban park near l'Arc de Triomphe, with Champs Elyses in background, Paris, France. HIGHLY COMMENDED: Urban Wildlife category, Wildlife Photograph...
Seven-spot ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) on a lavender flowerhead in a park, with buildings behind. Neuchatel, Switzerland  -  Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / Seven-spot ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) on a lavender flowerhead in a park, with buildings behind. Neuchatel, Switzerland
Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) male in flight with wings spread. Paris, France  -  Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) male in flight with wings spread. Paris, France
House mouse (Mus musculus) running along pipe in garage. Captive. Switzerland  -  Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / House mouse (Mus musculus) running along pipe in garage. Captive. Switzerland
Adult and young Wild boars (Sus scrofa) searching for food at night on a street in Barcelona, Spain  -  Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / Adult and young Wild boars (Sus scrofa) searching for food at night on a street in Barcelona, Spain
Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in a Paris park at dusk. France.  -  Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in a Paris park at dusk. France.
Carrion crow (Corvus corone) tearing at rubbish bag in urban park, Paris, France  -  Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / Carrion crow (Corvus corone) tearing at rubbish bag in urban park, Paris, France
Wild boar (Sus scrofa) sow and piglets foraging in a city garden, Argentinischen Allee, Berlin, Germany, March 2007  -  Florian Möllers
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Florian Möllers / Wild boar (Sus scrofa) sow and piglets foraging in a city garden, Argentinischen Allee, Berlin, Germany, March 2007
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