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Forests are vital to the health of our planet, as their trees are able to store carbon dioxide. They also provide a home to an amazing range of animal and plant species, living in a fragile equilibrium. After centuries of deforestation, woodland cover is actually increasing in many temperate regions, but forests remain vulnerable to climate change, and 2018 saw unprecedented numbers of wild fires in many regions of the world. They remain resilient however, as the regenerating forests around the former nuclear power plant at Chernobyl in Ukraine prove.
Landscape of the Virgin Komi Forests UNESCO World Heritage site at sunrise. These are the largest virgin forests in Europe. Ural Mountains, Komi Republic, Russia. August 2016 - Igor  Shpilenok
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Igor Shpilenok / Landscape of the Virgin Komi Forests UNESCO World Heritage site at sunrise. These are the largest virgin forests in Europe. Ural Mountains, Komi Republic, Russia. August 2016
Lion-tailed Macaque (Macaca silenus), Western Ghats, India - Thomas Marent
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Thomas Marent / Lion-tailed Macaque (Macaca silenus), Western Ghats, India
Great pied hornbill (Buceros bicornis) bird photographed in flight in Hong Bung He, Dehong, Yunnan, China - Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China
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Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Great pied hornbill (Buceros bicornis) bird photographed in flight in Hong Bung He, Dehong, Yunnan, China
Hoh Rain Forest with moss covered Sitka spruce (Picea sitchenis) trees in morning fog. Olympic National Park, Washington, USA, June. - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Hoh Rain Forest with moss covered Sitka spruce (Picea sitchenis) trees in morning fog. Olympic National Park, Washington, USA, June.
African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) pack passing infront of large African elephant (Loxodonta africana) Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe October 2012 - Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) pack passing infront of large African elephant (Loxodonta africana) Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe October 2012
American Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) perching. Prince William Sound, Alaska, United States, July. - Brent Stephenson
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Brent Stephenson / American Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) perching. Prince William Sound, Alaska, United States, July.
Brown bear (Ursus arctos) with salmon, Pack Creek, Tongass National Park, Admiralty Island, Alaska, USA, July - Konrad Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Brown bear (Ursus arctos) with salmon, Pack Creek, Tongass National Park, Admiralty Island, Alaska, USA, July
Wild European lynx (Lynx lynx) in forest at night, Jura Mountains, Switzerland. Contact us to download file - minimum fees apply. - Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / Wild European lynx (Lynx lynx) in forest at night, Jura Mountains, Switzerland. Contact us to download file - minimum fees apply.
Brown bear (Ursus arctos) in autumnal forest, Finland, September - Danny Green
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Danny Green / Brown bear (Ursus arctos) in autumnal forest, Finland, September
White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) mother with fawn. Acadia National Park, Maine, USA, September. - George  Sanker
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George Sanker / White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) mother with fawn. Acadia National Park, Maine, USA, September.
Waterfall seen through a window of fresh spring growth in  Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA. May - Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Waterfall seen through a window of fresh spring growth in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA. May
Kema river, Central Sikhote-Alin UNESCO World Heritage Site, Primorskiy krai, Far East Russia, September 2007. - Vladimir  Medvedev
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Vladimir Medvedev / Kema river, Central Sikhote-Alin UNESCO World Heritage Site, Primorskiy krai, Far East Russia, September 2007.
Mixed  forest in  Ternejski District, Central Sikhote-Alin UNESCO World Heritage Site, Primorskiy krai,  Far East, Russia - Vladimir  Medvedev
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Vladimir Medvedev / Mixed forest in Ternejski District, Central Sikhote-Alin UNESCO World Heritage Site, Primorskiy krai, Far East, Russia
Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) Land of the Leopard National Park, Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia. February. - Valeriy Maleev
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Valeriy Maleev / Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) Land of the Leopard National Park, Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia. February.
Raccoon dog (Nycterentes procyonoides) Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia. October. - Valeriy Maleev
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Valeriy Maleev / Raccoon dog (Nycterentes procyonoides) Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia. October.
Sika deer (Cervus nippon) Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia.  July. - Valeriy Maleev
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Valeriy Maleev / Sika deer (Cervus nippon) Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Far East Russia. July.
Aerial view of boreal forest and newly frozen river in autumn. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia, 2001 - Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Aerial view of boreal forest and newly frozen river in autumn. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia, 2001
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
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) pair fighting, Alaska - Alan Murphy
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Alan Murphy / Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) pair fighting, Alaska
Great Grey owl (Strix nebulosa) flying through woodlands, Tornio, Finland, Scandinavia, March. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Great Grey owl (Strix nebulosa) flying through woodlands, Tornio, Finland, Scandinavia, March.
Forest reindeer, (Rangifer tarandus fennicus) in velvet, Viiksimo, Kuhmo region. Finland, July. Rare subspecies which were nearly extinct in the 19th Century. - Uri  Golman
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Uri Golman / Forest reindeer, (Rangifer tarandus fennicus) in velvet, Viiksimo, Kuhmo region. Finland, July. Rare subspecies which were nearly extinct in the 19th Century.
Brown bear (Ursus arctos) and Grey wolf (Canis lupus) showing aggression, Kuhmo, Finland, September - Lassi Rautiainen
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Lassi Rautiainen / Brown bear (Ursus arctos) and Grey wolf (Canis lupus) showing aggression, Kuhmo, Finland, September
Red panda or Lesser panda (Ailurus fulgens) in the humid montane mixed forest, Laba He National Nature Reserve, Sichuan, China - Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China
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Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Red panda or Lesser panda (Ailurus fulgens) in the humid montane mixed forest, Laba He National Nature Reserve, Sichuan, China
Wild Apennine wolf (Canis lupus italicus) in snowy landscape. Central Apennines, Abruzzo, Italy. February. Italian endemic subspecies. - Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Wild Apennine wolf (Canis lupus italicus) in snowy landscape. Central Apennines, Abruzzo, Italy. February. Italian endemic subspecies.
Brown bear (Ursus arctos) adult female with two cubs playing, Finland, June - Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Brown bear (Ursus arctos) adult female with two cubs playing, Finland, June
Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) landing on branch, Oulu, Finland, June 2008 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Cairns / Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) landing on branch, Oulu, Finland, June 2008
Wild Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx)  Jura mountains, Switzerland, September.  Contact us to download file - minimum fees apply. - Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / Wild Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) Jura mountains, Switzerland, September. Contact us to download file - minimum fees apply.
Wild Siberian / Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) in woodland, near Perekatnaj river, Lazovskyi region, Primorskyi krai, Far East Russia, February.~Endangered species - Vladimir Medvedev
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Vladimir Medvedev / Wild Siberian / Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) in woodland, near Perekatnaj river, Lazovskyi region, Primorskyi krai, Far East Russia, February.~Endangered species
Koip Mountain covered with pristine boreal forest, Ural Mountains, Pechora-Ilych Reserve, Russia - Konrad Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Koip Mountain covered with pristine boreal forest, Ural Mountains, Pechora-Ilych Reserve, Russia
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) surprised by jumping King Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Revillagigido Island, Alaska, July. - Charlie Summers
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Charlie Summers / Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) surprised by jumping King Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Revillagigido Island, Alaska, July.
Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) adult swims upstream to spawn, interior of Alaska, USA - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) adult swims upstream to spawn, interior of Alaska, USA
Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) feeding on salmon along the partially frozen Chilkat River. Alaska, USA. November. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) feeding on salmon along the partially frozen Chilkat River. Alaska, USA. November.
Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) swimming up river to spawn, Alaska - Michael Quinton
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Michael Quinton / Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) swimming up river to spawn, Alaska
Sockeye / Red Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) mass migration upstream for spawning, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, 1991 - Michel Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Sockeye / Red Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) mass migration upstream for spawning, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, 1991
Long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum) Oregon, USA, April. - Chris  Mattison
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Chris Mattison / Long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum) Oregon, USA, April.
Northwestern salamander (Ambystoma gracile) crawling across the forest floor at night. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA. October. - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Northwestern salamander (Ambystoma gracile) crawling across the forest floor at night. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA. October.
Pacific Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) in temperate redwood forest, Santa Cruz, California - Larry Minden
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Larry Minden / Pacific Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) in temperate redwood forest, Santa Cruz, California
Large Black Bear (Ursus americanus) high in a Sitka Spruce tree (Picea sitchensis), alongside Anan Creek, Alaska, July. - Charlie  Summers
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Charlie Summers / Large Black Bear (Ursus americanus) high in a Sitka Spruce tree (Picea sitchensis), alongside Anan Creek, Alaska, July.
Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis). Willamette National Forest, Oregon. June. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis). Willamette National Forest, Oregon. June.
Nurse log in Olympic NP, Washington State, USA - Neil Lucas
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Neil Lucas / Nurse log in Olympic NP, Washington State, USA
Moss covered trunks of Sitka spruce {Picea sitchensis} and Big leaf maple {Acer macrophyllum}, also Sword ferns {Polystichum munitum} Hoh temperate rainforest, Olympic NP, Washington, USA - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Moss covered trunks of Sitka spruce {Picea sitchensis} and Big leaf maple {Acer macrophyllum}, also Sword ferns {Polystichum munitum} Hoh temperate rainforest, Olympic NP, Washington, USA
Morning sun rays breaking through the tree trunks,  of Redwood National Park, California, USA. June 2008. - Floris van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Morning sun rays breaking through the tree trunks, of Redwood National Park, California, USA. June 2008.
Western sword fern (Polystichum munitum) and Big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) trees that are covered with moss, Hoh Temperate Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA. June 2017. - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Western sword fern (Polystichum munitum) and Big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) trees that are covered with moss, Hoh Temperate Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA. June 2017.
Aspen saplings growing in burnt forest, life returning after seasonal rains, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest devastation of the 'Wallow Fire', Arizona, USA August 2011 - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Aspen saplings growing in burnt forest, life returning after seasonal rains, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest devastation of the 'Wallow Fire', Arizona, USA August 2011
Spring flowers including Phacelia and Mustard  in the burned remnants of the Angeles National Forest after the Station Fire of 2009, Southern California, USA, May 2010. - Floris van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Spring flowers including Phacelia and Mustard in the burned remnants of the Angeles National Forest after the Station Fire of 2009, Southern California, USA, May 2010.
Mediterranean pines (Pinus halepensis) in forest fire, taken from the Patra Korinth Highway, Mount Klokos, Peloponese, Greece. 9th July 2007. This was the largest forest fire in Greece recorded. It de... - Constantinos Petrinos
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Constantinos Petrinos / Mediterranean pines (Pinus halepensis) in forest fire, taken from the Patra Korinth Highway, Mount Klokos, Peloponese, Greece. 9th July 2007. This was the largest forest fire in Greece recorded. It de...
Mediterranean pines (Pinus halepensis) in forest fire, taken from the Patra Korinth Highway, Mount Klokos, Peloponese, Greece. 9th July 2007. This was the largest forest fire in Greece recorded. It de... - Constantinos Petrinos
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Constantinos Petrinos / Mediterranean pines (Pinus halepensis) in forest fire, taken from the Patra Korinth Highway, Mount Klokos, Peloponese, Greece. 9th July 2007. This was the largest forest fire in Greece recorded. It de...
Scorched tree after fire in Tumoulin State Forest, Queensland, Australia, October. - Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Scorched tree after fire in Tumoulin State Forest, Queensland, Australia, October.
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