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Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. The tara...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. The tara...
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) with Red-bellied oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) on his head in river, Luangwa National Park, Zambia  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) with Red-bellied oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) on his head in river, Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) without preying on it. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a com...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) without preying on it. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a com...
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) adult female at rest. The tubercles on the whale's head are clearly visible, as are the barnacles (Coronula diadema), whale lice (Cyamus boopis), and hairs on t...  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) adult female at rest. The tubercles on the whale's head are clearly visible, as are the barnacles (Coronula diadema), whale lice (Cyamus boopis), and hairs on t...
Group of predators hunting together, in an example of 'Nuclear foraging'. The Moray eel (Gymnothorax javanicus) flushes out prey, and is followed by a Napolean wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) and a Bluef...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Group of predators hunting together, in an example of 'Nuclear foraging'. The Moray eel (Gymnothorax javanicus) flushes out prey, and is followed by a Napolean wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) and a Bluef...
Devilray (Mobula tarapacana) swimming near the surface with remoras, Ambrosio dive site, Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean  -  Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Devilray (Mobula tarapacana) swimming near the surface with remoras, Ambrosio dive site, Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean
Crested myna starlings (Arcidotheres cristatellus) sitting on domestic waterbuffaloes (Bubalus domesticus), Poyang Ho Lake, Jiangxi province, China  -  Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China
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Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Crested myna starlings (Arcidotheres cristatellus) sitting on domestic waterbuffaloes (Bubalus domesticus), Poyang Ho Lake, Jiangxi province, China
Crested myna starlings (Arcidotheres cristatellus) sitting on domestic waterbuffaloes (Bubalus domesticus), Poyang Ho Lake, Jiangxi province, China  -  Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China
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Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Crested myna starlings (Arcidotheres cristatellus) sitting on domestic waterbuffaloes (Bubalus domesticus), Poyang Ho Lake, Jiangxi province, China
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) with two large remoras (Echeneis naucrates) attached to its carapace, at rest on artificial reef.  Mabul, Malaysia.  -  Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) with two large remoras (Echeneis naucrates) attached to its carapace, at rest on artificial reef. Mabul, Malaysia.
Blackish cinclodes (Cinclode fuligineux) on beach with Southern Elephant-Seal (Mirounga leonina). This species feeds on dead skin of the seal. Falklands Islands.  -  Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Blackish cinclodes (Cinclode fuligineux) on beach with Southern Elephant-Seal (Mirounga leonina). This species feeds on dead skin of the seal. Falklands Islands.
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) accompanied by pilotfish (Naucrates ductor) as it cruises beneath the surface of the Red Sea, close to Little Brother Island. The Brothers Islands, Egy...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) accompanied by pilotfish (Naucrates ductor) as it cruises beneath the surface of the Red Sea, close to Little Brother Island. The Brothers Islands, Egy...
Peacock-tail anemone shrimp (Periclimenes brevicarpalis) living commensally with the Branching Sea Anemone (Actinodendron glomeratum). Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.  -  Constantinos Petrinos
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Constantinos Petrinos / Peacock-tail anemone shrimp (Periclimenes brevicarpalis) living commensally with the Branching Sea Anemone (Actinodendron glomeratum). Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) feeding on fish eggs, near surface, with remora (Remora sp) attached to inside of the mouth, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Caribbean Sea.  -  Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) feeding on fish eggs, near surface, with remora (Remora sp) attached to inside of the mouth, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Caribbean Sea.
Marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) male with Cattle tyrant  (Machetornis rixosus) on back, Ibera Marshes, Corrientes Province, Argentina.  -  Gabriel Rojo
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Gabriel Rojo / Marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) male with Cattle tyrant (Machetornis rixosus) on back, Ibera Marshes, Corrientes Province, Argentina.
Deepsea benthic Sea cucumber (Peniagone sp) with commensal polynoid polychaete, from mid atlantic ridge, depth approx 2600m, June 2010  -  David Shale
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David Shale / Deepsea benthic Sea cucumber (Peniagone sp) with commensal polynoid polychaete, from mid atlantic ridge, depth approx 2600m, June 2010
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) with pilot fish (Naucrates ductor) Kona Coast, Hawaii, Central Pacific Ocean  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) with pilot fish (Naucrates ductor) Kona Coast, Hawaii, Central Pacific Ocean
Yellow wood sorrel {Oxalis dillenii} growing in bark of Mesquite tree, Texas, USA.  -  Rolf Nussbaumer
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Rolf Nussbaumer / Yellow wood sorrel {Oxalis dillenii} growing in bark of Mesquite tree, Texas, USA.
Spotted cleaner shrimp {Periclimenes yucatanicus} amongst sea anemone tentacles, Dominica Caribbean Sea. NOT FOR SALE IN USA  -  Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Spotted cleaner shrimp {Periclimenes yucatanicus} amongst sea anemone tentacles, Dominica Caribbean Sea. NOT FOR SALE IN USA
Galapagos Lava Lizard (Microlophus albemarlensis) on Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus), Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos Lava Lizard (Microlophus albemarlensis) on Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus), Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos Lava Lizard (Microlophus albemarlensis) on Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus), Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Galapagos Lava Lizard (Microlophus albemarlensis) on Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus), Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) and Golden Trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) school, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, Indonesia  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) and Golden Trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) school, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, Indonesia
Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) eating with attendant Remoras (Remora remora), Philippines  -  Tim Fitzharris
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Tim Fitzharris / Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) eating with attendant Remoras (Remora remora), Philippines
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) group gulp feeding, Auke Bay, Juneau, Alaska  -  Flip  Nicklin
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Flip Nicklin / Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) group gulp feeding, Auke Bay, Juneau, Alaska
Oceanic White-tip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) with Pilot Fish (Naucrates ductor), Bahamas, Caribbean  -  Norbert Wu
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Norbert Wu / Oceanic White-tip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) with Pilot Fish (Naucrates ductor), Bahamas, Caribbean
White-spotted rose anemone (Urticina lofotensis) and Kincaid's shrimps (Heptacarpus kincaidi) living commensally, Kyen Point, Alma Russel Islands, Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada. Septembe...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / White-spotted rose anemone (Urticina lofotensis) and Kincaid's shrimps (Heptacarpus kincaidi) living commensally, Kyen Point, Alma Russel Islands, Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada. Septembe...
Soft coral crab (Hoplophrys oatesii) on Soft coral (Alcyonacea). Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.  -  Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Soft coral crab (Hoplophrys oatesii) on Soft coral (Alcyonacea). Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Soft coral crab (Hoplophrys oatesii) on Soft coral (Alcyonacea). Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.  -  Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Soft coral crab (Hoplophrys oatesii) on Soft coral (Alcyonacea). Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Comb jelly (Coeloplana astericola) on starfish. Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.  -  Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Comb jelly (Coeloplana astericola) on starfish. Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.
Comb jelly (Coeloplana astericola) on starfish. Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.  -  Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Comb jelly (Coeloplana astericola) on starfish. Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.
Gulfweed crab (Planes minutus), epibiont on Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta). Tenerife, Canary Islands.  -  Sergio Hanquet
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Sergio Hanquet / Gulfweed crab (Planes minutus), epibiont on Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta). Tenerife, Canary Islands.
Porcelain crab (Porcellanella haigae) on Sea pen (Veretillum sp). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Porcelain crab (Porcellanella haigae) on Sea pen (Veretillum sp). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia.
Squat lobster (Galathea sp) on Soft coral (Dendronephthya sp). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Squat lobster (Galathea sp) on Soft coral (Dendronephthya sp). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia.
Soft coral ghostgoby (Pleurosicya boldinghi) swimming through Soft coral (Dendronephthya). Shrimp and benthic Comb-jellies (Ctenophora) present, all commensal. Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Soft coral ghostgoby (Pleurosicya boldinghi) swimming through Soft coral (Dendronephthya). Shrimp and benthic Comb-jellies (Ctenophora) present, all commensal. Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia.
Banded tozeuma shrimp (Tozeuma armatum) on Black coral (Antipatharia). Komodo, Indonesia.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Banded tozeuma shrimp (Tozeuma armatum) on Black coral (Antipatharia). Komodo, Indonesia.
Ghostgoby (Pleurosicya boldinghi) commensal on Soft coral (Dendronephthya sp). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Ghostgoby (Pleurosicya boldinghi) commensal on Soft coral (Dendronephthya sp). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia.
Decorator crab (Majidae) covered with hydroid polyps, providing camouflage and defensive sting. On Soft coral (Alcyonacea). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia; November, 2006  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Decorator crab (Majidae) covered with hydroid polyps, providing camouflage and defensive sting. On Soft coral (Alcyonacea). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia; November, 2006
Brooks urchin shrimp (Allopontonia brooki), commensal among the venomous spines of Variable sea urchin (Asthenosoma varium). On sea floor, Komodo, Indonesia.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Brooks urchin shrimp (Allopontonia brooki), commensal among the venomous spines of Variable sea urchin (Asthenosoma varium). On sea floor, Komodo, Indonesia.
Mozambique ghostgoby (Pleurosicya mossambica) living commensally with Sea pen (Pennatulacea). Komodo, Indonesia; November, 2006  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Mozambique ghostgoby (Pleurosicya mossambica) living commensally with Sea pen (Pennatulacea). Komodo, Indonesia; November, 2006
Swimmer crab (Lissocarcinus laevis) living commensally with Anemone (Actinodendridae). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Swimmer crab (Lissocarcinus laevis) living commensally with Anemone (Actinodendridae). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia.
humpback whale calf, Megaptera novaeangliae, with remoras attached to underside, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga, South Pacific  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / humpback whale calf, Megaptera novaeangliae, with remoras attached to underside, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga, South Pacific
Avian feeding frenzy with a flock of White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) swimming along a channel chasing school of fish. A mixed flock of long-legged waders, including Great Egrets (Ardea alba...  -  Marie  Read
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Marie Read / Avian feeding frenzy with a flock of White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) swimming along a channel chasing school of fish. A mixed flock of long-legged waders, including Great Egrets (Ardea alba...
Dugong or Sea cow (Dugong dugon) feeding on seagrass with commensal juvenile Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) Calauit Island, off Busuanga, Calamian Islands, Palawan, Philippines.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Dugong or Sea cow (Dugong dugon) feeding on seagrass with commensal juvenile Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) Calauit Island, off Busuanga, Calamian Islands, Palawan, Philippines.
Dugong or Sea cow (Dugong dugon) feeding on seagrass with commensal juvenile Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) Calauit Island, off Busuanga, Calamian Islands, Palawan, Philippines.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Dugong or Sea cow (Dugong dugon) feeding on seagrass with commensal juvenile Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) Calauit Island, off Busuanga, Calamian Islands, Palawan, Philippines.
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) young and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. Th...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) young and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. Th...
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) young and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. Th...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) young and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. Th...
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. The tara...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. The tara...
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) with Red-bellied oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) on back, entering water in the Luangwa River, Luangwa National Park, Zambia  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) with Red-bellied oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) on back, entering water in the Luangwa River, Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) with Red-bellied oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) on back, entering water in the Luangwa River, Luangwa National Park, Zambia  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) with Red-bellied oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) on back, entering water in the Luangwa River, Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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