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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...
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
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Staffan Widstrand / 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
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Staffan Widstrand / 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
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...
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
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...
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...
Blackspotted puffer (Arothron nigropuctatus) with a juvenile cleaner wrasse. North Sulawesi, Indonesia. - Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Blackspotted puffer (Arothron nigropuctatus) with a juvenile cleaner wrasse. North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) underwater with Remoras (Echeneididae), motion blurred image. West End, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) underwater with Remoras (Echeneididae), motion blurred image. West End, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) with Pilot fish (Naucrates ductor) and Remora (Echeneididae). In open ocean several miles off The Big Island / Hawaii, Hawaii. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) with Pilot fish (Naucrates ductor) and Remora (Echeneididae). In open ocean several miles off The Big Island / Hawaii, Hawaii.
Imperial shrimp (Periclimenes imperator), two on Sea cucumber (Holothuroidea). Wakaya, Fiji. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Imperial shrimp (Periclimenes imperator), two on Sea cucumber (Holothuroidea). Wakaya, Fiji.
Wire coral goby (Bryaninops yongei) with polyps extended on Wire coral (Cirrhipathes sp). Hawaii. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Wire coral goby (Bryaninops yongei) with polyps extended on Wire coral (Cirrhipathes sp). Hawaii.
Land crab (Geosesarma sp.) which raids Pitcher plant (Nepenthes ampullaria) for prey, Sarawak, Borneo. - Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Land crab (Geosesarma sp.) which raids Pitcher plant (Nepenthes ampullaria) for prey, Sarawak, Borneo.
Land crab (Geosesarma sp.) which raids Pitcher plant (Nepenthes ampullaria) for prey, Sarawak. Borneo. - Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Land crab (Geosesarma sp.) which raids Pitcher plant (Nepenthes ampullaria) for prey, Sarawak. Borneo.
Land crab (Geosesarma sp.) which raids Pitcher plant (Nepenthes ampullaria) for prey, Sarawak. Borneo. - Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Land crab (Geosesarma sp.) which raids Pitcher plant (Nepenthes ampullaria) for prey, Sarawak. Borneo.
Land crab (Geosesarma sp.) which raids Pitcher plant (Nepenthes ampullaria) for prey, Sarawak. Borneo. - Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Land crab (Geosesarma sp.) which raids Pitcher plant (Nepenthes ampullaria) for prey, Sarawak. Borneo.
Land crab (Geosesarma sp) raiding Pitcher plant (Nepenthes ampullaria) Bako Natioanl Park, Borneo Malaysia - Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Land crab (Geosesarma sp) raiding Pitcher plant (Nepenthes ampullaria) Bako Natioanl Park, Borneo Malaysia
Land crab (Geosesarma sp.) which raids Pitcher plant (Nepenthes ampullaria) for prey, Sarawak. Borneo. - Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Land crab (Geosesarma sp.) which raids Pitcher plant (Nepenthes ampullaria) for prey, Sarawak. Borneo.
Land crab (Geosesarma sp.) which raids Pitcher plant (Nepenthes ampullaria) for prey, Sarawak. Borneo. - Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Land crab (Geosesarma sp.) which raids Pitcher plant (Nepenthes ampullaria) for prey, Sarawak. Borneo.
Emperor shrimp (Periclemenes imperator) on Sea cucumber (Thelenota ananas), Tubbataha Natural Park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site,  Sulu Sea, Cagayancillo, Palawan, Philippines. April. - Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Emperor shrimp (Periclemenes imperator) on Sea cucumber (Thelenota ananas), Tubbataha Natural Park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, Sulu Sea, Cagayancillo, Palawan, Philippines. April.
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) followed closely by Spotted unicorn fish (Naso brevirostris) which feeds on turtle feces, Hawaii. - David  Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) followed closely by Spotted unicorn fish (Naso brevirostris) which feeds on turtle feces, Hawaii.
Emperor shrimp (Periclimenes imperator), commensal with Amberfish Sea cucumber (Thelenota anax)  Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. - Linda Pitkin
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Linda Pitkin / Emperor shrimp (Periclimenes imperator), commensal with Amberfish Sea cucumber (Thelenota anax) Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Commensal emperor shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) hitching a ride on a Nudibranch (Risbecia tryoni).  Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. - Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Commensal emperor shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) hitching a ride on a Nudibranch (Risbecia tryoni). Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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...
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