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Leaf cutter ant (Atta sp) female worker carrying leaf to nest, with a smaller 'minor' ant riding. The minor's job is to protect her sister from parasitic flies. Costa Rica, December. Highly Commended,... - Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Leaf cutter ant (Atta sp) female worker carrying leaf to nest, with a smaller 'minor' ant riding. The minor's job is to protect her sister from parasitic flies. Costa Rica, December. Highly Commended,...
Hippopotamus {Hippopotamus amphibius} territorial defense at water edge, Chobe national park, Botswana. - Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / Hippopotamus {Hippopotamus amphibius} territorial defense at water edge, Chobe national park, Botswana.
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cub defending its kill (a large dead Brown rat (Rattus norvegicus)) from another cub, North London, UK. August. - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cub defending its kill (a large dead Brown rat (Rattus norvegicus)) from another cub, North London, UK. August.
Aerial shot of a female Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) and calf surrounded by Killer whales (Orcinus orca), mother hits sideways with her tail fluke to drive Killer whales away, Skjervoy, Tro... - Espen Bergersen
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Espen Bergersen / Aerial shot of a female Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) and calf surrounded by Killer whales (Orcinus orca), mother hits sideways with her tail fluke to drive Killer whales away, Skjervoy, Tro...
Western gulls (Larus occidentalis) attacking an Elegant tern (Thalasseus elegans) with a broken wing, Southern California, USA, April. - John Chan
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John Chan / Western gulls (Larus occidentalis) attacking an Elegant tern (Thalasseus elegans) with a broken wing, Southern California, USA, April.
Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica) spitting venom. Kruger, South Africa. Controlled conditions. - Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica) spitting venom. Kruger, South Africa. Controlled conditions.
Eastern tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) female, Yarra River corridor in suburban Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in mid-summer. She is in a defensive pre-strike position with hood expanded, accompanie... - Robert Valentic
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Robert Valentic / Eastern tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) female, Yarra River corridor in suburban Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in mid-summer. She is in a defensive pre-strike position with hood expanded, accompanie...
Slow motion clip of Wood ants (Formica rufa) on anthill, squirting formic acid to repel threat, Bavaria, Germany, April. - Konrad  Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Slow motion clip of Wood ants (Formica rufa) on anthill, squirting formic acid to repel threat, Bavaria, Germany, April.
Female Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) defending pup on beach, chasing male away, Horsey, Norfolk, November. - Five Films
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Five Films / Female Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) defending pup on beach, chasing male away, Horsey, Norfolk, November.
Tropical shield mantis (Choeradodis rhombicollis) in defensive position, on flower, Chinambi, Carchi, Ecuador. - Lucas Bustamante
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Lucas Bustamante / Tropical shield mantis (Choeradodis rhombicollis) in defensive position, on flower, Chinambi, Carchi, Ecuador.
Group of Black bullhead (Ameiurus melas) shoaling to protect themselves against predators, River Rhone, Rhone-Alpes, France, July. - Remi Masson
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Remi Masson / Group of Black bullhead (Ameiurus melas) shoaling to protect themselves against predators, River Rhone, Rhone-Alpes, France, July.
Sawfly larvae (Nematus pavidus) defensive posture, Peatlands Park, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. September. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Sawfly larvae (Nematus pavidus) defensive posture, Peatlands Park, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. September.
European barracuda (Sphyraena sphyraena) and Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) circling baitball of Atlantic horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus) Formigas Islets, Azores. Finalist in the Underwater Categ... - Jordi Chias
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Jordi Chias / European barracuda (Sphyraena sphyraena) and Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) circling baitball of Atlantic horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus) Formigas Islets, Azores. Finalist in the Underwater Categ...
Brandt's cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) hunts for a meal in a school of Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus), beneath an oil rig. Eureka Rig, Los Angeles, California, United States of Ame... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Brandt's cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) hunts for a meal in a school of Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus), beneath an oil rig. Eureka Rig, Los Angeles, California, United States of Ame...
Silk moth (Automeris zugana) sequence 2 of 2, with wings open to reveal eyespots, a means of deterring predators, photographed on a white background in mobile field studio, Cordillera de Talamanca mou... - Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Silk moth (Automeris zugana) sequence 2 of 2, with wings open to reveal eyespots, a means of deterring predators, photographed on a white background in mobile field studio, Cordillera de Talamanca mou...
Prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis), threat display, South Dakota, USA September. Sequence 1 of 3 - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis), threat display, South Dakota, USA September. Sequence 1 of 3
Black-and-white kitten, Loona, age 11 weeks, arching back. - Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / Black-and-white kitten, Loona, age 11 weeks, arching back.
Herring gull (Larus argentatus) mobbing White tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) with fish prey, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Hungary. March. - Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Herring gull (Larus argentatus) mobbing White tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) with fish prey, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Hungary. March.
Gull mobbing White tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) with fish prey, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Hungary. March. - Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Gull mobbing White tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) with fish prey, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Hungary. March.
Juvenile White tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)in flight, with Hooded crow (Corvus cornix) mobbing it, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. January. - Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Juvenile White tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)in flight, with Hooded crow (Corvus cornix) mobbing it, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. January.
Hooded crow (Corvus cornix) mobbing Buzzard (Buteo buteo) Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. January. - Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Hooded crow (Corvus cornix) mobbing Buzzard (Buteo buteo) Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. January.
Grass snake (Natrix natrix) juvenile playing dead, Alvao, Portugal, April. - Luis  Quinta
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Luis Quinta / Grass snake (Natrix natrix) juvenile playing dead, Alvao, Portugal, April.
Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) baring teeth as a sign of submission, Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Gibraltar, - Edwin  Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) baring teeth as a sign of submission, Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Gibraltar,
Backlit detail of branching fire coral (Millepora alcicornis) showing the hair like polyps, filled with stinging nematocysts. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Caribbean Sea. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Backlit detail of branching fire coral (Millepora alcicornis) showing the hair like polyps, filled with stinging nematocysts. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Caribbean Sea.
Raven (Corvus corax) mobbing Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus), Hornoya Island, Varanger Peninsula, Norway, March. - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Raven (Corvus corax) mobbing Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus), Hornoya Island, Varanger Peninsula, Norway, March.
Cheetah  (Acinonyx jubatus) male juvenile aged about 18 months approaching a kill, wide angle view. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. - Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) male juvenile aged about 18 months approaching a kill, wide angle view. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Western rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis), threat display, South Dakota, USA, September. - Silke Arndt
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Silke Arndt / Western rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis), threat display, South Dakota, USA, September.
Western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), defensive rattling, Arizona, USA, April. - John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), defensive rattling, Arizona, USA, April.
Arctic tern (Sterna paridisea) mobbing, Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) in Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway, July. - Ole  Jorgen Liodden
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Ole Jorgen Liodden / Arctic tern (Sterna paridisea) mobbing, Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) in Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway, July.
Black backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) attacking Cape fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus) pup, Sperrgebiet National Park, Namibia, December. Sequence 3/6 - Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Black backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) attacking Cape fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus) pup, Sperrgebiet National Park, Namibia, December. Sequence 3/6
Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) mobbing Euasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) Pusztaszer, Hungary, June. - Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) mobbing Euasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) Pusztaszer, Hungary, June.
Restoration of the Iguanodon by Alice B. Woodward from Lydekker's The Royal Natural History' Frederick Warne and co, 1896. This is one of the first reconstructions to correctly show the Iguanodon's th... - Paul D Stewart
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Paul D Stewart / Restoration of the Iguanodon by Alice B. Woodward from Lydekker's The Royal Natural History' Frederick Warne and co, 1896. This is one of the first reconstructions to correctly show the Iguanodon's th...
Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) adult hovering directly in front of the sun, defending nest from perceived threat, Farne Islands, UK. June - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) adult hovering directly in front of the sun, defending nest from perceived threat, Farne Islands, UK. June
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), adult in defense posture. Sinton, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend, Texas, USA, March. - B&S Draker
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B&S Draker / Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), adult in defense posture. Sinton, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend, Texas, USA, March.
Texas Brown Tarantula (Aphonopelma hentzi) adult at sunset in defense posture. Sinton, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend, Texas, USA, May. - B&S Draker
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B&S Draker / Texas Brown Tarantula (Aphonopelma hentzi) adult at sunset in defense posture. Sinton, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend, Texas, USA, May.
Carrier / Sea urchin crab (Dorippe frascone) carrying a fire urchin as a deterrent to predators. Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia - Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Carrier / Sea urchin crab (Dorippe frascone) carrying a fire urchin as a deterrent to predators. Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Hawaiian pom-pom / boxer crab (Lybia edmondsoni)with anemones (Triactis sp) that it carries around holding with the claws and using them for defense, waving in front of the possible aggressor. An exam... - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Hawaiian pom-pom / boxer crab (Lybia edmondsoni)with anemones (Triactis sp) that it carries around holding with the claws and using them for defense, waving in front of the possible aggressor. An exam...
Oosterscheldekering / Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier, the largest of 13 dams designed to protect the Netherlands from flooding. Neeltje Jans, Netherlands, March 2010 - Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / Oosterscheldekering / Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier, the largest of 13 dams designed to protect the Netherlands from flooding. Neeltje Jans, Netherlands, March 2010
Juvenile female Sheepheads in territory dispute (Semicossyphus pulcher), Baja California, Mexico. - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Juvenile female Sheepheads in territory dispute (Semicossyphus pulcher), Baja California, Mexico.
Texas Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta lindheimeri) with mouth open in defense posture, Fennessey Ranch, Refugio, Coastal Bend, Texas Coast, USA - Rolf Nussbaumer
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Rolf Nussbaumer / Texas Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta lindheimeri) with mouth open in defense posture, Fennessey Ranch, Refugio, Coastal Bend, Texas Coast, USA
Building a sea wall to combat climate change and protect fishing village from flooding, Sundarbans, Bangladesh, June 2008 - David Woodfall
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David Woodfall / Building a sea wall to combat climate change and protect fishing village from flooding, Sundarbans, Bangladesh, June 2008
Adult Red-necked Grebes (Podiceps grisegena) in breeding plumage performing "whinny-braying" duet in defense of territory. Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, July. - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Adult Red-necked Grebes (Podiceps grisegena) in breeding plumage performing "whinny-braying" duet in defense of territory. Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, July.
Southern elephant seal {Mirounga leonina} defense behaviour, Sealion island, Falkland Islands - Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Southern elephant seal {Mirounga leonina} defense behaviour, Sealion island, Falkland Islands
Close up of Giant Stinging Tree hairs on the leaves (Urticastrum gigas or Dendrocnide excelsa). Contact with the leaves or twigs causes the hollow silica-tipped hairs to penetrate the skin. Australia - Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Close up of Giant Stinging Tree hairs on the leaves (Urticastrum gigas or Dendrocnide excelsa). Contact with the leaves or twigs causes the hollow silica-tipped hairs to penetrate the skin. Australia
Common crane (Grus grus) displaying in defense against Red fox {Vulpes vulpes} Pernaja, Finland, May 2005. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Common crane (Grus grus) displaying in defense against Red fox {Vulpes vulpes} Pernaja, Finland, May 2005. Magic Moments book plate.
Cape Fur Seal pup (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) fends off Black backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) Cape Cross Seal Reserve, Namibia - Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Cape Fur Seal pup (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) fends off Black backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) Cape Cross Seal Reserve, Namibia
Giant millipede coiled for defense {Diplopoda} East Africa - Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Giant millipede coiled for defense {Diplopoda} East Africa
Lanternfly with wings open in defense display {Scamandra thetis} Sulawesi, Indonesia - Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Lanternfly with wings open in defense display {Scamandra thetis} Sulawesi, Indonesia
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