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Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larvae feeding on ornamental rose leaves in summer, Berkshire, September  -  Nigel Cattlin
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Nigel Cattlin / Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larvae feeding on ornamental rose leaves in summer, Berkshire, September
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.
Tabby and white semi-longhaired kitten in defensive posture,  arching back and fluffing up tail as two Border collie puppies  approach, France.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Tabby and white semi-longhaired kitten in defensive posture, arching back and fluffing up tail as two Border collie puppies approach, France.
Long-tailed Pangolin (Uromanis tetradactyla) unfurling itself from protective posture, close up of scales, Lokoue Bai. Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / Long-tailed Pangolin (Uromanis tetradactyla) unfurling itself from protective posture, close up of scales, Lokoue Bai. Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo
Long-tailed Pangolin (Uromanis tetradactyla) unfurling itself from protective posture, Lokoue Bai. Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / Long-tailed Pangolin (Uromanis tetradactyla) unfurling itself from protective posture, Lokoue Bai. Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo
Rubber Boa (Charina bottae) in defensive posture, raising tail to mimic head. California, USA, November.  -  Chris Mattison,Chris  Mattison
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Chris Mattison,Chris Mattison / Rubber Boa (Charina bottae) in defensive posture, raising tail to mimic head. California, USA, November.
Southern tamandua / Lesser anteataer (Tamandua tetradactyla) standing up in a defensive posture, Southern Pantanal, Brazil  -  David Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Southern tamandua / Lesser anteataer (Tamandua tetradactyla) standing up in a defensive posture, Southern Pantanal, Brazil
White clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes) underwater on riverbed, showing defensive posture, River Leith, Cumbria, England, UK, September 2012.  Did you know? White clawed crayfish can live fo...  -  Linda Pitkin / 2020VISION
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Linda Pitkin / 2020VISION / White clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes) underwater on riverbed, showing defensive posture, River Leith, Cumbria, England, UK, September 2012. Did you know? White clawed crayfish can live fo...
Stag Beetle (Lucanus cervus) in defensive posture; male in garden where it emerged naturally. Kent, UK, June. Controlled situation.  -  Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Stag Beetle (Lucanus cervus) in defensive posture; male in garden where it emerged naturally. Kent, UK, June. Controlled situation.
Signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) in a defensive posture after being caught by The Tweed Foundation monitoring the species population and spread on the River Till, Northumberland, England, UK...  -  Rob Jordan / 2020VISION
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Rob Jordan / 2020VISION / Signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) in a defensive posture after being caught by The Tweed Foundation monitoring the species population and spread on the River Till, Northumberland, England, UK...
Signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) in a defensive posture after being caught by The Tweed Foundation monitoring the species population and spread on the River Till, Northumberland, England, UK...  -  Rob Jordan / 2020VISION
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Rob Jordan / 2020VISION / Signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) in a defensive posture after being caught by The Tweed Foundation monitoring the species population and spread on the River Till, Northumberland, England, UK...
Western Diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) coiled and with tail raised and rattling, found in South Western USA, captive  -  Daniel Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Western Diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) coiled and with tail raised and rattling, found in South Western USA, captive
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.
Sequence of a Three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes tricinctus) unrolling from defensive ball posture to walking. Captive.  -  Mark Bowler
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Mark Bowler / Sequence of a Three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes tricinctus) unrolling from defensive ball posture to walking. Captive.
Three-banded Armadillo (Tolypeutes tricinctus) rolled up in defensive posture. Captive. Endemic to Brazil.  -  Mark Bowler
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Mark Bowler / Three-banded Armadillo (Tolypeutes tricinctus) rolled up in defensive posture. Captive. Endemic to Brazil.
Freshwater Crab (Potamon fluviatile) brandishing claws in defensive posture. Foreste Casentinesi National Park, Italy, July.  -  Fabio Liverani
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Fabio Liverani / Freshwater Crab (Potamon fluviatile) brandishing claws in defensive posture. Foreste Casentinesi National Park, Italy, July.
Blue Crab (Discoplax hirtipes) with claws raised in defensive / aggressive posture, endemic to Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australian Territory  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Blue Crab (Discoplax hirtipes) with claws raised in defensive / aggressive posture, endemic to Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australian Territory
Blue Crab (Discoplax hirtipes) with claws raised in defensive / aggressive posture, endemic to Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australian Territory  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Blue Crab (Discoplax hirtipes) with claws raised in defensive / aggressive posture, endemic to Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australian Territory
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
Maine Coon female cat, Serafin, in fierce defensive posture  -  Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / Maine Coon female cat, Serafin, in fierce defensive posture
Maine Coon female cat, Serafin, in fierce defensive posture  -  Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / Maine Coon female cat, Serafin, in fierce defensive posture
Female Barn owl (Tyto alba) defensive posture, captive, Surrey, England  -  Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Female Barn owl (Tyto alba) defensive posture, captive, Surrey, England
Mojave Sidewinder rattlesnake with tongue flickering and rattle raised {Crotalus cerastes cerastes} captive from California, USA  -  Michael D. Kern
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Michael D. Kern / Mojave Sidewinder rattlesnake with tongue flickering and rattle raised {Crotalus cerastes cerastes} captive from California, USA
Wagler's / Temple pitviper (Tropidolaemus wagleri) on leaf, in defensive / strike posture, Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Wagler's / Temple pitviper (Tropidolaemus wagleri) on leaf, in defensive / strike posture, Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo
Grass snake {Natrix natrix} threatening Common toad {Bufo bufo} puffed up in defence, UK  -  George McCarthy
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George McCarthy / Grass snake {Natrix natrix} threatening Common toad {Bufo bufo} puffed up in defence, UK
European cuckoo male in threat posture {Cuculus canorus} South Uist, Scotland  -  Pete Cairns
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Pete Cairns / European cuckoo male in threat posture {Cuculus canorus} South Uist, Scotland
Tortoise in defensive posture - head drawn back into shell, species unknown. Sequence 1/2  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / Tortoise in defensive posture - head drawn back into shell, species unknown. Sequence 1/2
King baboon spider in defensive posture, Tsavo NP, Kenya  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / King baboon spider in defensive posture, Tsavo NP, Kenya
Banded Anole (Anolis insignis) displaying dewlap in cloud forest, Costa Rica  -  Thomas Marent
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Thomas Marent / Banded Anole (Anolis insignis) displaying dewlap in cloud forest, Costa Rica
African Savannah Mantid (Polyspilota aeruginosa) in defensive posture, Mantadia National Park, Madagascar  -  Thomas Marent
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Thomas Marent / African Savannah Mantid (Polyspilota aeruginosa) in defensive posture, Mantadia National Park, Madagascar
Peacock Katydid (Pterochroza ocellata) in defensive posture, Tambopata-Candamo Nature Reserve, Peru  -  Paul Bertner
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Paul Bertner / Peacock Katydid (Pterochroza ocellata) in defensive posture, Tambopata-Candamo Nature Reserve, Peru
Oriental Flying Gurnard (Dactyloptena orientalis) with pectoral fins extended in defense posture, Anilao, Philippines  -  Gary Bell/ Oceanwide
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Gary Bell/ Oceanwide / Oriental Flying Gurnard (Dactyloptena orientalis) with pectoral fins extended in defense posture, Anilao, Philippines
Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus) in defensive posture, Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus) in defensive posture, Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica
Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus) in defensive posture, Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus) in defensive posture, Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) in defensive posture towards safari vehicle, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) in defensive posture towards safari vehicle, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Porcupinefish (Diodon nicthemerus) in defensive posture, Port Phillip Bay, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia  -  Gary Bell/ Oceanwide
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Gary Bell/ Oceanwide / Porcupinefish (Diodon nicthemerus) in defensive posture, Port Phillip Bay, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
Katydid (Clonia wahlbergi) in defensive posture, Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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Piotr Naskrecki / Katydid (Clonia wahlbergi) in defensive posture, Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec (Echinops telfairi) in defensive posture, Mangily, Madagascar  -  Chien Lee
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Chien Lee / Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec (Echinops telfairi) in defensive posture, Mangily, Madagascar
Swallow-tailed Nightjar (Uropsalis segmentata) female in defensive posture on nest, South America  -  Murray Cooper
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Murray Cooper / Swallow-tailed Nightjar (Uropsalis segmentata) female in defensive posture on nest, South America
Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) in defensive display, Yaak, Montana  -  Donald M. Jones
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Donald M. Jones / Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) in defensive display, Yaak, Montana
Saddleback Galapagos Tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra hoodensis) in defensive posture, Espanola Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Saddleback Galapagos Tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra hoodensis) in defensive posture, Espanola Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Scorpion (Brachistosternus pentheri) in defensive posture, Provincial Reserve Luro Park, Argentina  -  Agustin Esmoris
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Agustin Esmoris / Scorpion (Brachistosternus pentheri) in defensive posture, Provincial Reserve Luro Park, Argentina
Scorpion (Brachistosternus ferrugineus) in defensive posture, Argentina  -  Agustin Esmoris
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Agustin Esmoris / Scorpion (Brachistosternus ferrugineus) in defensive posture, Argentina
Fulgorid Planthopper (Phrictus quinquepartitus) in defensive posture, Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica  -  Paul Bertner
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Paul Bertner / Fulgorid Planthopper (Phrictus quinquepartitus) in defensive posture, Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica
Velvet-purple Coronet (Boissonneaua jardini) hummingbird in defensive posture, Las Tangaras Bird Reserve, Colombia  -  Thomas Marent
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Thomas Marent / Velvet-purple Coronet (Boissonneaua jardini) hummingbird in defensive posture, Las Tangaras Bird Reserve, Colombia
Black-winged Lapwing (Vanellus melanopterus) calling during defensive display, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa  -  Eric Sohn Joo Tan/ BIA
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Eric Sohn Joo Tan/ BIA / Black-winged Lapwing (Vanellus melanopterus) calling during defensive display, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) in broken wing display, Texas  -  Alan Murphy/ BIA
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Alan Murphy/ BIA / Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) in broken wing display, Texas
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