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Fringed blenny (Chirolophis japonicus) guarding its eggs. Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Fringed blenny (Chirolophis japonicus) guarding its eggs. Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) adults guarding chick, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula Mexico, June  -  Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) adults guarding chick, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula Mexico, June
Driver ant (Dorylus) large soldier guarding smaller ants, in Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.  -  Theo Webb
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Theo Webb / Driver ant (Dorylus) large soldier guarding smaller ants, in Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) confiscated and recovered ivory tusks stocked and stored at Nagero, Garamba National Park H.Q, Democratic Republic of Congo (Formerly Zaire)  No release available...  -  Jabruson
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Jabruson / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) confiscated and recovered ivory tusks stocked and stored at Nagero, Garamba National Park H.Q, Democratic Republic of Congo (Formerly Zaire) No release available...
Young Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) standing on its hind legs near the edge of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana, April.  -  Neil Aldridge
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Neil Aldridge / Young Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) standing on its hind legs near the edge of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana, April.
Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) standing and keeping watch while another excavates a burrow in soft sand before disappearing underground for the night. Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana, April.  -  Neil Aldridge
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Neil Aldridge / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) standing and keeping watch while another excavates a burrow in soft sand before disappearing underground for the night. Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana, April.
Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus)   female 'Fanle' aged 13 years and protecting her infant son 'Flanle' aged 3 years from an aggressive male, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. January 2011.  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) female 'Fanle' aged 13 years and protecting her infant son 'Flanle' aged 3 years from an aggressive male, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. January 2011.
White rhinoceros (Cerathorium simum) watched by anti-poaching patrol of iMfolozi National Park, South Africa October 2011  -  Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / White rhinoceros (Cerathorium simum) watched by anti-poaching patrol of iMfolozi National Park, South Africa October 2011
Peacock Mantis shrimp (Gonodactylaceus mutatus)  brooding eggs. Indonesia, tropical Indo-Pacific Oceans.  -  Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Peacock Mantis shrimp (Gonodactylaceus mutatus) brooding eggs. Indonesia, tropical Indo-Pacific Oceans.
Great frigatebird (Fregata minor) male guarding single chick. Punta Cevallos, Espanola Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, May.  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Great frigatebird (Fregata minor) male guarding single chick. Punta Cevallos, Espanola Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, May.
Southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) adult male with chicks, World Heritage National Park rainforest of the Wet Tropics, north Queensland, Australia  -  Dave Watts
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Dave Watts / Southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) adult male with chicks, World Heritage National Park rainforest of the Wet Tropics, north Queensland, Australia
Male fifteen spined stickleback (Spinachia spinachia) guarding its nest (not visible), Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, June  -  Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Male fifteen spined stickleback (Spinachia spinachia) guarding its nest (not visible), Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, June
Tompot blenny (Parablennius gattorugine) in bright summer mating colours, peering out from his home in a discarded tube, where he was guarding his eggs (not visible in this photo), Swanage Pier, Dorse...  -  Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Tompot blenny (Parablennius gattorugine) in bright summer mating colours, peering out from his home in a discarded tube, where he was guarding his eggs (not visible in this photo), Swanage Pier, Dorse...
Male Vogelkop bowerbird (Amblyornis inornata) inspects the decorations outside his bower. Vogelkop Peninsula, West Papua, Indonesia. Picture taken during filming for BBC "Life" TV Series, September 20...  -  Barrie Britton
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Barrie Britton / Male Vogelkop bowerbird (Amblyornis inornata) inspects the decorations outside his bower. Vogelkop Peninsula, West Papua, Indonesia. Picture taken during filming for BBC "Life" TV Series, September 20...
Pacific Giant Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) guarding eggs. British Columiba, Canada, Pacific Ocean.  -  Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Pacific Giant Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) guarding eggs. British Columiba, Canada, Pacific Ocean.
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) approaching the photographers cabin, where his cat sits in the window. Kronotsky Zapovednik, Kamchatka, Russia  -  Igor Shpilenok
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Igor Shpilenok / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) approaching the photographers cabin, where his cat sits in the window. Kronotsky Zapovednik, Kamchatka, Russia
Wolf eels (Anarrhichthys ocellatus) mated pair guarding egg mass. Should hatch in 13-16 weeks. Female on left, male right. British Columbia, Canada, Pacific Ocean.  -  Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Wolf eels (Anarrhichthys ocellatus) mated pair guarding egg mass. Should hatch in 13-16 weeks. Female on left, male right. British Columbia, Canada, Pacific Ocean.
Ten-spined stickleback {Pungitius pungitius} male guarding his nest, captive, from Europe  -  Jane Burton
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Jane Burton / Ten-spined stickleback {Pungitius pungitius} male guarding his nest, captive, from Europe
Pharao cuttlefish (Sepia pharaonis), very small male guarding large egg-laying female. Andaman Sea, Thailand.  -  Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Pharao cuttlefish (Sepia pharaonis), very small male guarding large egg-laying female. Andaman Sea, Thailand.
Southern plains grey / Hanuman langur {Semnopithecus dussumieri} stretching out hand to touch camera, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India.  2006  -  Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / Southern plains grey / Hanuman langur {Semnopithecus dussumieri} stretching out hand to touch camera, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India. 2006
Poison arrow frog guarding its eggs {Epipedobates tricolor} Ecuador  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Poison arrow frog guarding its eggs {Epipedobates tricolor} Ecuador
African bull elephant guarding body of dead elephant {Loxodonta africana} Kaokoland, Namibia  -  Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / African bull elephant guarding body of dead elephant {Loxodonta africana} Kaokoland, Namibia
Adder male guarding female in courtship {Vipera berus} Purbeck, Dorset, UK.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Adder male guarding female in courtship {Vipera berus} Purbeck, Dorset, UK.
Glass frog guarding its eggs (Centrolenella fleischmanni) Belize  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / Glass frog guarding its eggs (Centrolenella fleischmanni) Belize
Glass frog parent guarding eggs (Centrolenella fleischmanni) Belize  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / Glass frog parent guarding eggs (Centrolenella fleischmanni) Belize
Pharaoh cuttlefish {Sepia pharaonis} male guarding egg laying female, Andaman Sea, Thailand  -  Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Pharaoh cuttlefish {Sepia pharaonis} male guarding egg laying female, Andaman Sea, Thailand
Grass snake guarding its eggs, UK  -  Mike Wilkes
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Mike Wilkes / Grass snake guarding its eggs, UK
Black-rayed Shrimpgoby (Stonogobiops nematodes) with Shrimp guarding burrow, 80 feet deep, Papua New Guinea  -  Chris Newbert
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Chris Newbert / Black-rayed Shrimpgoby (Stonogobiops nematodes) with Shrimp guarding burrow, 80 feet deep, Papua New Guinea
Ant (Meranoplus mucronatus) workers guarding planthopper nymphs, from which they take secreted honeydew, Deramakot Forest Reserve, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia  -  Ch'ien Lee
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Ch'ien Lee / Ant (Meranoplus mucronatus) workers guarding planthopper nymphs, from which they take secreted honeydew, Deramakot Forest Reserve, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) sentinel on termite mound, Makgadikgadi, Botswana  -  Vincent Grafhorst
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Vincent Grafhorst / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) sentinel on termite mound, Makgadikgadi, Botswana
Cross Frog (Oreophryne sp) male protecting his clutch of eggs, Papua New Guinea  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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Piotr Naskrecki / Cross Frog (Oreophryne sp) male protecting his clutch of eggs, Papua New Guinea
Ground Frog (Platymantis boulengeri) female protecting her clutch of eggs, Papua New Guinea  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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Piotr Naskrecki / Ground Frog (Platymantis boulengeri) female protecting her clutch of eggs, Papua New Guinea
Cross Frog (Oreophryne sp) male from a newly discovered species protecting his clutch of eggs, Papua New Guinea  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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Piotr Naskrecki / Cross Frog (Oreophryne sp) male from a newly discovered species protecting his clutch of eggs, Papua New Guinea
Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor) female guarding chick, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor) female guarding chick, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) looking for danger, Devil's Tower National Monument, Wyoming  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) looking for danger, Devil's Tower National Monument, Wyoming
Australian Shepherd (Canis familiaris) guarding sheep  -  Mark Raycroft
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Mark Raycroft / Australian Shepherd (Canis familiaris) guarding sheep
Giant Damselfish (Microspathodon dorsalis) male guarding eggs laid on a rock ledge Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Fred Bavendam
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Fred Bavendam / Giant Damselfish (Microspathodon dorsalis) male guarding eggs laid on a rock ledge Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Pacific Giant Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) female guarding her eggs, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada  -  Fred Bavendam
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Fred Bavendam / Pacific Giant Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) female guarding her eggs, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada
Goby (Amblyeleotris sp) keeping watch while a Snapping Shrimp (Alpheus randalli) excavates their shared burrow, Bali, Indonesia  -  Fred Bavendam
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Fred Bavendam / Goby (Amblyeleotris sp) keeping watch while a Snapping Shrimp (Alpheus randalli) excavates their shared burrow, Bali, Indonesia
Blackfinned Clownfish (Amphiprion percula) guarding eggs laid beside their Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica) host, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea  -  Fred Bavendam
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Fred Bavendam / Blackfinned Clownfish (Amphiprion percula) guarding eggs laid beside their Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica) host, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea
Campbell Albatross (Thalassarche impavida) parent guarding chick, North Cape, Campbell Island, sub-Antarctica New Zealand  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Campbell Albatross (Thalassarche impavida) parent guarding chick, North Cape, Campbell Island, sub-Antarctica New Zealand
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) guarding chicks in Mangrove (Avicennia sp) nest, Turtle Bay, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) guarding chicks in Mangrove (Avicennia sp) nest, Turtle Bay, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) parent guarding nestlings in salt bush thickets, Rabida Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) parent guarding nestlings in salt bush thickets, Rabida Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Meerkat family on alert at burrow {Suricata suricatta} Tswali Kalahari R South Africa  -  Marguerite Smits Van Oyen
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Marguerite Smits Van Oyen / Meerkat family on alert at burrow {Suricata suricatta} Tswali Kalahari R South Africa
Threespot damselfish (Stegastes planifrons) male guarding eggs on a coral reef. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Threespot damselfish (Stegastes planifrons) male guarding eggs on a coral reef. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.
Fen raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius), female guarding babies in nursery web, England, UK, Endangered species  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Fen raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius), female guarding babies in nursery web, England, UK, Endangered species
Female Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) guarding her nest and recently hatched young, Dorset, England, UK, July.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Female Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) guarding her nest and recently hatched young, Dorset, England, UK, July.
Female Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) guarding her nest and recently hatched young, Dorset, England, UK, July.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Female Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) guarding her nest and recently hatched young, Dorset, England, UK, July.
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