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Kaleidoscope pattern formed from picture of Greenbottle blue tarantula (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens) - see original image number 01482830 EMBARGOED FOR NAT GEO UNTIL the end of 2015  -  Michael  D. Kern
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Michael D. Kern / Kaleidoscope pattern formed from picture of Greenbottle blue tarantula (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens) - see original image number 01482830 EMBARGOED FOR NAT GEO UNTIL the end of 2015
Pyjama shark (Poroderma africanum), two in reef, amongst kelp. Simon's Town, Western Cape, South Africa. May.  -  Andy Murch
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Andy Murch / Pyjama shark (Poroderma africanum), two in reef, amongst kelp. Simon's Town, Western Cape, South Africa. May.
School of Oriental sweetlips (Plectorhinchus vittatus) gather tightly together as they rest during the day, with a Clown triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) and Midnight snappers (Macolor macularis...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / School of Oriental sweetlips (Plectorhinchus vittatus) gather tightly together as they rest during the day, with a Clown triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) and Midnight snappers (Macolor macularis...
Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) male resting in dappled light created by dew droplets. The Netherlands. April.  -  Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) male resting in dappled light created by dew droplets. The Netherlands. April.
Small pearl bordered fritillary butterfly (Boloria selene) resting on stem. The Netherlands. August.  -  Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Small pearl bordered fritillary butterfly (Boloria selene) resting on stem. The Netherlands. August.
Crab-eye goby (Signigobius biocellatus), mimics crab with eye-spot markings on dorsal fins and back and forth movement. Loloata Island, Papua New Guinea.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Crab-eye goby (Signigobius biocellatus), mimics crab with eye-spot markings on dorsal fins and back and forth movement. Loloata Island, Papua New Guinea.
RF - Knabstrupper stallion with leopard spotting colouration, running in pasture. Germany. May. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / RF - Knabstrupper stallion with leopard spotting colouration, running in pasture. Germany. May. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) profile walking, looking for prey. Bandhavgarh National Park, India, December.  -  Danny Green
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Danny Green / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) profile walking, looking for prey. Bandhavgarh National Park, India, December.
Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) using a large,encrusted boulder as a tool to scratch itself against, Gowland Harbour, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada. March.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) using a large,encrusted boulder as a tool to scratch itself against, Gowland Harbour, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada. March.
Starling murmuration, hundreds of thousands of starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) gather in the skies near their night time roost. Gretna Green, Scotland, January. Black and White Category Winner, Wildlife...  -  Danny Green
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Danny Green / Starling murmuration, hundreds of thousands of starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) gather in the skies near their night time roost. Gretna Green, Scotland, January. Black and White Category Winner, Wildlife...
Drone shot of four Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) bubble-net feeding, cooperatively hunting Krill (Euphausiidae), Antarctic peninsula.  -  Richard Sidey
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Richard Sidey / Drone shot of four Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) bubble-net feeding, cooperatively hunting Krill (Euphausiidae), Antarctic peninsula.
Drone shot of five Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) bubble-net feeding, cooperatively hunting Krill (Euphausiidae), Antarctic peninsula.  -  Richard Sidey
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Richard Sidey / Drone shot of five Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) bubble-net feeding, cooperatively hunting Krill (Euphausiidae), Antarctic peninsula.
Drone shot of four Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) bubble-net feeding, cooperatively hunting Krill (Euphausiidae), Antarctic peninsula.  -  Richard Sidey
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Richard Sidey / Drone shot of four Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) bubble-net feeding, cooperatively hunting Krill (Euphausiidae), Antarctic peninsula.
Drone shot of two Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) bubble-net feeding, cooperatively hunting Krill (Euphausiidae), Antarctic peninsula.  -  Richard Sidey
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Richard Sidey / Drone shot of two Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) bubble-net feeding, cooperatively hunting Krill (Euphausiidae), Antarctic peninsula.
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming over sand ripples, Eleuthera, Bahamas.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming over sand ripples, Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Aerial view of sporadically inhabited islands, Islets and skerries in a wide coastal plain. Husvaer, Helgeland Archipelago, Norway. July.  -  Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Aerial view of sporadically inhabited islands, Islets and skerries in a wide coastal plain. Husvaer, Helgeland Archipelago, Norway. July.
Crystallised patterns in an abandoned pond used for the disposal and stacking of phosphogypsum with shallow, but highly toxic radioactive green water in Huelva, Southern Spain. Phosphogypsum is a radi...  -  Milan Radisics
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Milan Radisics / Crystallised patterns in an abandoned pond used for the disposal and stacking of phosphogypsum with shallow, but highly toxic radioactive green water in Huelva, Southern Spain. Phosphogypsum is a radi...
Service road crossing an abandoned pond used for the disposal and stacking of phosphogypsum with crystallised patterns and shallow, but highly toxic radioactive green water in Huelva, Southern Spain....  -  Milan Radisics
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Milan Radisics / Service road crossing an abandoned pond used for the disposal and stacking of phosphogypsum with crystallised patterns and shallow, but highly toxic radioactive green water in Huelva, Southern Spain....
Service road crossing an abandoned pond used for the disposal and stacking of phosphogypsum with crystallised patterns and shallow, but highly toxic radioactive green water in Huelva, Southern Spain....  -  Milan Radisics
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Milan Radisics / Service road crossing an abandoned pond used for the disposal and stacking of phosphogypsum with crystallised patterns and shallow, but highly toxic radioactive green water in Huelva, Southern Spain....
Patterns in the tidal  flats of the delta where the delta is swept by tidal encroachment from the Gulf of California. Evidence of the fresh water flow is observable as plant life turns green. Colorado...  -  Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Patterns in the tidal flats of the delta where the delta is swept by tidal encroachment from the Gulf of California. Evidence of the fresh water flow is observable as plant life turns green. Colorado...
Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus), three in pod, light patterns on backs. Tenerife, Canary Islands.  -  Sergio Hanquet
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Sergio Hanquet / Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus), three in pod, light patterns on backs. Tenerife, Canary Islands.
Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) two huddled together for warmth. Captive.  -  Ernie Janes
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Ernie Janes / Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) two huddled together for warmth. Captive.
Termite (Macrotermes mossambicus) winged individual on pile of wings shed by other termites, with winged male Carpenter ants (Camponotus). Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. Highly commended in the...  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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Piotr Naskrecki / Termite (Macrotermes mossambicus) winged individual on pile of wings shed by other termites, with winged male Carpenter ants (Camponotus). Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. Highly commended in the...
RF - Denise's pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus denise) looks out from its home in a sea fan (Annella sp.). Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. Tropical West Pacific Ocean. (This image...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - Denise's pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus denise) looks out from its home in a sea fan (Annella sp.). Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea. Tropical West Pacific Ocean. (This image...
Amazonian millipede with parasites. Sumaco National Park, Napo, Ecuador  -  Lucas Bustamante
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Lucas Bustamante / Amazonian millipede with parasites. Sumaco National Park, Napo, Ecuador
Black skimmers (Rynchops niger), three in non-breeding plumage on beach, Fort De Soto Park, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. January. Digitally altered to remove distractions.  -  Marie  Read
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Marie Read / Black skimmers (Rynchops niger), three in non-breeding plumage on beach, Fort De Soto Park, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. January. Digitally altered to remove distractions.
Abstract patterns of reflected sky and clouds on the ocean with a silhouetted Red-faced cormorant (Phalarocorax urile) in flight, St. Paul Island, Pribilof Islands, Alaska, USA, July.  -  Marie  Read
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Marie Read / Abstract patterns of reflected sky and clouds on the ocean with a silhouetted Red-faced cormorant (Phalarocorax urile) in flight, St. Paul Island, Pribilof Islands, Alaska, USA, July.
Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata) flying over a pattern of kelp and sea foam, photographed from above, St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, Alaska, USA. July.  -  Marie  Read
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Marie Read / Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata) flying over a pattern of kelp and sea foam, photographed from above, St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, Alaska, USA. July.
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) male displaying in cattail marsh, Viera Wetlands, Brevard County, Florida, USA, January.  -  Marie  Read
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Marie Read / Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) male displaying in cattail marsh, Viera Wetlands, Brevard County, Florida, USA, January.
Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca) female perched, Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada, January.  -  Marie  Read
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Marie Read / Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca) female perched, Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada, January.
Rough-scaled death adder (Acanthophis rugosus) waving tip of tail as a lure to entice prey within striking range. Mount Isa, Queensland Australia.  -  Robert Valentic
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Robert Valentic / Rough-scaled death adder (Acanthophis rugosus) waving tip of tail as a lure to entice prey within striking range. Mount Isa, Queensland Australia.
Common limpets (Patella vulgata) hit by a big wave from the Atlantic ocean at the coast of Crohy head, Donegal, Ireland. November 2017  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Common limpets (Patella vulgata) hit by a big wave from the Atlantic ocean at the coast of Crohy head, Donegal, Ireland. November 2017
Patterns on Carrickfinn beach with sand and water mixed with tannin dyed water from peat stream. Donegal, Ireland, November.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Patterns on Carrickfinn beach with sand and water mixed with tannin dyed water from peat stream. Donegal, Ireland, November.
Winter landscape at Luskentyre beach, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, North Harris in the background. February 2018.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Winter landscape at Luskentyre beach, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, North Harris in the background. February 2018.
Patterns of algae on a limestone rock with sand, White sands beach, Causeway coast, Northern Ireland. April 2016.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Patterns of algae on a limestone rock with sand, White sands beach, Causeway coast, Northern Ireland. April 2016.
Star shaped sand pattern as photographed at low tide at Luskentyre beach, Lewis and Harris, Scotland, UK, October.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Star shaped sand pattern as photographed at low tide at Luskentyre beach, Lewis and Harris, Scotland, UK, October.
Powerful waves rolling in at the Atlantic coast of Iceland near Dyrholey during a powerful winter storm. February 2016  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Powerful waves rolling in at the Atlantic coast of Iceland near Dyrholey during a powerful winter storm. February 2016
Aerial of patterns of receding waves, Playa del Silencio, Asturias, Spain. April 2018  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Aerial of patterns of receding waves, Playa del Silencio, Asturias, Spain. April 2018
Sand patterns at sunrise, Praia da Adraga, Sintra, Portugal. December 2016  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Sand patterns at sunrise, Praia da Adraga, Sintra, Portugal. December 2016
Sand patterns created by receding waves, Quiberon, Brittany, France. August 2017  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Sand patterns created by receding waves, Quiberon, Brittany, France. August 2017
Striped marlin (Kajikia audax) hunting Sardine (Sardinops sagax) in bait ball. Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico.  -  Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Striped marlin (Kajikia audax) hunting Sardine (Sardinops sagax) in bait ball. Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Striped marlin (Tetrapturus audax) feeding on Sardine (Sardinops sagax). Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Pacific Ocean, Mexico.  -  Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Striped marlin (Tetrapturus audax) feeding on Sardine (Sardinops sagax). Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Pacific Ocean, Mexico.
Black howler (Alouatta caraya) male and female, captive, occurs in Brazil and Paraguay. With digitally added leaf pattern.  -  Ernie  Janes
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Ernie Janes / Black howler (Alouatta caraya) male and female, captive, occurs in Brazil and Paraguay. With digitally added leaf pattern.
Sergeant major (Abudefduf sp) schooling in mangroves of Isabela Island, Galapagos.  -  Nick Hawkins
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Nick Hawkins / Sergeant major (Abudefduf sp) schooling in mangroves of Isabela Island, Galapagos.
Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) preening, close up. Hungary. May.  -  Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) preening, close up. Hungary. May.
Sword-grass moth (Xylena exsoleta) caterpillar on Field gladiolus (Gladiolus italicus). Cyprus. April.  -  Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Sword-grass moth (Xylena exsoleta) caterpillar on Field gladiolus (Gladiolus italicus). Cyprus. April.
Cracked frozen lake following the first snow of winter, aerial view. Akershus, Norway. December 2018.  -  Pal Hermansen
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Pal Hermansen / Cracked frozen lake following the first snow of winter, aerial view. Akershus, Norway. December 2018.
Skating area labyrinth surrounded by snow, aerial view. Akershus, Norway. December 2017.  -  Pal Hermansen
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Pal Hermansen / Skating area labyrinth surrounded by snow, aerial view. Akershus, Norway. December 2017.
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