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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,...
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming amongst kelp, Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, UK, August. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The 1914 Grey Seal Protection Act ensured this species s... - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming amongst kelp, Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, UK, August. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The 1914 Grey Seal Protection Act ensured this species s...
Tufted grey langur (Semnopithecus priam priam) baby, Sri Lanka. - Robin Chittenden
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Robin Chittenden / Tufted grey langur (Semnopithecus priam priam) baby, Sri Lanka.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) males in breeding colony incubating eggs, huddling during winter storm. Penguins on outside repositioning themselves to gain protection from weather. Atka Bay, A... - Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) males in breeding colony incubating eggs, huddling during winter storm. Penguins on outside repositioning themselves to gain protection from weather. Atka Bay, A...
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) adult brooding chick with two additional chicks seeking protection while parents are at sea. Atka Bay, Antarctica. September. - Stefan Christmann
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) adult brooding chick with two additional chicks seeking protection while parents are at sea. Atka Bay, Antarctica. September.
Park ranger holding a Temminck's ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii), after rescuing it from poachers. This individual was later released back into the wild. Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. - Jen Guyton
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Jen Guyton / Park ranger holding a Temminck's ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii), after rescuing it from poachers. This individual was later released back into the wild. Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.
Adult Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) holding baby, Hirwa group, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda - Mary McDonald
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Mary McDonald / Adult Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) holding baby, Hirwa group, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
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...
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...
Clark's anemonefish (Amphiprion clarkii), pair tending to egg mass placed beside the protection of an anemone. Yap, Micronesia. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Clark's anemonefish (Amphiprion clarkii), pair tending to egg mass placed beside the protection of an anemone. Yap, Micronesia.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus), female with two cubs, on a barrier island outside Kaktovik, Alaska, USA. - Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus), female with two cubs, on a barrier island outside Kaktovik, Alaska, USA.
Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick under the wing of protective parent, breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June.Finalist in the Portfolio Category... - Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) chick under the wing of protective parent, breeding colony, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, June.Finalist in the Portfolio Category...
Coastal glassfrog (Cochranella litoralis) on leaf with eggs. San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas, Ecuador. - Lucas Bustamante
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Lucas Bustamante / Coastal glassfrog (Cochranella litoralis) on leaf with eggs. San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
Land snail / Brown-lipped snail (Cepaea nemoralis) crawling over a razor blade. The constantly produced mucus is a protection shield between the sole of the snail and the razor blade whilst the snail... - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Land snail / Brown-lipped snail (Cepaea nemoralis) crawling over a razor blade. The constantly produced mucus is a protection shield between the sole of the snail and the razor blade whilst the snail...
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) female with a single young cub, only a few months old, northern Svalbard, Norway, June - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) female with a single young cub, only a few months old, northern Svalbard, Norway, June
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) baby looking out from the safety of beneath its mother's legs, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana. Vulnerable species. The African elephant is classified as vul... - Neil Aldridge
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Neil Aldridge / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) baby looking out from the safety of beneath its mother's legs, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana. Vulnerable species. The African elephant is classified as vul...
Eared grebes (Podiceps nigricollis), pair, one adult feeding one of two chicks riding on the other adult's back, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Montana, USA - Marie  Read
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Marie Read / Eared grebes (Podiceps nigricollis), pair, one adult feeding one of two chicks riding on the other adult's back, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Montana, USA
Eared grebes (Podiceps nigricollis), pair, one adult carrying food (damselfly) for two chicks riding on the other adult's back, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Montana, USA - Marie  Read
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Marie Read / Eared grebes (Podiceps nigricollis), pair, one adult carrying food (damselfly) for two chicks riding on the other adult's back, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Montana, USA
Eared grebes (Podiceps nigricollis), pair, one adult feeding chick riding on the other adult's back, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Montana, USA - Marie  Read
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Marie Read / Eared grebes (Podiceps nigricollis), pair, one adult feeding chick riding on the other adult's back, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Montana, USA
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calf 'Tahafa' male with injured pectoral fin and scarred body, with mother. Vava'u, Tonga, Pacific Ocean. - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calf 'Tahafa' male with injured pectoral fin and scarred body, with mother. Vava'u, Tonga, Pacific Ocean.
Humpback whale  (Megaptera novaeangliae) male calf with his resting mother. Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga. Pacific Ocean. - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) male calf with his resting mother. Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga. Pacific Ocean.
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) female with calf, pursued by males during heat run. Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga. Pacific Ocean. - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) female with calf, pursued by males during heat run. Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga. Pacific Ocean.
Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) mother watching cub catching salmon, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA, August - Loic  Poidevin
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Loic Poidevin / Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) mother watching cub catching salmon, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA, August
Reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) mother grooming baby, Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya, Africa, August. - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) mother grooming baby, Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya, Africa, August.
Graylag gosling (Anser anser) with parent, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. April. - Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Graylag gosling (Anser anser) with parent, Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. April.
Case-building caddisfly larva (Trichoptera), Europe, June.  Controlled conditions. - Jan  Hamrsky
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Jan Hamrsky / Case-building caddisfly larva (Trichoptera), Europe, June. Controlled conditions.
Female Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) with newly hatched chick on nest, Kuhmo, Finland, June. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Female Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) with newly hatched chick on nest, Kuhmo, Finland, June.
Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) baby sitting with mother, Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Gibraltar, June. - Edwin  Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) baby sitting with mother, Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Gibraltar, June.
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
Little red flying fox (Pteropus scapulatus) roosting with baby, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia. May. Second Place in the Man and Nature portfolio category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Image... - Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Little red flying fox (Pteropus scapulatus) roosting with baby, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia. May. Second Place in the Man and Nature portfolio category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Image...
Eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurtheii) female 'Gremlin' aged 40 years holding female baby aged 2, her granddaughter. Gombe National Park, Tanzania. Gremlin took the new born baby from he... - Fiona Rogers
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Fiona Rogers / Eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurtheii) female 'Gremlin' aged 40 years holding female baby aged 2, her granddaughter. Gombe National Park, Tanzania. Gremlin took the new born baby from he...
Eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurtheii) female 'Gremlin' aged 40 years calling while holding her baby granddaughter aged 2 months and her own infant son aged 2 years. Gombe National Park,... - Fiona Rogers
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Fiona Rogers / Eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurtheii) female 'Gremlin' aged 40 years calling while holding her baby granddaughter aged 2 months and her own infant son aged 2 years. Gombe National Park,...
Man with Chamec spider monkeys (Ateles chamek) holding onto him as he walks through sanctuary. Ikamaperou Sanctuary, Amazon, Peru. October 2006. - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Man with Chamec spider monkeys (Ateles chamek) holding onto him as he walks through sanctuary. Ikamaperou Sanctuary, Amazon, Peru. October 2006.
Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) pup, aged a few weeks, caught in the wild and shown at a famous camel trekking site for tourists in the hope of either selling it or being paid for photos, Kebili Governorate... - Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) pup, aged a few weeks, caught in the wild and shown at a famous camel trekking site for tourists in the hope of either selling it or being paid for photos, Kebili Governorate...
Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) carrying chick while its mate  approaches with food, Netherlands, May. - Krijn Trimbos
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Krijn Trimbos / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) carrying chick while its mate approaches with food, Netherlands, May.
Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) carrying chick on back, The Netherlands,  May. - Krijn Trimbos
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Krijn Trimbos / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) carrying chick on back, The Netherlands, May.
Common frog (Rana temporaria) and spawn in pond. West Runton, North Norfolk, England, UK, March. Highly commended in the Habitat category of the BWPA Awards 2015. - David Tipling
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David Tipling / Common frog (Rana temporaria) and spawn in pond. West Runton, North Norfolk, England, UK, March. Highly commended in the Habitat category of the BWPA Awards 2015.
Common frogs (Rana temporaria) and spawn in pond, West Runton, North Norfolk, March. - David Tipling
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David Tipling / Common frogs (Rana temporaria) and spawn in pond, West Runton, North Norfolk, March.
Israeli sand cockroach (Heterogamodes hebraica) composite showing ventral and dorsal view of female, Central Coastal Plain, Israel, April. Focus-stacked. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Gil Wizen
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MYN / Gil Wizen / Israeli sand cockroach (Heterogamodes hebraica) composite showing ventral and dorsal view of female, Central Coastal Plain, Israel, April. Focus-stacked. meetyourneighbours.net project
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.
Mother with young calf Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. - Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Mother with young calf Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean.
Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) close-up of an adult with two young chicks. The Netherlands. June 2014 - David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) close-up of an adult with two young chicks. The Netherlands. June 2014
Northern sea nettle (Chrysaora Melanaster)  floating, with Mackerel fry ( Carangidae) Izu, Japan. January. - Aflo
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Aflo / Northern sea nettle (Chrysaora Melanaster) floating, with Mackerel fry ( Carangidae) Izu, Japan. January.
Group of Short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) in open water, maybe the whole family with the male, the female and the calves, Costa Rica. Pacific ocean. - Pascal Kobeh
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Pascal Kobeh / Group of Short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) in open water, maybe the whole family with the male, the female and the calves, Costa Rica. Pacific ocean.
Female humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) with its very young calf at the surface, Rurutu island, Australs Archipelago, French Polynesia. Pacific Ocean. - Pascal Kobeh
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Pascal Kobeh / Female humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) with its very young calf at the surface, Rurutu island, Australs Archipelago, French Polynesia. Pacific Ocean.
Sheep sheltering from harsh weather behind a stone wall, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. March. - Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Sheep sheltering from harsh weather behind a stone wall, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. March.
Emperor shrimp (Periclimenes imperator / Zenopontonia rex) hitchhiking on large t-bar nudibranch (Ceratosoma trilobatum) The shrimp gains food source and protection on the toxic seaslug. Bitung, North... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Emperor shrimp (Periclimenes imperator / Zenopontonia rex) hitchhiking on large t-bar nudibranch (Ceratosoma trilobatum) The shrimp gains food source and protection on the toxic seaslug. Bitung, North...
Graylag gosling (Anser anser) resting under parent's wing, Pusztaszer, Hungary. - Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Graylag gosling (Anser anser) resting under parent's wing, Pusztaszer, Hungary.
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