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Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / White-spotted hermit crab (Dardanus megistos) emerging from its shell before walking out of frame, Riverbanks Zoo. Captive.
Neil Challis / Common butterfly lizard (Leiolepis belliana) mother emerging from burrow with its babies, Southern Thailand, March.
Tony Wu / Two Siberian flying squirrel (Pteromys volans orii), just emerged from nest, taking moment prior to foraging. Hokkaido, Japan. February.
Neil Challis / Asian water monitor (Varanus salvator) emerging from water, then crossing land, before swimming away, Western Thailand.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) group lifting heads up into frame, Lincoln Children's Zoo. Captive.
Oliver Wright / A female kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) fishing through an ice hole in winter, emerging with prey in beak. Leeds, Yorkshire, UK. January.
Eduardo Blanco / Pale burrower mayfly (Ephoron virgo), swarming in the millions on street at night, appearing like snow. Mayflies recently hatched. Tudela, La Ribera de Navarra, Navarre, Spain, August.
Pal Hermansen / Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum) looking directly at camera as it peers out of nest hole in dead tree trunk, Viken, Norway.
Kim Taylor / Female Mosquito (Culex pipiens) emerging from its aquatic pupa, June.
Rose Summers / Slow motion clip of European otter (Lutra lutra) emerging from water, it pauses and looks around before diving back under, Devon, England, UK, May.
Solvin Zankl / Blood-red hermit crab (Pagurus edwardsi) around 4cm in size, emerging out of its shell, Comau Fjord, Patagonia, Chile.
Eduardo Blanco / European mantis (Mantis religiosa) hunting swarming Pale burrower mayfly (Ephoron virgo), mayflies recently hatched. Tudela, La Ribera de Navarra, Navarre, Spain. August.