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David Pattyn / Alpine marmot (Marmota marmota) carrying grass and other nesting material across snow to its nest while another one is on the lookout, Gran Paradiso National Park, Aosta Valley, Italy, April
Tony Phelps / Cape cobra (Naja nivea) spreading its hood, retreats into hole, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, January.
Tony Phelps / Cape cobra (Naja nivea) emerging from a Cape gerbil (Gerbilliscus afra) burrow, hunting and smelling with its tongue, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, January.
Tony Phelps / Cape cobra (Naja nivea) hunting, chasing a Cape gerbil (Gerbilliscus afra), De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, December.
Hougaard Malan / Green desert valley in morning light after plentiful rains. Namib Rand, Namibia. April 2011.
Benjamin Barthelemy / Large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae), Vallee de l'Eure (Eure Valley), Eure-et-Loir, France, August
Pascal Tordeux / A small valley in Alsace seen from a high angle. France.
Roger Powell / Clamorous reed warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus) singing in a reed bed whilst perched on a stick, K'Far Ruppin kibbutz fishponds, Jordan Valley, Israel, March.