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Steven David Miller / Sand bubble patterns created by Sand bubbler crabs (Scopimera inflata), Cape Hillsborough National Park, Queensland, Australia. September.
Sven Zacek / Ural owl (Strix uralensis) female feeding her young with part of a pellet it has regurgitated. Estonia, May.
Markus Varesvuo / Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) pellet, Canada January.
David Weiller / Bagworm moth caterpillar (Psychidae) defecating fecal pellet (frass) from its lower opening. The larvae lies hidden within its coccon casing, decorated with pieces of leaf to protect and disguise itse...
Matt Roseveare / White-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus) stretching wings then regurgitating food pellet, River Kennal, Cornwall, UK, January.
Doug Gimesy / X-ray of a Pacific black duck (Anas superciliosa) showing ulna bone in wing shattered in 2 places from single pellet shot at Lake Leaghur in opening of hunting season. Bird rescued by Coalition Agains...
Michel Poinsignon / Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) female perched on branch regurgitating pellet, with bokeh and flare affect on river in the background, Lorraine, France, April
Eric Baccega / Long-eared owl chick regurgitating pellet (Asio otus) perched in tree. Alsace. France.
Alex Hyde / Owl pellet showing various rodent bones. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. June.
Andy Sands / Filamentous fungus (Phycomyces blakesleeanus) beginning to form on mouse dropping. Hertfordshire, England, UK. November. Focus stacked image.
Guy Edwardes / Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus) pair perched on branch, one coughing up pellet. Savuti, Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Edwin Giesbers / Researchers examining Raptor pellets to identify eaten prey. Part of a 60 year long-term study led by Fred Koning to monitor raptors and their nests in a 3,400 hectare area of coastal dunes. Near Amst...