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Sergey Gorshkov / Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) female territorial marking by rubbing cheek against ancient Manchurian fir tree, Land of the Leopard National Park, Far East Russia, November. Taken with remo...
Shane Gross / Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) underwater rubbing herself on a sponge off Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Klein & Hubert / Cotentin domestic donkey (Equus africanus asinus) jenny nuzzling newborn foal, France.
Tony Wu / Four Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) rubbing their heads together while socializing, forming an X shape pattern. Caribbean.
Tony Wu / Four Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) rubbing their heads together while socializing, hanging down. Caribbean.
Tony Wu / Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) large group gathering together, rubbing together to shed skin, interacting and defecating. Indian Ocean, March.
Tony Wu / Family of Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) engaged in social activity, rubbing against each other, Indian Ocean, March.
Danny Green / Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica) bill rubbing, Skomer Island, Wales, UK, April
Danny Green / Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) pair bill rubbing part of courtship ritual, Skomer Island, Wales, UK, May
Tui De Roy / Erect-crested penguin (Eudyptes sclateri) pair in greeting display. Antipodes Island, New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands. Endemic to Antipodes and Bounty Islands. Endangered species.
Jane Burton / Blue and white Burmese-cross kitten rubbing against sooty-fawn dwarf Rex rabbit.
Nick Upton / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup aged one month, rubbing its head with its flipper, yawning and settling down to rest on a sandy beach, Norfolk, England, UK, January.