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Deepsea cirrate octopod {Stauroteuthis syrtensis} 830m, Gulf of Maine, Atlantic
Polka-dot tree frog (Hypsiboas punctatus) adult on leaf, Amazon, Ecuador. June.
Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) female, Huan Huan, out in her enclosure in mist, Captive at Beauval Zoo, Saint Aignan sur Cher, France The mist is created artificially by machine, in order to create a cooler environment, closer to the conditions in their natural mountain habitat in China
Banded sea krait (Laticauda colubrina) near mangrove tree at low tide, Mali Island, Macuata Province, Fiji, South Pacific
Smooth-fronted caiman / Crowned dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus trigonatus) head above water, Cuyabeno, Sucumbios, Ecuador.
Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) herd running from cheetah, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, December.
Striped mackerel (Rastrelliger kanagurta) with mouths wide open as they swim through the water, filtering zoopankton with their gill rakers. Marsa Shouna, Port Ghalib, Marsa Alam, Egypt. Red Sea
Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) leaving maternity colony at night to feed, with red lighting at entrance to cave. Bracken Cave, San Antonio, Texas, USA, July. Bracken Cave is the worlds largest bat maternity colony.
Great egret (Ardea alba) fighting over fish with Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) Lake Csaj, Kiskunsagi National Park, Pusztaszer, Hungary. January.
Melanistic leopard / Black panther (Panthera pardus) on territorial patrol on track, Nagarahole National Park, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Karnataka, India.
Common mulleins (Verbascum thapsus), Poppies (Papaver rhoeas), and Daisies flowering in mountain pasture. Gran Sasso National Park, Central Apennines, Abruzzo, Italy, June.
Porth Nanven at sunset, Cot Valley, Cornwall, England, UK. September 2015.
European beech (Fagus sylvatica) and Pines reflected in Schweingartensee lake.Serrahn, Muritz-National Park, World Natural Heritage site, Germany, Europe. November 2015.
Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius) flying through pine woodland, Glenfeshie, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, July.

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