2020 - 2020 Nos images favorites (68) Images supplémentaires...
Cette année, que beaucoup choisiraient d'oublier, restera à jamais dans nos mémoires. Pendant cette pandémie mondiale, les oiseaux ont continué à chanter, les abeilles bourdonné, les fleurs ont éclos. Alors même que nos villes se taisaient, dans les forêts et les champs, les voix de la nature ont été plus fortes que jamais. À une époque où les gens du monde entier ont été contraints d'abandonner leurs projets de voyage et de rester chez eux, les photographes de Nature Picture Library ont choisi de pointer leurs téléobjectifs sur les lieux où ils vivent. Privés d'Afrique, Ann et Steve Toon ont trouvé du réconfort dans une prairie de fleurs sauvages près de chez eux au Royaume-Unis. En Australie, Doug Gimesy a quitté le bush pour se confiner dans un appartement du centre-ville de Melbourne et soigner un trio de bébés wombats orphelins. Des quatre coins du monde, voici nos images favorites, les plus marquantes, que nous avons selectionnées cette année pour vous.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) cubs, age 2-3 months, in den, Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada. March.
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Jenny E. Ross / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) cubs, age 2-3 months, in den, Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada. March.
Whooper Swans (Cygnus cygnus) in snow. Japan, February.
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Danny Green / Whooper Swans (Cygnus cygnus) in snow. Japan, February.
Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) in spring, Vauldalen, Norway, May.
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Erlend Haarberg / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) in spring, Vauldalen, Norway, May.
Avenue of trees with long shadows cast on snow, aerial view, Viken, Norway. February 2019.
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Pal Hermansen / Avenue of trees with long shadows cast on snow, aerial view, Viken, Norway. February 2019.
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus), male and female, mating behaviour, Heligoland, Germany.
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Edwin Giesbers / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus), male and female, mating behaviour, Heligoland, Germany.
Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus) feeding on icicle formed from sap of Painted maple tree (Acer pictum). Hokkaido, Japan. February.
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Tony Wu / Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus) feeding on icicle formed from sap of Painted maple tree (Acer pictum). Hokkaido, Japan. February.
Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes fosteri) colony with chicks, age 9-12 weeks, Antarctica. Bookplate.
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes fosteri) colony with chicks, age 9-12 weeks, Antarctica. Bookplate.
Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes fosteri) huddling in a storm, Antarctica.
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Stefan Christmann / Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes fosteri) huddling in a storm, Antarctica.
Orca (Orcinus orca), two spyhopping in gap in sea ice. Atka Bay, Antarctica. January.
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Stefan Christmann / Orca (Orcinus orca), two spyhopping in gap in sea ice. Atka Bay, Antarctica. January.
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) hunting Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus) pup, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway
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Jami Tarris / Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) hunting Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus) pup, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) gulp feeding on Northern Anchovy (Engraulis mordax), Monterey Bay, California
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Chase Dekker / Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) gulp feeding on Northern Anchovy (Engraulis mordax), Monterey Bay, California
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching at sunset, Monterey Bay, California
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Chase Dekker / Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching at sunset, Monterey Bay, California
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) pod gulp feeding on Northern Anchovy (Engraulis mordax) near tourists, Monterey Bay, California
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Chase Dekker / Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) pod gulp feeding on Northern Anchovy (Engraulis mordax) near tourists, Monterey Bay, California
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) female and calf. Maui, Hawaii, USA.
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Doug Perrine / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) female and calf. Maui, Hawaii, USA.
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae australis) male calf playing, sweeping pectoral fin through water creating bubbles and turbulence. Vava'u, Tonga.
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Tony Wu / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae australis) male calf playing, sweeping pectoral fin through water creating bubbles and turbulence. Vava'u, Tonga.
Indo-pacific Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) pod surfing wave, Western Cape, South Africa
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Richard Du Toit / Indo-pacific Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) pod surfing wave, Western Cape, South Africa
Male Korean seahorse (Hippocampus haema) giving birth. Some of the babies are still curled up inside their egg membranes. Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.
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Tony Wu / Male Korean seahorse (Hippocampus haema) giving birth. Some of the babies are still curled up inside their egg membranes. Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.
Brown bear (Ursus arctos) silhouetted in forest at night. Finland. August.
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Pal Hermansen / Brown bear (Ursus arctos) silhouetted in forest at night. Finland. August.
Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise over Colmer's Hill , Bridport, Dorset, UK. July 2020
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Guy Edwardes / Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise over Colmer's Hill , Bridport, Dorset, UK. July 2020
Japanese dwarf flying squirrel (Pteromys volans orii) male sitting in tree, portrait. Hokkaido, Japan. March
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Tony Wu / Japanese dwarf flying squirrel (Pteromys volans orii) male sitting in tree, portrait. Hokkaido, Japan. March
Japanese dwarf flying squirrel (Pteromys volans orii) peering out of nest hole in tree trunk. Hokkaido, Japan. March.
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Tony Wu / Japanese dwarf flying squirrel (Pteromys volans orii) peering out of nest hole in tree trunk. Hokkaido, Japan. March.
Scalloped ribbonfish (Zu cristatus) juvenile,Balayan Bay, Batangas, the Philippines.
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Magnus Lundgren / Scalloped ribbonfish (Zu cristatus) juvenile,Balayan Bay, Batangas, the Philippines.
White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) with backlit wings, and water spray, Norway, October
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Markus Varesvuo / White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) with backlit wings, and water spray, Norway, October
European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) fighting each other, Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary. June. Winner, 2019 Cadiz Photo Nature Competition.
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Bence Mate / European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) fighting each other, Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary. June. Winner, 2019 Cadiz Photo Nature Competition.
Silhouette of an African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) snarling, Mkuze, South Africa. September. 'White Fang' - this leopard bared its fangs to the hyenas threatening his prey. Eventually t...
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Bence Mate / Silhouette of an African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) snarling, Mkuze, South Africa. September. 'White Fang' - this leopard bared its fangs to the hyenas threatening his prey. Eventually t...
Viewed from inside a tree hole nest cavity, a Honey bee (Apis mellifera) swarm arriving at the entrance to establish a hive, viewed from inside, Germany.
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Ingo Arndt / Viewed from inside a tree hole nest cavity, a Honey bee (Apis mellifera) swarm arriving at the entrance to establish a hive, viewed from inside, Germany.
Split level of Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) during migration; Adams River, British Columbia, Canada. October.
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David Hall / Split level of Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) during migration; Adams River, British Columbia, Canada. October.
Slime mould (Metatrichia floriformis), in reproductive phase. Close-up of spore-bearing fruiting bodies (sporangia). Buckinghamshire, UK.
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Andy Sands / Slime mould (Metatrichia floriformis), in reproductive phase. Close-up of spore-bearing fruiting bodies (sporangia). Buckinghamshire, UK.
Strinatii lungless salamander (Speleomantes strinatii) hiding under chestnut leaves into a deciduous wood in Northern Italy. San Bartolomeo di Savignone, Italy. October. Finalist in the Terrestrial Wi...
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Emanuele Biggi / Strinatii lungless salamander (Speleomantes strinatii) hiding under chestnut leaves into a deciduous wood in Northern Italy. San Bartolomeo di Savignone, Italy. October. Finalist in the Terrestrial Wi...
Lanza's salamander (Salamandra lanzai), endemic to Cottian Alps, Monviso massif, Italy.
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Emanuele Biggi / Lanza's salamander (Salamandra lanzai), endemic to Cottian Alps, Monviso massif, Italy.
Canada goose (Branta canadensis) with gosling, a few days old. Massachusetts, USA. April.
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Tim Laman / Canada goose (Branta canadensis) with gosling, a few days old. Massachusetts, USA. April.
Aerial view of a small forest lake in Karula National Park, Valgamaa county, Southern Estonia. Highly commended in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.
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Sven Zacek / Aerial view of a small forest lake in Karula National Park, Valgamaa county, Southern Estonia. Highly commended in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.
Aerial view of dystrophic forest lake surrounded by peatbog. East Pomerania, Baltic region of Poland. Brodnica forest. September 2019. Highly commended in the Landscapes, Waterscapes and Flora Categor...
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Milan Radisics / Aerial view of dystrophic forest lake surrounded by peatbog. East Pomerania, Baltic region of Poland. Brodnica forest. September 2019. Highly commended in the Landscapes, Waterscapes and Flora Categor...
Beech (Fagus sylvatica) 'tortuosa' or twisted variety. Ruegen, Germany, March.
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Sandra Bartocha / Beech (Fagus sylvatica) 'tortuosa' or twisted variety. Ruegen, Germany, March.
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd in flooded savanna, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
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Chase Dekker / African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd in flooded savanna, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
RF - African lioness (Panthera leo) using Umbrella acacia tree (Acacia tortillis) as a lookout. Ngorongoro Conservation Area / Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. (This image may be licensed either as...
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Nick Garbutt / RF - African lioness (Panthera leo) using Umbrella acacia tree (Acacia tortillis) as a lookout. Ngorongoro Conservation Area / Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. (This image may be licensed either as...
Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) silverback male, portrait, member of the Nyakagezi group, Mgahinga National Park, Uganda.
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Eric Baccega / Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) silverback male, portrait, member of the Nyakagezi group, Mgahinga National Park, Uganda.
Pelagic blanket octopus (Tremoctopus gracilis) female in full display, off Anilao, Batangas Philippines, Pacific Ocean.
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Magnus Lundgren / Pelagic blanket octopus (Tremoctopus gracilis) female in full display, off Anilao, Batangas Philippines, Pacific Ocean.
Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) orphan Larry cautiously investigating millipede, Ape Action Africa, Mefou Primate Sanctuary, Cameroon
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Gerry Ellis / Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) orphan Larry cautiously investigating millipede, Ape Action Africa, Mefou Primate Sanctuary, Cameroon
Pyrenean fleabane (Inula montana) flowering among Feather grass (Stipa pennata), Central Apennines, Italy.
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Bruno D'Amicis / Pyrenean fleabane (Inula montana) flowering among Feather grass (Stipa pennata), Central Apennines, Italy.
Sgwd yr Eira waterfalls on Afon Hepste River. Powys, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, UK. June 2014.
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Guy Edwardes / Sgwd yr Eira waterfalls on Afon Hepste River. Powys, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, UK. June 2014.
Knowlton Church at night, Dorset, England, UK, December 2016.
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Guy Edwardes / Knowlton Church at night, Dorset, England, UK, December 2016.
Sunset over Bat's Head from Tyneham Cap, Isle of Purbeck, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, UK, May.
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Guy Edwardes / Sunset over Bat's Head from Tyneham Cap, Isle of Purbeck, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, UK, May.
Falls of Dochart, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, October 2019.
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Guy Edwardes / Falls of Dochart, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, October 2019.
River Coe with Three Sisters of Glencoe in background, under stormy sky. Glencoe, Highlands, Scotland, UK. February 2020.
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Guy Edwardes / River Coe with Three Sisters of Glencoe in background, under stormy sky. Glencoe, Highlands, Scotland, UK. February 2020.
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest with twisted limbs of Bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) at dawn on the White Mountains, Inyo National Forest, California, USA.
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Jack Dykinga / Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest with twisted limbs of Bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) at dawn on the White Mountains, Inyo National Forest, California, USA.
Rock arch, Tasmans Arch, Tasman National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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Gary Bell/ Oceanwide / Rock arch, Tasmans Arch, Tasman National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Coastal rock formation, Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
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Gary Bell/ Oceanwide / Coastal rock formation, Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
A white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), habituated after being fed by locals and tourists, sticks its head into the photographer's car in New Brunswick, Canada.
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Jen Guyton / A white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), habituated after being fed by locals and tourists, sticks its head into the photographer's car in New Brunswick, Canada.
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cubs, three sleeping near den. Yonne, France. May.
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Cyril Ruoso / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cubs, three sleeping near den. Yonne, France. May.
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) flying near Teasel plants (Dipsacus fullonum) Captive.
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Guy Edwardes / Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) flying near Teasel plants (Dipsacus fullonum) Captive.
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) pair, Adak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
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Kevin Schafer / Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) pair, Adak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
A Giant clam (Tridacna gigas) surrounded by Lettuce coral (Turbinaria reniformis), Kosrae, Micronesia.
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Shane Gross / A Giant clam (Tridacna gigas) surrounded by Lettuce coral (Turbinaria reniformis), Kosrae, Micronesia.
Translucent coral goby (Bryaninops erythrops) in Seapen (Virgularia gustaviana). Komodo National Park, Indonesia. Indo-West Pacific.
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Georgette Douwma / Translucent coral goby (Bryaninops erythrops) in Seapen (Virgularia gustaviana). Komodo National Park, Indonesia. Indo-West Pacific.
Young Baikal seal (Pusa sibirica) at breathing hole Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia. April.
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Olga Kamenskaya / Young Baikal seal (Pusa sibirica) at breathing hole Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia. April.
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting shoal of Black striped salemas (Xenocys jessiae), Rabida Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. December.
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Shane Gross / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting shoal of Black striped salemas (Xenocys jessiae), Rabida Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. December.
Lemon shark juvenile (Negaprion brevirostris) swimming in mangrove habitat near blue crab (Callinectes sapidus), a prey species for the shark. Eleuthera, Bahamas.
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Shane Gross / Lemon shark juvenile (Negaprion brevirostris) swimming in mangrove habitat near blue crab (Callinectes sapidus), a prey species for the shark. Eleuthera, Bahamas.
A vibrant Caribbean coral reef with two Reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) and Common sea fans (Gorgonia ventalina) and sea plumes (Pseudopterogorgia sp). Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen Nat...
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Alex Mustard / A vibrant Caribbean coral reef with two Reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) and Common sea fans (Gorgonia ventalina) and sea plumes (Pseudopterogorgia sp). Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen Nat...
Waves crashing on beach and carrying sediments back out to sea, aerial view. The Bahamas.
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Shane Gross / Waves crashing on beach and carrying sediments back out to sea, aerial view. The Bahamas.
Tropical rainforest cleared by local famer, Ebo Wildlife Reserve, Cameroon
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Gerry Ellis / Tropical rainforest cleared by local famer, Ebo Wildlife Reserve, Cameroon
Rainforest tree being logged to clear area for palm oil plantation, western Cameroon
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Gerry Ellis / Rainforest tree being logged to clear area for palm oil plantation, western Cameroon
African Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis) fruit being harvested in small plantation in rainforest, western Cameroon
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Gerry Ellis / African Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis) fruit being harvested in small plantation in rainforest, western Cameroon
Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) male being released after being rescued from 2015 fires, Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia
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Gerry Ellis / Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) male being released after being rescued from 2015 fires, Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia
Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus), rescued joey in home-made artificial pouch hanging on carer's veranda. Linthorp, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. April.
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Doug Gimesy / Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus), rescued joey in home-made artificial pouch hanging on carer's veranda. Linthorp, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. April.
Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) landing on Lake Kerkini, Greece
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Guy Edwardes / Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) landing on Lake Kerkini, Greece
Beautiful Demoiselle damselfly (Calopteryx virgo), male flying, Wales, UK.
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Andy Rouse / Beautiful Demoiselle damselfly (Calopteryx virgo), male flying, Wales, UK.
A group of European shags (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) resting on a rock. Coast of Troms, Northern Norway.
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Espen Bergersen / A group of European shags (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) resting on a rock. Coast of Troms, Northern Norway.
Golden Eagle adult (Aquila chrysaetos) silhouetted in tree after sunset, Kuusamo, Finland, January.
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Markus Varesvuo / Golden Eagle adult (Aquila chrysaetos) silhouetted in tree after sunset, Kuusamo, Finland, January.