A red bird of paradise adult male performing a practice display.
Batanta Island, Papua, Indonesia.
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Two Japanese macaques, or snow monkeys, enjoy a dip in a hot spring.
Jigokudani, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
Closeup of a captive sea otter making eye contact.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
A river flows through a Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park rainforest.
Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park, Luzon, Philippines.
Tourists walk through picturesque Butchart Gardens.
Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
A blue tang or palette surgeonfish swimming near coral.
Rainbow Reef, Fiji.
A spike-nosed tree frog from the Foja Mountains.
Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia.
Closeup of six captive Sun Parakeets.
Jurong Bird Park, Singapore.
A close view of a captive jaguar, Panthera onca.
Closeup of two Grevys Zebra's faces (Equus grevyi).
Exact location unknown.
A great bowerbird's bower is used for courtship and not as a nest.
The upright wing pose of a greater bird of paradise.
Wokam Island, Aru Islands, Maluku Province, Indonesia.
A captive red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) mother carrying her young in her pouch.
A close view of the webbed feet of a blue footed booby (Sula nebouxii).
A Wallace's flying frog, Rhacophorus nigropalmatus.
Borneo Island, Malaysia.
A close view of a captive jaguar, Pantera onca.
A pair of mandarinfish swim close together prior to spawning.
Malapascua Island, Cebu, Philippines.
A small village rests in the foreground of majestic Mount Everest.
Khumbu Valley, Nepal.
Two false clown anemonefish amid tentacles of magnificent sea anemone.
Tukangbesi Islands, Indonesia.
A paradise tree snake glides through the Borneo jungle canopy.
Borneo Island, Indonesia.
A school of anthias swimming near a reef wall of soft coral.
Namena Island, Fiji.
Closeup of male and female Eclectus parrots, respectively.
Rhinoceros hornbills in a tree high in the Dipterocarp rain forest.
Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan, Borneo Island, Indonesia.
Closeup of a pink flower in Butchart Gardens.
A close view of the stripes on the hide of a Grant's zebra (Equus burchelli pam ara).
Sunset through a silhouetted acacia tree.
Puffy clouds fill the sky over a cluster of Polynesian islands.
A male Wilson's bird of paradise on his main display pole in the center of his court.
Waigeo Island, Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia.
Backcountry skiing into an evergreen forest.
Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area, Sawatch Range, Colorado.
A male flying lemur with gliders open to full span.
A male rhinoceros hornbill delivers a mouse to its nest.
Budo Sungai-Padi National Park, Thailand.
Closeup of a Grevys Zebra's face and coat (Equus grevyi).
Robotic fish developed at MIT.
A male blue bird of paradise perched in a fruiting tree.
Tari Valley vicinity, Southern Highlands Province,Papua New Guinea.
A bright blue palette surgeonfish.
Image of a large sea fan, also called gorgonia coral.
Bali Island, Indonesia.
An aerial view of islands in the Republic of Palau.
Republic of Palau.
Greater flamingo with its head in its feathers while at rest.
A humorous portrait of a captive emperor tamarin (Sanguinus imperator) sticking its tongue out.
A scenic view of Mount Fuji taken from a neighboring island.
Mount Fuji, Japan.
Close view of a sea turtle's head.
SIPADAN ISLAND, SABAH, MALAYSIA.
Several Racoon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula).
Takapoto Atoll, Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia.
Aerial view of the Salak River. Mount Santubong rises in the distance.
Salak River, Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo.
The courtship display of a greater bird of paradise.
A herd of Masai giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) on the African plains.
Rays of sunlight shining on a stone-filled creek in a woodland setting
A Komodo dragon sensing the air with it's tongue as it prowls.
Komodo Island, Indonesia.
A male blue bird of paradise performing inverted practice display.
Tari Valley vicinity, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.
A golden-crowned flying fox in flight.
Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines.
A Ribbon Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus polytaenia)fish by a sea fan.
A close view of a scalefin anthias fish.
A male lion (Panthera leo) sleeps peacefully near a water hole.
Orange basslets and soft coral in a Fiji reef scene.
Vatu-i-Ra Channel, Fiji Islands.
A tarsier, Tarsius spectrum, eating a cockroach at night.
Tangkoko-Duasudara Nature Reserve, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
A blue and gold damselfish against a red gorgonian coral.
The sun rising over the snow-covered peaks of Mount Everest and surrounding mou ntains.
Mount Everest, Nepal.
Lowland rainforest with dipterocarp trees and rotan palm.
Gunung Palung National Park, Borneo, Indonesia.
Tourists stand on the bridge at Multnomah Falls to take in the view.
Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon.
Closeup of a Grevys Zebra's face (Equus grevyi).
Sunlight streams through a rainforest onto a rushing stream.
Gunung Palung National Park, W. Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia.
Jari Manis, an adult male orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), eats ginger stems while k eeping an eye on the female Marissa he has been following.
GUNUNG PALUNG NATIONAL PARK, BORNEO, INDONESIA.
Mangrove root habitats provide shelter for many fish species.
Tunicate Cove, Belize.
A close view of raindrops on rhododendron leaves.
Cobalt winged parakeets flock to a pool to eat clay.
Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.
A Baobab tree on the savanna of Kruger National Park, South Africa. This tree was used as a southern ground hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) nest site.
Kruger National Park, South Africa.
A juvenile emperor angelfish swimming next to a larger adult.
A club winged manakin hits its wings together to produce a tone.
Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador.
Reef scene with soft and hard corals, anthias and golden damsel fish.
Vatu-i-ra, Fiji Islands.
Close view of a Wallace's flying frog (Rhacopus Nigropalmatus).
An eastern long-beaked echidna from New Guinea's Foja Mountains.
A pair of Japanese macaques, or snow monkeys, cuddle together.
A Wilson's bird of paradise adult male displaying to a female above.
Tidy piles of leaves, fungi and berries mark a male Vogelkop's bower.
West Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia.
Mother and baby monkey sit on a tree limb. Another peers from behind.
Thousands of wrinkled-lipped bats fly out of a cave at dusk.
Khao Yai National Park, Thailand.
Father and son fish from a canoe amid the autumn foliage along Lake Chocorua.
Lake Chocorua, New Hampshire.
The rain forest canopy in the south coast region of Bioko Island.
Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.
A close view of a blue and yellow glassy tiger butterfly (danaidae family) on a pink flower.
A mosaic of Jesus the Christ at St. Sophia Hagia, in Istanbul.
St. Sophia Hagia, Istanbul, Turkey.
An alpine ski trail on Wildcat Mountain.
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire.
A proboscis monkey, her infant holding tight, makes a flying leap.
Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, Sabah, Malaysia, Borneo.
Anthias fish swim among soft coral. A school of larger fish swim by.
A young male paradise riflebird performs a practice display.
D'Aguilar National Park, Queensland, Australia.
A bleached, dead reef off of the coast of Palau, due to 1998 El Nino.
Anaho Bay with coconut palm plantation and Pandanus plants.
Nuku Hiva Island, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia.
A portrait of a mountain gorilla in the forest of Zaire.
A close view of a rainforest grasshopper.
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