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Monday, October 29th, 2012
A participant carries his Bengal cat during the World Cat Show in Zagreb, Croatia Picture: REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

A participant carries his Bengal cat during the World Cat Show in Zagreb, Croatia
Picture: REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

People walk in the Thuringian Forest near Oberhof, central Germany Picture: Jens Meyer/AP

People walk in the Thuringian Forest near Oberhof, central Germany
Picture: Jens Meyer/AP

This picture of wooden boats beached on Lindisfarne earned David Byrne the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year award.  Picture: David Byrne / Landscape Photographer of the Year

This picture of wooden boats beached on Lindisfarne earned David Byrne the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year award.
Picture: David Byrne / Landscape Photographer of the Year

Anglesey Abbey Garden, Cambridge, England, GB by Alvin Guillermo

Anglesey Abbey Garden, Cambridge, England, GB
by Alvin Guillermo

Female giant panda Jia Jia, one of two pandas from China, is seen in its enclosure in Singapore Picture: Wong Maye-E/AP

Female giant panda Jia Jia, one of two pandas from China, is seen in its enclosure in Singapore
Picture: Wong Maye-E/AP

Pandambassadors!!

Pandambassadors!!
People dressed as pandas perform at the opening ceremony of a competition to find three ‘Pambassadors’ in Chengdu, China. The Chengdu Panda Base, in partnership with WildAid, has launched a contest to select three panda lovers who have been selected from more than 1.1 million applications worldwide.
Picture: HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features

Weird Caterpillar

Weird Caterpillar
If prizes for Halloween costumes were handed out in the world of nature, this scary skull-faced creepy-crawly would surely win. The extraordinary specimen is the larvae of the pink underwing moth, an endangered species only found in the Australian rainforest. Ecologist Lui Weber photographed the rare caterpillar, which is characterised by a set of teeth-like markings set between spots that look like eyes with large pupils.
Picture: Lui Weber/Rex Features

 

A swan lands on a lake in Berlin Picture: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images
A swan lands on a lake in Berlin
Picture: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images
Tufty is going nuts about Halloween and can't wait for the trick or treating to begin.  The grey squirrel arrived early for the Halloween party at Vicky Freeman's home in Fareham, Hants. The 54 year old grandmother said ''I always hang stuff up in my garden for the kids at Halloween but was surprised to see a squirrel so fascinated by the macabre skull it looks really scarey.'' PIC MIKE WALKER, MIKE WALKER PICTURES

Tufty is going nuts about Halloween and can’t wait for the trick or treating to begin.
The grey squirrel arrived early for the Halloween party at Vicky Freeman’s home in Fareham, Hants.
The 54 year old grandmother said ”I always hang stuff up in my garden for the kids at Halloween but was surprised to see a squirrel so fascinated by the macabre skull it looks really scarey.”
PIC MIKE WALKER,
MIKE WALKER PICTURES

A jumping spider Picture: Dusan Beno/Solent News

A jumping spider
Picture: Dusan Beno/Solent News

Circles In The Sand... DUNE you know what made these mysterious messages in the sand?  One photographer has made it his mission to find out. Swiss photographer Mark Muller travelled to THREE of the worlds greatest deserts in Indian, Namibia and North America to discover their secrets. And as his amazing pictures show the pilgrimage was worth it as he found the bizarre and sometimes cryptic markings made by the elusive wildlife. Snakes, insects and mammals and even plants created patterns varying from waves to precise circles. (Pictured a bug on the sand)  Picture: Mark Vincent Muller/Caters

Circles In The Sand…
DUNE you know what made these mysterious messages in the sand?
One photographer has made it his mission to find out. Swiss photographer Mark Muller travelled to THREE of the worlds greatest deserts in Indian, Namibia and North America to discover their secrets. And as his amazing pictures show the pilgrimage was worth it as he found the bizarre and sometimes cryptic markings made by the elusive wildlife. Snakes, insects and mammals and even plants created patterns varying from waves to precise circles. (Pictured a bug on the sand)
Picture: Mark Vincent Muller/Caters

A won-deer-ful  stag in Richmond Park during the Autumn rut. The annual rut - which usually starts in September peaking in October - features Britains largest land mammal the red deer.  Picture: RICHARD HARRIS /Caters

A won-deer-ful stag in Richmond Park during the Autumn rut. The annual rut – which usually starts in September peaking in October – features Britains largest land mammal the red deer.
Picture: RICHARD HARRIS /Caters

A chameleon grabs an insect with its long tongue. Their tongues can be around twice as long as the chameleons body and they have a sticky tip to catch their prey. Picture: SHIKHEI GOH / CATERS NEWS

A chameleon grabs an insect with its long tongue. Their tongues can be around twice as long as the chameleons body and they have a sticky tip to catch their prey.
Picture: SHIKHEI GOH / CATERS NEWS

 

This is his happy face A jaguar swims towards his food that was dropped in the water during feeding time at Taman Safari Indonesia in Bogor, Indonesia, on October 23.  Picture: Beawiharta / Reuters
This is his happy face
A jaguar swims towards his food that was dropped in the water during feeding time at Taman Safari Indonesia in Bogor, Indonesia, on October 23.
Picture: Beawiharta / Reuters
Lazing Around Giant pandas play at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan, China, on October 18.  Picture: Sheng Li / Reuters

Lazing Around
Giant pandas play at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan, China, on October 18.
Picture: Sheng Li / Reuters

I see you Six-month-old arctic foxes look out from their enclosure at the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Mass., on October 18.  Picture: Elise Amendola / AP

I see you
Six-month-old arctic foxes look out from their enclosure at the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Mass., on October 18.
Picture: Elise Amendola / AP

Glamourous Giraffe A baby giraffe stands next to its mother at the Cincinatti Zoo about two weeks ago. Picture: David Jenike / AP

Glamourous Giraffe
A baby giraffe stands next to its mother at the Cincinatti Zoo about two weeks ago.
Picture: David Jenike / AP

Adorable Dormouse A dormouse is examined after being microchipped as part of a multi-agency conservation project in North Wales on October 18. Picture: Phil Noble / Reuters

Adorable Dormouse
A dormouse is examined after being microchipped as part of a multi-agency conservation project in North Wales on October 18.
Picture: Phil Noble / Reuters

Swan Pond Two swans swim in a pond in Belarus. Picture: Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters

Swan Pond
Two swans swim in a pond in Belarus.
Picture: Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters

In a mother's arms A mother toque macaque holds her baby at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, last week.  Picture: Sean Gallup / Getty Images

In a mother’s arms
A mother toque macaque holds her baby at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, last week.
Picture: Sean Gallup / Getty Images

A good day fishing An osprey snatches a fish near Pohang, South Korea, on October 22.  Picture: Kim Jae-Sun / EPA

A good day fishing
An osprey snatches a fish near Pohang, South Korea, on October 22.
Picture: Kim Jae-Sun / EPA

Panda Prowl A red panda cubs sits on a tree branch in its enclosure at the zoo in Dresden, Germany, on October 22.  Picture: Arno Burgi / EPA

Panda Prowl
A red panda cubs sits on a tree branch in its enclosure at the zoo in Dresden, Germany, on October 22.
Picture: Arno Burgi / EPA

 

Stttrreeeeetttcchhh! A squirrel stretches to eat a nut from a man's hand in a park in Minsk, Belarus, on October 21.  Picture: Tatyana Zenkovich / EPA
Stttrreeeeetttcchhh! A squirrel stretches to eat a nut from a man’s hand in a park in Minsk, Belarus, on October 21. Picture: Tatyana Zenkovich / EPA
Deer Crossing!! With colorful fall leaves blanketing the banks, a family of deer cross the aptly named Deer Creek in Roseburg, Oregon Picture: Robin Loznak

Deer Crossing!!
With colorful fall leaves blanketing the banks, a family of deer cross the aptly named Deer Creek in Roseburg, Oregon
Picture: Robin Loznak

Amorous Tigers The Amur tigers Ivo and Tamur cuddle inside their enclosure at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany. Picture: Hendrik Schmidt / AFP/Getty Images

Amorous Tigers
The Amur tigers Ivo and Tamur cuddle inside their enclosure at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany.
Picture: Hendrik Schmidt / AFP/Getty Images

Floating is making me tired... A sea lion yawns on a sunny autumn day at the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany last week. Picture: Lisi Niesner / Reuters

Floating is making me tired…
A sea lion yawns on a sunny autumn day at the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany last week.
Picture: Lisi Niesner / Reuters

Adorable Orangutan A 3-day-old baby Sumatran orangutan is held by her mother in their enclosure at the Chester Zoo in northern England last week. Picture: Phil Noble / Reuters

Adorable Orangutan
A 3-day-old baby Sumatran orangutan is held by her mother in their enclosure at the Chester Zoo in northern England last week.
Picture: Phil Noble / Reuters

 

Going stag to the park A red deer stag looks for food in a bracken thicket after sunrise in Richmond Park on Oct. 27, in London, England. Richmond Park is the largest of the capital's Royal Parks and home to 630 red and fallow deer. Picture: Dan Istitene / Getty Images
Going stag to the park A red deer stag looks for food in a bracken thicket after sunrise in Richmond Park on Oct. 27, in London, England. Richmond Park is the largest of the capital’s Royal Parks and home to 630 red and fallow deer. Picture: Dan Istitene / Getty Images
Woofy Mammoth A dog dressed as a woolly mammoth greets onlookers at the 22nd annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 20 in New York City.  Picture: Robert Nickelsberg / Getty Images

Woofy Mammoth
A dog dressed as a woolly mammoth greets onlookers at the 22nd annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 20 in New York City.
Picture: Robert Nickelsberg / Getty Images

Fox on track: Did I miss the 7:15? A fox crosses a railroad track at the Russian Kazakh Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on October 21. Picture: Vyacheslav Oseledko / AFP/Getty Images

Fox on track: Did I miss the 7:15?
A fox crosses a railroad track at the Russian Kazakh Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on October 21.
Picture: Vyacheslav Oseledko / AFP/Getty Images

 

Lazy Stripes !!  by I├▒akisesupone
Lazy Stripes !! by I├▒akisesupone
Cute chick  by Vlado Ferencic

Cute chick
by Vlado Ferencic
http://500px.com/photo/16942445

kestrel falcon simply shy by alessandro cancian

Simply Shy Kestrel Falcon (captive) Mountsberg Raptor Center.
Another shot from a workshop organized by Raymond Barlow at the Mountsberg Raptor Center.
The Center is a place where they rehabilitate, breed, train injured raptors.
The workshop helps pay for the food and care for the birds. Its a wonderful experience and these captive birds are incredible models.
Raymond’s work can be see here:500px.com/raymondbarlow
by Alessandro Cancian

Screech Owl (captive) Do we have a deal??  Mountsberg Raptor Center, Ontario. by Alessandro Cancian

Screech Owl (captive) Do we have a deal??
Mountsberg Raptor Center, Ontario.
by Alessandro Cancian
http://500px.com/photo/16807205

Great Horned Owl, I'm watching you  by Alessandro Cancian

Great Horned Owl, I’m watching you
by Alessandro Cancian
http://500px.com/photo/15538583

Blue Glass Flower...  by Bu Balus http://500px.com/photo/16943447?from=popular

Blue Glass Flower…
by Bu Balus
http://500px.com/photo/16943447?from=popular