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Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Cheetah Band of Brothers, Masai Mara, Kenyaby Hari Santharam Photography

Cheetah Band of Brothers, Linyanti Lagoon, Kwando concession, Botswana.
by Hari Santharam Photography

 

Apollos Wingby Stephan Amm

Apollos Wing
by Stephan Amm

Tiger Kiss

Tiger Kiss
by Penny Hyde Photography
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdzooglobal/6878386461/
http://pennyhyde.zenfolio.com/

 

Koala and joey
by Penny Hyde Photography 

 

Penny Hyde Photography

Caracals Caring
by Penny Hyde Photography
http://pennyhyde.zenfolio.com/ 

 

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The real-life Moby Dick: Incredibly rare WHITE humpback whale spotted off coast of Norway. Read on by clicking image. 

 

A stray dog has touched the hearts of many in Zhangzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, after refusing to move from the body of its mate after she was run over and killed. The female dog was hit by a car and killed when the pair were attempting to cross a busy road. For the next six hours the male dog reused to leave his mate's side, repeatedly licking her face and nudging her with his nose. When he got tired he lay down next to her, only venturing a short distance away every now and again to avoid being hit by a car.Picture: HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features

A stray dog has touched the hearts of many in Zhangzhou, southeast China’s Fujian Province, after refusing to move from the body of its mate after she was run over and killed. The female dog was hit by a car and killed when the pair were attempting to cross a busy road. For the next six hours the male dog reused to leave his mate’s side, repeatedly licking her face and nudging her with his nose. When he got tired he lay down next to her, only venturing a short distance away every now and again to avoid being hit by a car.
Picture: HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features

A three-toed sloth appears to be smiling at the Gnomes Ecological Ranch Sanctuary in Sao Paulo, BrazilPicture: Vanessa Maia Cassettari / Barcroft Media

A three-toed sloth appears to be smiling at the Gnomes Ecological Ranch Sanctuary in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Picture: Vanessa Maia Cassettari / Barcroft Media

Gentoo Penguins at the London Aquarium are presented with a Fishmas Dinner by waiter Tom Pockert...Picture: John Stillwell/PA

Gentoo Penguins at the London Aquarium are presented with a Fishmas Dinner by waiter Tom Pockert…
Picture: John Stillwell/PA

The fabulous Christmas Tree Worm, Decorating Coral Reefs Year-Round ;D More at http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2012/12/the-christmas-tree-worm-decorating-coral-reefs-year-round/

The fabulous Christmas Tree Worm, Decorating Coral Reefs Year-Round ;D More at http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2012/12/the-christmas-tree-worm-decorating-coral-reefs-year-round/

 

A ring-tailed lemur investigates a Christmas present containing festive treats at Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable, BedfordshirePicture: Chris Radburn/PA

A ring-tailed lemur investigates a Christmas present containing festive treats at Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Picture: Chris Radburn/PA

Tanga, a Sumatran orangutan, enjoys fruit and vegetables after receiving a Christmas hamper at Rio de Janeiro's zooPicture: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images

Tanga, a Sumatran orangutan, enjoys fruit and vegetables after receiving a Christmas hamper at Rio de Janeiro’s zoo
Picture: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images

Two fox cubs rear up to each other in a bid to create a social pecking order within their den. The symmetrical moment was captured at an old US cavalry fort in Montana by wildlife photographer Andrew Kandel.Picture: Andrew Kandel/Solent News & Photo Agency

Two fox cubs rear up to each other in a bid to create a social pecking order within their den. The symmetrical moment was captured at an old US cavalry fort in Montana by wildlife photographer Andrew Kandel.
Picture: Andrew Kandel/Solent News & Photo Agency

A Sumatran tiger roars at photographer Syahrul Ramadan at Ragunan Zoo, in Jakarta, IndonesiaPicture: Syahrul Ramadan / Barcroft Media

A Sumatran tiger roars at photographer Syahrul Ramadan at Ragunan Zoo, in Jakarta, Indonesia
Picture: Syahrul Ramadan / Barcroft Media

Meet orphaned black and white cat Charlie, who is the spitting image of Charlie Chaplin with her little black moustache. Wood Green animal charity in Godmanchester near Cambridge are looking for a new home for Charlie who has been at the centre since July.Picture: SWNS.com

Meet orphaned black and white cat Charlie, who is the spitting image of Charlie Chaplin with her little black moustache. Wood Green animal charity in Godmanchester near Cambridge are looking for a new home for Charlie who has been at the centre since July.
Picture: SWNS.com

This rotund robin that looks like a Christmas bauble was captured on camera by Martin Hicks from Crawley, West Sussex. Martin spotted the obese bird resting on some Christmas lights in his front garden.Picture: Martin Hicks/BNPS

This rotund robin that looks like a Christmas bauble was captured on camera by Martin Hicks from Crawley, West Sussex. Martin spotted the obese bird resting on some Christmas lights in his front garden.
Picture: Martin Hicks/BNPS

ZSL London Zoo's meerkats post insect-stuffed letters to Santa into a miniature postboxPicture: Rex Features

ZSL London Zoo’s meerkats post insect-stuffed letters to Santa into a miniature postbox
Picture: Rex Features

Photographer Richard Peters captures the impressive sight of thousands of birds enjoying the last daylight high tide on the mud flats at Snettisham on the Norfolk coastPicture: Richard Peters/Rex Features

Photographer Richard Peters captures the impressive sight of thousands of birds enjoying the last daylight high tide on the mud flats at Snettisham on the Norfolk coast
Picture: Richard Peters/Rex Features

Puma Pose!!By David F. Bezold

Puma Pose!!
By David F. Bezold

A milky waterfall appears to be cascading down from the Milky Way. Photographer Tore Heggelund had set out to capture the Milky Way on a clear night above Hardangerfjord, Norway. He realised the lighting conditions and a long exposure caused a nearby waterfall to glow bright white. And after carefully positioning his camera, Tore managed to create the illusion of a river of milk plummeting from the night sky.Picture: TORE HEGGELUND / CATERS NEWS

A milky waterfall appears to be cascading down from the Milky Way. Photographer Tore Heggelund had set out to capture the Milky Way on a clear night above Hardangerfjord, Norway. He realised the lighting conditions and a long exposure caused a nearby waterfall to glow bright white. And after carefully positioning his camera, Tore managed to create the illusion of a river of milk plummeting from the night sky.
Picture: TORE HEGGELUND / CATERS NEWS

Twig-like praying mantises are snapped by professional photographer Mehmet Karaca in his hometown in Kahramanmaras, a province in TurkeyPicture: Mehmet Karaca/Solent News & Photo Agency

Twig-like praying mantises are snapped by professional photographer Mehmet Karaca in his hometown in Kahramanmaras, a province in Turkey
Picture: Mehmet Karaca/Solent News & Photo Agency

A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume swims with fish at Sunshrie Aquarium in TokyoPicture: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images

A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume swims with fish at Sunshrie Aquarium in Tokyo
Picture: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images

A Sumatran tiger climbs a tree at Medan Zoo in Sumatra, IndonesiaPicture: Panjalu Images / Barcroft Media

A Sumatran tiger climbs a tree at Medan Zoo in Sumatra, Indonesia
Picture: Panjalu Images / Barcroft Media

Majestic Lion at  Karongwe Reserve, Shiduli Lodgeby Simon Riekert Photographyhttps://www.facebook.com/shiduli.lodge

Majestic Lion at Karongwe Reserve, Shiduli Lodge
by Simon Riekert Photography
https://www.facebook.com/shiduli.lodge

Tiger in tree!!by Mayank Mishra Photography

Tiger in tree!!
by Mayank Mishra Photography

An extremely rare iridescent rainbow cloud hovers over the island of Scalpay, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The cloud, known as Mother of Pearl or Nacreous Cloud, was captured by amateur photographer Jezz Wheeler.Picture: JEZZ WHEELER / CATERS NEWS

An extremely rare iridescent rainbow cloud hovers over the island of Scalpay, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The cloud, known as Mother of Pearl or Nacreous Cloud, was captured by amateur photographer Jezz Wheeler.
Picture: JEZZ WHEELER / CATERS NEWS

A double rainbow arches over Truro Cathedral in CornwallPicture: APEX

A double rainbow arches over Truro Cathedral in Cornwall
Picture: APEX

This unlucky fox needed rescuing after it was found with its head stuck in the wheel of a parked ca in Grays, Essex. It took 45 minutes for fire officers and the RSPCA to free the animal. The fox is now recuperating at South Essex Wild Life Hospital.Picture: RSPCA/Jonathan Pow http://jonathanpow.com

This unlucky fox needed rescuing after it was found with its head stuck in the wheel of a parked ca in Grays, Essex. It took 45 minutes for fire officers and the RSPCA to free the animal. The fox is now recuperating at South Essex Wild Life Hospital.
Picture: RSPCA/Jonathan Pow http://jonathanpow.com

Darren Morley and John Pomeroy try to move Shrek the 4.5 metre saltwater crocodile at Crocodylus Park in Darwin, Australia. A new enclosure has been created for the 400kg reptile at the Port Macquarie wildlife park. When handlers tried to catch him, the crocodile chomped on an oar, snapped a rope and death-rolled several times. In total it took around 10 men to haul the animal out of the water. He was then restrained, scrubbed down, tied up and even had his teeth brushed to prepare for the trip.Picture: Brad Fleet/Newspix / Rex Features

Darren Morley and John Pomeroy try to move Shrek the 4.5 metre saltwater crocodile at Crocodylus Park in Darwin, Australia. A new enclosure has been created for the 400kg reptile at the Port Macquarie wildlife park. When handlers tried to catch him, the crocodile chomped on an oar, snapped a rope and death-rolled several times. In total it took around 10 men to haul the animal out of the water. He was then restrained, scrubbed down, tied up and even had his teeth brushed to prepare for the trip.
Picture: Brad Fleet/Newspix / Rex Features

A mud bath gets the seal of approval as these two animals seem to enjoy wallowing in the dirt. The muddy moment was captured at Donna Nook National Nature Reserve in Lincolnshire by amateur photographer Ben Andrew.Picture: Ben Andrew/Solent News & Photo Agency

A mud bath gets the seal of approval as these two animals seem to enjoy wallowing in the dirt. The muddy moment was captured at Donna Nook National Nature Reserve in Lincolnshire by amateur photographer Ben Andrew.
Picture: Ben Andrew/Solent News & Photo Agency

A diver dressed in a Santa Claus outfit swims with leopard sharks at Siam Ocean World in BangkokPicture: REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

A diver dressed in a Santa Claus outfit swims with leopard sharks at Siam Ocean World in Bangkok
Picture: REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Play is interrupted as a magpie and a seagull tussle during day four of the First Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Blundstone Arena in HobartPicture: Matt King/Getty Images

Play is interrupted as a magpie and a seagull tussle during day four of the First Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Blundstone Arena in Hobart
Picture: Matt King/Getty Images

Two bald eagles have a fierce high-speed battle in mid-air over salmon, as captured by photographer Arash Hazeghi in Haines, Alaska...Picture: Arash Hazeghi/Rex Features

Two bald eagles have a fierce high-speed battle in mid-air over salmon, as captured by photographer Arash Hazeghi in Haines, Alaska…
Picture: Arash Hazeghi/Rex Features

A bald eagle is almost on its back as it rears up its talons against a swooping rivalPicture: Arash Hazeghi/Rex Features

A bald eagle is almost on its back as it rears up its talons against a swooping rival
Picture: Arash Hazeghi/Rex Features

Wildlife rangers have rescued a blind baby rhino found bumping into trees and rocks on the African savannah. Nicky, a rare black rhino, is now getting 24-hour care at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya and has formed a close bond with staff. The wildlife park has launched a campaign to raise funds for specialist surgeons to restore sight to Nicky's eyes, which have been blinded by cataracts.Picture: Marcus Westberg/Barcroft Media

Wildlife rangers have rescued a blind baby rhino found bumping into trees and rocks on the African savannah. Nicky, a rare black rhino, is now getting 24-hour care at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya and has formed a close bond with staff. The wildlife park has launched a campaign to raise funds for specialist surgeons to restore sight to Nicky’s eyes, which have been blinded by cataracts.
Picture: Marcus Westberg/Barcroft Media

Young knot taking care of its plumageby Mario Suarez Photography

Young knot taking care of its plumage
by Mario Suarez Photography

Guy Ellis Photography

GO ON A CONSERVATION SAFARI WITH GUY
Guy is a conservation photographer specialising in wildlife and the BIG 5.
He focuses primarily on leopards in the Greater Kruger National Park of Southern Africa and works very closely with the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and is an ambassador thereof.
Guy is managing the Greater Kruger National Park Leopard Identification Project. It aims to involve the public by requesting them to share identifying photographs of leopards in order for Guy and the EWT to track, census and plot home ranges of these majestic cats.
by Guy Ellis Photography
http://www.guyellisphotography.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guy-Ellis-Photography/345299138815677

 

guy ellis rockfig jnr leopardess and one eyed male cub timbavati pgr

Rock Fig Jnr Leopardess and blue eye’d male cub, December 2012, Timbavati Private Game Reserve
by Guy Ellis Photography
http://www.guyellisphotography.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guy-Ellis-Photography/345299138815677

Cheetahs on an ant hill, Masai Mara, Kenyaby Hari Santharam Photography

Cheetahs on an ant hill, Masai Mara, Kenya

by Hari Santharam Photography

Jesus Lizard/Double Crested Basilisk Lizard Runs on Water

Jesus Lizard/Double Crested Basilisk Lizard Runs on Water

Marlon du Toit Photography

Life in the savannah!!
by Marlon du Toit Photography
https://www.facebook.com/MarlondutoitPhoto

 

Epic Yawnby Susi Fischer Photography

Epic Yawn
by Susi Fischer Photography

Happy Tigerby Susi Fischer Photography

Happy Tiger
by Susi Fischer Photography

Meerkat by Susi Fischer Photography

Meerkat
by Susi Fischer Photography

Lion Leap!!by Mike Heramb Photography

Lion Leap!!
by Mike Heramb Photography

Reflected Leopard on the Prowl

Reflected Leopard on the Prowl

Merry Christmas from Wald Forestby STEPHAN AMM

Merry Christmas from Wald Forest
by STEPHAN AMM