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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
A lemon shark bites another on the snout in waters off the Bahamas. Photographer Matt Heath said: "The sharks in this picture were competing for a piece of fish that I was hand-feeding them. I was trying to feed one of the sharks when the other came in and bit at the fish at the same time. Unluckily for the first lemon shark, the second one missed the fish and caught this guy on the nose." Picture: Matt Heath/National News and Pictures

A lemon shark bites another on the snout in waters off the Bahamas. Photographer Matt Heath said: “The sharks in this picture were competing for a piece of fish that I was hand-feeding them. I was trying to feed one of the sharks when the other came in and bit at the fish at the same time. Unluckily for the first lemon shark, the second one missed the fish and caught this guy on the nose.” Picture: Matt Heath/National News and Pictures

Amazing On Board Wave Shots. A surfer is pictured in the middle of the action, with a huge wave about to crash down him at Teahupoo in Tahiti. The portrait - which shows the crest of the sparkling blue wave looming overhead - was taken by photographer and bodyboarder Lee Kelly. Picture: LEE KELLY / CATERS NEWS

Amazing On Board Wave Shots.
A surfer is pictured in the middle of the action, with a huge wave about to crash down him at Teahupoo in Tahiti. The portrait – which shows the crest of the sparkling blue wave looming overhead – was taken by photographer and bodyboarder Lee Kelly.
Picture: LEE KELLY / CATERS NEWS

The Fire Wave sandstone formation in the Valley of Fire State Park, in Nevada, with its swirls and stripes in shades of red, pink, brown and cream, looks like a mountain range covered in rashers of uncooked bacon. Photographer Eddie Lluisma snapped the rock formation, which is about 40 feet long and located 50 miles north of Las Vegas. Picture: Eddie Lluisma/Solent News & Photo Agenc

The Fire Wave sandstone formation in the Valley of Fire State Park, in Nevada, with its swirls and stripes in shades of red, pink, brown and cream, looks like a mountain range covered in rashers of uncooked bacon. Photographer Eddie Lluisma snapped the rock formation, which is about 40 feet long and located 50 miles north of Las Vegas.
Picture: Eddie Lluisma/Solent News & Photo Agenc

Pelicans lining up to eat at a fish market in Australia were captured in this image by Nicholas Morreau, aged 16. His picture is one of 2,000 entries that have been submitted to an international photography contest for under-17s. The public can vote for their favourite images at childrenseyesonearth.org Picture: Nicholas Morreau / Children's Eyes on Earth 2012

Pelicans lining up to eat at a fish market in Australia were captured in this image by Nicholas Morreau, aged 16. His picture is one of 2,000 entries that have been submitted to an international photography contest for under-17s. The public can vote for their favourite images at childrenseyesonearth.org
Picture: Nicholas Morreau / Children’s Eyes on Earth 2012

A California sea lion and a walrus 'kiss' each other during a show at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, Japan Picture: Itsuo Inouye

A California sea lion and a walrus ‘kiss’ each other during a show at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, Japan
Picture: Itsuo Inouye

A mole pokes its head out of the ground in Godewaersvelde, France Picture: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/GettyImages

A mole pokes its head out of the ground in Godewaersvelde, France
Picture: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/GettyImages

An aerial view of the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore Picture: ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/GettyImages

An aerial view of the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore
Picture: ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/GettyImages

A Barbary macaque munches on a crisp from a tube of Pringles it stole from a tourist in Gibraltar. British holidaymaker Pete Oxford, who took the photo, says: "A lady was enjoying her Pringles with friends. Suddenly, she shrieked in horror as the imposing macaque ran over to her with attitude, acting like a thug. As she dropped the tube in hysterics, the monkey snatched it away. While the woman ran off in terror, the monkey calmly went and sat on a nearby wall. It greedily devoured its prize, scoffing all the Pringles in around five minutes." Picture: Pete Oxford/Minden Pictures/Solent News & Photo Agency

A Barbary macaque munches on a crisp from a tube of Pringles it stole from a tourist in Gibraltar. British holidaymaker Pete Oxford, who took the photo, says: “A lady was enjoying her Pringles with friends. Suddenly, she shrieked in horror as the imposing macaque ran over to her with attitude, acting like a thug. As she dropped the tube in hysterics, the monkey snatched it away. While the woman ran off in terror, the monkey calmly went and sat on a nearby wall. It greedily devoured its prize, scoffing all the Pringles in around five minutes.”
Picture: Pete Oxford/Minden Pictures/Solent News & Photo Agency

An elephant stands on its back legs to reach high leaves with its trunk in a forest at Mana Pools, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Zimbabwe. Photographer Morkel Erasmus captured this behaviour, which has made the Mana Pools elephants famous but has rarely been photographed. Picture: MORKEL ERASMUS / CATERS NEWS

An elephant stands on its back legs to reach high leaves with its trunk in a forest at Mana Pools, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Zimbabwe. Photographer Morkel Erasmus captured this behaviour, which has made the Mana Pools elephants famous but has rarely been photographed.
Picture: MORKEL ERASMUS / CATERS NEWS

This rat's days were numbered when a keen-eyed barred owl spotted it scampering through the snow. Wildlife photographer Mircea Costina says: I found this bird in the forest, north of Quebec City, Canada. After a couple of hours in his company, at -30 degrees Celsius, finally, the owl started hunting. He captured a huge rat right in front of me. After that, he swooped up to a tree-branch perch and devoured the whole prey. Picture: Mircea Costina / Rex Features

This rat’s days were numbered when a keen-eyed barred owl spotted it scampering through the snow. Wildlife photographer Mircea Costina says: I found this bird in the forest, north of Quebec City, Canada. After a couple of hours in his company, at -30 degrees Celsius, finally, the owl started hunting. He captured a huge rat right in front of me. After that, he swooped up to a tree-branch perch and devoured the whole prey.
Picture: Mircea Costina / Rex Features

Mich Kemeter climbs the Verdon gorge in Southern France without a safety harness and ropes. He abseiled down to a ledge and climbed back up the 1000ft cliff face. Picture: Pedro Pimentel / Barcroft Media

Mich Kemeter climbs the Verdon gorge in Southern France without a safety harness and ropes. He abseiled down to a ledge and climbed back up the 1000ft cliff face.
Picture: Pedro Pimentel / Barcroft Media

Eel Man!! Diving guide Andy Marovic plays with a conger eel at the Teti wreck near the Island of Vis, off the coast of Croatia. Andy says the eels are so used to seeing him, as he visits their home at the wreck regularly with groups of tourists, that they love to play with him. Picture: Franco Banfi / Barcroft Media

Eel Man!!
Diving guide Andy Marovic plays with a conger eel at the Teti wreck near the Island of Vis, off the coast of Croatia. Andy says the eels are so used to seeing him, as he visits their home at the wreck regularly with groups of tourists, that they love to play with him.
Picture: Franco Banfi / Barcroft Media

Panda Twins

Panda Twins!!
Panda mother Cheng Ji has given birth to twins at the Giant Panda Research Base in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province
Picture: Quirky China News / Rex Features

The Fuego volcano, south of Guatemala City, erupts, spewing lava and columns of ash into the air Picture: OHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/GettyImages

The Fuego volcano, south of Guatemala City, erupts, spewing lava and columns of ash into the air
Picture: OHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/GettyImages

A six-day-old hippopotamus is pictured next to his mother, Kara, aged 21, at Planet Sauvage (wild planet) zoo in Port-Saint-Pere, western France Picture: FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages

A six-day-old hippopotamus is pictured next to his mother, Kara, aged 21, at Planet Sauvage (wild planet) zoo in Port-Saint-Pere, western France
Picture: FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages

Young Ilzite eats from a bucket at home in Ligatne, Latvia, and looks out from Velga Vitola's car. A Latvian woman has raised two wild bears alongside her children in their family home. Velga Vitola brought up the brown bears in her shack in the woods of Ligatne National Park, Latvia. One bear died, but she says that has only increased the bond between her and the remaining bear, Ilzite. Picture: Animal Press / Barcroft Media

Young Ilzite eats from a bucket at home in Ligatne, Latvia, and looks out from Velga Vitola’s car. A Latvian woman has raised two wild bears alongside her children in their family home. Velga Vitola brought up the brown bears in her shack in the woods of Ligatne National Park, Latvia. One bear died, but she says that has only increased the bond between her and the remaining bear, Ilzite.
Picture: Animal Press / Barcroft Media

A cheeky monkey sticks out his tongue at British photographer Andrew Forsyth in Gibraltar. Mr Forsyth, from Brighton, East Sussex, said the baby was safe in the arms of his mother, a dominant female in the group of Barbary macaques. Picture: Andrew Forsyth/FLPA/Solent News & Photo Agency

A cheeky monkey sticks out his tongue at British photographer Andrew Forsyth in Gibraltar. Mr Forsyth, from Brighton, East Sussex, said the baby was safe in the arms of his mother, a dominant female in the group of Barbary macaques.
Picture: Andrew Forsyth/FLPA/Solent News & Photo Agency

This is a new species of monkey which has been identified in Africa. The species, known locally as the lesula, was discovered after a young female was seen kept captive at the home of a primary school director in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2007. The young animal resembled an owl faced monkey (Cercopithecus hamlyni) but its colouring was different to that of any known species, the researchers writing in the journal PLoS ONE said. Picture: Hart JA, Detwiler KM, Gilbert CC, Burrell AS, Fuller JL/PA

This is a new species of monkey which has been identified in Africa. The species, known locally as the lesula, was discovered after a young female was seen kept captive at the home of a primary school director in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2007. The young animal resembled an owl faced monkey (Cercopithecus hamlyni) but its colouring was different to that of any known species, the researchers writing in the journal PLoS ONE said.
Picture: Hart JA, Detwiler KM, Gilbert CC, Burrell AS, Fuller JL/PA

A rare red arowana is pictured in Wuhan, Hebei province, China. One has sold for 2.7 million yuan (£264,000). Picture: Imaginechina / Rex Features

A rare red arowana is pictured in Wuhan, Hebei province, China. One has sold for 2.7 million yuan (£264,000).
Picture: Imaginechina / Rex Features

baby hippo by frank perry

Another look at the six-day-old hippopotamus with his mother at the zoo in France
Picture: FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages

 

china coloured rocks

Two tiny figures walk on a boardwalk among colourful rock formations at the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu Province, China. The unusual coloration in the rocks is the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits being laid down over 24 million years. The resulting ‘layer cake’ was then buckled by the same tectonic plates responsible for parts of the Himalayan mountains. Wind and rain finished the job by carving weird and wonderful shapes including natural pillars, towers, ravines, valleys and waterfalls – that differ in colour, texture, shape, size and pattern.
Picture: Amos Chapple / Rex Features

dance with dolphins

Dance With Dolphins!!
A freediver dances with dolphins off Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas. Three pro swimmers held their breath for up to four minutes while plunging to depths of 30ft with the dolphins in a bid to learn new techniques.
Picture: Doug Perrine / Barcroft Media

Bengal kittens are prepared for their appearance at the Royal Melbourne Show Picture: Alex Coppel/Newspix / Rex Features

Bengal kittens are prepared for their appearance at the Royal Melbourne Show
Picture: Alex Coppel/Newspix / Rex Features

Seven-month-old chimpanzee Ruben rides on the back of his surrogate mother, Kito, at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Ruben's mother, Rukiya, died just 24 hours after giving birth. Picture: Sue Ogrocki

Seven-month-old chimpanzee Ruben rides on the back of his surrogate mother, Kito, at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Ruben’s mother, Rukiya, died just 24 hours after giving birth.
Picture: Sue Ogrocki

Mount Gamalama spews volcanic ash as it erupts on Ternate Island, eastern Indonesia

Mount Gamalama spews volcanic ash as it erupts on Ternate Island, eastern Indonesia

Putin Peak

Russian and Kyrgyz national flags fly from the 4,446m (14,586 feet) high Vladimir Putin Peak in the Tian Shan mountains, south of the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. The peak was named in 2011 in honour of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is due to visit Kyrgyzstan on Thursday.
Picture: REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

dogs of sai kung hong kong

Dogs of Sai Kung !!
..Bejewelled collars, dainty outfits and dyed fur – the competition to have the best looking pet is fierce. Sai Kung is awash with dog boutiques and even a doggy bakery where you can buy individual doggy pies (that’s pies for dogs, not pies containing dog, of course). Hong Kong has one of the lowest birth rates in the world and, with few actual babies, people have found substitutes to splash their love, attention and money on – in the form of some very pampered pooches.
Picture: Brian Cassey / Rex Feature

 Dogs being pushed in prams  Dogs of Sai Kung, Hong Kong   According to the saying dogs are a man's best friend - and one village in Hong Kong has embraced that idea to the point of obsession. In the fishing village of Sai Kung dogs are very firmly considered to be members of the family. Sundays see locals promendaing their precious pooches in prams along the waterfront. Each diva dog is primped to perfection, with their human 'parents' paying lavish attention to grooming. Bejewelled collars, dainty outfits and dyed fur - the competion to have the best looking pet is fierce. And after a little gentle exercise it's then time to retire to a table at a local resturant for lunch. Sai Kung is awash with dog boutiques and even a doggy bakery where you can buy individual doggy pies and other fresh baked treats. Hong Kong has one of the lowest birth rates in the world and, with few actual babies, people have found substitutes to splash their love, attention and money on - in the form of some very pampered pooches. Picture: Brian Cassey / Rex Features
Dogs being pushed in prams
Dogs of Sai Kung, Hong Kong
According to the saying dogs are a man’s best friend – and one village in Hong Kong has embraced that idea to the point of obsession. In the fishing village of Sai Kung dogs are very firmly considered to be members of the family. Sundays see locals promendaing their precious pooches in prams along the waterfront. Each diva dog is primped to perfection, with their human ‘parents’ paying lavish attention to grooming. Bejewelled collars, dainty outfits and dyed fur – the competion to have the best looking pet is fierce. And after a little gentle exercise it’s then time to retire to a table at a local resturant for lunch. Sai Kung is awash with dog boutiques and even a doggy bakery where you can buy individual doggy pies and other fresh baked treats. Hong Kong has one of the lowest birth rates in the world and, with few actual babies, people have found substitutes to splash their love, attention and money on – in the form of some very pampered pooches.
Picture: Brian Cassey / Rex Features