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Monday, March 11th, 2013
Time For A Nap!!!  Photographer : Pat Ulrich

Time For A Nap!!!
Photographer : Pat Ulrich

Leopard in the rain by Calvin Kotze Photography https://www.facebook.com/CalvinKotzePhotography

Leopard in the rain
by Calvin Kotze Photography
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Lion cub soaking up the last ray of sunshine by Calvin Kotze Photography https://www.facebook.com/CalvinKotzePhotography

Lion cub soaking up the last ray of sunshine
by Calvin Kotze Photography
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Young Leopard Yawn by Calvin Kotze Photography https://www.facebook.com/CalvinKotzePhotography

Young Leopard Yawn
by Calvin Kotze Photography
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Blue Night by Calvin Kotze Photography https://www.facebook.com/CalvinKotzePhotography

Blue Night
by Calvin Kotze Photography
https://www.facebook.com/CalvinKotzePhotography

 

Thousands of cranes pass through the Israeli skies twice a year and use Hula Lake as a stopover while travelling between Europe and Africa Picture: CATERS

Thousands of cranes pass through the Israeli skies twice a year and use Hula Lake as a stopover while travelling between Europe and Africa
Picture: CATERS

Love At First Sight!!!!  Photographer : Dino Odoardo Giberton

Love At First Sight!!!!
Photographer : Dino Odoardo Giberton

Prothonotary Warbler by Mike Lentz. Photography
Prothonotary Warbler
by Mike Lentz. Photography www.mikelentzphotography.com
Meet Einstein, The World's Smallest Stallion!!!!

Meet Einstein, The World’s Smallest Stallion!!!!

Kingfisher Triumphant Splash!  Photo : Danny Green / Rex Features
Kingfisher Triumphant Splash!
Photo : Danny Green / Rex Features
"Kerching" by Chris Discart.

“Kerching”
by Chris Discart.

African Leopard by Adalberto Mangini Photography

African Leopard
by Adalberto Mangini Photography

 Kelly Brown / The Buffalo Zoo Little white bundle of love A polar bear cub is photographed by the Buffalo Zoo on March 1.The cub was born on November 27th to mother Anana, sired by Nanuq, and has been hand raised by the Zoo’s veterinary technician and keeper staff. Though the cub is currently too small to go on exhibit for the public, she is visible within the zoo on a closed-circuit television.


Kelly Brown / The Buffalo Zoo
Little white bundle of love
A polar bear cub is photographed by the Buffalo Zoo on March 1.The cub was born on November 27th to mother Anana, sired by Nanuq, and has been hand raised by the Zoo’s veterinary technician and keeper staff. Though the cub is currently too small to go on exhibit for the public, she is visible within the zoo on a closed-circuit television.

 Marc Tirl / EPA Tapir toddler Malayan tapir 'Laila' watches her male offspring nibbling on leaves at their enclosure at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, on March 2.

Tapir toddler
Malayan tapir ‘Laila’ watches her male offspring nibbling on leaves at their enclosure at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, on March 2.
Marc Tirl / EPA

Tiny turtle An Indonesian worker holds a sea turtle hatchling at a conservation center in Serangan, Indonesia, on March 1. by Made Nagi / EPA

Tiny turtle
An Indonesian worker holds a sea turtle hatchling at a conservation center in Serangan, Indonesia, on March 1.
by Made Nagi / EPA

All eyes ahead An eagle owl is seen at the Schwarze Berge wildlife park in Hamburg, northern Germany, on February 28. by Sven Hoppe / AFP - Getty Images

All eyes ahead
An eagle owl is seen at the Schwarze Berge wildlife park in Hamburg, northern Germany, on February 28.
by Sven Hoppe / AFP – Getty Images

Face palm!! An oriental small-clawed otter plays in its enclosure at the Schwarze Berge wildlife park in Hamburg, northern Germany, on February 28. All of the park's animals were counted, measured and weighed during an annual inventory.  by Sven Hoppe / AFP - Getty Images

Face palm!!
An oriental small-clawed otter plays in its enclosure at the Schwarze Berge wildlife park in Hamburg, northern Germany, on February 28. All of the park’s animals were counted, measured and weighed during an annual inventory.
by Sven Hoppe / AFP – Getty Images

Monarchs!!!!!!  Photo : Elmira Amirova.
Monarchs!!!!!!
Photo : Elmira Amirova.
Comb Duck, Juvenile by Tony Faria
Comb Duck, Juvenile by Tony Faria
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonif/8173210485
This is an Oarfish, one of the longest fish in the world. They are mysterious and rarely seen alive..

This is an Oarfish, one of the longest fish in the world. They are mysterious and rarely seen alive..

Hare in Snow  by Ivan Kislov http://xpax.35photo.ru/photo_490711/

Hare in Snow
by Ivan Kislov
http://xpax.35photo.ru/photo_490711/

Wolfie by Ivan Kislov http://xpax.35photo.ru/photo_491649/

Wolfie
by Ivan Kislov
http://xpax.35photo.ru/photo_491649/

Red Fox by Ivan Kislov http://xpax.35photo.ru/photo_487788/

Red Fox
by Ivan Kislov
http://xpax.35photo.ru/photo_487788/

Wolverine !! by Ivan Kislov http://xpax.35photo.ru/photo_485148/

Wolverine !!
by Ivan Kislov
http://xpax.35photo.ru/photo_485148/

Get your ducks in a row Egyptian goslings swim in a pond in Frankfurt, Germany, on Feb. 27. Image by Frank Rumpenhorst / EPA

Get your ducks in a row
Egyptian goslings swim in a pond in Frankfurt, Germany, on Feb. 27.
Image by Frank Rumpenhorst / EPA

Leopardess and cub, Masai Mara, Kenya by Onesmus Ole Irungu

Leopardess and cub, Masai Mara, Kenya
by Onesmus Ole Irungu

A black-necked spitting cobra swallowing a puff adder, Kenya by Onesmus Ole Irungu

A black-necked spitting cobra swallowing a puff adder, Kenya
by Onesmus Ole Irungu

Young tigers, Zürich Zoo, Switzerland by Tambako Photography https://www.facebook.com/tambakophotography

Young tigers, Zürich Zoo, Switzerland
by Tambako Photography
https://www.facebook.com/tambakophotography

Red Fox by Tambako Photography https://www.facebook.com/tambakophotography

Red Fox
by Tambako Photography
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Happy Hoppers!! One month-old male triplet bilby joeys make their first appearance at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Queensland, on March 6. The Bilby, a nocturnal marsupial, is listed as endangered in Queensland and a vulnerable nationally. by Dan Peled / EPA

Happy Hoppers!!
One month-old male triplet bilby joeys make their first appearance at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Queensland, on March 6. The Bilby, a nocturnal marsupial, is listed as endangered in Queensland and a vulnerable nationally.
by Dan Peled / EPA

Rainbow Jelly A northern sea nettle swims as part of the new jellyfish exhibition 'Jellyfish Discovery' at the SeaLife Aquarium in Timmendorfer, Germany on Feb. 26. by Jens Buttner / AFP - Getty Images

Rainbow Jelly
A northern sea nettle swims as part of the new jellyfish exhibition ‘Jellyfish Discovery’ at the SeaLife Aquarium in Timmendorfer, Germany on Feb. 26.
by Jens Buttner / AFP – Getty Images
Polar Bear Playfight  by Alexey Tishchenko http://alextish.35photo.ru/photo_491903/

Polar Bear Playfight
by Alexey Tishchenko
http://alextish.35photo.ru/photo_491903/

Polar Bear Playfight II  by Alexey Tishchenko http://alextish.35photo.ru/photo_475808/

Polar Bear Playfight II
by Alexey Tishchenko
http://alextish.35photo.ru/photo_475808/

Polar Bear Playfight III  by Alexey Tishchenko http://alextish.35photo.ru/photo_450523/

Polar Bear Playfight III
by Alexey Tishchenko
http://alextish.35photo.ru/photo_450523/

Wild Boars  by Alexey Tishchenko http://alextish.35photo.ru/photo_450408/

Wild Boars
by Alexey Tishchenko
http://alextish.35photo.ru/photo_450408/

Polar Bear Playfight IV by Alexey Tishchenko http://alextish.35photo.ru/photo_445801/

Polar Bear Playfight IV
by Alexey Tishchenko
http://alextish.35photo.ru/photo_445801/

Underwater Photography by Dmitry Vinogradov. http://winograd.35photo.ru/photo_480745/

Underwater Photography by Dmitry Vinogradov.
http://winograd.35photo.ru/photo_480745/

Underwater Photography II  by Dmitry Vinogradov. http://winograd.35photo.ru/photo_491352/

Underwater Photography II
by Dmitry Vinogradov.
http://winograd.35photo.ru/photo_491352/

British angler Steve Townson achieved a lifelong ambition when he landed this massive wild arapaima estimated at 250lbs from Middle River Essequibo in Guyana, South America. Steve, who has travelled the world catching exotic fish and who runs UK-based company Amazon-Angler.com - a company specialising in South American angling holidays - caught the mighty fish, plus another weighing around 150lb, on a whole 2lb piranha bait. The arapaima is one of the world's biggest and mightiest freshwater fish and to catch them in the wild is a rare privilege, said Steve. Picture: Gareth Purnell / Rex Features

British angler Steve Townson achieved a lifelong ambition when he landed this massive wild arapaima estimated at 250lbs from Middle River Essequibo in Guyana, South America. Steve, who has travelled the world catching exotic fish and who runs UK-based company Amazon-Angler.com – a company specialising in South American angling holidays – caught the mighty fish, plus another weighing around 150lb, on a whole 2lb piranha bait. The arapaima is one of the world’s biggest and mightiest freshwater fish and to catch them in the wild is a rare privilege, said Steve.
Picture: Gareth Purnell / Rex Features

A web-footed gecko licks its eyeball in the Namib desert of Namibia. The elusive reptile spends most of the day buried in the sand, and uses its long tongue to both clean its eyes of dust and drink the moisture which collects on its eyes when the morning mist rolls in from the sea. Picture: Martin Harvey / Barcroft Media

A web-footed gecko licks its eyeball in the Namib desert of Namibia. The elusive reptile spends most of the day buried in the sand, and uses its long tongue to both clean its eyes of dust and drink the moisture which collects on its eyes when the morning mist rolls in from the sea.
Picture: Martin Harvey / Barcroft Media

This little echidna is lucky to be alive after being found wandering down the middle of the street in Victoria, Australia. Megan Wilson first spotted the spiky creature and scooped him up and took him to the Healesville Animal Sanctuary. Picture: Jay Town/Newspix / Rex Features

This little echidna is lucky to be alive after being found wandering down the middle of the street in Victoria, Australia. Megan Wilson first spotted the spiky creature and scooped him up and took him to the Healesville Animal Sanctuary.
Picture: Jay Town/Newspix / Rex Features

Peacock display at Walton Gardens near Warrington by Darren Moston

Peacock display at Walton Gardens near Warrington
by Darren Moston

Makeral Fishing Frenzy Picture: Christopher Swann/SPL/Barcroft Media

Makeral Fishing Frenzy
Picture: Christopher Swann/SPL/Barcroft Media

The vulnerable mackerel instinctively cluster together seeking safety in numbers from the hungry predators Picture: Christopher Swann/SPL/Barcroft Media

The vulnerable mackerel instinctively cluster together seeking safety in numbers from the hungry predators
Picture: Christopher Swann/SPL/Barcroft Media

It was only when the photographer looked at this picture later that she spotted this great horned owl had a baby, tucked tightly into the feathers on its tummy. It was taken by wildlife photographer Marina Scarr in Fort De Soto Park, Florida. Picture: MARINA SCARR / CATERS NEWS

It was only when the photographer looked at this picture later that she spotted this great horned owl had a baby, tucked tightly into the feathers on its tummy. It was taken by wildlife photographer Marina Scarr in Fort De Soto Park, Florida.
Picture: MARINA SCARR / CATERS NEWS

A jackal and a vulture fight for food in the Giant's Castle Nature Reserve in the Drakensberg region of South Africa. Wildlife photographer Mitchell Krog captured the fighting as the creatures scrapped over scattered bones... Picture: Mitchell Krog/mitchellkrog.com / Rex Features

A jackal and a vulture fight for food in the Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve in the Drakensberg region of South Africa. Wildlife photographer Mitchell Krog captured the fighting as the creatures scrapped over scattered bones…
Picture: Mitchell Krog/mitchellkrog.com / Rex Features

...Mitchell Krog also captured a group of black-backed jackals that arrived on top of the mountain in the late afternoon to come and steal the meaty bones that were placed out for the vultures. Picture: Mitchell Krog/mitchellkrog.com/Rex Features

…Mitchell Krog also captured a group of black-backed jackals that arrived on top of the mountain in the late afternoon to come and steal the meaty bones that were placed out for the vultures.
Picture: Mitchell Krog/mitchellkrog.com/Rex Features

A swan swims in the early spring sun at the inner city harbour in Berlin Picture: Markus Schreiber/AP

A swan swims in the early spring sun at the inner city harbour in Berlin
Picture: Markus Schreiber/AP

Polar Bear Cub  by Nicholas Zynovev www.nikzinoviev.com

Polar Bear Cub
by Nicholas Zynovev
www.nikzinoviev.com
Blue Askew Geronimo, a young cougar (Puma concolor) at Jungle Cat World, has some of the most captivating blue eyes you will ever see in an animal. Even the folks at the zoo took note. by Eric 'Kuba' Ash http://hewhowalkswithtigers.deviantart.com/art/Blue-Askew-168354074

Blue Askew
Geronimo, a young cougar (Puma concolor) at Jungle Cat World, has some of the most captivating blue eyes you will ever see in an animal. Even the folks at the zoo took note.
by Eric ‘Kuba’ Ash
http://hewhowalkswithtigers.deviantart.com/art/Blue-Askew-168354074

Red Fox by Rik Den Bougert

Red Fox
by Rik Den Bougert

Cheetah Brotherhood by Adalberto Mangini Photography

Cheetah Brotherhood
by Adalberto Mangini Photography

'A crow screeched overhead and these two reacted immediately' Photograph: Pauline Richardson

‘A crow screeched overhead and these two reacted immediately’
Photograph: Pauline Richardson

A battle scarred male southern elephant seal rolls in the waves at Gold Harbour, South Georgia Photograph: Justin Hofman/Barcroft Media

A battle scarred male southern elephant seal rolls in the waves at Gold Harbour, South Georgia
Photograph: Justin Hofman/Barcroft Media

A southern elephant seal pup rests on its mother Photograph: Justin Hofman/Barcroft Media

A southern elephant seal pup rests on its mother
Photograph: Justin Hofman/Barcroft Media

Flamingo Sunset by Moro http://moro.35photo.ru/photo_489427/

Flamingo Sunset
by Moro
http://moro.35photo.ru/photo_489427/

Red Fox  by Robert Babisz http://karp1225.35photo.ru/photo_479073/

Red Fox
by Robert Babisz
http://karp1225.35photo.ru/photo_479073/

Bird Fight  by Robert Babisz http://karp1225.35photo.ru/photo_462236/

Bird Fight
by Robert Babisz
http://karp1225.35photo.ru/photo_462236/

Africa is waiting. And it is red by Moro http://moro.35photo.ru/photo_432105/

Africa is waiting. And it is red
by Moro
http://moro.35photo.ru/photo_432105/

Mahaveer Tigress  by Wilder Pixels Please guys SAVE these wonders of Nature because they are one of a kind and wont come back once they get extinct !

Mahaveer Tigress
by Wilder Pixels
Please guys SAVE these wonders of Nature because they are one of a kind and wont come back once they get extinct !

This Margay Cat (c) never stopped walking up and down the limbs in it's enclosure at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens.   Margay Cats are small wild cats that spend most of their lives up in the trees.  Often confused with their slightly large cousins the Ocelot's they have specialized ankle joints that allow the Margay to make 180 degree turns on the branches of trees and lets them move through the treetops very much like squirrels do where as Ocelots rarely leave the ground. by Hali Sowle

This Margay Cat (c) never stopped walking up and down the limbs in it’s enclosure at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Margay Cats are small wild cats that spend most of their lives up in the trees. Often confused with their slightly large cousins the Ocelot’s they have specialized ankle joints that allow the Margay to make 180 degree turns on the branches of trees and lets them move through the treetops very much like squirrels do where as Ocelots rarely leave the ground.
by Hali Sowle

Rhino Portrait , Botswana by Gunther Wegner http://gwegner.de/blog/afrika-hautnah-unsere-botswana-reise/

Rhino Portrait , Botswana
by Gunther Wegner
http://gwegner.de/blog/afrika-hautnah-unsere-botswana-reise/

Caracal  by Byron King http://500px.com/photo/20449345

Caracal
by Byron King
http://500px.com/photo/20449345

Meet the woman on a mission to dispel the myths about one of the world's most feared ocean predators - by swimming with great white sharks without protection. Shark conservationist Ocean Ramsey said: "It's difficult to express the incredible joy and breathtaking emotion experienced locking eyes with a great white shark. Watching the shark acknowledge and observe me, while I peacefully and calmly allowed it to swim towards me, and then experiencing it accepting my touch. The connection I felt as I repeatedly petted and hitched a ride on these sharks reminded me of my experience with horses. A lot can be said between two creatures that don't speak the same language." Picture: JUAN OLIPHANT / CATERS NEWS

Meet the woman on a mission to dispel the myths about one of the world’s most feared ocean predators – by swimming with great white sharks without protection. Shark conservationist Ocean Ramsey said: “It’s difficult to express the incredible joy and breathtaking emotion experienced locking eyes with a great white shark. Watching the shark acknowledge and observe me, while I peacefully and calmly allowed it to swim towards me, and then experiencing it accepting my touch. The connection I felt as I repeatedly petted and hitched a ride on these sharks reminded me of my experience with horses. A lot can be said between two creatures that don’t speak the same language.”
Picture: JUAN OLIPHANT / CATERS NEWS

Whale Kiss A humpback whale mother swims with her calf, appearing to give her baby a tender kiss on the head. Professional photographer Jon Cornforth captured the touching moment off the coast of Tonga in the Southern Pacific Ocean. Picture: Jon Cornforth / Barcroft Media

Whale Kiss
A humpback whale mother swims with her calf, appearing to give her baby a tender kiss on the head. Professional photographer Jon Cornforth captured the touching moment off the coast of Tonga in the Southern Pacific Ocean.
Picture: Jon Cornforth / Barcroft Media

Solheimajokull Glacier in Iceland is photographed by Marketa Kalvachova, who has been dubbed the real-life Ice Queen after dedicating her life to taking spectacular pictures of glaciers and icebergs.  Picture: MARKETA KALVACHOVA / CATERS NEWS

Solheimajokull Glacier in Iceland is photographed by Marketa Kalvachova, who has been dubbed the real-life Ice Queen after dedicating her life to taking spectacular pictures of glaciers and icebergs.
Picture: MARKETA KALVACHOVA / CATERS NEWS

Four bear cubs climb up a tree for safety as an alpha male approaches them. Fearing for her cub's lives the mother bear urged them to scramble up the nearest tree trunk while she kept watch on the ground. The scene was captured by photographer Lauri Tammik in woods in north Finland. Picture: Lauri Tammik/Rex Features

Four bear cubs climb up a tree for safety as an alpha male approaches them. Fearing for her cub’s lives the mother bear urged them to scramble up the nearest tree trunk while she kept watch on the ground. The scene was captured by photographer Lauri Tammik in woods in north Finland.
Picture: Lauri Tammik/Rex Features

You invaded my territory, lower zambezi, Zambia by Nicole Cambré Photography www.withinafrica.com  https://www.facebook.com/NicoleCambrePhotography

You invaded my territory, lower zambezi, Zambia
by Nicole Cambré Photography
www.withinafrica.com
https://www.facebook.com/NicoleCambrePhotography
Leopard Portrait, South Luangwa, Zambia by Nicole Cambré Photography www.withinafrica.com https://www.facebook.com/NicoleCambrePhotography

Leopard Portrait, South Luangwa, Zambia
by Nicole Cambré Photography
www.withinafrica.com
https://www.facebook.com/NicoleCambrePhotography

Clash of the Titans, Chobe, Botswana by Nicole Cambré Photography www.withinafrica.com https://www.facebook.com/NicoleCambrePhotography

Clash of the Titans, Chobe, Botswana
by Nicole Cambré Photography
www.withinafrica.com
https://www.facebook.com/NicoleCambrePhotography

 

Tiger Cub  by Raquel Camacho

Tiger Cub
by Raquel Camacho

Lion Cubs, Kenya XXXVlll by *serhatdemiroglu http://serhatdemiroglu.deviantart.com/art/Kenya-XXXVlll-196032200

Lion Cubs, Kenya XXXVlll
by *serhatdemiroglu
http://serhatdemiroglu.deviantart.com/art/Kenya-XXXVlll-196032200

Lions Cubs, Kenya II by *serhatdemiroglu http://serhatdemiroglu.deviantart.com/art/Kenya-XLl-198832846

Lions Cubs, Kenya II
by *serhatdemiroglu
http://serhatdemiroglu.deviantart.com/art/Kenya-XLl-198832846

Peek-a-Wu! Xiao Liwu the Panda Cub at San Diego Zoo by Penny Hyde Photography http://pennyhyde.zenfolio.com/

Peek-a-Wu!
Xiao Liwu the Panda Cub at San Diego Zoo
by Penny Hyde Photography
http://pennyhyde.zenfolio.com/

High Five! Xiao Liwu the Panda Cub at San Diego Zoo by Penny Hyde Photography http://pennyhyde.zenfolio.com/

High Five!
Xiao Liwu the Panda Cub at San Diego Zoo
by Penny Hyde Photography
http://pennyhyde.zenfolio.com/

 

Handsome boy Tikal the Jaguar Cub at 7 and a half months at San Diego Zoo by Penny Hyde Photography http://pennyhyde.zenfolio.com/

Handsome boy
Tikal the Jaguar Cub at 7 and a half months at San Diego Zoo
by Penny Hyde Photography
http://pennyhyde.zenfolio.com/

Amur Tiger  by Jan Willemsen Photography

Amur Tiger
by Jan Willemsen Photography

 

Wait, that’s not a trunk!! Have you ever seen an elephant penis? Now you have This is a bull elephant firmly establishing why it is he, and not the lion, who is king of beasts. The elephant’s penis is not only massive but prehensile. As we watched in baffled amusement (and the faintest tinge of inadequacy), he used his penis to prop himself up (as in the photo), swat flies from his side and scratch himself on his stomach. David Attenborough never showed us that… There’s good reason for elephants to have prehensile penises. It’s hard enough for a six-tonne animal to get into the right position for sex, let alone having to do the rhythmic thrusting that’s required. So he let’s his penis do all the work for him. via Nat Geo

Wait, that’s not a trunk!! Have you ever seen an elephant penis? Now you have
This is a bull elephant firmly establishing why it is he, and not the lion, who is king of beasts. The elephant’s penis is not only massive but prehensile. As we watched in baffled amusement (and the faintest tinge of inadequacy), he used his penis to prop himself up (as in the photo), swat flies from his side and scratch himself on his stomach. David Attenborough never showed us that…
There’s good reason for elephants to have prehensile penises. It’s hard enough for a six-tonne animal to get into the right position for sex, let alone having to do the rhythmic thrusting that’s required. So he let’s his penis do all the work for him.
via Nat Geo

Animal Behaviourist Kevin Richardson being hugged by a lioness.

Animal Behaviourist Kevin Richardson being hugged by a lioness.

Wolves in Winter Snow - Nature Art by Collin Bogle Nature Art www.collinbogle.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Collin-Bogle-Nature-Art/118692531484805

Wolves in Winter Snow – Nature Art
by Collin Bogle Nature Art
www.collinbogle.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Collin-Bogle-Nature-Art/118692531484805

White Tiger Cub Nature Art by Collin Bogle Nature Art www.collinbogle.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Collin-Bogle-Nature-Art/118692531484805

White Tiger Cub Nature Art
by Collin Bogle Nature Art
www.collinbogle.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Collin-Bogle-Nature-Art/118692531484805