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Nature & Wildlife Pictures of the Week

Sunday, December 16th, 2012
whale-fire in petersburg alaska by mark turner

Whale Fire!!
This may look like a whale spouting fire from its blowhole – but the orange glow is simply the sunlight refracting through the spray of the waterspout. Amateur photographer Mark Turner captured the unusual sight in Petersburg, Alaska.
Picture: MARK TURNER / CATERS NEWS

 

tambako lion youngster did someone fart

Lion Youngster: Did someone fart
by Emmanuel KellerTambako the Jaguar on Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/3756918845/

 

Lion Love and Rest in Zambiaby Adalberto Mangini Photography

Lion Love and Rest in Zambia
by Adalberto Mangini Photography

 

A monkey dressed in a sheepskin coat and diaper shocked shoppers at an Ikea in TorontoPicture: @Broniewyn/Twitter

A monkey dressed in a sheepskin coat and diaper shocked shoppers at an Ikea in Toronto
Picture: @Broniewyn/Twitter

 

A red river hog walks in snow at the Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, northern GermanyPicture: MALTE CHRISTIANS/AFP/Getty Images

A red river hog walks in snow at the Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany
Picture: MALTE CHRISTIANS/AFP/Getty Images

 

 

Lucifer the lion holds a Christmas present in his mouth on a frosty morning at ZSL London ZooPicture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Lucifer the lion holds a Christmas present in his mouth on a frosty morning at ZSL London Zoo
Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

 

Giant panda Funi opens her Christmas gift at Adelaide Zoo, AustraliaPicture: Newspix / Rex Features

Giant panda Funi opens her Christmas gift at Adelaide Zoo, Australia
Picture: Newspix / Rex Features

 

 

A zebra pulls a funny face at Whipsnade Zoo in BedfordshirePicture: Tony Margiocchi / Barcroft Media

A zebra pulls a funny face at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire
Picture: Tony Margiocchi / Barcroft Media

 

 

glacial landscape  of svalbard by rex features

The otherworldly glacial landscapes of Svalbard, Norway, appear in British photographer Danny Green’s first book, The Long Journey North, a visual documentation of the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Northern Europe snapped over a period of eight years.

penny hyde jaguar cub

Sweet Innocence -Jaguar Cub
by Penny Hyde Photography
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pennyhyde/7786128242/

onesmus leopard at waterhole

Thirsty Leopard at Waterhole, Kenya
by Onesmus Ole Irungu Photography

kevin-64 lion at chester zoo england

Lion at Chester Zoo, England
by kevin-64 on Flickr.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46897111@N05/6749704007/

kevin-64 green macaw

Green Macaw
by kevin-64 on Flickr.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46897111@N05/6779715768/

madeliene bianchi snow leopard cub mohan

Snow Leopard Cub Mohan Enjoying First Snow Experience
by Madeleine Bianchi Photography

kevin naylaor squirrel photographer

Squirrel Photographer
by Kevin Naylor Photography
http://www.facebook.com/KevinNaylorPhotography

lynx duo by ozgokay ibrahim

Eurasian Lynx Duo
Courtesy of Özgökay Ibrahim

ed brown lion after a hefty meal masai mara

Lion after a hefty meal at Masai Mara, Kenya
by Ed Brown Wildlife Photography
https://www.facebook.com/EdBrownWildlife

ed brown lion brothers masai mara

Lion Brothers at Masai Mara, Kenya
by Ed Brown Wildlife Photography
https://www.facebook.com/EdBrownWildlife

christof schoeman leopard 2 at timbavati southafrica

Young Leopard at Timbavati, South Africa
by Christof Schoeman Wildlife Photography
https://www.facebook.com/christofschoemanwildlifephotography

two headed albino milk snake

This two headed albino milk snake was born last year in Florida. The condition is known as Polycephaly and occurs when monozygotic twins fail to separate completely. Most organisms with this condition will not live for long, but occasionally you will get cases like this one, where the snake(s?) seem healthy enough and can live for years. The heads act independently of one another, and will fight over food given the opportunity. Watch a video of their owner feeding them here: http://bit.ly/11YYkHT Courtesy of Andrew Vizzacchero

giraffes in a line at okavango delta botswana by roberto boldorini

A line of giraffes in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Picture: Roberto Boldorini

Flatback Turtles released into the wild, Darwin, Australia - 07 Dec 2012

Rescued flatback turtle Michala is released into the wild with a satellite transmitter strapped to her, along with three baby flatback turtles. Michala was found floating around Cape Hotham, Australia, where she was treated with antibiotics to help remove the gas build-up in her body
Photograph: Daniel Hartley-Allen/Rex Features

INDONESIA-JAKARTA-SEA

A turtle swims near coral reefs in the sea at Bunaken Island, Indonesia
Photograph: Jiang Fan/Corbis

Hippo offspring in Berlin Zoo

Hippopotamus mother named Kathi (R) introduces her offspring to the group at the zoo in Berlin, Germany
Photograph: Laurin Schmid/EPA

A fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca), which originally nests in northern Canada. The bird, which was last seen in Europe in 1947, in Iceland, and 1961 in Ireland, has been recently spotted in Estonia by bird watcher Aivar Veide. Many European bird watchers have visited Estonia to see the speciesPhotograph: Raigo Pajula/AFP/Getty Images

A fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca), which originally nests in northern Canada. The bird, which was last seen in Europe in 1947, in Iceland, and 1961 in Ireland, has been recently spotted in Estonia by bird watcher Aivar Veide. Many European bird watchers have visited Estonia to see the species
Photograph: Raigo Pajula/AFP/Getty Images

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Flowers in bloom in Nanjian Yi Autonomous County, in south-west China’s Yunnan province
Photograph: Qin Qing/Corbis

Red-crowned cranes in Cheorwon-gun county

Red-crowned cranes in Cheorwon-gun county, Gangwon province, South Korea. Cranes produce a wide variety of calls ranging from low pitched purrs to the loud unison calls involved in courtship
Photograph: KIM JAE-SUN/EPA

A veterinary team from the wildlife forensic unit take blood samples to trace the DNA of one of 16 tigers cubs seized from smugglers in Chaiyaphum, Thailand. The tiger cubs were being smuggled across the border into Laos two-per crate in the back of a truck, after they were very likely reared in an illegal tiger farm in Thailand, and destined for China. Perceived by organised criminals to be high profit and low risk, the illicit trade in wildlife is worth at least $19bn a year, making it the fourth largest illegal global trade after narcotics, counterfeiting, and human trafficking, according to a new report commissioned by WWF

A veterinary team from the wildlife forensic unit take blood samples to trace the DNA of one of 16 tigers cubs seized from smugglers in Chaiyaphum, Thailand. The tiger cubs were being smuggled across the border into Laos two-per crate in the back of a truck, after they were very likely reared in an illegal tiger farm in Thailand, and destined for China. Perceived by organised criminals to be high profit and low risk, the illicit trade in wildlife is worth at least $19bn a year, making it the fourth largest illegal global trade after narcotics, counterfeiting, and human trafficking, according to a new report commissioned by WWF

An injured wild elephant tries to stand after it was attacked by poachers

An injured wild elephant tries to eat a banana leaf with its trunk after it was attacked by poachers in the foothills of Pancharatna hills in Goalpara district of lower Assam, India. The poachers cut off two tusks and the tail of the elephant, who is now expected to survive, according to local animal officials. This week, Malaysian authorities seized an enormous haul of 1,500 elephant tusks worth £12m, weighing as much as all the illegally traded ivory seized globally last year and marking the country’s largest ever haul
Photograph: Anupam Nath/AP

great white shark hunts seal at false bay south africa by tonya herron

A Great White Shark hunts a seal in False Bay, off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa
Picture: Tonya Herron / Barcroft Media

ikea-monkey-cage darwin at toronto animal services
Darwin, the monkey is pictured in this handout photo taken by Toronto Animal Services. The stylishly dressed five-month old monkey that caused a frenzy as it wandered around the parking lot of a Toronto-area Ikea store will be transferred to a sanctuary, officials said. Police were called to the furniture store on Sunday afternoon in Canada’s most populous city after the monkey broke loose and began running around a parking area.
Picture: REUTERS/Toronto Animal Services
frosty stags at petworth park in sussex by christopher pledger

Deer graze in a frosty landscape at Petworth Park in Sussex
Picture: Christopher Pledger

orangutan-eye tracking

Sumatran orangutan Tsunami wears eye tracking equipment at Malaysia’s National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur. A team from the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, led by neuroscientist Dr Neil Mennie, is studying the eye movements of the seven-year-old orangutan to explain some of the mysteries of the visual brain and improve the lives of captive-bred animals.
Picture: REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

orangutan-water surabaya zoo east java indonesia by robertus pudyanto

An orangutan drinks a bottle of water at Surabaya Zoo in East Java, Indonesia Picture: Robertus Pudyanto / Barcroft Media

grey heron toying with fish in quebec canada by micea costina

This grey heron had obviously never been told not to play with its food. The wading bird was spotted seemingly toying with its tasty fish lunch by photographer Mircea Costina, in Quebec, Canada.
Picture: Mircea Costina/Rex Features

goliath heron in south africa by heinrich van den berg

A curious Goliath Heron is snapped in South Africa by wildlife photographer Heinrich van den Berg
Picture: Heinrich van den Berg / Barcroft Media

turtle-baby metro by daniel hartley-allen

A rescued flatback turtle is released back into the wild after being treated at an animal centre in Darwin, Australia, with a satellite transmitter strapped to her back and a baby turtle sitting on her head
Picture: Daniel Hartley-Allen/Newspix / Rex Features

turtle-transmitter daniel hartley allen

A rescued flatback turtle is released back into the wild after being treated at an animal centre in Darwin, Australia, with a satellite transmitter strapped to her back…
Picture: Daniel Hartley-Allen/Newspix / Rex Features

snow-monkeys japan by kazuhiro nogi

bear-cub-ball play at blair drummond safari park by andrew milligan

polar-bear-ball hanover zoo germany

A polar bear plays with a white plastic ball in the snow at Hanover Zoo, Germany Picture: Action Press / Rex Features

 

snow-highlands-cows in scotland by david moir

Young Highland cows stands in the snow at a farm near Crianlarich, Scotland Picture: REUTERS/David Moir

Japanese macaques, commonly referred to as snow monkeys, huddle together at an open-air hot spring at the Jigokudani (Hell’s Valley) Monkey Park in the town of Yamanouchi, Nagano prefecture, Japan
Picture: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images
zebra-snow walk at leipzig zoo germany by peter endig

A zebra walks in its enclosure at the zoo in Leipzig, eastern Germany
Picture: PETER ENDIG/AFP/Getty Images

 

rhino-snow leipzig zoo germany by peter endig

A rhinoceros tastes some snow in its enclosure at the zoo in Leipzig, eastern Germany
Picture: PETER ENDIG/AFP/Getty Images

Bear Photographer

Bear Photographer!!
Here’s one cub reporter who could bearly contain herself as she watched a wildlife photographer at work. As Dean Swartz took pictures of a black bear family in Minnesota, America, he noticed one juvenile bear watching him very closely. After about 45 minutes the bear decided to have a go as well and ambled over to the tripod. Backing off, Dean used another camera on his shoulder to carry on taking pictures as the animal investigated his expensive equipment.
Picture: Dean Swartz / National News and Pictures

 

monkey adopts cat indonesia by sijori images

Kimon, an eight-year-old female long-tailed monkey, grooms a kitten on Bintan Island, Indonesia. Kimon reportedly has such strong maternal instincts that she treats the cat just like one of her own offspring.
Picture: Sijori Images / Barcroft India

 

elephant-calf-snow play at berlin zoo by tim brakemeier

Elephant-calf-snow play at berlin zoo
by Tim Brakemeier

goat-in-pink-welliesMaisie the Goat at Maria’s Animal Shelter in Probus, Cornwall, suffers from arthritis and has to wear wellington boots to help her condition. Recent downpours have left 12-year-old Maisie constantly squelching around in puddles and mud. So her keepers have provided pink wellies to protect her from foot rot – the animal equivalent of trench foot.

Picture: SWNS.com