Wildlife

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Where Herons Live
by Dmitrii Viliunov


Many think that herons make nests in reeds or in a swamp. In fact, they nest in the tops of huge trees and with a drone it is sometimes possible to see them.

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Munk's Mobula Rays Schooling
by Mark Carwardine


Though from a boat it was hard to appreciate just how enormous this shoal was, the drone revealed a mass of thousands of Munk's Mobula rays (also called Munk's pygmy devil rays), all swimming in the s...

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An Afternoon Drink
by Rajarshi Banerji


With the advent of the dry season, as the grass becomes scarce and water sources dry up, Indian rhinos look for newer grazing grounds where they can graze and drink nearby.

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Flamingo Flock Heart
by Thomas Vijayan


The lake's abundance of algae once attracted a vast number of flamingos that famously lined the shore. In 2013, the lake received an alarming increase in the water levels that led to the migration of...

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Homecoming
by Mehmet Aslan


A buffalo herd is passing a lake before moving to its shelter where the herd will retreat to rest.

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ring of crocodiles
by Adnan Asif


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Flamingo Island
by Thomas Vijayan


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Forest Path
by Mehmet Aslan


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Polar plunge
by Jenny Wong


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Flamingos
by Thomas Vijayan


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Outer space flamingos
by Paul Mckenzie


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Baby Elephant Seals
by Scott Portelli


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Flying Flock
by Thomas Vijayan


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Two humpback whales
by Mark Carwardine


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Goose Constellation
by Juan Osorio


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Grey (or gray) whale feeding
by Mark Carwardine


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The bluespotted ribbontail ray
by Sagi Roitfarb


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WHALE IN DISTRESS
by Tony Hewitt


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Followed by shadows
by Haiquan Xiang


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Flamingo Canvas
by Thomas Vijayan


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