Wildlife

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1st classified

Sleeping Giant
by Dhanu Paran


The elephant rests on its side, its massive body occupying a significant portion of the frame. Its wrinkled grey skin appears to harmonize effortlessly with the surrounding foliage, giving the impression that it is an inherent component of the landscape.

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Sorry Sight
by Lalith Ekanayake


In the eastern province of Sri Lanka, wild elephants with their keen scavenging instincts have developed a peculiar, distressing, and dangerous behavior of searching for food in a designated garbage dump near the forest. It is disheartening to witness these majestic creatures res...

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Gathering in Gold Harbour
by Renato Granieri


Groups of king penguin chicks congregate around a freshwater pond. Both molting adults and chicks refrain from entering the water due to their non-waterproof feathers. Instead, they gather near freshwater sources to stay hydrated.

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Paving the Way
by Joanna Steidle


Aerial view of a shark gracefully gliding through a dense school of menhaden fish. It was a remarkable privilege to witness this captivating interaction between these two species. The photo was captured just off the coast of Southampton, NY, USA, during the summer of 2022.

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Hunting together
by Pham Huy Trung


A Bryde's whale mother's migratory journey brought her to De Gi Bay in central Vietnam, where she spent a few weeks. It was an intriguing experience as she gave birth in this location, guiding her young whale to learn how to hunt in the peaceful marine environment abundant with s...

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Warrior
by Hugo Hebbe


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Flamingos
by Thomas Vijayan


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Fresh Tracks
by Austin Johnson


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Main course
by Igor Altuna


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flamingos
by Ramazan Cirakoglu


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The Breach
by David Fairs


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Bear's fishing
by Mike Korostelev


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Warrior's rest
by Javier Lafuente


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The Buffalos Bath
by Kiah Hwa Ng


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On the thin ice
by Florian Ledoux


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Saving the world's biggest fish species.
by Srikanth Mannepuri


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Flamingo Canvas
by Thomas Vijayan


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Flamingo Flock 3
by Thomas Vijayan


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Big birds
by Thomas Dressler


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