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Posted by on July 31, 2013 in The Front Page of the Internet

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Tiger, Brahmaputra Valley

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A tiger’s stripes leave it well camouflaged among tall grass in India’s Brahmaputra Valley. Hunted to death in much of the rest of the country, the valley and Kaziranga National Park provide shelter.

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Posted by on July 31, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Lion, Serengeti

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In the Serengeti, life is hard for the greatest of African predators. An adult male lion like Hildur, shown here, might attain the advanced age of 12 in the wild. Adult females can live longer, even to 19.

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Posted by on July 30, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Posted by on July 29, 2013 in The Front Page of the Internet

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Kinkajou, Panama

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A kinkajou’s pollen-dusted cheek tells of a late-night nectar binge in an Ochroma, or balsa, tree. The balsa tree bursts into bloom at sunset during Panama’s dry season, feeding a kaleidoscope of species.

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Posted by on July 29, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Dovekies, Svalbard

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Small auks called dovekies dive for copepods and nest on rocky shores in Svalbard, Norway’s Arctic archipelago. The birds deposit guano and carcasses on land, fertilizing a mossy garden that provides ideal lurking ground for arctic foxes and other hunters.

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Posted by on July 28, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Beaver, Vancouver

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A North American beaver (Castor canadensis) waterproofs its fur by combing through it with its claws, spreading natural oils. Vancouver’s urban Stanley Park is home to Beaver Lake, a small body of water that supports waterfowl, fish, and its eponymous mammals.

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Posted by on July 27, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Posted by on July 26, 2013 in The Front Page of the Internet

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Sparring Foxes, Alaska

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Fox kits spar along the Ugashik River in the Alaska Peninsula. This area, in the southeastern part of the 49th state, is home to waterways, volcanoes, and a variety of wildlife.

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Posted by on July 26, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Moose, British Columbia

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A camera trap catches two moose crossing Ealue Lake in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. National Geographic Explorer Paul Colangelo set up the camera on a land bridge between the lake and a fen, where wildlife frequently pass.

“In the three weeks that the camera was set, it captured images of about 12 moose, two wolves, and a grizzly. On the morning both of these shots were taken, I was actually canoeing back to the spot to take down the trap,” he says. “While I was canoeing through the mist you see in the background, I saw the flashes pop and two moose trot away. Had I left five minutes earlier, I would have botched the two best shots!”

Colangelo’s camera trap was part of the Sacred Headwaters project, a five-year effort to document a largely unknown wilderness area in northern British Columbia before gas and mining projects change the area forever. The efforts to protect the region resulted in the permanent ban of oil and gas exploration in the Sacred Headwaters.

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Posted by on July 25, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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