Best Images Of Animals Of 2017



Every day, we Feature an image Chosen from Thousands Submitted to our Photo Community, Your Shot. Here are some Wildlife Highlights.


HELLO SPRING

A bird inspects the Offerings of a cherry tree before all the Blossoms are in full Bloom. Every Spring, the Iconic trees, known as Sakura, Usher in Japan's Busiest Tourist Season.

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RAINS IN AFRICA

An African Lion waits out the rain. Sadly, in the past 20 years, the African lion Population has Decreased by 42 Percent. Much of this Decline can be Attributed to Humans Encroaching on lions Territory and Hunting them for Sport.
African Lion
Image Source: ALI ALSHAMSI
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BEING GREEN

A Tree Frog Comes sliding into a tunnel-shaped canna leaf.
Tree Frog
Image Source:YUAN MINGHUI
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THE LOOK IN YOUR EYE

A curious blue-shark bumps into the camera of the diver, off the coast of Portugal. This metallic-colored shark is now among endangered species, due to its exctensive hunting and illegal fishing.
metallic colored shark
Image Source: MIKE HARTERINK
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FAST FOOD

A hummingbird comes humming to the flower, dives in and picks the flavor.
hummingbird
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BULGING EYES

The Imbabura tree frog has variable coloration, patterning and large eyes, as seen in the picture. Found mainly around the coasts of Ecuador and Colombia.
BULGING EYES
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Finding Nemo

A clownfish sinks its face deep into Anemone
Clownfish Poking
Image Source:CERESI CLAUDIO
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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

A huge salt-water Crocodile cutting across water. These salt-water crocs are said to be larger than the fresh water crocodiles and found mainly in the backwaters of Oceania, Especially around southern Indian Ocean
water crocodiles
Image Source:FABRICE DUDENHOFER
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EARLY BIRD

A Sun-glown Egret looking for Fishes and small marine animals at shore.
Egret Looks Breakfast
Image Source: TAHIR ABBAS AWAN
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BIRD'S EYE VIEW

A Parrot who went 'Green'
fearless parrot
Image Source:AARON CAWSEY
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STAY WARM

Ethiopian baboons socializing and getting warm. These Ethiopian highlands are said to become windy at Sundown.
Gelada baboons huddle together
Image Source: PETER DVORAK
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GENTLE OBSERVER

A humpback Whale Humping water on its 'Back'.
flippers
Image Source: MICHAEL SMITH,
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PRANCING PONY

This creamy Icelandic horse is difficult to tell apart from the surroundings. These horses are smaller than the regular sized horses and are often mistaken to be Ponies.
Icelandic horses
Image Source: PETER IZZARD
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WAY OF THE WORM

The Tomato horn worm survives by eating tomato plants.
Tomato horn worm
Image Source:KATHERINE HENDERSON
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Hiding Beauty

A spider lurking behind the petals of a Madagascar periwinkle and waiting for a prey to arrive.
Madagascar periwinkle
Image Source: SWAROOP SINGHA ROY
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Hairy Handsome

A male Orangutan looks at the camera admiringly. Orangutans, much like, Chimpanzees are known to be showing traits of higher intelligence
male orangutan
Image Source: PEDRO JARQUE KREBS
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The Antarctic Parade

Penguins walking down a slope on South Georgia Island. Penguins swim better than they walk.
penguin parade
Image Source:KITTY KONO
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Leopard 'Spotted'

A playful Leopard looks deep into the Camera.
playing beautiful leopard
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A-oh Mommie

A Lion's cub in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve, misses being run-down by a Lioness. The lioness takes down a wildebeest in the run.
wildebeest lioness
Image Source:INDIA BULKELEY
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All Eyes On Me

A Flamingo hides all but one eye. It looks as if it is all set to do the Flamingo dance.
portrait a flamingo
Image Source: M. CORMICAN,
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That's Foxy

These Red Fox kits were seen playing.
Yash Chopra
Image Source:DAN CHARITY
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Desert Tank

A White Rhino is seen taking a sip of Water at a Watering hole in South Africa.
Storm Rolls
Image Source:ALISON LANGEVAD,
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Hye-Na

Females in pack of Hyenas are more dominant and go out for hunts. Males are left behind to take care of the infants
Yash Chopra
Image Source:RYAN GREEN
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Flip It !

An infant hawksbill turtle sets to start a new life with a swing of its flip.
hawksbill turtle in the Bismarck Sea
Image Source:MATTHEW SMITH,
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Bear It

Two bear cubs play in a forest of the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine.
Yash Chopra
Image Source: VOLODYMYR BURDIAK
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Slippery Road

In Inuvik, Canada, two reindeer lose their footing while being herded across the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk ice road
Yash Chopra
Image Source: WERONIKA MURRAY
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Fishy Whirlpool

A whale shark swims through a school of fish in the Gulf of Thailand, near a popular diving spot called Sail Rock.
Yash Chopra
Image Source:DAN CHARITY
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Stroming Through a Strom

A Wolf riding the snow at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming
SNOWY HUNT
Image Source: NIGIL H.,
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Content Source:nationalgeographic
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