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Pictures: Best Wild Animal Photos of 2011 Announced

'The sea is heavy as oil. Giant creatures pass, dragging the sea into shock waves. Some people know because it gives them headaches. The creatures are rarely seen except in green flashes of phosphorescence, which are talked about for days.'

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Mesmerizing Underwater Photos by WAYNE LEVIN

Diving Humpback Whale - Photographer: Wayne Levin. ☀

"After spending so much time with these animals I’ve realized that we are not on their menu, they are more scared of us than us of them," says photographer Michael Muller.

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Magazine's 2014 Photo Contest Winners

image-scuba-photocontest-2014-wideangle-3rd-borghi. Octopus.

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22 Magnificent Albino Animals That Look Beautiful Without Colour

White alligator is one of rarest in world with only 12 of its kind.These are not albino animals, they are what we call leucistic, which means they have a little bit of pigmentation around the mouth and a little touch on the tail and they have piercing blue eyes.

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"Orca " by Jerry LoFaro

On the way back to the human kingdom, Zelah called in the help of her WHALE friends, to block and distract the Pirate ship so they couldn't attack her new human friends and their ship.

Angular Rough sharks (Oxynotus centrina) found in Atlantic waters close to South Africa, these are rare and little known animals. They measures up to only about 60 inches, although most of the specimens found were not bigger than 28cm.It is a species considered vulnerable to extinction, and many say it looks like a bulldog from the sea. Photo: Joanna Franke

Deep Sea Glass Squid: These cool looking animals can be found in the middle depths of the ocean where the sun-lit water combined with their transparency makes a pretty good camouflage. Most of the Glass Squid species have a swollen body with incredibly short arms. Also, they will often have a large chamber filled with Ammonia which they use to assist with their buoyancy control.

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Rather chew than me: Nerveless diver captures stunning close up shots of gaping shark mouths with razor sharp teeth

Amazing shots!! I'm photo geeking out so hard on these!

This pic captures the moment, just before a shark breaks the surface tension of the water.

In 2008, amateur photographer Sandra Critelli captured these stunning images of a mass migration of golden Cownose Rays while looking for whale sharks off the coast of Mexico. She said, “It was an unreal image, very difficult to describe. The surface of the water was covered by warm and different shades of gold and looked like a bed of autumn leaves gently moved by the wind.” The photo brings to mind M.C. Escher's tessellations. via Bruce Zurakowski