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These Are the Most Spectacular Nature Photos of the Year

The winners of Royal Society Publishing’s inaugural photography competition have been announced, and they’re extraordinary.

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These Are the Most Spectacular Nature Photos of the Year

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Amazing animal images that will give you a new appreciation of nature.

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101 Animal Shots You'll Go Wild Over

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Natures Doorways. I could spend hours looking at the nature photos on this site!

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Natures Doorways

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Tunicate~ Tunicates, commonly called sea squirts, are a group of marine animals that spend most of their lives attached to docks, rocks or the undersides of boats. To most people they look like small, colored blobs. It often comes as a surprise to learn that they are actually more closely related to vertebrates like ourselves than to most other invertebrate animals.

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Flickriver: Most interesting photos tagged with tunicate

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˚The eastern emerald elysia (Elysia chlorotica) Nudibranch Sea Slug photograph by Patrick J. Krug: An animal with chloroplasts!

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Eastern Emerald Elysia (Elysia chlorotica) - Information on Eastern Emerald Elysia - Encyclopedia of Life

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Actin (purple), microtubules (yellow), and nuclei (green) are labeled in these cells by immunofluorescence. This image won first place in the Nikon 2003 Small World photo competition.

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Magnificent Microphotography: 50 Tiny Wonders

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Igor Siwanowicz ~ Praying mantis; Source: http://browse.deviantart.com/photography/nature/insects/?order=9=432

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Biologia dos Insetos: Mantodea (louva-a-deus)

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from The Telegraph

Environment

A gecko licks the morning dew off its eyeballs. This gecko is found on coastal sand dunes in Namibia. The nocturnal reptiles collect water on their eyeballs in the early morning when a mist bank descends as cool coastal air hits warm desert air. Then they lick it off to have a drink. It took photographer Isak Pretorius three days in to get the licking picture.

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Review of the year: the cutest animal pictures of 2011

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Sepioteuthis Squid

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Glass Squid has light organs on its eyes and possesses the ability to roll into a ball, like an aquatic hedgehog.

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