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Dragonfly Hide & Seek

Dragonfly Hide & Seek

Dragonfly Hide & Seek, Satara, Maharashtra, India Photograph by Raj Dhage    This dragonfly seems to be playing hide and seek, hiding behind a small twig. It was photographed with a Nikon D90 at 200 ISO, f/5.6 and a 1/30 second exposure.    

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Bombylius

Bombylius

Bombylius, Cervelló, Barcelona, Spain Photograph by Pepi Martin Calero Bombylius major, the large bee fly, is a bee mimic. The eggs are flicked by the adult female toward the entrance of the underground nests of solitary bees and wasps. After hatching, the larvae find their way into the nests to feed on the grubs.  

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Mademoiselle Coccinelle

Mademoiselle Coccinelle

Mademoiselle Coccinelle: Ladybug After the Rain, Annecy, Haute-Savoie, France Photograph by Maxime Gilbert   

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Bald Eagle vs. Osprey

Bald Eagle vs. Osprey

Bald Eagle vs. Osprey, Yorktown, Virginia, United States of America Photograph by Lorraine Hudgins

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The Fight

The Fight

Bioparc Valencia, Spain

Photograph by Pepi Martin Calero An eland and a rhinoceros lock horns at the Bioparc Valencia in Spain. An adult male eland stands over five feet at the shoulder and can weigh as much as 1,300 pounds while the white rhinoceros averages around 5,000 pounds.

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Powerful Wings

Powerful Wings

Powerful Wings, Yorktown, Virginia, United States of America Photograph by Lorraine Hudgins