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<ul><li><p>Rare images from Wildlife Photography</p></li><li><p>Life in the wild isnt as easy going though, as </p><p>this python in Sabi Sands, South Africa, </p><p>found out when a leopard </p><p>pulled it out of a tree and </p><p>ate itby Villiers </p><p>Steyn/Caters</p></li><li><p>Life in the wild really is red in tooth and tusk.. as this buffalo discovered when it unwisely butted an elephant. The killer </p><p>elephant, in Masai Mara, Kenya, impaled the </p><p>unfortunate beast on its tusks, lifting the 500kg </p><p>buffalo high into the air, before dropping its lifeless body again.</p><p>Picture: Kim Murer/Caters</p></li><li><p>Just hanging out in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda, famed for its tree climbing lions. by Mary Lynn Campbell</p></li><li><p>A dramatic standoff between a jackal and a vulture who brazenly attempted to steal his snack, a wildebeest bone. The jackal thought he had lunch sorted when, out of nowhere, a vulture descended from the sky and attempted to snatch the bone from him. The vulture tried its best to intimidate the jackal </p><p>with its towering wings, but ultimately failed as the jackal clung onto the bone. by Ingo Gerlach Photography Website</p></li><li><p>Acrobatic Elephants of </p><p>Mana Pools in Zimbabwe, Botswana</p><p>by Ken Watkins Photography</p></li><li><p>A leopard cub plays with its moms tail at Londolozi Private Game Reserve in South Africa. by Sergey Gorshkov Photography</p></li><li><p>Elephant calf standing tall in Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa by specialist photography guide Jacques Matthysen.</p></li><li><p>Three Headed Giraffe, Kenya by Tony Murtagh</p></li><li><p>Homer Eagle Take Off Homer Alaskaby Buck Shreck/Bucks Wildlife Photography</p></li><li><p>Happy Dancing Giraffesby Matt West Photography</p></li><li><p>Lion cub waltz danceby Wim Van Den Heever</p></li><li><p>A Stellers sea eagle steals a golden eagles prey in Kamchatka, RussiaPicture: Igor Shpilenok / Barcroft Media</p></li><li><p>A family of Japanese macaques huddle together for warmth in the mountains of Jigokudani, Nagano, JapanPicture: Ade Photography/Solent News &amp; Photo Agency</p></li><li><p>Monkey Synchronised Jump by wildlife photographer Marina Cano.</p></li><li><p>Laughing LionsBig Cats always look so funny when you catch a pic of them mid-yawn.</p><p>by Joe Martinic Photography</p></li><li><p>Photographer Adhi Prayoga took this photo of a dragonfly being attacked by 2 ants on a stem of grass in Rembiga, Mataram, Indonesia. Eventually, but not without a struggle, the dragonfly managed to escape unscathed.</p></li><li><p>Higgins the Rescue Staffiejumping for snowballs</p><p>by Andy Rouse</p></li><li><p>Giraffe Love at Copenhagen Zoo</p><p>by Peter Hausner Hansen Photography</p></li><li><p>The Tail End A Playful young Leopard cub attacking his moms tail, these are the special moments we hope for while on Safari.</p><p>by Andrew Schoeman Photography</p></li><li><p>Tender moment between Malaika the female Hitch-hiking Cheetah and her cub. Masai Mara National Reserve , Kenya</p><p>by Sanjeev Bhor</p></li><li><p>Red Fox catching mouse under snow. With his exceptional hearing a red fox has targeted a mouse hidden under 2 feet of crusted snow. by Michael Eastman</p></li><li><p>The very rare sight of a pride of lions successfully bringing down an elephant in broad daylight. Only a handful of lion prides in Africa are know to have taught </p><p>themselves to actively hunt elephants. About 12 lions including cubs were present. They waited calmly in the shade while this lion in this picture attacked.</p><p>by Ed Hetherington Photography</p></li><li><p>American photographer Randy Rimland captured a male lion cub seeming to smile for the camera at the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia. There is a surprising similarity to the wide grin of Carry On actor Sid James. Picture: Newsteam/PA</p></li><li><p>Lioness &amp; Cub, Den Move by Rahul Matthan</p></li><li><p>This is the moment an unlucky bird was plucked from mid-air by a sparrowhawk. The scene was caught on camera by photographer Margitta </p><p>Schuff Thomann at the Isola Della Cona nature reserve in Italy.</p></li><li><p>A tiny mouse makes a bid for freedom as a hungry owl swoops down behind it. Photographer Roman Lobanov captured the huge owl swooping down behind the tiny mouse before pouncing on the unlucky rodent and </p><p>flying off with its prey, in Rybinsk, Russia.</p></li><li><p>Photographer Scott Cromwell captured the split-second moment when a chameleon went in for the kill. Mr Cromwell watched as Geoffrey, a 17-month-</p><p>old chameleon released his tongue towards a mantis and hit it straight on.</p></li><li><p>University student Morgan Trimble photographed this shoebill trying to eat her camera tripod after being released into the wild. The </p><p>bird had been hand-reared in captivity by conservationists </p><p>since it was rescued from poachers as a chick.</p><p>Picture: MorganTrimble/BNPS</p></li><li><p>Two polar bear cubs play tug of war with bowhead whale skin at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in North Slope, Alaska. </p><p>Picture: Steven Kazlowski / Barcroft Media</p></li><li><p>Ant Tower !!In a bid to make an escape </p><p>from a bird cage, a 10-strong army of ants link up to turn </p><p>themselves into a ladder. The insects climbed on top of each </p><p>other to form a tower to try and reach the top of the cage. </p><p>Indonesian photographer Fahmi Bhs captured the antics </p><p>near his home in Jakarta.</p></li><li><p>Traffic comes to a standstill as two lions decide to roll around in the middle of a road on the edge of the Nairobi National Park in Kenya. Commuters were forced to watch the ten-minute display, before the lions left the road. Picture: Gareth Jones</p></li><li><p>These protective lionesses refuse to take it LION down when a male approaches their cubs, and all hell breaks loose among the pride in the Mara Triangle, within the heart of the Masai Mara in Kenya, Africa.</p></li><li><p>Im ready for my close-up Bantu, a lion cub born in Columbia, checks out the interest. Photo: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images</p></li><li><p>Time For A Nap!!!Photographer : Pat Ulrich</p><p>http://i2.wp.com/wildography.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/lol-birds-by-pat-ulrich.jpg</p></li><li><p>Love At First Sight!!!!Photographer : Dino Odoardo Giberton</p><p>http://i0.wp.com/wildography.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/swans-love-at-first-sight-by-dino-odoardo-gibertoni.jpg</p></li><li><p>Kingfisher Triumphant Splash!Photo : Danny Green / Rex Features</p><p>http://i2.wp.com/wildography.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/kinhfisher-triumphant-splash-by-danny-green.jpg</p></li><li><p>Polar Bear Playfightby Alexey Tishchenko</p><p>http://alextish.35photo.ru/photo_491903/</p></li><li><p>A jackal and a vulture fight for food in the Giants Castle Nature Reserve in the Drakensberg region of South Africa. Wildlife photographer Mitchell Krog captured the fighting as the creatures scrapped over scattered bones</p><p>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/9914941/Pictures-of-the-day-7-March-2013.html?frame=2502986</p></li><li><p>Mitchell Krog also captured a group of black-backed jackals that arrived on top of the mountain in the late afternoon to come and steal the meaty </p><p>bones that were placed out for the vultures.</p><p>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/9914941/Pictures-of-the-day-7-March-2013.html?frame=2503012</p></li><li><p>An African fishing eagle catches a fish in Lake Baringo, KenyaPicture: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images</p><p>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/9951878/Pictures-of-the-day-25-March-2013.html</p></li><li><p>Feeding Giraffe, Masai Mara, Kenyaby Rainer Tewes</p><p>http://500px.com/photo/12948339</p></li><li><p>Bears are increasingly coming out of the forest in search of food. This one made for a remote train station, believed to be Tarbinskaya in Krasnoyarsk region. The creature lunged at the station window, protected by metal bars.</p><p>http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/03/22/pictures-of-the-week_n_2931381.html?utm_hp_ref=picture-desk-live</p></li><li><p>Thirsty CubsThe Nkuhuma Pride of Lions in the Manyaleti Game Reserve Quenching </p><p>Thirst Aftaer Feasting on a Zebra Kill by Andrew Schoeman Photography</p><p>https://www.facebook.com/AndrewSchoemanPhotography</p></li><li><p>Balancing Act !!Wildlife photographer Brian Matthewss photo of a fearsome Komodo </p><p>dragon seeming to balance on two feet</p></li><li><p>Smiley Face !!The brightly </p><p>decorated peacock spider much like </p><p>his feathered namesake uses </p><p>color to show off to the female of the </p><p>species. Its markings appear to </p><p>form a face including eyes, nose, a mouth and even ginger hair which is unique to this species, called Maratus speciosus. The tiny spiders are only about four to five millimetres in </p><p>length.Picture: JURGEN OTTO / CATERS </p><p>NEWS</p></li><li><p>Two brown bears appear to be gossiping as they play in the snow at the Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany</p><p>Picture: SVEN HOPPE/AFP/Getty Images</p></li><li><p>Surfs up !!Dolphins surf along a wave during day three of the Association of Surfing </p><p>Professionals World Tour event in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. by Nic Bothma</p></li><li><p>Its shark week somewhere !! A great white shark breaches while hunting its favorite food, the Cape fur seal. by Daren Fentiman / Zuma Press</p></li><li><p>Ugandan Elephant with a dancing bird on its back..by Jonothan Hen-Boisen</p></li><li><p>A lion takes a leap in the Masai Mara National Park, Kenyaby Charlotte Rhodes</p></li><li><p>A hungry leopard dived into a muddy </p><p>watering-hole to catch a fish and </p><p>emerged completely covered in mud. The </p><p>leopard looked almost completely </p><p>unrecognisable, as it climbed out of the waterhole spotless </p><p>and caked in mud at Leopard Hills, a </p><p>private game reserve in South Africa.Picture: Hugo Breed/Pride </p><p>Lodges/Caters</p></li></ul>

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