Spectacular images of wild animals in their natural habitat

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Across the globe March 3rd is celebrated as World Wildlife Day to raise awareness of the world's wild fauna and flora.

On this very special day feast your eyes on these spectacular photos of exquisite animals captured in their natural glory!

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Canada, Nunavut Territory, Repulse Bay, Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) stands on melting sea ice at sunset near Harbour Islands
Polar Bear, Repulse Bay, Nunavut, Canada
Canada, Nunavut Territory, Repulse Bay, Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) stands on melting sea ice at sunset near Harbour Islands
Two Humpback whales are swimming together among icebergs in the arctic ocean, in Ilulissat, Greenland. On the iceberg there is a pool formation due to the ice melting. The picture has been taken with a drone
aerial view of whales swimming among icebergs
Two Humpback whales are swimming together among icebergs in the arctic ocean, in Ilulissat, Greenland. On the iceberg there is a pool formation due to the ice melting. The picture has been taken with a drone
Herd of Reticulated giraffes in front of Mount Kenya
Herd of Reticulated giraffes in front of Mount Kenya
Herd of Reticulated giraffes in front of Mount Kenya
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yawning Hippo (Hippoptamus amphibius)
yawning Hippo (Hippoptamus amphibius)
yawning Hippo (Hippoptamus amphibius)
A large sow brown bear (Ursus arctos) walks across the delta at the mouth of the Sargent River in Lake Clark National Park. She has one paw held up and curled as she is midstep and mountains can be seen in the background.
A large coastal brown bear in Alaska walks across a tidal delta
A large sow brown bear (Ursus arctos) walks across the delta at the mouth of the Sargent River in Lake Clark National Park. She has one paw held up and curled as she is midstep and mountains can be seen in the background.
Group of camels feeding in the desert, United Arab Emirates
Group of camels feeding in the desert, United Arab Emirates
Group of camels feeding in the desert, United Arab Emirates
A lion cub, Panthera leo, lies on a boulder, draping its fron legs over the rock, looking away, yellow golden coat
A lion cub, Panthera leo, lies on a boulder, draping its fron legs over the rock, looking away, yellow golden coat
A lion cub, Panthera leo, lies on a boulder, draping its fron legs over the rock, looking away, yellow golden coat
Male and Female Lions lying down together on the ground
Male and Female Lions lying down together on the ground
Male and Female Lions lying down together on the ground
A bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) perches on a large piece of driftwood on the beach of Cook Inlet, Alaska. This is mature bald eagle, the light is soft and low, and the bird is watching brown bears fishing in hopes of scraps of salmon.
A bald eagle perches on driftwood at sunset along the banks of Cook Inlet in Alaska
A bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) perches on a large piece of driftwood on the beach of Cook Inlet, Alaska. This is mature bald eagle, the light is soft and low, and the bird is watching brown bears fishing in hopes of scraps of salmon.
Morpho butterfly (Morpho helenor ssp. narcissus)
Blue Morpho Butterfly
Morpho butterfly (Morpho helenor ssp. narcissus)
An Emperor penguin chick cuddles up to its parent looking for its next meal.
Emperor Family
An Emperor penguin chick cuddles up to its parent looking for its next meal.
Landscape of wild horses running at sunset with dust in background.
Landscape of wild horses running at sunset with dust in background.
Landscape of wild horses running at sunset with dust in background.
Maledives, Indian Ocean, baby black tipped reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) amongst shoal of fish
Maledives, Indian Ocean, baby black tipped reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) amongst shoal of fish
Maledives, Indian Ocean, baby black tipped reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) amongst shoal of fish
A large African Elephant known as Boswell deftly stands on two feet as he reaches for the tall branches with his trunk at Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.
African Elephant Boswell on Two Feet at Mana Pools, Zimbabwe
A large African Elephant known as Boswell deftly stands on two feet as he reaches for the tall branches with his trunk at Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.
Scenic View of Seagulls above Sea Against Sky During Sunset, Samutprakan province, Thailand, Asia
Scenic View of Seagulls above Sea Against Sky During Sunset, Thailand
Scenic View of Seagulls above Sea Against Sky During Sunset, Samutprakan province, Thailand, Asia
A bison stands in front of Mount Moran, north of Jackson Hole Wyoming
Bison
A bison stands in front of Mount Moran, north of Jackson Hole Wyoming
Close up of a grey squirrel yawning, UK.
Close up of a grey squirrel yawning
Close up of a grey squirrel yawning, UK.
Humpback whale tail with icy mountains backdrop Alaska
Humpback whale tail with icy mountains backdrop Alaska
Humpback whale tail with icy mountains backdrop Alaska
China National Treasure Giant Panda
Giant panda
China National Treasure Giant Panda
Bush fire In Australia Forest Many Kangaroos And Other Animals Running Escaping To Save Their Lives, Evacuation destroyed silhouette.
Bush fire In Australia Forest Many Kangaroos And Other Animals Running Escaping To Save Their Lives, Evacuation destroyed silhouette.
Bush fire In Australia Forest Many Kangaroos And Other Animals Running Escaping To Save Their Lives, Evacuation destroyed silhouette.
A mother leopard, Panthera pardus, walks down a dead log to its cub, paw in the air. Looking out of frame.
A mother leopard, Panthera pardus, walks down a dead log to its cub, paw in the air. Looking out of frame.
A mother leopard, Panthera pardus, walks down a dead log to its cub, paw in the air. Looking out of frame.
Three mustangs race across the grassy plains of the American West. These three wild paint horses kick up dust as they gallop freely across the prairie with the wind in their manes. 3D Rendering
Mustang Race
Three mustangs race across the grassy plains of the American West. These three wild paint horses kick up dust as they gallop freely across the prairie with the wind in their manes. 3D Rendering
Kangaroo on Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
Kangaroo at Sunset
Kangaroo on Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
Photo Taken In Juneau, United States
Whale Swimming In Sea
Photo Taken In Juneau, United States
Split shot of a very large number of South American sea lions swimming towards the camera at a colony in the Nuevo Gulf, Valdes Peninsula, Argentina.
Split shot of a very large number of South American sea lions swimming towards the camera at a colony in the Nuevo Gulf, Valdes Peninsula, Argentina.
Split shot of a very large number of South American sea lions swimming towards the camera at a colony in the Nuevo Gulf, Valdes Peninsula, Argentina.
Adorable young Harp Seal hauled out on the beach at Jones Beach, Long Island in winter.
Adorable Harp Seal Breathing in the Salt Air at Jones Beach, Long Island
Adorable young Harp Seal hauled out on the beach at Jones Beach, Long Island in winter.
Photo taken in Lemvig, Denmark
Horses In Ranch Against Sky
Photo taken in Lemvig, Denmark
Squirrel Monkey sitting on a tree trunk in the rainforest
Squirrel Monkey on a tree trunk
Squirrel Monkey sitting on a tree trunk in the rainforest
Llama Standing On Field Against Mountains During Sunset
Llama Standing On Field Against Mountains During Sunset
Llama Standing On Field Against Mountains During Sunset
Penguins jumping out of the water.
Penguins jumping out of the water.
Penguins jumping out of the water.
A green tree frog sitting on a man´s thumb
Green tree frog
A green tree frog sitting on a man´s thumb
An extreme closeup portrait of the alpha male chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda.
Common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda
An extreme closeup portrait of the alpha male chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda.
A white rhino and her baby head towards home after a long day of grazing in Nakuru.
Mum and baby head home....
A white rhino and her baby head towards home after a long day of grazing in Nakuru.
Wild White Horses of Camargue running in water. Aigues Mortes, France
Wild White Horses of Camargue running in water
Wild White Horses of Camargue running in water. Aigues Mortes, France
Photo taken in Rottnest Island, Australia
Close-Up Portrait Of Quokka On Field
Photo taken in Rottnest Island, Australia
An injured kangaroo after being rescued in Victoria, Australia
Rescued Kangaroo in an Orphanage in Australia
An injured kangaroo after being rescued in Victoria, Australia
A young family of Baboon with baby on Mom's back along the river at Samburu, Kenya in July.
Family of Baboons on the Move Against the Ewaso Ng'Iro River at Samburu, Kenya
A young family of Baboon with baby on Mom's back along the river at Samburu, Kenya in July.
A beaver's mirrored reflection in the still water along a bank of the Snake River.
Beaver Reflection
A beaver's mirrored reflection in the still water along a bank of the Snake River.
Icelandic horse during winter snow, Iceland
Icelandic horse during winter snow, Iceland
Icelandic horse during winter snow, Iceland
Beautiful soft pastel colors at sunrise with Dunlin flying in against the waves at Jones Beach, Long Island in Winter.
Beautiful Blues and Pinks with Birds Against Surf at Jones Beach in Winter
Beautiful soft pastel colors at sunrise with Dunlin flying in against the waves at Jones Beach, Long Island in Winter.
Majestic caribou bull in front of the mount Denali, ( mount Mckinley), Alaskal
Majestic caribou bull in front of the mount Denali, ( mount Mckinley), Alaskal
Majestic caribou bull in front of the mount Denali, ( mount Mckinley), Alaskal
Close up from a zebra surrounded with black and white stripes in his herd.
Zebra surrounded with black and white stripes
Close up from a zebra surrounded with black and white stripes in his herd.
A large red deer stag one early misty morning calling to the females
Autumn Call
A large red deer stag one early misty morning calling to the females
Pink Flamingos
Pink Flamingos
Pink Flamingos
Icelandic Horses are free to roam the countryside, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
Horse crossing a river, Iceland
Icelandic Horses are free to roam the countryside, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
Ladybird taking off
Ladybird taking off
Ladybird taking off
Spotted Owl Hiding In Tree Trunk
Spotted Owl Hiding In Tree Trunk
Spotted Owl Hiding In Tree Trunk
Mother koala with baby on her back, on eucalyptus tree.
Mother koala with baby on her back
Mother koala with baby on her back, on eucalyptus tree.
Oryx Antelope
Oryx Antelope
Oryx Antelope
Deer male with big horns in the winter snowy forest. Winter natural background. Christmas artistic image.
Deer male with big horns in the winter snowy forest. Winter natural background. Christmas artistic image.
Deer male with big horns in the winter snowy forest. Winter natural background. Christmas artistic image.
Meerkat family on lookout
Meerkat family on lookout
Meerkat family on lookout
Massive humpback whale breach off the east coast of South Africa during the annual migration of whales north during the winter months.
Massive humpback whale breach off the east coast of South Africa during the annual migration of whales north during the winter months.
Massive humpback whale breach off the east coast of South Africa during the annual migration of whales north during the winter months.
Lion and lioness in Timbavati, Kruger NP, South Africa.
Lion and lioness
Lion and lioness in Timbavati, Kruger NP, South Africa.
Ocelot rests on a tree.
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)
Ocelot rests on a tree.
Two leopards on tree watching tourists in jeep, back view
Two leopards on tree watching tourists in jeep, back view
Two leopards on tree watching tourists in jeep, back view
Three lions running, Zimbabwe
Three lions running, Zimbabwe
Three lions running, Zimbabwe
Baby Brown throated Three toed sloth in the mangrove, Caribbean, Costa Rica
Happy sloth
Baby Brown throated Three toed sloth in the mangrove, Caribbean, Costa Rica
Moose Standing In Lake At Forest
Moose Standing In Lake At Forest
Moose Standing In Lake At Forest
Rwenzori three-horned chameleon
Rwenzori three-horned chameleon
Rwenzori three-horned chameleon
Zebra in the Masai Mara
Zebra in the Masai Mara
Zebra in the Masai Mara
Close-up of Harvest Mouse
Close-up of Harvest Mouse
Close-up of Harvest Mouse

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