Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Animals, Animals

Jim Kowalczik plays with Jimbo, a 680kg Kodiak bear, at the Orphaned Wildlife Center in Otisville, New York  Photograph: Mike Groll/AP

An impala appears to be listening to two oxpeckers in the Kruger national park, South Africa. Oxpeckers have a mutually beneficial relationship with many large mammals by eating parasites from their skins. The birds also eat earwax to aid their own digestion.  Photograph: Greatstock/Barcroft Images

A Pakistani breeder uses a crane to lift animals down from his roof to transport to the livestock market for Eid al-Adha in Karachi, Pakistan.  Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Two monk parakeets ( Myiopsitta monachus) rest on a tree in Madrid’s Atena park. The monk parakeet has become a problem to local fauna such as pigeons and sparrows.  Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

A golden pheasant at Hangzhou safari park, Zhejiang, China. The pheasant is gaining attention because its golden feathers resemble Donald Trump’s hairstyle.  Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters

A small sea creature pops its head out to say hello. Jonathan Jagot, 17, has been sailing round the world with his parents since he was 12. The young adventurer was named BBC Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2015.  Photograph: Jonathan Jagot/Barcroft Media

A monkey sits on a sign asking visitors not to feed monkeys at the MacRitchie nature reserve in Singapore.  Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

A wild boar and her piglets arrive on a beach to cool off in the sea while people sunbathe in Cerbère, south-west France.  Photograph: Raymond Roig/AFP/Getty Images

Kangaroos enjoy the pristine white sand of Lucky Bay, Esperance, Australia.  Photograph: James D Morgan/Rex/Shutterstock

An elephant painted like a panda poses for pictures at the Golden Mount in Ayutthaya, Thailand, as part of a WWF event to raise awareness of the endangered species.  Photograph: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images

A Bullock’s oriole bird swoops at a young bald eagle, San Gabriel Mountains, California, US.  Photograph: Steve Shinn/Rex/Shutterstock

Mountain goat kids during a lightning storm atop Mount Evans, a 14,000ft peak in Colorado, US.  Photograph: Verdon Tomajko/Rex/Shutterstock
A man feeds peanuts to monkeys on a busy street in Ahmedabad, India.  Photograph: Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images

A baby Niger giraffe kisses his mother at the La Flèche zoo, north-west France.  Photograph: Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images

Kate Cameron, 8, with Abernethy at the 119th annual autumn sale of pedigree highland cattle in Oban, Scotland.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

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