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Common opossum {Didelphis marsupialis} playing dead as defence strategy
Common opossum {Didelphis marsupialis} playing dead as defence strategy
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Common eider duck (Somateria mollissima) female defending her nest from arctic fox
Common eider duck (Somateria mollissima) female defending her nest from arctic fox
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Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) resting on top of the two halves of an old
Veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) resting on top of the two halves of an old
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Armadillo Lizard (Cordylus cataphractus) biting its own tail while trying to
Armadillo Lizard (Cordylus cataphractus) biting its own tail while trying to
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Inflated spotted porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix), Maui, Hawaii
Inflated spotted porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix), Maui, Hawaii
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Armadillo girdled lizard (Cordylus cataphractus) coiled up in defensive posture in
Armadillo girdled lizard (Cordylus cataphractus) coiled up in defensive posture in
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Frill-neck Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii), displays on a termite mound. Northern Territory
Frill-neck Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii), displays on a termite mound. Northern Territory
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Safety in Numbers - Giant Shield bug nymphs (Pycanum sp
Safety in Numbers - Giant Shield bug nymphs (Pycanum sp
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Rough-scaled death adder (Acanthophis rugosus), slightly inflated to show bright
Rough-scaled death adder (Acanthophis rugosus), slightly inflated to show bright
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Frill-neck lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii), defensive posture warning photographer not to
Frill-neck lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii), defensive posture warning photographer not to
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Peacock mantis (Pseudempusa pinnapavonis) in defensive posture; captive occurs in Burma
Peacock mantis (Pseudempusa pinnapavonis) in defensive posture; captive occurs in Burma
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Bombardier Beetle (Pheropsophus jessoensis) protecting itself by ejecting a boiling
Bombardier Beetle (Pheropsophus jessoensis) protecting itself by ejecting a boiling
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Safety in Numbers - Giant Shield bug nymphs (Pycanum sp Featured Print

Safety in Numbers - Giant Shield bug nymphs (Pycanum sp

Safety in Numbers - Giant Shield bug nymphs (Pycanum sp.), recently hatched from eggs, with a final individual still to emerge. By staying in a tight group, the nymphs increase the effectiveness of their striking defensive aposematic colouration to ward off would-be predators. I discovered this scene on the underside of a leaf whilst exploring the rainforest at night. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo

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Frill-neck Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii), displays on a termite mound. Northern Territory
Frill-neck Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii), displays on a termite mound. Northern Territory
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Cat gecko (Aeluroscalabotes felinus) with coiled tail, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo
Cat gecko (Aeluroscalabotes felinus) with coiled tail, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo
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Fosa / Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) male snarling, dry deciduous forest, Kirindy Forest
Fosa / Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) male snarling, dry deciduous forest, Kirindy Forest
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Saddleback anemonefish (Amphiprion polymnus) barks a warning as it guards a clutch of
Saddleback anemonefish (Amphiprion polymnus) barks a warning as it guards a clutch of
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Murmuration of Common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) with Peregrine falcon
Murmuration of Common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) with Peregrine falcon
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Chinese cobra (Naja atra) in threat stance, Shek Pik, southwestern coast of Lantau Island
Chinese cobra (Naja atra) in threat stance, Shek Pik, southwestern coast of Lantau Island
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Yellow-bellied toad (Bombina variegata) in defensive posture showing warning colours
Yellow-bellied toad (Bombina variegata) in defensive posture showing warning colours
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Sea cucumber (Bohadschia argus) which has ejected a part of its internal organs called
Sea cucumber (Bohadschia argus) which has ejected a part of its internal organs called
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Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) in summer moult stealing Snow goose (Chen caerulescens
Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) in summer moult stealing Snow goose (Chen caerulescens
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Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) male showing aggression, captive
Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) male showing aggression, captive
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Juvenile of Amazon Tree-Boa (Corallus hortulanus) in defensive position
Juvenile of Amazon Tree-Boa (Corallus hortulanus) in defensive position
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Blotched blue-tongue skink (Tiliqua nigrolutea) female gaping with tongue out
Blotched blue-tongue skink (Tiliqua nigrolutea) female gaping with tongue out
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Saddleback anemonefish (Amphiprion polymnus) barks a warning as it guards a clutch of Featured Print

Saddleback anemonefish (Amphiprion polymnus) barks a warning as it guards a clutch of

Saddleback anemonefish (Amphiprion polymnus) barks a warning as it guards a clutch of developing eggs (beneath it) laid on a small stone, below a fold in its home, a Haddon's sea anemone (Stichodactyla haddonis). Dauin, Dauin Marine Protected Area, Dumaguete, Negros, Philippines. Bohol Sea, tropical west Pacific Ocean

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Saddleback anemonefish (Amphiprion polymnus) barks a warning as it guards a clutch of
Saddleback anemonefish (Amphiprion polymnus) barks a warning as it guards a clutch of
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Magnificent frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) attacking Blue footed booby (Sula nebouxii
Magnificent frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) attacking Blue footed booby (Sula nebouxii
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Brown noddy (Anous stolidus) two mobbing Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis
Brown noddy (Anous stolidus) two mobbing Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis
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African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) herd showing defensive behaviour as an African lioness
African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) herd showing defensive behaviour as an African lioness
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Lion (Panthera leo) moving away from a defensive African buffalo (Syncerus caffer
Lion (Panthera leo) moving away from a defensive African buffalo (Syncerus caffer
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Yellow spotted monitor standing threat display {Varanus panoptes panoptes} Queensland
Yellow spotted monitor standing threat display {Varanus panoptes panoptes} Queensland
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African lion, (Panthera leo) confronted by a herd of African buffalo / Cape buffalo
African lion, (Panthera leo) confronted by a herd of African buffalo / Cape buffalo
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Saturniid moth (Automeris excreta) camouflaged in leaf litter, Guatemala
Saturniid moth (Automeris excreta) camouflaged in leaf litter, Guatemala
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Boxer Crab (Lybia tessellata) with sea anemones in its claws for defense. Lembeh Strait
Boxer Crab (Lybia tessellata) with sea anemones in its claws for defense. Lembeh Strait
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Larvae of Birch sawfly (Craesus septentrionalis) in alarm position, Upper Bavaria, Germany
Larvae of Birch sawfly (Craesus septentrionalis) in alarm position, Upper Bavaria, Germany
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Eastern tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) female, Yarra River corridor in suburban Melbourne
Eastern tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) female, Yarra River corridor in suburban Melbourne
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African hunting dogs (Lycaon pictus) pack mobbing a Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
African hunting dogs (Lycaon pictus) pack mobbing a Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
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African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) herd showing defensive behaviour as an African lioness Featured Print

African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) herd showing defensive behaviour as an African lioness

African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) herd showing defensive behaviour as an African lioness (Panthera leo) walks by, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. September.
Using termite mound to reach for food
Mana Pools National Park Zimbabwe Sept 2019
Lion (Panthera leo)
African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
Mana Pools National Park Zimbabwe Sept 2019

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Juvenile White tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)in flight, with Hooded crow (Corvus
Juvenile White tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)in flight, with Hooded crow (Corvus
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Blue morpho (Morpho helenor) butterflies feeding on mango fruit, butterfly observatory
Blue morpho (Morpho helenor) butterflies feeding on mango fruit, butterfly observatory
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Land Crab (Gecarcinus planatus) in defensive display, Socorro Island, Revillagigedo
Land Crab (Gecarcinus planatus) in defensive display, Socorro Island, Revillagigedo
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Accumulation of land snails (Euryptyxis labiosa), escaping the desert heat by resting
Accumulation of land snails (Euryptyxis labiosa), escaping the desert heat by resting
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Common reed bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) attacking Common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
Common reed bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) attacking Common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
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Indonesian blue-tongued skink (Tiliqua gigas) with tongue extended, captive
Indonesian blue-tongued skink (Tiliqua gigas) with tongue extended, captive
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Bullseye / Io moth (Automeris io) showing eye spot markings on wings during deimatic
Bullseye / Io moth (Automeris io) showing eye spot markings on wings during deimatic
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Velvet Swimming Crab (Necora / Liocarcinus puber) male guarding female. Gouliot Caves
Velvet Swimming Crab (Necora / Liocarcinus puber) male guarding female. Gouliot Caves
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Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica) ejecting venom Kruger, South Africa
Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica) ejecting venom Kruger, South Africa
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African elephant charging (Loxodonta africana) female with young calf, Okavango Delta
African elephant charging (Loxodonta africana) female with young calf, Okavango Delta
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European barracuda (Sphyraena sphyraena) and Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) circling
European barracuda (Sphyraena sphyraena) and Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) circling
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Sawfly larvae (Nematus pavidus) defensive posture, Peatlands Park, County Armagh
Sawfly larvae (Nematus pavidus) defensive posture, Peatlands Park, County Armagh
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