30 Best Animal Pictures of the Week – July 20th to July 27th, 2012

1. Descendant of a million year old species- The Nautilus 

2. A waxy monkey frog

3. Just two Timber Wolves cuddling

4. My friend found this Box Turtle on the side of the road. Beautiful shell

5. The red panda (Ailurus fulgens, or shining-cat). They are the only extant species of the genus Ailurus

6. Giant blue earthworm (Terriswalkeris terraereginae)

7. A silverback and blackback gorilla fight in the Virunga National Park by Andy Rouse 

8. Moose!

9. Kea-Alpine Parrot in New Zealand

10. White bunny

11. Translucent Sea Squirts/Ascidians – Diazona cf. formosa

12. butterfly unfolding – kwadendamme, the netherlands

13. I’m whoring out our new super cub! 5 day old Jaguar with his eyes open! But shhh… it’s a secret, we’re not allowed to tell/show the public yet :-p [OC] 

14. Sunset at Chobe National Reserve in Botswana. (Cedrik Strahm/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

15. Humpback Whale (Matthew Thornton/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) 

16. JellyFish

17. Screaming Red Kite #2

18. A toad near my home

19. “Santa”, a disabled golden retriever

20. Proof that science is art: A microscopic view of the pretarsus of the third leg of a female drone fly (Eristalis tenax), ventral view

21. Fennec Fox at the Norfolk

22. Black-necked swan and its cygnet

23. Kiss My . . White Tail – Virginia White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

24. A Western Screech Owl (Megascops kennicottii) at the Wildlife Safari Park in Winston, Oregon – Robin Loznak

25. Eurasian Brown Bear (Ursus arctos)

26. White Storks (Ciconia Ciconia)

27. The coloration of the Golden Pheasant is amazing

28. White-throated Kingfishers, displaying their plumage in a mating ritual

29. Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

30. Stag bellowing during the rut. Uk

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