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Flamingo Tongue Snail (Cyphoma gibbosum) feeding on Common Sea Fan (Gorgonia ventalina) showing deep purple tone where the Sea Fan has released protective compounds, Saba, Caribbean  -  Norbert Wu
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00977089 Flamingo Tongue Snail (Cyphoma gibbosum) feeding on Common Sea Fan (Gorgonia ventalina) showing deep purple tone where the Sea Fan has released protective compounds, Saba, Caribbean© Norbert Wu
Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) jumping as an evasive behavior, Forest Park, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00640075 Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) jumping as an evasive behavior, Forest Park, Oregon© Michael Durham
Porcupinefish (Diodon nicthemerus) in defensive posture, Port Phillip Bay, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
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00586845 Porcupinefish (Diodon nicthemerus) in defensive posture, Port Phillip Bay, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia© Gary Bell/ Oceanwide
Caterpillar with aposematic coloration, Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia
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00584919 Caterpillar with aposematic coloration, Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia© Paul Bertner
Harlequin Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates histrionicus), Utria National Park, Colombia
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00583305 Harlequin Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates histrionicus), Utria National Park, Colombia© Chien Lee
Ecuador Poison Frog (Epipedobates bilinguis), El Coca, Ecuador
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00583294 Ecuador Poison Frog (Epipedobates bilinguis), El Coca, Ecuador© Chien Lee
Condoto Stubfoot Toad (Atelopus spurrelli), Utria National Park, Colombia
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00580426 Condoto Stubfoot Toad (Atelopus spurrelli), Utria National Park, Colombia© Chien Lee
Red-headed Krait (Bungarus flaviceps) in rainforest, Santubong National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
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00580393 Red-headed Krait (Bungarus flaviceps) in rainforest, Santubong National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia© Chien Lee
Golden Mantella (Mantella aurantiaca) in forest, Andasibe, Madagascar
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00580368 Golden Mantella (Mantella aurantiaca) in forest, Andasibe, Madagascar© Chien Lee
Golden Mantella (Mantella aurantiaca), Andasibe, Madagascar
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00580367 Golden Mantella (Mantella aurantiaca), Andasibe, Madagascar© Chien Lee
Spiny Spider (Gasteracantha falcicornis), Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Tanzania
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00572067 Spiny Spider (Gasteracantha falcicornis), Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Tanzania© Paul Bertner
Jellyfish (Spirocodon saltator), Japan
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00558312 Jellyfish (Spirocodon saltator), Japan© Hiroya Minakuchi
Red Stink Bug (Pycanum rubeus) hatchlings cluster to amplify the effect of their aposematic warning coloration, Malaysia  -  Ch'ien Lee
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00551691 Red Stink Bug (Pycanum rubeus) hatchlings cluster to amplify the effect of their aposematic warning coloration, Malaysia© Chien Lee
Arctic Fox (Alopex lagopus) chasing Snow Goose (Chen caerulesens) off its nest, Wrangel Island, Russia  -  Sergey Gorshkov
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00519901 Arctic Fox (Alopex lagopus) chasing Snow Goose (Chen caerulesens) off its nest, Wrangel Island, Russia© Sergey Gorshkov
Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca) chick in defensive posture, Wrangel Island, Russia  -  Sergey Gorshkov
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00519329 Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca) chick in defensive posture, Wrangel Island, Russia© Sergey Gorshkov
Vicente's Poison Frog (Dendrobates vicentei), native to Panama  -  Roland Seitre
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00518143 Vicente's Poison Frog (Dendrobates vicentei), native to Panama© Roland Seitre
Harlequin Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates histrionicus) in defensive posture, native to South America  -  Roland Seitre
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00518142 Harlequin Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates histrionicus) in defensive posture, native to South America© Roland Seitre
Harlequin Frog (Atelopus varius) displaying warning coloration, Monteverde, Costa Rica  -  Michael & Patricia Fogden
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00511614 Harlequin Frog (Atelopus varius) displaying warning coloration, Monteverde, Costa Rica© Michael & Patricia Fogden
Harlequin Frog (Atelopus varius) displaying colorful warning colors, cloud forest, Costa Rica  -  Michael & Patricia Fogden
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00510280 Harlequin Frog (Atelopus varius) displaying colorful warning colors, cloud forest, Costa Rica© Michael & Patricia Fogden
Fulgorid Planthopper (Fulgoridae) spreading wings to show aposematic coloration, Costa Rica  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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00478937 Fulgorid Planthopper (Fulgoridae) spreading wings to show aposematic coloration, Costa Rica© Piotr Naskrecki
Tessaratomid (Tessaratomidae) nymph with warning coloration, Papua New Guinea  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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00477018 Tessaratomid (Tessaratomidae) nymph with warning coloration, Papua New Guinea© Piotr Naskrecki
Kunie's Chromodorid Nudibranch (Chromodoris kuniei), Borneo, Malaysia  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00455215 Kunie's Chromodorid Nudibranch (Chromodoris kuniei), Borneo, Malaysia© Hiroya Minakuchi
Nudibranch (Hypselodoris bullockii) pair mating, Borneo, Malaysia  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00455213 Nudibranch (Hypselodoris bullockii) pair mating, Borneo, Malaysia© Hiroya Minakuchi
Dyeing Poison Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius), Kaw, French Guiana  -  Thomas Marent
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00449945 Dyeing Poison Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius), Kaw, French Guiana© Thomas Marent
Alpine Newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris) male, Switzerland  -  Thomas Marent
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00449927 Alpine Newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris) male, Switzerland© Thomas Marent
Alpine Newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris) male, Switzerland  -  Thomas Marent
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00449926 Alpine Newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris) male, Switzerland© Thomas Marent
Alpine Newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris) male, Switzerland  -  Thomas Marent
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00449925 Alpine Newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris) male, Switzerland© Thomas Marent
Alpine Newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris) female, Switzerland  -  Thomas Marent
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00449919 Alpine Newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris) female, Switzerland© Thomas Marent
Grasshopper with aposematic coloration aerates toxic blood as a defensive behavior, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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00427256 Grasshopper with aposematic coloration aerates toxic blood as a defensive behavior, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa© Piotr Naskrecki
Grasshopper with aposematic coloration, Maloti Mountains, Lesotho, South Africa  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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00427249 Grasshopper with aposematic coloration, Maloti Mountains, Lesotho, South Africa© Piotr Naskrecki
Milkweed Grasshopper (Phymateus morbillosus) member of the Foam grasshopper family has aposematic coloration, South Africa  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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00298595 Milkweed Grasshopper (Phymateus morbillosus) member of the Foam grasshopper family has aposematic coloration, South Africa© Piotr Naskrecki
African Foam Grasshopper (Dictyophorus cuisinieri) blow air through their blood via their thoracic spiracles, creating foam that gives predators a taste of noxious chemicals, Guinea, West Africa, sequ...  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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00298365 African Foam Grasshopper (Dictyophorus cuisinieri) blow air through their blood via their thoracic spiracles, creating foam that gives predators a taste of noxious chemicals, Guinea, West Africa, sequ...© Piotr Naskrecki
Drops of repellant on the body of Millipede, Solomon Islands  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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00298220 Drops of repellant on the body of Millipede, Solomon Islands© Piotr Naskrecki
Spiked Spider (Gasteracantha sp) their abdomen, or opisthosoma, is heavily sclerotized and armed with hard spines possibly to protect against birds and lizards, Solomon Islands  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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00298206 Spiked Spider (Gasteracantha sp) their abdomen, or opisthosoma, is heavily sclerotized and armed with hard spines possibly to protect against birds and lizards, Solomon Islands© Piotr Naskrecki
African Lion (Panthera leo) evading retaliation by Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) herd, Africa  -  Pete Oxford
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00217938 African Lion (Panthera leo) evading retaliation by Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) herd, Africa© Pete Oxford
Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) female hissing from tree cavity, North America  -  Konrad Wothe
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00197651 Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) female hissing from tree cavity, North America© Konrad Wothe
Red Wood Ant (Formica rufa) colony reacting in defensive behavior by spraying formic acid from a gland in rear of their abdomens, Sweden
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00195157 Red Wood Ant (Formica rufa) colony reacting in defensive behavior by spraying formic acid from a gland in rear of their abdomens, Sweden© Konrad Wothe
Mediterranean Mantis (Iris oratoria) female in defensive display, Spain  -  Konrad Wothe
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00193700 Mediterranean Mantis (Iris oratoria) female in defensive display, Spain© Konrad Wothe
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) parent protecting eggs in nest, North America  -  Michael Quinton
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00161028 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) parent protecting eggs in nest, North America© Michael Quinton
Striped Catfish (Plotosus lineatus) form amazingly dense schools for protection from predators, Forster-Tuncurry, New South Wales, Australia  -  Fred Bavendam
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00153881 Striped Catfish (Plotosus lineatus) form amazingly dense schools for protection from predators, Forster-Tuncurry, New South Wales, Australia© Fred Bavendam
Grey Reef Shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) feeding on a large baitfish ball, Solomon Islands, South Pacific  -  Fred Bavendam
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00153877 Grey Reef Shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) feeding on a large baitfish ball, Solomon Islands, South Pacific© Fred Bavendam
Pacific Giant Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) squirting ink in defense as it jets away, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada  -  Fred Bavendam
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00153061 Pacific Giant Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) squirting ink in defense as it jets away, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada© Fred Bavendam
Leopard Sea Cucumber (Bohadschia argus) ejects a mass of long white sticky cuvierian tubules as a defense when disturbed, Manado, Indonesia  -  Fred Bavendam
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00151878 Leopard Sea Cucumber (Bohadschia argus) ejects a mass of long white sticky cuvierian tubules as a defense when disturbed, Manado, Indonesia© Fred Bavendam
Porcupinefish (Diodon nicthemerus) swallows water to puff itself up and points its spines outward as a defense against predators, South Australia  -  Fred Bavendam
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00151495 Porcupinefish (Diodon nicthemerus) swallows water to puff itself up and points its spines outward as a defense against predators, South Australia© Fred Bavendam
Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) male showing aggression towards the diver who is near breathing hole, Antarctica  -  Norbert Wu
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00135670 Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) male showing aggression towards the diver who is near breathing hole, Antarctica© Norbert Wu
African Hedgehog (Atelerix algirus) baby curled up in defensive posture, native to Africa  -  ZSSD
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00119279 African Hedgehog (Atelerix algirus) baby curled up in defensive posture, native to Africa© ZSSD
Leafcutter Ant (Atta cephalotes) worker carries leaf with its jaws full, workers carrying leaves must rely on a special cast of smaller ants riding on the leaves to defend against Phorid fly (Phoridae...  -  Mark Moffett
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00111506 Leafcutter Ant (Atta cephalotes) worker carries leaf with its jaws full, workers carrying leaves must rely on a special cast of smaller ants riding on the leaves to defend against Phorid fly (Phoridae...© Mark Moffett
Long-spine Porcupinefish (Diodon holocanthus) in defense posture, North America  -  Flip Nicklin
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00081888 Long-spine Porcupinefish (Diodon holocanthus) in defense posture, North America© Flip Nicklin
Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) gives a warning call when under threat, Cape Bird, Ross Island, Antarctica  -  Gordon Court/ Hedgehog House
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00260226 Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) gives a warning call when under threat, Cape Bird, Ross Island, Antarctica© Gordon Court/ Hedgehog House
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) in broken wing display, Texas
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00563463 Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) in broken wing display, Texas© Alan Murphy/ BIA
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