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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
Blackfinned Clownfish (Amphiprion percula) trio gain protection among stinging tentacles of Anemone, Papua New Guinea  -  Norbert Wu
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00977061 Blackfinned Clownfish (Amphiprion percula) trio gain protection among stinging tentacles of Anemone, Papua New Guinea© Norbert Wu
Yellow-striped Cardinalfish (Apogon cyanosoma) male with eggs in mouth, 40 feet deep, Solomon Islands  -  Chris Newbert
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00972000 Yellow-striped Cardinalfish (Apogon cyanosoma) male with eggs in mouth, 40 feet deep, Solomon Islands© Chris Newbert
Blackfinned Clownfish (Amphiprion percula) in bleached Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica) host, Papua New Guinea
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00971365 Blackfinned Clownfish (Amphiprion percula) in bleached Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica) host, Papua New Guinea© Chris Newbert
Laurie Marker with two Anatolian Shepherd (Canis familiaris) puppies, adults used to protect goat herds from cheetah attack, Cheetah Conservation Fund, Otijwarongo, Namibia  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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00784193 Laurie Marker with two Anatolian Shepherd (Canis familiaris) puppies, adults used to protect goat herds from cheetah attack, Cheetah Conservation Fund, Otijwarongo, Namibia© Suzi Eszterhas
African Lion (Panthera leo) mother and young cubs, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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00761090 African Lion (Panthera leo) mother and young cubs, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania© Suzi Eszterhas
Masai Giraffe (Giraffa tippelskirchi) mother with newborn calf, Masai Mara, Kenya
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00646221 Masai Giraffe (Giraffa tippelskirchi) mother with newborn calf, Masai Mara, Kenya© Yva Momatiuk & John Eastcott
Ant (Meranoplus mucronatus) workers guarding planthopper nymphs, from which they take secreted honeydew, Deramakot Forest Reserve, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
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00642942 Ant (Meranoplus mucronatus) workers guarding planthopper nymphs, from which they take secreted honeydew, Deramakot Forest Reserve, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia© Ch'ien Lee
Variegated Jawfish (Opistognathus solorensis) male brooding eggs in mouth, Anilao, Philippines
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00597151 Variegated Jawfish (Opistognathus solorensis) male brooding eggs in mouth, Anilao, Philippines© Gary Bell/ Oceanwide
Variegated Jawfish (Opistognathus solorensis) male brooding eggs in mouth, Anilao, Philippines
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00597149 Variegated Jawfish (Opistognathus solorensis) male brooding eggs in mouth, Anilao, Philippines© Gary Bell/ Oceanwide
Intermediate Cardinalfish (Cheilodipterus intermedius) male incubating eggs in mouth, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
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00586654 Intermediate Cardinalfish (Cheilodipterus intermedius) male incubating eggs in mouth, Great Barrier Reef, Australia© Gary Bell/ Oceanwide
Intermediate Cardinalfish (Cheilodipterus intermedius) male incubating eggs in mouth, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
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00586653 Intermediate Cardinalfish (Cheilodipterus intermedius) male incubating eggs in mouth, Great Barrier Reef, Australia© Gary Bell/ Oceanwide
Intermediate Cardinalfish (Cheilodipterus intermedius) male incubating eggs in mouth, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
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00586652 Intermediate Cardinalfish (Cheilodipterus intermedius) male incubating eggs in mouth, Great Barrier Reef, Australia© Gary Bell/ Oceanwide
Silvered Leaf Monkey (Trachypithecus cristatus) female holding week old baby after it was handled roughly by another female, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia  -  Anup Shah
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00538724 Silvered Leaf Monkey (Trachypithecus cristatus) female holding week old baby after it was handled roughly by another female, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia© Anup Shah
Leafcutter Ant (Atta sp) group workers carrying leaf segments, note minim riding on leaf as protection against parasitic flies, rainforest, Costa Rica  -  Michael & Patricia Fogden
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00510975 Leafcutter Ant (Atta sp) group workers carrying leaf segments, note minim riding on leaf as protection against parasitic flies, rainforest, Costa Rica© Michael & Patricia Fogden
Cross Frog (Oreophryne sp) male protecting his clutch of eggs, Papua New Guinea  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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00477057 Cross Frog (Oreophryne sp) male protecting his clutch of eggs, Papua New Guinea© Piotr Naskrecki
Ground Frog (Platymantis boulengeri) female protecting her clutch of eggs, Papua New Guinea  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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00477037 Ground Frog (Platymantis boulengeri) female protecting her clutch of eggs, Papua New Guinea© Piotr Naskrecki
Cross Frog (Oreophryne sp) male from a newly discovered species protecting his clutch of eggs, Papua New Guinea  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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00477014 Cross Frog (Oreophryne sp) male from a newly discovered species protecting his clutch of eggs, Papua New Guinea© Piotr Naskrecki
Leafcutter Ant (Atta cephalotes) worker on leaf protecting larger workers carrying leaf from parasitoid flies, Costa Rica  -  Piotr Naskrecki
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00476944 Leafcutter Ant (Atta cephalotes) worker on leaf protecting larger workers carrying leaf from parasitoid flies, Costa Rica© 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
Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) mother protecting territory near her nest from other squirrels, Rocky Mountains, North America  -  Sumio Harada
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00236234 Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) mother protecting territory near her nest from other squirrels, Rocky Mountains, North America© Sumio Harada
Brazilian Three-banded Armadillo (Tolypeutes tricinctus) rolls into a protective ball when threatened, endemic to Cerrado and Caatinga habitats, Brazil  -  Pete Oxford
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00216507 Brazilian Three-banded Armadillo (Tolypeutes tricinctus) rolls into a protective ball when threatened, endemic to Cerrado and Caatinga habitats, Brazil© Pete Oxford
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) parent displaying while trying to distract predator from nest, North America  -  Tim Fitzharris
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00171515 Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) parent displaying while trying to distract predator from nest, North America© Tim Fitzharris
Weimaraner (Canis familiaris) looking out from barn  -  Mark Raycroft
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00168565 Weimaraner (Canis familiaris) looking out from barn© Mark Raycroft
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
Giant Damselfish (Microspathodon dorsalis) male guarding eggs laid on a rock ledge Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Fred Bavendam
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00154045 Giant Damselfish (Microspathodon dorsalis) male guarding eggs laid on a rock ledge Galapagos Islands, Ecuador© Fred Bavendam
Pacific Giant Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) female guarding her eggs, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada  -  Fred Bavendam
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00153050 Pacific Giant Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) female guarding her eggs, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada© Fred Bavendam
Goby (Amblyeleotris sp) keeping watch while a Snapping Shrimp (Alpheus randalli) excavates their shared burrow, Bali, Indonesia  -  Fred Bavendam
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00152865 Goby (Amblyeleotris sp) keeping watch while a Snapping Shrimp (Alpheus randalli) excavates their shared burrow, Bali, Indonesia© Fred Bavendam
Blue Jelly (Catostylus mosaicus) with a school of small fish using it as shelter from predators, Seal Rocks, New South Wales, Australia  -  Fred Bavendam
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00152102 Blue Jelly (Catostylus mosaicus) with a school of small fish using it as shelter from predators, Seal Rocks, New South Wales, Australia© Fred Bavendam
Clown Anemonefish (Amphiprion percula) guarding eggs laid beside their Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica) host, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea  -  Fred Bavendam
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00151165 Clown Anemonefish (Amphiprion percula) guarding eggs laid beside their Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica) host, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea© Fred Bavendam
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) parent guarding nestlings in salt bush thickets, Rabida Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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00140045 Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) parent guarding nestlings in salt bush thickets, Rabida Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador© Tui De Roy
Larvacean (Oikopleura labradorensis) house, primitive animal spins mucus web, Arctic  -  Norbert Wu
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00135322 Larvacean (Oikopleura labradorensis) house, primitive animal spins mucus web, Arctic© Norbert Wu
Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) sometimes fights to protect its breathing hole, peers down to scan for rivals, Antarctica  -  Norbert Wu
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00135002 Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) sometimes fights to protect its breathing hole, peers down to scan for rivals, Antarctica© Norbert Wu
Ant (Pseudomyrmex sp) gathers carrot-like growths from Whistling Thorn (Acacia drepanolobium) acacia for delivery to larva in nest, in return for baby food Ant protects Acacia, Costa Rica  -  Mark Moffett
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00129364 Ant (Pseudomyrmex sp) gathers carrot-like growths from Whistling Thorn (Acacia drepanolobium) acacia for delivery to larva in nest, in return for baby food Ant protects Acacia, Costa Rica© Mark Moffett
Ant (Pseudomyrmex sp) group drink nectar from Whistling Thorn (Acacia drepanolobium) acacia tree and protect the tree from leaf eating enemies ensuring mutual survival, Costa Rica  -  Mark Moffett
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00129351 Ant (Pseudomyrmex sp) group drink nectar from Whistling Thorn (Acacia drepanolobium) acacia tree and protect the tree from leaf eating enemies ensuring mutual survival, Costa Rica© Mark Moffett
Herdsman Ant (Dolichoderus cuspidatus) queen surrounded by guards, marches along as the ants shift the site of their nest, Malaysia  -  Mark Moffett
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00127837 Herdsman Ant (Dolichoderus cuspidatus) queen surrounded by guards, marches along as the ants shift the site of their nest, Malaysia© Mark Moffett
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
Western Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata) retracted in shell, South Dakota  -  Jim Brandenburg
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00113428 Western Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata) retracted in shell, South Dakota© Jim Brandenburg
Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) herd crossing road, West Bengal, India
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00568346 Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) herd crossing road, West Bengal, India© Avijan Saha/ BIA
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) guarding Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) carcass, Zdarske Vrchy, Czech Republic
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00553094 Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) guarding Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) carcass, Zdarske Vrchy, Czech Republic© John Gooday/ NIS
Braconid Wasp (Dinocampus coccinellae) cocoon with Seven-spotted Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) paralyzed by the wasp larva, Drenthe, Netherlands  -  Jan van Duinen/ NiS
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00552408 Braconid Wasp (Dinocampus coccinellae) cocoon with Seven-spotted Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) paralyzed by the wasp larva, Drenthe, Netherlands© Jan van Duinen/ NiS
European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) parent guarding chick in nest, Farne Islands, England, United Kingdom  -  Franka Slothouber/ BIA
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00544863 European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) parent guarding chick in nest, Farne Islands, England, United Kingdom© Franka Slothouber/ NIS
Atlantic Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) parent with young on ice floe, Spitsbergen, Norway  -  Rhinie van Meurs/ NIS
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00282108 Atlantic Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) parent with young on ice floe, Spitsbergen, Norway© Rhinie van Meurs/ NIS
Dusky Jawfish (Opistognathus whitehursti) brooding eggs in mouth, Riviera Beach, Florida
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00640863 Dusky Jawfish (Opistognathus whitehursti) brooding eggs in mouth, Riviera Beach, Florida© Steven Kovacs/ Biosphoto
Panama Convict Cichlid (Amatitlania kanna) female guarding fry, native to Central America
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00640697 Panama Convict Cichlid (Amatitlania kanna) female guarding fry, native to Central America© Aqua Press/ Biosphoto
African Lion (Panthera leo) mother with cub, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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00595166 African Lion (Panthera leo) mother with cub, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania© Pierluigi Rizzato/ Biosphoto
Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas, Maui, Hawaii, USA  -  Reinhard Dirscherl/ FLPA
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80172300 Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas, Maui, Hawaii, USA© Reinhard Dirscherl / FLPA
Eurasian Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus) protecting nest by luring predator with broken wing display, Varanger, Norway  -  Winfried Wisniewski
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70029895 Eurasian Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus) protecting nest by luring predator with broken wing display, Varanger, Norway© Winfried Wisniewski
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) mother with yearling below, Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Maui, Hawaii - notice must accompany publication; photo obtained under NMFS permit 0753-15...  -  Flip  Nicklin
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00999162 Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) mother with yearling below, Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Maui, Hawaii - notice must accompany publication; photo obtained under NMFS permit 0753-15...© Flip Nicklin
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