Long-tailed tit

Long-tailed tit

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“This adorable picture was taken by the Norwegian photographer Dagfinn Breivik Skomsø (http://adnaturae.blogspot.no/) near Trondheim, Norway. These little birds are members of the species long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus), tiny birds (13-15 cm) found widespread around Northern Europe. Aren’t they the cutest thing ever?”

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Rocky Mountain Elk

Rocky Mountain Elk

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This week’s stunning photo was shot by Norwegian photographer Rune Gudmundsen, and it is of a Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus canadensi nelsoni). The Rocky Mountain elk is a sub species of elk (Cervus canadensi), and is found in the Rocky Mountains (hence it’s name) and areas around in western North America.

The elk is the one of the largest species of deer.

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Brown bear in Finland

Brown bear in Finland

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This week’s photo shows a brown bear (Ursus arctos) photographed in North-Eastern Finland during midnight june this year. At this time of the year, it never gets completly dark here.

There are several subspecies of brown bear, although the exact number remains controversal. An adult brown bear can weigh up to over 600 kg. They are omnivorous, and concume a great variety of different types of food – from everything to grass and berries, to salmon and insects. Their diet varies greatly throughout the year, based on abundance and what’s easiest to catch.

The photo was taken by wildlife photographer Magnus Nyman (http://www.magnusnyman.se/).

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Great White Shark

Great White Shark

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This stunning shot of a great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, was taken by Christian Vizl at Isla Guadalupe, Baja California, in Mexico.

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