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peter Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk commented on by peter Sarasota, Florida, USA8 years ago

Congratulations! National Geographic as chosen this amazing spotting and video as spotting of the week! Way to go!

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"Congratulations ceherzog for her well earned National Geographic spotting of the week! Watch this red-shouldered hawk as it snacks on a snake!"

peter Drago mil·lenari
Drago mil·lenari commented on by peter Icod de los Vinos, Spain8 years ago

What an incredible sight, Josep! Thanks for sharing this fascinating spotting with us and congrats on a well deserved spotting of the day!

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"Have you ever seen anything like this? Dragon trees are incredible, and although they may look like trees, they are not real trees at all. Want to know more? Find out in the spotting of the day from the Canary Islands. The Dragon tree is not a real tree, it is actually much closer to asparagus. It is extremely slow-growing, taking 8 to 11 years to reach just 2 to 3 feet (1 metre), when it begins to flower. The flowering causes the stem to branch, resulting in a highly branched tree which can be aged according to the number of branches. The oldest individual is thought to be more than 650 years old."

peter Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth (juvenile)
Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth (juvenile) commented on by peter Panama8 years ago

This is just way too cute. Thanks for sharing it with us, Mark. Congrats on a well deserved spotting of the day!

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"How can you not love this adorable Hoffmann's two-toed sloth? This little guy was spotted at the Paradise Garden rescue and release center for saved or injured animals in Panama. The furry cloth was used to replicate the mother's fur and to protect the volunteers from the strong claws. Hoffmann's two-toed sloth is a species of sloth from Central and South America. Two-toed sloths spend most of their time in trees, though they may travel on the ground to move to a new tree. They are strictly nocturnal, moving slowly through the canopy for about eight hours each night, and spending the day sleeping in tangles of lianas. They move only very slowly, typically at around 0.14 metres per second (0.46 ft/s)."

peter Tropical Swallowtail Moth
Tropical Swallowtail Moth commented on by peter Malaysia8 years ago

What a stunning moth! Thanks for sharing this encounter with us Chun, and congrats on a well deserved spotting of the day!

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"Can you believe this is a moth? Neither can we. What graceful wings and gorgeous patterns on this Tropical Swallowtail Moth! These beautiful Tropical Swallowtail Moth inhabits the lowland forest and lowland softwood plantations of Bornea. When mature, it is black with a dull orange head and prolegs. There are narrow white rings and transverse bars irregularly along the body."

peter Spotted Owlets
Spotted Owlets commented on by peter Assam, India8 years ago

This is just too adorable, Vijay! Thanks for sharing it with us and congrats on a well deserved spotting of the day!

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"We couldn't pass up the opportunity to feature these two adorable Spotted Owlets. Here they are nuzzling each other lovingly on a tree in India. How would you caption this photo? The Spotted Owlet is a small owl which breeds in tropical Asia from India to Southeast Asia. They roost in small groups in the hollows of trees or in cavities in rocks or buildings. This species is nocturnal but is sometimes seen in the day. When disturbed from their daytime site, they bob their head and stare at intruders."

peter Red Fox
Red Fox commented on by peter Zandvoort, Noord-Holland, Netherlands8 years ago

What an amazing encounter! Thanks for sharing it with us and congrats on a well deserved spotting of the day!

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"Vulpes vulpes" spotted by FoTony

"Check out this fantastic mid-air action shot of a Red fox hunting a mouse in the Netherlands! The red fox is the largest of the true foxes. Did you know red foxes are not all red? Other common red fox colours include brown, black and silver. Even foxes that come from the same litter can be different colours. Red foxes are nocturnal, but it’s not unusual for them to be spotted during the day. They also have exceptional sight, smell and hearing abilities which makes them excellent hunters."

peter Christmas Tree Feather Worm
Christmas Tree Feather Worm commented on by peter Mexico8 years ago

Wow, Gerardo. These little feather worms are pretty amazing! Thanks for sharing your encounter and congrats on a well deserved spotting of the day!

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"These beautiful orange, yellow and white colored feather worms are anchored on a mustard hill coral reef, 50 feet below the surface in Mexico. Christmas tree-shaped tube-dwelling worms with magnificent twin spirals of plumes used for feeding and respiration. These cone-shaped worms are one of the most widely recognized sedentary polychaete worms . They come in many colors including orange, yellow, blue, and white and, though they are small with an average 3.8 cm in span, they are easily spotted due to their shape, beauty, and color. The colorful plumes, or tentacles, are used for passive feeding on suspended food particles and plankton in the water. The plumes are also used for respiration.They are very sensitive to disturbances and will rapidly retract into their burrows at the slightest touch or passing shadow."

peter Green violet ear
Green violet ear commented on by peter Cartago, Cartago, Costa Rica8 years ago

Thanks for sharing thing wonderful encounter with us, Raymundo. Congrats on well deserved spotting of the day!

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"What a radiant little gem! The Green Violetear is a stunning, metallic, green hummingbird from Costa Rica. The Green Violetear is a medium-sized, metallic green hummingbird, common in montane regions in Central and South America. It is one of four species of violetears (Colibri), all of which have a patch of elongated violet feathers on the sides of the head. They inhabit highland forest borders, clearings and highland pastures. Green Violetears usually are solitary, foraging and singing alone."

peter Southern Birdwing in flight
Southern Birdwing in flight commented on by peter Kerala, India8 years ago

Congrats Vincet, we've chosen this incredible photo as spotting of the day!

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"Spotted in the Western Ghats, which is a biodiversity hotspot, this Southern Birdwing is a large and striking Swallowtail butterfly. The Southern Birdwing is the largest butterfly in South India and endemic to this place. The female has more black markings on its wings than the male."

peter Phayre's Leaf Monkey
Phayre's Leaf Monkey commented on by peter Assam, India8 years ago

To commemorate Wildlife Conservation Day, we have chosen this very special spotting to illustrate the importance of protecting wildlife around the world.

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"Today is the first ever Wildlife Conservation Day. We are calling for our friends across the planet to support threatened species by signing a Wildlife Pledge http://www.wildlifepledge.org/. The spotting of the day highlights an endangered Phayre's leaf monkey, spotted in a bamboo grove in India. Please take a moment to watch these remarks by Hilary Clinton, asking us to respect and protect our planet's wildlife: http://youtu.be/pHrIl7BagxQ. Phayre's leaf monkeys, or langurs, are old world monkeys that inhabit south east Asian tropical forests. They prefer to eat lots of immature leaves, flowers and fruits, and have an enhanced salivary gland that helps them break down all the tough plant material. When a group is alarmed, the females grab their young and flee through the forest while the males stay behind to bark at the intruders."

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