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Gentoo penguin defends its dead chick (right), from the striated caracara (left) that has just killed it.  The penguin continued to defend its lifeless chick for hours, in spite of the futulity and inevitabliityof the final result.  Striated caracaras eventually took possession of the dead chick and fed upon it, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua, Steeple Jason Island Striated caracara feeds upon a gentoo penguin chick it has just killed, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua, Steeple Jason Island Striated caracara feeds upon a gentoo penguin chick it has just killed, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua, Steeple Jason Island
Gentoo penguin defends its dead chick (right), from the striated caracara (left) that has just killed it. The penguin continued to defend its lifeless chick for hours, in spite of the futulity and inevitabliityof the final result. Striated caracaras eventually took possession of the dead chick and fed upon it.
Image ID: 24207  
Species: Striated caracara, Gentoo penguin, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Striated caracara feeds upon a gentoo penguin chick it has just killed.
Image ID: 24278  
Species: Striated caracara, Gentoo penguin, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Striated caracara feeds upon a gentoo penguin chick it has just killed.
Image ID: 24279  
Species: Striated caracara, Gentoo penguin, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Striated caracara feeds upon a gentoo penguin chick it has just killed, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua, Steeple Jason Island Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands.  The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds, Phalcoboenus australis, Steeple Jason Island Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands.  The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds, Phalcoboenus australis, Steeple Jason Island
Striated caracara feeds upon a gentoo penguin chick it has just killed.
Image ID: 24280  
Species: Striated caracara, Gentoo penguin, Phalcoboenus australis, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands. The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds.
Image ID: 24083  
Species: Striated caracara, Phalcoboenus australis
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands. The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds.
Image ID: 24127  
Species: Striated caracara, Phalcoboenus australis
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands.  The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds, Phalcoboenus australis, Steeple Jason Island Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands.  The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds, Phalcoboenus australis, Steeple Jason Island Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands.  The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds, Phalcoboenus australis, Steeple Jason Island
Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands. The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds.
Image ID: 24162  
Species: Striated caracara, Phalcoboenus australis
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands. The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds.
Image ID: 24273  
Species: Striated caracara, Phalcoboenus australis
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands. The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds.
Image ID: 24274  
Species: Striated caracara, Phalcoboenus australis
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands.  The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds, Phalcoboenus australis, Steeple Jason Island Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands.  The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds, Phalcoboenus australis, Steeple Jason Island Krill.  A thin cloud of pink krill gathers at the ocean surface, where it is likely to be preyed upon by sharks, fish, birds and whales, San Diego, California
Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands. The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds.
Image ID: 24276  
Species: Striated caracara, Phalcoboenus australis
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands. The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds.
Image ID: 24277  
Species: Striated caracara, Phalcoboenus australis
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
Krill. A thin cloud of pink krill gathers at the ocean surface, where it is likely to be preyed upon by sharks, fish, birds and whales.
Image ID: 27014  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Krill.  A thin cloud of pink krill gathers at the ocean surface, where it is likely to be preyed upon by sharks, fish, birds and whales.  Likely Euphausia pacifica, San Diego, California Steeple Jason Island, striated caracara in the foreground, southwestern exposure, looking south pass the isthmus toward the southern half of the island.  Steeple Jason is one of the remote Jason Group of Islands in the West Falklands.  Uninhabited, the island is spectacular both for its rugged scenery and its enormous breeding colony of black-browed albatross.  Steeple Jason Island is now owned and administered by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Phalcoboenus australis A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough.  Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone.  Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs, Enhydra lutris, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California
Krill. A thin cloud of pink krill gathers at the ocean surface, where it is likely to be preyed upon by sharks, fish, birds and whales. Likely Euphausia pacifica.
Image ID: 27016  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Steeple Jason Island, striated caracara in the foreground, southwestern exposure, looking south pass the isthmus toward the southern half of the island. Steeple Jason is one of the remote Jason Group of Islands in the West Falklands. Uninhabited, the island is spectacular both for its rugged scenery and its enormous breeding colony of black-browed albatross. Steeple Jason Island is now owned and administered by the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Image ID: 24161  
Species: Striated caracara, Phalcoboenus australis
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
 
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough. Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone. Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs.
Image ID: 21652  
Species: Sea otter, Enhydra lutris
Location: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California, USA
 
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough.  Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone.  Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs, Enhydra lutris, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough.  Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone.  Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs, Enhydra lutris, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough.  Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone.  Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs, Enhydra lutris, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough. Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone. Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs.
Image ID: 21660  
Species: Sea otter, Enhydra lutris
Location: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California, USA
 
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough. Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone. Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs.
Image ID: 21661  
Species: Sea otter, Enhydra lutris
Location: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California, USA
 
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough. Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone. Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs.
Image ID: 21662  
Species: Sea otter, Enhydra lutris
Location: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California, USA
 
Leopard with kill in tree at night, Panthera pardus, Olare Orok Conservancy Leopard with kill in tree at night, Panthera pardus, Olare Orok Conservancy Twig snake.  The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth.  Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents.  Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Leopard with kill in tree at night.
Image ID: 30093  
Species: Leopard, Panthera pardus
Location: Olare Orok Conservancy, Kenya
 
Leopard with kill in tree at night.
Image ID: 30094  
Species: Leopard, Panthera pardus
Location: Olare Orok Conservancy, Kenya
 
Twig snake. The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth. Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents. Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits.
Image ID: 12605  
Species: Twig snake, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
 
Twig snake.  The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth.  Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents.  Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits, Thelotornis capensis oatesii Twig snake.  The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth.  Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents.  Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits, Thelotornis capensis oatesii Twig snake.  The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth.  Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents.  Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Twig snake. The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth. Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents. Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits.
Image ID: 12606  
Species: Twig snake, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
 
Twig snake. The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth. Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents. Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits.
Image ID: 12607  
Species: Twig snake, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
 
Twig snake. The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth. Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents. Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits.
Image ID: 12608  
Species: Twig snake, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
 
Twig snake.  The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth.  Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents.  Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits, Thelotornis capensis oatesii Twig snake.  The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth.  Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents.  Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits, Thelotornis capensis oatesii Twig snake.  The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth.  Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents.  Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Twig snake. The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth. Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents. Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits.
Image ID: 12609  
Species: Twig snake, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
 
Twig snake. The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth. Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents. Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits.
Image ID: 12610  
Species: Twig snake, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
 
Twig snake. The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth. Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents. Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits.
Image ID: 12816  
Species: Twig snake, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
 
Twin-spotted rattlesnake, native to southern Arizona, is a small rattlesnake occupying talus slopes at high elevations and preying on lizards, Crotalus pricei Twin-spotted rattlesnake, native to southern Arizona, is a small rattlesnake occupying talus slopes at high elevations and preying on lizards, Crotalus pricei Komodo dragon, the worlds largest lizard, grows to 10 feet (3m) and over 500 pounds.  They have an acute sense of smell and are notorious meat-eaters.  The saliva of the Komodo dragon is deadly, an adaptation to help it more quickly consume its prey, Varanus komodoensis
Twin-spotted rattlesnake, native to southern Arizona, is a small rattlesnake occupying talus slopes at high elevations and preying on lizards.
Image ID: 12817  
Species: Two-spotted rattlesnake, Crotalus pricei
 
Twin-spotted rattlesnake, native to southern Arizona, is a small rattlesnake occupying talus slopes at high elevations and preying on lizards.
Image ID: 12818  
Species: Two-spotted rattlesnake, Crotalus pricei
 
Komodo dragon, the worlds largest lizard, grows to 10 feet (3m) and over 500 pounds. They have an acute sense of smell and are notorious meat-eaters. The saliva of the Komodo dragon is deadly, an adaptation to help it more quickly consume its prey.
Image ID: 12820  
Species: Komodo dragon, Varanus komodoensis
 


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