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Photo of the Day: As curious as a California Sea Lion

9/13/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

A California sea lion checks out Dennis Vandermeersch while he was on a dive in the Sea of Cortez near La Paz, Mexico. Dennis captured a series of photos of these underwater acrobats, including one that he describes as doing …

Blue-ringed octopus, Borneo

Photo of the Day: Beautiful But Deadly

8/24/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

What makes it dangerous? The blue-ringed octopus can kill a human with a single bite. The tiny cephalopod’s saliva contains a powerful toxin that causes muscle paralysis, including the muscles that control breathing. Blue-ringed octopuses are not aggressive and will …

Goliath grouper, Key Largo, Florida

Photo of the Day: Under the Sea

7/19/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.    

Moon jellies, Australia

Photo of the Day: Moon Jellies

5/6/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

  This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.  

Giant manta ray, Socorro Island, Mexico

Photo of the Day: Giant Manta Ray

4/3/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Share Your Nature Photos! Join our National Wildlife Photo Challenge — a free, bimonthly activity for members of our Flickr group. This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more …

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