Picture: A solitary puffin lives life on the edge as it stares out at a coastal landscape from its cliff top perch. Christian Schweiger, 42, was just a few feet away as he photographed the moment on the volcanic peninsula of Dyrholaey, in southern Iceland. He said: “The puffins were busy taking their prey into the nest holes in the turf on the upper edge of the cliffs.”
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Flying Whale ?
Picture: It may look like a flying whale but this is the moment thousands of starlings flocked into the shape of a mammal. Nature photographer Damian Waters captured this extraordinary spectacle as he watched the birds swarm to seek the warmth of nearby cattle sheds near Gretnain Scotland.
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Picture: As if she was saying goodbye the last sperm whale Shane Gross encountered on his expedition to Sri Lanka dives down to deep, dark depths.
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Picture: Thousands of starlings gather in the skies above the pier in Aberystwyth on the west Wales coast. Every evening at sunset the birds perform complex patterns in the air before settling on the cast iron pier for the night. A Royal Pier employee in a bright yellow jacket has the job of keeping the birds from landing on the handrails. © Keith Morris / Alamy
Members of the Ranetka private family club take a medical-cosmetic massage using the Achatina fulica snail, also known as the Giant African land snail, at the club in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Snails’ massage method, which is believed to speed up the regeneration of the skin and to eliminate wrinkles and scars, has become more popular among beauty salons and female health clubs of the city, according to the Ranetka club owner Yelena Baranchukova.
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A mischievous macaque was definitely up to monkey business after it leapt out of a tree and headed straight towards the tripod mounted GoPro camera belonging to Canadian Frederic Blais-Belanger on Ao Nang beach in Thailand, fortunately the camera was recording and managed to take this shot of the inquisitive primate peering directly into the lens.
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